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Ajesh Raithatha

Group Financial Controller

Ajesh joined Empired in November 2009 as Financial Controller and assumed group-wide responsibilities in 2018.

Ajesh has over 20 years’ experience overseeing finance, having previously held similar positions across ship repair and ship building, petroleum wholesale and retail, global logistics, and hospitality sectors.

Born and educated in Kenya, Ajesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of CAANZ, ACA and ACCA.

Ajesh has responsibility for preparing group monthly, half yearly and yearly financials for all internal and external stakeholders. He also holds a pivotal role across all Group systems and processes. Over a decade, Ajesh has been involved in standardising and unifying systems and processes, creating and growing a robust and mature platform for Empired’s group-wide operations throughout a period of acquisition and growth.

Outside of work, Ajesh enjoys playing tennis and badminton and cook at scale for groups of upto 500 people. He is a doting father to his two young boys.

Ajesh says:

“I enjoy playing a role where I can help improve visibility and insight for our leaders. Helping drive continual improvement of internal systems and processes using the power of data and analytics provides me the most satisfaction. Empired has a strong and focused leadership team with a clear vision and it feels rewarding to be part of this team.”

Ajesh Raithatha

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