Board of Directors

Admiral David Nash ( USN Ret)

  • Adm. Nash created and managed the largest Reconstruction Program ever attempted by the US Government outside its borders. During a 14 month engagement in Iraq he designed and directed the Program Management Office‘s $18.4 billion for Iraq rebuilding effort. Admiral Nash served the U.S. Navy as a commissioned civil engineer for 33 years before entering the Private sector.
  • During his 44 year career, he has gained extensive management experience and knowledge in program management, facility design, construction, logistics and facility maintenance. He is a professional engineer with hands-on experience at all program and project levels, including multi-million dollar complexes and multi-billion dollar infrastructure reconstruction programs. Earlier in his career, Adm. Nash was responsible for management oversight of the U.S. Navy’s near-$10 billion in facilities. Later, as president of PB Buildings, he contributed the vision and program design of the award-winning, efficiency-creating $1 billion new engineering center for General Motors.
  • He was recognized as one of the top 25 newsmakers by the prestigious Engineering News-Record magazine during 2004. Adm. Nash brings some of the world’s top experience as a program management expert, with experience in some of the world’s largest and most complex situations. He provides Firstar with incomparable seasoned leadership and knowledge of so many arenas.

Mr. Walid Issa Taha (CEO)

  • Taha & Partners Group , established in 1988 is one of the leading privately owned companies in Iraq that consists of a group of well established strong Since the Democratic changes that started in 2003, Taha & Partners Group has faced several challenges in the process of rebuilding the new Iraq.
  • The repercussions of the old dictatorial regime had left behind a weak and incompetent private sector lacking high standards in engineering, advanced technological tools and skilled human resources urging Taha & Partners Group to take necessary steps toward immediate advancement.

Mr. Muammer Erdem / President of HA-EM Eng & Cons.

  • During his 50-year career, Mr. Erdem Master Sc. served in numerous operational, Held a variety of positions in the construction industry since 1967.
  • Has started his engineer career on Hochtief Construction Company in Germany.
  • As a team leader, Mr. Erdem held several important roles on CommerzBank Construction in Germany.
  • Served as senior project manager on the United State Army Corp Engineering in Frankfurt, Germany. Erdem graduated from Yıldız Technical University with M.SC
  • Erdem graduated as a construction engineer from the University of Berlin Technical.
  • Planned and executed numerous large-scale Projects operations in several countries, particularly in the Gulf Countries.
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