Group Finance Director - MAS Holdings

Surath oversees all Finance functions of MAS, as the Group Finance Director of MAS Holdings. He also serves as a Board Member of the MAS Apparel Board and the MAS Innovation Board.

Prior to the current role, Surath served as Director Corporate Finance, Strategy, Treasury and Tax at MAS Capital (Pvt) Ltd. during which played a pivotal role in multiple investments, restructures, and divestments. He was also instrumental in strengthening the treasury and tax functions of the enterprise. Having commenced his journey at MAS as a management trainee in 2009, Surath went on to serve as Director Finance, Strategy, Information Technology and Sustainability at Bodyline where he successfully led the turnaround effort. He also held several positions at MAS Intimates including the position of Financial Controller.

Surath holds an MBA in International Business from the University of London and a Bachelor of Business Management Degree (specializing in Finance) with a distinction from the University of Bangalore. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), who has also received recognition at the global financial management awards for his unique achievement of winning the highest number of CIMA prizes including world prizes.

Surath has received his executive education from the Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania), the Darden Business School (University of Virginia), Center for Creative Leadership and Doug Adams leadership programme. Surath is also an accomplished lecturer and was awarded the Young Achiever Award by the World Education Council.