Leadership Team

KTI was founded in Sri Lanka in the year 2002, by our visionary Chairman and Managing Director, Nabhan Akeel. With the inception of KTI India, the company uses its rich heritage of 20+ years to move forward and become a formidable presence in the Indian market.
With unwavering commitment and a clear vision, we are fast rising to become one of the leading value-added distributors in the realm of mother and baby care products, accessories, and toys. Our leadership team continues to drive our mission, setting industry standards and fostering innovation that benefits families across the SAARC region.

Chairman & Managing Director

Nabhan Akeel

Nabhan Akeel is the Managing Director of KTI India Private Limited, and the Chairman / Managing Director of the holding company, LIMRA Holdings Ltd.

He is a visionary, self-made chief architect, and a highly motivated and resourceful senior level executive with a track record of consistently exceeding revenue, profit, and business growth goals, even in challenging, fast-paced environments.

He has extensive experience with highly engineered systems, which necessitates a comprehensive understanding of key business drivers in a variety of markets and industries. He excels at establishing relationships with senior-level decision-makers, seizing control of critical problem areas, and meeting customer obligations.

He has led and expanded four IT companies, as well as organizations in the Mother & Baby care, Toys, Retail, Power & Energy, and Ecommerce industries, and transformed them into dynamic and progressive organizations. Having graduated with a degree in engineering from Moratuwa University in Sri Lanka, he has also amassed extensive expertise in the areas of management, accounting, and logistics over the course of nearly 30 years of corporate experience, all the while forging fruitful connections with clients, partners, and stakeholders from around the globe.

Rizwan Anise

Well networked and highly successful in implementing business process improvements, defining company direction, achieving goals, and changing & optimizing business procedures.

A seasoned and successful corporate executive with exposure and experience gained in covering 13 Industries such as Information Technology, BPO, Shipping, Consumer Electronics, Domestic Appliances, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, Education, Mother & Baby care, Retail, Activated Carbon, Mobile and Apparel, today holds the roles of Non-Executive Independent Director in the largest Finance and Leasing company in Sri Lanka, and Director cum Chief Strategy Officer, in LIMRA Holdings Limited, with a track record of producing, presenting and managing the implementation of innovative business solutions.

He is highly motivated with a proven ability to develop people and commercialize all aspects of a business, with a wealth of exposure and experience in converting opportunity into success and of driving profit and growth. Well networked and highly successful in implementing business process improvements, defining company direction, achieving goals, change and optimizing business procedures. Much loved by his colleagues and superiors for his innate practicality when it comes to Strategic Management and Marketing, having spearheaded diverse portfolios and campaigns throughout his vast career; he is adored by his subordinates for his understanding, oversight and democratic leadership style, and is easily a mentor form any new entrants into the dynamic field of marketing.

Rizwan can be constantly seen taking initiative in driving any project to reach its completion, much ahead of the deadline. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wales, Cardiff. Rizwan is a Certified Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Anthony Pinto

Anthony Pinto is the Director for KTI India and Vice President for International Operations with LIMRA Holdings Limited, with experience managing Sales and Marketing in the SAARC region.

His background in setting Sales and Distribution processes across Channels, Go to Market Strategy and including Product management informs his mindful but competitive approach. Anthony has always been known for his passion for understanding the nuances of cross-channel selling with 20+ years of experience in the Mother and Kids consumer category space. He considers himself a ‘forever student,’ eager to build on his learning with changing consumer consumption behavior. He always follows a simple mantra in life “The only cure for Failure is Hard Work and More Learning and thus keeps himself updated with global trends within the Toy Category Anthony’s hunger for knowledge and determination to turn plans into action has contributed to his most recent success at Mattel in leading the Domestic and Export Business, award-winning execution for heavy-hitting brands, such as Disney, Sony, and HMV. Meanwhile, He has successfully launched the New Business mapped to the KTI India Subsidiary along with an experienced India Leadership team by implementing start-up processes and strategic project management methods and ensuring a work-life balance for his team and department.