GDArch, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, D. Litt. Chief Executive Officer
A qualified architect, with a wide-ranging award-winning international career in Architectural Design, Customer Experience, Community Management, Real Estate Management and International Relations spanning the USA, Spain, Colombia, India, the Far East and the Middle East, Jeevan is well known and regarded as the ‘Father of Community Management’ in the Middle East.
In his 15-year-long career with Emaar Properties, he has achieved huge milestones including the management of 5 master planned communities with a portfolio of over 35,000 units including Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. During his project with Nakheel Properties, he managed over 42,000 units including Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Islands, International City and Nad Al Sheba villas. His certifications comprise a massive list of many firsts- first Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), first Association Management Specialist (AMS), one of the first international Professional Community Association Managers (PCAM) and the first international Large-Scale Manager (LSM). In 2011 he received the Institute’s ‘Rising Star Award’ and in 2014 the prestigious ‘President’s Award’ in the USA. He has received many awards and recognition from institutes in USA, UAE, India, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Colombia for his international work. In 2022, he received a Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) from Azteca University in Mexico and has also been appointed as Full Professor of Real Estate Management.
Jeevan completed serving a 6-year term on the US-based Community Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB), USA but continues to sit on many committees. He served as the inaugural President of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) – Middle East and is currently appointed to the institute’s Board of Trustees in the USA becoming the first non-American in 45 years to be appointed to this prestigious position. In 2022 he has been elected as the first International President of CAI in 2024.
Real Estate Management (Community, Property, Asset, Facilities Management)
Customer Experience & Happiness
Business Incubation & Success Coaching
Training & Mentoring
BCom, LLB, ACS, Director - Corporate Services
Cecilia is a qualified Chartered Secretary from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of India and has dual degrees in Commerce and Law. Having lived in India, Hong Kong, and the UAE, she has been based in Dubai for the past 25 years where she pioneered the region’s foray into the field of offshore incorporation. With extensive international experience, she has set up and consulted for scores of companies helping them set up robust business entities locally and internationally in full compliance with local and international law.
Cecilia is a sought-after speaker and trainer and has spoken at international conferences.
Skill Sets & Competencies
Company incorporation in UAE Free Zones
Company Incorporation in international tax-free jurisdictions
MSc, MBA Director - Business Transformation
Vasudevan is an innovation-led thinker & strategist and an eminent keynote speaker, a Happiness Advisor and an Articulation Enabler, who has led teams solving complex business challenges for global conglomerates, government, and public sector corporations.
He comes with over 30 years of experience in general management roles in IT, Consumer Electronics and Durables with experience in various functional areas of business including Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance Management and Distribution Logistics.
Currently, he dons the cap of a consultant for many of the Executive Leadership across industries in the MENA region. He has helped solve some intricate business challenges for the Facility Management, call center operations, real estate customer journey processes and FMCG industries, especially during the testing COVID times.
Since Data is Vasu’s passion, he has been relentlessly campaigning for industry leaders to adopt a data-first approach. With the firm affirmation that only data speaks the truth, he has led many data consulting assignments, helping large businesses turn profitable.
A passionate storyteller, he also is eager to listen to people and uses these skills alongside a design thinking approach to solving complex business problems.
Design Thinking for problem-solving
Coaching & Mentoring
MBA, CMCA, LSM, PCAM Director - Real Estate Management
Kirk Watilo is a highly respected professional who leads multiple fronts at the global Community Associations Institute (CAI). He devotes a significant portion of his time to training and facilitating learning programs at institutions around the world on subjects like finance, communications, governance, developer transition, and best practices.
Kirk has led management teams for communities with budgets exceeding USD 85 Million with thousands of homes and acres. A widely acclaimed subject matter expert in high management, Kirk’s UAE experience includes managing Motor City in Dubai and working with a large management firm. One major focus for Kirk has been to provide leadership and advice to Owners Association elected Boards as the communities begin their self-governance journey, transitioning from developer control.
Kirk holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach USA and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a certificate in Judicial Administration from the University of Southern California, USA. He sits on the Board of the Community Associations Institute – USA.
