Our People

Robert Pines

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Robert Pines is Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of kgb with over 25 years of experience growing entrepreneurial companies. Robert has directed the growth of kgb from its launch with only five employees to its position today with more than 3,000 employees in its portfolio companies worldwide. He is based in New York City. Prior to founding kgb, Robert worked at Lehman Brothers in the investment banking department and at the management consulting firm Corporate Decisions, Inc., which is now part of Mercer Consulting. Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA with Honors from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Pradip Raval

Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director

Pradip Raval is the Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director for kgb. Based in New York, he is responsible for the Company’s financial functions worldwide. Pradip is also instrumental in raising outside debt and equity capital for kgb and its portfolio companies. Prior to joining kgb in October 2013, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Peach Group Holdings, Inc. where he led finance and portfolio servicing organizations, until after its merger into JGWPT Holdings, LLC. Pradip joined Peach from GE Capital where he held several senior financial positions. Prior to GE Capital, he was with Citibank Universal Card Services (formerly AT&T Universal Card Services) and at AT&T Capital. He began his professional career as a UK Chartered Accountant in London and New York and later as a Certified Public Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in the US.

Ali Chaudhry

Advisor, Global Head of Financial Services

Ali Chaudhry is the CEO for 118 118 Money and Global Head of Financial Services. Based in London, Ali is responsible for the leadership and strategy development of the financial services business. Ali has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, having held a number of senior positions globally, including at Citibank, Telenor Group and Barclays. Prior to joining 118 118 Money, Ali was CEO at Telenor Micro-Finance Bank in Pakistan, where he was leading the world’s largest bank-led mobile money business and the largest micro-finance bank in Pakistan. Before joining the Telenor Group, Ali was Chief Commercial Officer at NewDay Ltd in the UK. Prior to that he was Managing Director at Barclaycard UK.

Bob Bryan

Advisor, Global Head of Services

Bob Bryan is the CEO for Conduit Global and is responsible for leading and directing its operational teams, including sales and client services. With over 25 years of BPO industry experience, Bob has spent the last decade in senior executive roles leading customer service programs throughout a myriad of industries, including financial, telecommunications, cable, utility, automotive and transportation logistics. Prior to joining Conduit Global, Bob successfully executed programs for Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies, as well as niche-driven high growth entrepreneurial enterprises.