Dhiraj Rai joined Franklin Templeton Investments in March 2004 as Sales Head - Gulf, responsible for business development in the region. In 2009, he was promoted to the position of Country Head - Gulf & Eastern Mediterranean. In his current capacity, Mr. Rai is responsible for managing the company's retail and institutional business across the Gulf & Eastern Mediterranean region.
Mr. Rai has over 23 years experience in Sales & Marketing out of which he has served twelve years in the investment management industry. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton he had worked at Towry Law International and Equitable Life U.K.
Mr. Rai is a qualified International Financial Planner from Chartered Insurers Institute, London - U.K., and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in India.