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Mr. Pranav Variava

Mr. Pranav Variava

Deputy Head

Mr. Pranav H. Variava was appointed as the Deputy Head of the Investments Supervision Division of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ("CIMA") effective 9 January 2023.

Mr. Variava is a finance professional with over 13 years of experience in policy-making, financial services regulation, including oversight and enforcement of various capital market products. His background also spans areas such as regulatory due-diligence, policy and research, risk-based supervision, financial modelling, corporate finance, valuation, compliance, surveillance, forensic and financial crime investigations among other related fields.

His responsibilities at CIMA include managing the onsite and offsite supervision of Cayman Islands domiciled investment funds and entities. He also oversees the ongoing monitoring of licensees and registrants, as well as enforcement matters.

He holds a Master's degree in Management Studies (Finance), a Master's degree in Wealth Management and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications. He also earned a Diploma in Industrial Electronics and is a Chartered Financial Analyst as well as a Financial Risk Manager.