Chief Strategy Officer, Karan Yadav

Karan Yadav

Chief Strategy Officer

Karan Yadav, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), is responsible for developing and executing the long-term business strategy, as well as expanding the firm’s business and market reach.

Karan brings with him 14 years experience, covering five multi- disciplinary functions and industries, offering a unique and comprehensive perspective of today’s varying business environments. The former Senior Executive at Phillips Lighting, Middle East, led Strategy and Business Transformation, and during his 6 years with the company, was responsible for building businesses by setting up new markets in locations such as Iran. Focused on improving business processes and systems, plus developing and executing strategy for the region, Karan also spearhead initiatives such as Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD).

In 2014, he achieved the industry-leading Lean Certification. His passion for innovation and transformation in the workplace is translated into his visionary approach and focus on creativity.

American University Dubai

When he is not busy strategizing, Karan enjoys an active lifestyle, and is an avid practitioner of Muay Thai.
“My experience over the years has taught me that the greatest leaders are not necessarily the ones who do the greatest things, they are the ones that get the people to do the greatest things. That is our strongest asset at Foundation Holdings”