Mr. Muhsin Al-Hashimi – Chairman / CEO

  • Over 35 years of strategic planning and executive decision-making experience
  • Member of Board of Directors of four international trading firms.
  • Deputy to U.S. Congressional envoy Bill Grant during peace negotiations with the Government of Sudan and the development of refugee settlements.
  • Extensive contacts network with top government officials, business leaders throughout the globe.
  • B.Sc. Geology, University of Baghdad, Iraq, 1968.
  • Graduate work in Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA 1972.
  • MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA 1982.
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado and Georgia, USA
  • 1969: Instructor of Geology and Chemistry, Abu Dhabi. U.A.E. Also appointed by the Ministry of Education to negotiate with the Egyptian government for sharing educational programs between the two countries
  • 1973 Head of geological exploration crews for Bentonite, Coal and Radioactive minerals in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, California and Arizona.
  • 1983 Founder and CEO of Medex International Group. (A subsidiary of Denver General Hospital and Rocky Mountains Poison Canter). Medex supplied Poison computerized data bases, Heart valves and medical equipment to hospitals and medical Institutions in over 30 countries.
  • 1988: Headed negotiations between the Ritz-Carlton Corporation in Atlanta, USA and members of the Saudi Royal Family, that resulted in opening hotels in the western region of the Kingdom
  • 1990: Elected Chairman of the Board for Torino Corporation, an Italian American Automaker company.
  • 1992: CEO, Bandar & Saba, Ltd., a Saudi -American investment corporation. Also, an advisor to Sheikh M. Al-Rajhi Holding, with assets exceeding $20 billion
  • Negotiated a partnership between General Electric and the Saudis.
  • 1993: Intr. Vice Chairman at Cedar Sinai Hospital of Los Angeles, USA. Established the hospital’s Tel-Med concept
  • 2002: In recognition for geopolitical efforts, was introduced to President George W. Bush by Governor Jeb Bush.
  • 2003: Started the joint efforts of re-building Iraq process. Firstar has executed over 165 contracts and Purchase orders for the US Army as well as different entities all over Iraq.
  • Accepted the appointment of a special envoy ambassador in Africa
  • 2005: Respectfully represented H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan, on key infrastructure and economic development projects in conjunction with support from the Congress of the United States.
  • 2013: As a sub-contractor, Firstar teamed up with DynCorp International bid for the US Federal 5 years project “BliSS” with an approximate value of $5.B to support the US Embassy and the US army in Iraq. Also, teamed up with ABB to construct Missan power station in Iraq.
  • Presently, leading a consortium of over 35 multi-national corporations to implement Infrastructure Projects, Airports, Affordable Housing, Hospitals, Water Treatment Plant, Energy, Power , Refineries  and Mining  Projects in several countries.

Congressman Bill Grant – Vice Chairman

  • W. (Bill) Grant is a former Member of the Florida State Senate and the United States Congress and his party’s nominee to the U.S. Senate.Strategic planner and motivator with over 20 years of direct governmental experience. Close relationship with present Administration.Strong business background as founding director and Executive Committee member of commercial banks and NASDAQ traded public companies. Twice president of statewide trade organization. Senior advisor to two sovereign foreign governments and organizer of international self-help organizations. Special United States Congressional Envoy.
  • Elected and reelected to Florida State Senate. Chairman, Joint Legislative Management Committee. Vice-chairman: Commerce Committee and Economic, Community and Consumer Affairs. Member Committees on; Education; Appropriations; Finance and Tax; Agriculture, and; Select Committee on Tort Reform. Organizer and first Chairman, North Florida Caucus;
  • Elected and reelected to United States Congress from the Florida Second Congressional District. Served as member of House of Representatives leadership. Twice elected Southeastern Whip. Member: Committees on Governmental Affairs, Oversight & Investigations; Narcotics Control; Public Works and Transportation, and; Agriculture. Member, Special Task Force on Latin America. Chairman, Task Force on Offshore Pollution Control;
  • Nominated in statewide Florida primary as Republican candidate for United States Senate. Lost general election.
  • Organizing senior advisor and author of the Constitution of the United Africa Association, promoting African self-help, free-enterprise capitalism, and democracy;
  • Special U.S. Congressional envoy for peace and settlements to the Government of Sudan;
  • Presidential Advisor and Envoy for the Republic of Somalia
  • Co-Chairman, Dole for President Campaign
  • Organizer, president and CEO of MK Meridian, Inc., international conflict resolution, trade, and diplomatic advisory firm with emphasis in Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East;
  • Founding Partner, Advantage Associates, Inc. an association of former Members of Congress, specializing in sovereign and domestic representation to all branches of the US Government;
  • Director of IBE Trade Group, EVP Worldwide Chemical, LLC (New York) and Project Manager with emphasis on production and transportation projects in CIS and Africa, including design, financing, permitting, and operations;
  • Board member and member of Executive, Audit, Personnel, and special committees of Home Intensive Care, Inc. (NASDAQ), and Royce Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ). Served during growth of both firms into nationwide organizations and on merger committees that successfully achieved stockholder approval and profitable sellout of both to larger companies. Board, International Asset Management Group, Inc.;
  • Founding president and Director of four Florida (USA) banks; unbroken record of start-up and annual profitability. Twice elected president of Florida Bankers Association and board member of National Independent Bankers Association;
  • Organizing Vice President and Board Member of Florida Credit Service Center, Inc., a state-wide bank servicing consortium and pioneer of credit card lending in Florida;
  • BS, School of Business, Florida State University, 1963
  • University of Florida, School of Law 1963-65
  • American Institute of Banking, Pre-Standard and Standard Certificates; Certified Instructor for A.I.B. courses in Banking, Pre-Law, and Negotiable Instruments.

