Imran Cader

Imran Cader MBA ( AUS ) Justice of Peace

Chairman at Vista Capital Group | | Entrepreneur and Investment Banker

Imran is an experienced Executive Director and  has a significant amount of experience in the Financial Services, property development and FMCG industries, having  also worked in the manufacturing and trading sectors within the private and public sector both in  Sri lanka and Australia.. Imran holds a masters degree from the University of Edith Cowan, Australia in International business.

Curently Imran Functions as the Executive Chairman of The Vista Capital Group (www.vistacapital.org ) October 2009 – Present. And the finance and planning director of Renewable Energy lanka ltd ( www.rel.lk )

Vista Capital Private Limited was established in Sri Lanka and is a private investment group. Vista Capital promotes investments in the Asian regional markets encompassing sri lanka and the Maldives.  .
Vista Capital has a focus on private equity opportunities, mezzanine, pre-IPO funding and investments in regional listed micro-caps. The company is an active investor looking to help entrepreneurs and/or investee companies with their business development and growth plans. The groups interest range from Investment Consultancy, Renewable energy, Food and Beverage Manufacturing, Sea food Exports,  Property Development, construction  and the Media sectors

Imran’s great grand father N. H. M Abdul Cader a National Hero was one of the leading Lawyers of the day and represented the Muslims in the Legislative Council for fifteen years. He was also the President of the All ceylon Muslim League at a critical period of its history. As a businessman he was one of the pioneers of the cinema business in Sri lanka.

Imran’s own father, Shah A. Cader, was a successful businessman who owned a gem  establishment in Chatham Street, the heart of the capital’s business district.  He exported to the Middle East, USA, Europe, Australia and Japan. He passed away at the tragically young age of 37.

 

National Australia bank – Melbourne, Australia. Investment banker. 2007 – 2008

NAB Wealth

Imran severed as an Investment banker during his one year stint in Melbourne Australia where he is a permanent resident. NAB Wealth provides superannuation, investment and insurance solutions to retail, corporate and institutional clients. It operates one of the largest networks of financial advisers in Australia under brands which include MLC, JBWere, JANA and Plum.

Prior to leaving to Australia Imran functioned as a senior Manager Planning & Supplies / Key Account Manager at the Akbar Brothers Group

August 2004 – September 2007 Sri Lanka

Akbar Brothers Limited was incorporated in 1972. The company is today the largest tea exporter in the world. Further, “Akbar” became the flagship brand of finest Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka winning numerous awards including the” Presidential exporter of the year award” for four consecutive
He was in  charge of overall operations of Key Account Brand – Ahmad Tea of London which is one of the largest tea brands in the world today.

Imran was a founder Director of The Blue Sky village in Sri Lanka, this endevour is an innovative way aimed at enabling the world’s poorest citizens to improve their lives,  by providing a decent home; a means to earn a fair living; a good education for their children, and a health care system which is on par with the best. the village exports organic food products from Sri Lanka and run on indigenous renewable energy.

Imran has also been conferred the Title of Justice of peace for his contribution to many CSR projects and charities in Sri lanka. A recent achievement was his involvement in a Anti coal lobby namely“ Coal Kills” which contributed towards the country changing its  course in its future   power and energy plans  towards a positive eco friendly sustainable manner.

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