Skill Sets & Competencies
Owners Association & Real Estate Management
Training & Mentoring
BE(Hons), MBA, PMP, ASM Director - Technology
An Information Technology Leader with 30+ years’ expertise in managing ERP, Digital, CRM, BPM and Business Intelligence Solutions & command centers for multi-billion-dollar groups spanning various industry verticals like Malls, Real Estate, Entertainment, Property Management, Manufacturing, Engineering and Trading Enterprises.
Juzer is a strong believer in redefining the role of IT from Enabler to Driver by executing well-planned digital transformation initiatives for Business growth and market dominance. He has designed and executed Digital Transformation roadmap and execution for various industry verticals.
A 17-year veteran of Emaar Properties PJSC, he has:
Program managed the IBM planning & Budgeting for Revenue, P&L, Balance Sheet & Cashflow across all the group entities of Emaar,
Project managed the Ethereum Blockchain ERC tokens for Emaar Community Coin across Emaar Group,
Developed and Implemented the Technology strategy and roadmap for Emaar Malls Group consisting of the Flagship Dubai Mall,
Implemented the Malls Core Leasing & Revenue systems, Business Process Automation, POS Integrations with Retailers for Sales data capture, Computer Aided Facility management systems and Business Performance Dashboards & Insights
Established a Malls Digital Platform to publish Retailers’ content, promotions and events seamlessly on websites, mobile apps and social media. Created a Self-service Retailer E-Services platform to connect 1400 retailers providing them with a host of information and transactional services.
Managed Solutions for the Leisure & Entertainment Systems for Reel Cinema, Kidzania, Ice rink, Dubai Aquarium and Sega Republic and Burj Khalifa AT The Top Observatory & Ticket booking systems.
Digital Strategy & Consulting
IT Project management
Industry-specific software evaluation & selection
IT Solutions Audit
Business Process Automation
Web and Mobile development
B.SC, MDP- IIM, CoREx-HBX, CBAP, CPM Director - Strategy
Harinath is a trusted, & well sought-after IT Leader & a client Partner with deep domain, functional and technical expertise in specialist & mission-critical systems, ERPs, business transformations, value building, growth drives and creating an environment of continuous improvement. He also advises startups and research companies involved in the development of large-scale systems, R&D of embedded technology and in manufacturing shop floor automation (smart factory).
He is a professional graduate in Systems from the British Computer Society and an alumnus of MIT (Tackling challenges of Big Data), Harvard (HBX – Corex), IIM-Ahmedabad (General Management Program), and a Certified Business Analyst Professional, Product Management, SCRUM Alliance, SAP, IBM, Oracle, Sun, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Linux.
His industry exposure ranges from aviation, transportation, logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, government and non-profits. He is an avid reader and a recognized contributor to academic research and thought experiments. He established industry and academic collaboration programs in many of his past organizations and is also a passionate evangelist of internship programs in the organization & in his projects. Some of his recently completed prestigious projects by theme include –
Digital Transformations and Strategic systems consulting
Solutioning, designing & leading the implementation of large-scale systems
Planning, managing and developing business cases
Development of procurement strategies, requirement specifications & vendor evaluations
Board-level communications, coaching & mentoring
BSc -Occupational Safety, LEED®AP, Director – Risk & Crisis Management
Accomplished and analytical emergency management executive with over 24 years of experience in emergency management, evacuation planning and risk management within various markets. Proven track record of delivering pragmatic and innovative management solutions, ensuring operational excellence and meeting clients’ expectations.
Ability to adapt quickly to challenging environments and guide clients in the development of strategies to support the identification and response to potential threats that adversely affect their operations, occupants and branding.
Possess consistent/precise project planning and execution skills with a goal-oriented approach that ensures efficiency and success.
Jon has worked on some of the world’s most prestigious projects like Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Address Hotel Downtown, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Montgomerie Golf Club, GUST University-Kuwait, Loyola Marymount University, New York University, United States Olympic Committee, Ports America, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Hard Rock Stadium, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Bank of California Stadium, Mall of America.