Rear Admiral David J. Nash CEC, USN (RET) Partner

  • Nash, P.E., CEC, USN (ret.), F.ASCE, served the U.S. Navy as a commissioned civil engineer for 33 years before entering the private sector President, Dave Nash and Associates, LLC
  • 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. In this episode, Dave discusses the importance of leadership as a key attribute of successful engineers as well as the need for sustainable renewal of U.S. infrastructure and the accompanying political will to stay the course. He also highlights some of the unique international challenges he faced during his experiences in Iraq.

Mr. Nagi Nasr Khalil Abbas / V. Chairman of Africa’s Operations

  • Mr. Nagi K. Abbas is an accomplished prominent executive with over 25 years of experience as an international Financier. He started early in the International Import / Export throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
  • Mr. Abbas is a partner with six international corporations and maintains a close business relationship with members of royal families, top government officials and corporate CEOs in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.
  • Mr. Abbas has implemented and several transactions in the areas of clean energy, oil and gas, mining, housing, construction, agribusiness industry, petrochemicals, international trade investment and finance.
  • Mr. Abbas has cooperative relations with dignitaries around the globe that he is helping. He accomplished difficult and successful tasks in the economic, commercial and investment sectors such as:⦁ Business Start-up
    ⦁ Intl. Business Administration & Joint Ventures
    ⦁ Mergers & Acquisitions
    ⦁ Intl. Investment & Financing
    ⦁ Mining, Minerals, &Energy
  • Mr. Abbas holds the highest shares in three African oil refineries as well as 64-kilo free economic zone license on the Red Sea coast with a shareholder in several solar energy companies such as:
  • Majority shareholder, founder & President of Strategic Business Initiatives
  • Red Sea Free Zone Operations CEO & major shareholder
    To date, Mr. Abbas has completed numerous mergers and led countless mega projects in various countries across five continents. These dealings coupled with the leadership and corporate taskings have allowed Mr. Abbas to attain invaluable experience..
  • Mr. Abbas graduated from the elite Anglo College (Crystal Plus) United Kingdom with accredited Diplomas in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Business Administration and International Investment from New

Mr. Prakash Ratilal  – Financial adviser

Mr. Ratilal compiles a vast diversity knowledge in the international arena and considered as one of the most respected financier and businessman in Africa. Some of his accomplishments are:

Positions held in the Mozambique Government:

  • 1975-1977 – President of Montepio de Moçambique (saving and housing bank);
  • 1977-1978 – Director General of EMOSE (insurance company);
  • 1978-1981 – Vice Governor of Bank of Mozambique (Reserve Bank);
  • 1981-1986 – Governor of Bank of Mozambique (Reserve Bank);
  • 1986-1989 – Vice Minister of Commerce;
  • 1987-1990 – Coordinator of CENE – National Executive Commission of Emergency

Positions held in Advisory Role to Governments and NGO ́s

  • 1990-1991 – Advisor for the Government of Angola related with Emergency Program in Angola, sponsored by UNICEF Headquarters in New York;
  • 1990-2004 – Advisor for selected Ministries and public companies in Mozambique
  • 1999 /2001 – Economic and Financial Advisor of the President of East–Timor, sponsored by UNDP, New York; 1
  • 2002 – 2004 – Advisor to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy in Mozambique in the field of energy (gas and hydro);
  • 2002 – 2005 – Advisor to ENH – Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos of Mozambique – (holding – public oil corporation (holding);
  • April 2003/June 2004: Member of High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on UN – Relations with Civil Society set by Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary General and chaired by Prof. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil.

Professional Experience:

  • Negotiations with several governments in missions led by the President of the Republic or the Prime Minister of Mozambique among others to the Head of State or Government;
  • Negotiations with more than 50 governments, leading high-level missions to foreign countries or participating in missions led by himself or other Ministers;
  • Leader in negotiations of agreements and or contracts with governments or banks and financial institutions of several countries;
    Chief-Negotiator for the joining of Mozambique to IMF – International Monetary Fund and World Bank institutions, successfully concluded in September 1984;
  • Chief-Negotiator for the rescheduling of the Mozambican debt with several banks in developed countries under the framework of London Club;
  • Special Advisor to East Timor President – December 1999 and in Lisbon, Bruxelles, Tokyo along 1999/2001;
  • Economic and financial feasibility studies for the privatization and new investment in Mozambique and in Angola

Academic Experience:

  • graduated in Economics by ISCEF – Faculty of Economics at Lisbon University – Portugal in 1974
  • 1991-1997 – Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Eduardo Mondlane University at Maputo (Mozambique) – teaching Monetary Economics and International Finance; with many published books and Articles.

