VINCENT PEREIRA, Founder President and Advisor -Ferarites-UAEHailing from Ferar, Church Vado (Ganjimutta), the eldest son of Stella and Late Mr. Fredrick Pereira. After completing his primary education at St. Francis Xavier school in Ferar, did his High school at Swami Vivekananda High school in Yedapadav. In the year 1980, he graduated from from St. Aloysius college Mangalore in the faculty of B.Sc with Ist class.
Resident of U.A.E for the past 29 years having stayed in Abu Dhabi from 1982 to 2001 and thereafter moved to Dubai. In the professional front, started his career with Bank of Barorda at their Abu Dhabi branch and worked with them from 1982- July 1988 where he learned basics of banking and made several friends from Mangalorean community. In Aug, 1988, joined National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE’s premier bank at their Corniche Branch and continued there until March 2002. He moved up the ladder with promotion and became Operations Manager at their Deira Branch in Dubai. Eversince, worked in different branches in Dubai, Jebel Ali and Sharjah in different capacities such as Senior Operations Manager and Senior Customer Service Manager . In the year April 2010 he was promoted to the posittion of “Area Operations Manager” and is currently looking after the operational activities of branches in Sharjah, Ajman, Ummal Quwain, Dhaid and Madam areas. His job involves extensive travelling in the northern emirates.
Actively involved in social and charity activities, founded Ferarites-UAE with the support of like minded Ferarites-UAE, became the founder president and served the community for 4 years until March, 2011. During his tenure, several charity projects were initiated and funds were distributed. Recently Rs 10 lac Ferarites-UAE Education fund was launched for the benefit of Ferar parishioners. Currently serving as “Advisor” to the committee
In the past, he had served as Sports coordinator and Vice Coordinator of SMKC for two years each. (St.Marys Konkani Community)under St.Mary’s church.
His hobbies include reading, playing Tennis, squash and Volleyball, brisk walking in the evening hours.
Happily married to Rosetta who is working for Al Tamimi Law firm in Dubai. They are blessed with two children, daughter, Voleta Roma Pereira and son Roger Lester Pereira pursuing his engineering studies in Canada. He believes in hard work, sincerety and honesty. He says do not get disappointed with failures as failure is stepping stone for success.