P R O F I C I E N C I E S
Safety and Health Planning
Incident Command Structure
BCom, CA, CFA Director - Accountancy & Taxation
Sajal is a Dubai-based qualified Chartered Accountant from India with over 13 years of practical professional experience in the field of integrated finance including Accounting, Auditing, Taxation (Direct & Indirect), Project Financing, Costing, Banking, and Treasury. During his practical exposure, he served diversified profiles in multiple industries from primary level to top managerial positions. He possesses strong skills to analyze financials, understands business and makes valuable additions to the systems and processes with long-term sustainable solutions. Some of the companies he served globally both in the capacity of an employee and a consultant were Eagle Hills Properties LLC, Drake & Scull International PJSC, Grand Hotel (India), Walmart India, Bharti Airtel, among others.
Sajal holds in-depth exposure in Taxation followed by a professional approach to serve companies with efficient taxation structure to ensure fully compliant with statutory obligations.
He is the author of the Middle East’s first book on VAT which was published and distributed in 2018.
Skill Sets & Competencies
Accounting & Auditing
Costs & Budgeting
VAT related services
Reviews & Due Diligence
Director – People & Culture
Larisa has extensive experience and expertise in designing and applying Leadership, Development and Performance Management initiatives. Blending Neuroscience research with Emotional intelligence data, she specializes in delivering practical solutions aligned to business performance outcomes.
Within her leadership and development skills, she partners with leaders to connect strategy and culture. Her approach focuses on Mindsets, Emotional intelligence, Feedback, Collaboration, Language and Meaning, Motivation and Optimism. In her coaching practice, she brings Emotional Intelligence, Group Dynamics, Gestalt and Systemic Thinking approaches to individual, group and team coaching.
Coaching & Mentoring
Haricharan D T
Senior Manager - Knowledge Management
Haricharan is a certified Behavioural Trainer & a People Transformation Specialist delivering programs to facilitate positive learning outcomes leading to impactful performances. He comes with over 13 years of experience that started in Sales, Marketing Training and People Development. He has trained over 35,000 people so far covering sectors including Retail, Institutions, IT, Telecom, ITES, and Telecom Infrastructure Industries and has played pivotal knowledge management roles with companies like Nokia, Samsung, LG Electronics, DDF, Toshiba & Blackberry, Pure Gold, NIA(GREE), DAFZA, Mashreq Bank and more.
He leads the content transformation practice aimed at delivering greater Customer / Consumer Experience across different industries. Guiding and leading the content development of several technology product categories.
Haricharan also leads the Artificial Intelligence Knowledge Management practice to promote the adoption of AI and other progressive technologies across different industries.
We are working with this company for past few years. Only best words for Ms. Cecilia and her team.
Thank you for a great course, I really enjoyed very interesting and useful course and Mr. Jeevan was very honest in his presentation.
Thank you once again Mr. Jeevan
Mr Rajiv Shah
Complexity in corporate management, financial planning, and business transformation are some of the great challenges we face today. Having introduced Zenesis to a High Net-worth Client of mine that required a plethora of services, I can truthfully say that this team consists of highly knowledgeable professionals. Their advice is impartial, informative and most importantly, tailored to the client’s specific needs.
A very reliable and efficient service provider. Recommend to all for all your offshore company requirements in the United Arab Emirates.
Expertly led training by Jeevan D’Mello, great global insights and comparisons and an easy, warm delivery style which made the course engaging and enjoyable. Never easy providing virtual training but it was as if he was in the room!
We are really grateful to Zenesis for the excellent work they have done for our project in Alicante, Spain. The ideas, expertise and skills have brought our team immense knowledge and know-how. We are happy to recommend Zenesis to any company who wants to grow globally.
Mr Divakar Rao
Zenesis Corp has been providing us with excellent service in formation of BVI companies and has given us no cause for complain during our association from eight years. Their professionalism and efficiency can be trusted, which also reflects in the cost effective services being provided by them.
Managing Director- Oryx World
I have worked with Zenesis Corporation for over 10 years now. They are a fantastic team to work with as each company formation is different. Cecilia and the team really take the time to understand our clients individual needs and deliver a first-class solution. The after-sales customer service they offer not only to us but our clients is highly regarded by all.
Yvann Joshua Marciano
Zenesis provides a highly professional service in the UAE. They were transparent and communicative throughout the process. They consistently exceeded the expectations they set both in terms of timing and quality of service. I would recommend them highly.
