Cayan Holdings | Management Team
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Management Team

Management Team

Thomas Stein

Thomas Stein

Managing Partner

Thomas brings fifteen years of experience across the oil and gas, industrial manufacturing and management consulting industries focused on competitive strategy development and the implementation of strategic initiatives, bottom line improvement initiatives, new market entry strategies and acquisition due diligence. Thomas plays various roles in advising companies on strategy, growth, market entry and acquisition due diligence.

Jesse H. Jones School of Management
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas


Mohammad S. Ayoub

CEO – Cayan Holding (UAE)

As a Business Leader in the Oil, Gas and Energy sector,, Mohammad Ayoub is at the forefront of the energy sector, negotiating multi-billion Dollar deals for existing and greenfield markets in the Middle East, Latin America, Central Asia and Africa with P&L of more than USD 1 BN
Mohammad served as General Manager for G.E. Energy/Oil & Gas Middle East, where he structured key deals between GE and leading regional entities such as Qatar Petroleum, Saudi Aramco, Petrofac, GASCO and Petroleum Development Oman

B.S. Hons. In Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


V. Chellappa

Chief Financial Officer

As Cayan’ Holdings Group CFO, Chellappa heads the Group Finance Administration and control.
He provides financial leadership and he is responsible for supporting the company’s business in leading the strategic Finance, financial control of the holding and member companies of different verticals.
Mr. Chellappa has more than three decades of experience in financial management of industries in Manufacturing, Trading, service and EPC sectors.



Hesham Alabbar

Investments Manager

As Cayan’s Investment Manager, Hesham is responsible for supporting the company’s business development initiatives by developing financial models and conducting commercial and financial analysis to support
the assessment for the company’s ventures.
During his time with Cayan, Hesham lead the development, structuring and financing of a greenfield industrial manufacturing facility in Bahrain. Hesham lead the commercial and financial due diligence and restructuring plan for the acquisition Saudi-based industrial trading company.

B.S. in Finance, West Virginia University