Office Bearers

Mr. Alhaji Babale Umaru Girei


Mr. Babale Umaru Girei, President of WASME, holds a B.Sc Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Commercial Accounting. He attended a number of International programs at IMD International, Arthur D. Little, Kellogg School of Management, Harvard Business School and many other Institutions. Mr. Girei spent most of his working life in Development Banking and Finance. He also served on the Boards of many companies and corporations. He retired in September 2010 as the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Agriculture of Nigeria after serving for 8 years. He is currently the Chairman of Standard Micro Finance Bank Limited in Nigeria and the President of WASME.

Dr. Gyan Prakash Agarwal

Secretary General, WASME

Chartered Accountant by educational background, an eminent businessman by profession and social activist by nature is leading World Association for Small & Medium Enterprises as Secretary General. In his proactive and efficient guardianship WASME has not only achieved its predefined goals, rather touched new heights. As an International organization, WASME is serving SMEs throughout the globe from past 39 years. Dr. Gyan Prakash Agarwal is also on the panel of various civil society organizations

Mr. Dumisani J. Msibi

WASME – Vice President – Africa
Group Managing Director, FINCORP, Swaziland

Mr. Dumisani J. Msibi is an Accountant by profession with extensive experience in banking and finance. He joined FINCORP in 1997 and has previously served as the Deputy Managing Director; Company Secretary; Manager Finance and Credit Analyst at FINCORP. In 2010 he was seconded to the subsidiary company, First Finance, as General Manager with the responsibility to set up First Finance Company which has to date become a well-known financial services provider of the first choice. He has been part of the core team that has transformed the FINCORP Group from its humble beginnings at the early stages to become a reputable development finance institution offering broad based financial services. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the SADC DFI Network and also serves as the Executive Committee Member of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) representing Southern Africa Region. He further serves as a Board Member of the Federation of Swazi Employers and Chamber of Commerce (FSE & CC). Mr. Msibi was the first Chairman of the Board of the Youth Enterprise Fund for 4 years up to June 2013.

Dr. Rajesh Kazi Shrestha

WASME – Vice President, Nepal
President Nepal Chamber of Commerce

Dr Rajesh Kazi Shrestha business journey started 4 decades ago. Since then he has come a long way. His hard work has been recognized with various medals and token of appreciation by the Government of Nepal for his contribution in the business sector of Nepal. He is honored as Commercially Important Person (CIP). He also received Doctorate honored by International Journal of Non-Aligned Countries & Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). He is a former assistant minister of Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Supplies. He is currently the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Nepal..

Mr. Zillur Rahman

WASME – Vice President, Bangladesh
Chairman & CEO, RAHMAN GROUP Bangladesh

Mr Rahman is a full time businessman and always try his best to do something by which he himself, his family and his country have possibility to be benefited in proper and honest way. He is involved in Textile and Readymade garments manufacturing, International manpower recruitment, restaurant, real estate development, international buying and selling, trading and export-import businesses for long time. He likes to make relation with the peoples in home and abroad who maintain honesty, punctuality and very much conscious of personality and reputation by whom not only he but also other peoples would have possibility to gain something but would lose nothing. He is very much interested to build up international relation with different peoples of different countries not only for the sake of his business but also for good friendship. Feel free to contact and discuss hi, for international buying- selling , skilled/ unskilled manpower recruitment, JV project , RMG, consultancy with BD Govt and partnership opportunities .

Mr. Indra D. Naraya

WASME – Vice President,India
Founder, Indra D. Narayan & Co

A fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Mr. Narayan is Founder and Senior Partner of reputed Chartered Accountant Firm Indra D. Narayan & Co and has experience of over 27 years as a Chartered Accountant. His experience has emanated almost entirely from the variety of operations having been handled all these years. Over the years he has acquired a high level of expertise in dealing with matters relating to Direct Taxation, Corporate Governance and Company affairs, audits including bank and management audits, business advisory services and other assignments in addition to his acumen in handling merger, acquisition, etc. A Rotarian, Mr. Narayan is widely traveled and an active participant in social activities. He is a member of governing bodies of international professional organizations in the area of business development, financing and education and also associated with several charitable organizations working for the cause of disabled and underprivileged children.

Dr Sanjiv Layek


Currently working as xecutive Secretary at World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME – an International Organisation having members in 112 countries with United Nation’s consultative / observer status) headquartered at Noida Delhi-NCR, India responsible for making ROI. Having top notch network of over 14 Ministries and 125 CEO, Directors and heads. Helped in funding 5 start-ups. Actively working for the cause and providing solutions to MSMEs across globe. Associated with Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Research Gate. Around 11.5 thousand LinkedIn connections. Over 23 years of professional, 12 years of teaching, research and consultancy experience. Contributed 17 research papers in international and national ISSN and ISBN journals and proceedings. Editor of WASME Magazine and was editor of IAMR Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship. Delivered 5 key projects from AICTE, DST, Entrepreneurship. Had the opportunity to speak at UNESCO Headquarter, Paris, France. Organised International and national conferences in India and Dubai. Visited three countries – Thailand (Bangkok, Pattaya), UAE (Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi), France (Paris). Awarded by Parle Sales and Services Ltd, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Times Group, S. P. Jain, Dubai, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management, Greater Noida, Dynamic Outreach, New Delhi, Tefla’s, Mumbai, IIMT Colleges of Engineering, Greater Noida, ITS Group, Ghaziabad, IMS Ghaziabad. Privileged to be part of Budget 2019 Live Panel Discussion session at Aajtak Studio (India Today) on 5th July 2019.