I love the efficiency of the company up to the utmost care of the staff to assist us. I will highly recommend the professionalism and the quick solution on the urgent matters that we needed.
As always, team delivered excellent work, very professional and responsive.
It was quite an experience attending Mr. Jeevan’s training course. A very knowledgeable and experienced gentleman in the field of the Owners’ Association.
It was indeed my pleasure to know Zenesis corporation in Dubai. They have done an excellent job, the staffs are so nice and helpful for which indeed impressed me. I do very strongly suggest using this company. I do also appreciate a lot for all support I received from Zenesis.
Thank you to the team for your 24/7 support and for a seamless and timely procedure! Many thanks to Glenita, Jhodie and Jessa. Wishing you the best in your future endeavours.
Mr Martin Bruce
I am very pleased with the services of Zenesis Corp. They were extremely helpful and efficient in setting up my company and getting my visa processed in time. I was also introduced to bankers for setting up the company bank account. I would recommend them as the Best Company formation Consultants in Dubai
Mr Ramzi Ghurani
Zenesis Corporation was able to provide the right solution for my family who wanted to invest in property in UAE and wanted to protect their assets. They gave us a clear understanding of the process on how to start a business in Dubai and the time and costs involved and got everything ready in time.
Mr Premnath Kapoor
We would like to thank Zenesis Corporation who helped us in setting up the free zone company and finalise our residency visas. Their response to our queries was very quick and we would like to thank them for their prompt and efficient services. They are the Best business set up Consultants in Dubai
I had a great time at Zenesis Corporation last week! It was so helpful to create a plan for new company formation in Dubai’s JLT Free-zone. We were able to see and plan for necessary actions to take in order to reach the goals that we’ve created for this start-up. So awesome! Thanks for the support!
Dealing with Cecilia and her team at Zenesis was a pleasure. They assisted us with the establishment of a Sharjah Airport International Free Zone company and their knowledge of requirements, procedures and timescales was entirely accurate, furthermore they clearly have a good working relationship with key employees at the Free Zone. I would certainly recommend their Company formation services in Dubai
Parag Paresh And Co
We are very much happy with the consistently good services of the Zenesis team. Keep up the good efforts!
The Zenesis team is efficient and knowledgeable allowing them to facilitate the issuance of visas thereby reducing the hassle and burden on us. I strongly recommend their services for those seeking help with their company formation and visa processing.
Zenesis team is accessible and responsive, they have the experience to always provide an effective solution for the necessities of clients
Had an amazing experience in my Dubai Free zone company formation, they are transparent in sharing everything and got a good quote too. Thanks
Best and Prompt service within a committed time frame.
Al Khayam Exhibition
Highly recommended for company formation services, charges are economical and services delivered on time, very well trained consultants.
Work Ethics, Proper Guidance & Timely Service…
Excellent consultants! Never disappointed us for the last 3 years and looking forward to many more years with Zenesis!
Good understanding of the client's requirements, and a good team to work with.
Owner at Karan & Prem Kapoor Group Co's
Very efficient and been a pleasure to deal with. Would recommend them.
Hasham Sadruddin Group Co's
Good work, as always.
It was a great transparent and efficient experience with Zenesis. Strong follow up. Exceptional service. Great team.
Received timely assistance and genuine advisory… would advise others to visit and take advantage of the friendly services …. you will seek their customer services again and again. best so far for business setup, good team.
With quick responses, Team Zenesis have been consistent in their excellent satisfactory services. I highly recommend Zenesis for anyone looking to start a business in Dubai.
With competitive fees and welcoming staff, overall the service is great. its been a long journey with team Zenesis, Thanks for helping in building my business from bootstrap to more than 120 employee company
It was an amazing experience to work with Cecilia and Zenesis Corp team. Our family needed a solution and we were provided timely and accurate advice with regards to opening up a Jebal Ali Offshore company where the assets are now secured. I would recommend Zenesis Corp each and every time.
A very reliable and efficient service provider. Recommend to all for all your offshore company requirements in the United Arab Emirates
The team at Zenesis are knowledgeable and reliable consultants to work with. We experienced good service and timely information, and highly recommend them to anyone looking at setting up a business in the UAE.