Meet the Team

Raj has over 20 years retail experience encompassing all disciplines within Property Development, Mixed-use Asset Management and Retail Operations Management. He has a proven track record gained through working for Blue-Chip organisations extending from United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong. Philippines, Barbados through to the United Arab Emirates.

I am the Founder and CEO of bawiq. I want to live the dream and I would love Arsenal to win the Champions League, but hey, some dreams take longer to materialise than others! Vote Marvel against DC. Brexit…… Ironman all the way.

Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of multifaceted experience in broad base industries with expertise in Treasury, Accounts, Finance, Cash Management, Business Planning, Budgeting, Costing, and Strategy. Corporate career includes tenure as CFO, Acting CEO and Treasurer at public listed companies in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi.

Born in the Board Room, raised in the Finance Department, found my true love in numbers. Group exercise is my thing, traveling is my love, and I believe that the world will be a better place without plastic, especially credit cards. A true Trekkie by heart and a member of the House Targaryen by soul.

Shabab is a young but experienced professional with almost 10 years of exposure to multiple industries like Geospatial, Retail and Hospitality, Online and App-based marketing. His expertise in Sales, Business Development and Marketing has given him in depth knowledge to stand in the shoe of a customer and an entrepreneur at the same time.

As bawiq’s Operations Director, I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways you can’t understand. If you need my help, you can find me behind a gigantic laptop and I am pretty certain that if I can’t help you, Captain America can.

Maria Vittoria

Maria is a creative and highly motivated young professional with over six years of experience in Social Media Management, Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication in Europe and Middle East.
Her proficiency is manifested in aiming to enhance organizational brand awareness and reputation using the latest Digital Marketing and Social Media tools and trends, as well as in developing unique and creative concepts.

Maria is a creative and highly motivated young professional with over six years of experience in Social Media Management, Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication in Europe and Middle East.
Her proficiency is manifested in aiming to enhance organizational brand awareness and reputation using the latest Digital Marketing and Social Media tools and trends, as well as in developing unique and creative concepts.

Kavya Ravichandran

Kavya is an enthusiastic young professional with exemplary experience in retail and customer service. She manages the fundamentals of bawiq, the app and the products. Her passion for her field is manifested through her ideas about making shopping on our app more convenient by aligning customer thoughts with the company’s motive.

When I am not shopping, I love experimenting on new dishes. Even at the office, I create awesome smoothies with crazy combination of ingredients which my colleagues love.

Janine Schoder

Janine has over eight years of experience in Public Relations and Communication Management in broad-based industries based in Europe, America and Asia. Expertise includes: Managing and developing brand identity, ensuring that communication strategy is aligned with Marketing initiatives, as well as ensuring effective communication with stakeholders, media and the public.

I am bawiq’s PR & Events Manager, a chocolate lover, but I also can’t say no to a salad bar. Mostly found running after my children and when I do have a few minutes, I enjoy painting & trying to keep my inner child alive.

Shakir Ahmed

Poised with passion and hard work, Shakir Ahmed has been in the retail industry sales for 8 years. Having served with banking and retail sectors holding responsible positions, he looks forward to transforming present day’s grocery business into a whole new digital platform.

You’ll rarely see me sitting in the office; I’m always out and about working in the field with my sales team. After a long day, I enjoy lounging on my big couch and playing my favourite videogames – best with a bag of crunchy crisps!

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