Our Leadership

Sanuj Kohli

Group Chief Executive Officer

As group chief executive officer of the company, Sanuj leads the diversified group across Africa and the Middle East.

Sanuj began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 20 during university in the UK, where he co-founded Laser & Electronics Middle East LLC (now LEME Group) with his late father in 2006. Since then, he has been the driving force in developing the group’s corporate strategy in line with its ambitious growth plans across all its platforms globally.

A British national, Sanuj was educated in Kenya and the UK, where he graduated in business administration and human resource management from Keele University. He is currently pursuing the Owner Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School and is a board member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) Nairobi chapter and a member of YPO Dubai Chapter.

Rishi Kohli

Chief Executive Officer, Fika Mobility and Waterwise Car Washing

Rishi joined LEME Group in 2007 as an Executive Director to oversee operations and product development. Since 2010, he has managed Waterwise Car Washing, the UAE’s first waterless car washing company as CEO. In 2019, he became chief executive officer of Fika Mobility, a LEME subsidiary focused on providing energy vehicle solutions through smart battery technology and interchangeable battery stations across Africa. He also manages Auto Hard, an automobile spares company in Kenya.

He graduated from Brunel University with a Bachelor of Science in business and computer studies and is a board member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) UAE chapter.

Haris T. Abdulkareem

Group General Manager

Haris joined LEME Group in 2011 as technical engineering assistant and worked his way up to become group general manager in 2019. With his longstanding experience and knowledge of the businesses, he has been instrumental in the growth of LEME Group across various verticals. In his current role, he is responsible for all aspects of a business, including budgeting resources, finances, developing strategies to improve efficiency and increase profits, as well as administrative duties.Haris is an electronics and communication engineer from Mahatma Gandhi University in India.

Aji Lean

Senior Sales Manager, LEME Lighting

Aji Lean heads LEME Lighting, a division of LEME Group, as senior sales manager. He joined the company in 2013 and is responsible for developing key growth sales strategies, tactics and action plans, building the business in the GCC, and managing strategic partnerships with stakeholders. With over 12 years’ experience in lighting, he brings with him a unique understanding of the industry’s competitive landscape.Aji has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Kerala University in India.

Minesh

General Manager Auto Hard

Minesh joined AutoHard in 1987 as a brake lining service technician. Over the years, he gained experience working across all departments, giving him a strong foundation in the auto industry, supplying friction materials to and working with all the leading transporters and sugar companies in Western Kenya.

He worked under the leadership of the late chairman and co-founder Ramesh Kohli to grow the business in Kenya and became general manager in 2014. As a result, AutoHard is a well established auto parts leader in the country.