Samir Nayak

Head – Treasury & Insurance, Landmark Group


Samir Nayak is responsible for the Treasury and Insurance functions of Landmark Group based in Dubai, UAE.  Landmark Group is one of the largest retails and hospitality conglomerates in the Middle East, Africa, and India. Currently, the Group operates over 2,300 outlets, encompassing over 30 million square feet across 22 countries.

Samir has over 15 years of multi-industry experience in Finance and Treasury covering Retail, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, and Commodity sectors. He joined Landmark in 2015 and over the last five years, he has contributed immensely across both conventional and non-conventional parts of the functions viz. Trade Finance, Cash Management, Project Finance, Insurance, and Merchant acquiring solutions. Prior to Landmark, he worked with Reliance Industries Ltd. in Mumbai for nine years across Corporate Treasury and Retail business in various capacities covering roles of Senior Trader - managing FX/Rates/Commodities Risks, Derivatives, Structured Products, and Balance Sheet.

Samir is a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University, Cost and Management Accountant from ICMA Institute, India and holds FRM Certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA.

Why did you choose PGPMAX programme?

After evaluating various global management schools, I decided to shortlist ISB given its alumni network that is spread across industries and various countries. I was confident that ISB would give me a lifetime opportunity to leverage the experiences of a diversified cohort of senior executives and entrepreneurs for the intensive cross-functional team learning. Further, PGPMAX’s general management curriculum, international immersion to top business schools in the USA and China would give me a global perspective of both the East and West making ISB as my preferred choice for the Executive MBA.