Dr. Mohamed Debashi  – Head of Oil & Gas Division

An expert in the arena of Oil & Gas industry and international transactions and considered as one of the most respected financier and businessmen in North Africa & Europe.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • 2014-2018 Doctor of Philosophy – PhD Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    Majoring in Cyber Security Situational Awareness
  • 2009 Management Certificate The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – Majoring in Public Management, Leadership and Change
  • 2009 Certified Engineer – Majoring in EMC Proven Professional SAN Applications
  • 2008 Management Certificate The London School of Economics and Political Science
    Majoring in Public Sector Management and Leadership
  • 2008 Certified Sales Engineer DELL EMC, Dubai, UAE Majoring in EMC Proven Professional Sales Accreditation.
  • 2007 Certified Engineer DELL EMC, Cairo, Egypt Majoring in EMC Proven Professional SE Accreditation (Content Man- agement)
  • 2003 – 2004 Master of Science – MSc Coventry University, Coventry, UK Majoring in Information and communication technology for Engineers
  • 1995 – 2000 Bachelor of Science – BSc Al Zawiya University, Zawia, Libya Majoring in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Professional Experience:

  • 2021 – 2023
    General Manager Landmark International Group
    83 Green Place, Flat 2, Wellesly Court, South Shields – England – U.K.
    – I work in general trade and facilitate commercial operations between the buyers and the sellers. We do everything related to logistical facil- ities for both parties. We have excellent sources of oil products and main commodities. Working with several joint ventures around the world is part of this business
  • 2010 -2023
    Projects Consultant The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) Tripoli- Libya. – With the assistance of the specialised team, we follow up and maintain the company’s projects. Providing the necessary consultations about companies applying to work with the company and its projects.
  • 2008 – 2011
    General Manager Sun Holding
    Hospitality palaces, Tripoli, Libya. – Managing all the joint venture companies of Al Shams Holding Company, in addition to following up and coordinating all the companies owned by it.
  • 2006 – 2013
    Executive, Marketing Manager, and Project Manager Mediterranean For Communication and Information Technology (MCIT)
    Gergarsh Rd, Hey al-Andolous, Tripoli, Libya & – Involved in several technical projects installations such as the network and data centre of the Libyan Academy in Tripoli.
  • 2009 – 2009
    External Consultant United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Dahara area, Tripoli, Libya & – Involved as Ex- ternal Consultant for the NEX Project completed successfully.
  • 2001 – 2006
    Lecturer Higher Institute of Marine Sciences Technologies 233 Egylat RD Sabratha, Libya. – Teaching Programming C & C++, Computer Skills, ICT Applications, Systems design, Databases and Website design. Supervised Several graduations projects. Scheduled and maintained regular office hours to meet with students. Invigilated examinations when the need arises. – Ensured that the classrooms and computer labs are conducive to learning.
  • 2005 – 2006
    General Manager Lina Office Technology Ltd Jnan Alnwar, Amadina, Tripoli, Libya – Managed of a small size com- pany acts as an agent for several international companies including Konica Minolta and offers a number of modern technologies for com- panies and offices.

Community service & Volunteering

  • 2012 – 2013
    Board Member National Planning Group (NPG) NGP is a civil society, non-government and non-profit organisation. It provides planning and integrated business development solutions to assist institutions in making, implementing and follow-up on strategic decisions that serve their visions in light of Libya’s future vision. NPG last work was a three-month program for the Ministry of Youth and Sport where it delivered a strategic plan in addition to several project components deemed time critical for the ministry.
    The group consists of a distinguished elite of national talent and prac- tical expertise capable of delivering the best business and services on a global level.
    The headquarters of the main group in Tripoli Libya.


  • Libyan Society of Electronic & Communication Engineers, Member 2006 – 2013


  • 2018 – Debashi, M. and Vickers, P. (2018). Sonification of network traffic flow for monitoring and situational awareness. PloS One, 13(4) (2018): e0195948
  • 2018 – Debashi, M. and Vickers, P. (2018). Sonification of Network Traffic for Detecting and Learning About Botnet Behavior. IEEE Access, 6(1), 33826–33839.
  • 2014 – Vickers, P., Laing, C., Debashi, M., and Fairfax, T. ‘Sonification Aes-thetics and Listening for Network Situational Awareness’. In SoniHED Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data. Univer- sity of York, 12 September 2014.

Dr. Sawsan Al Sharifi / Head of the Agribusiness Development Operations

  • An accomplished International Agribusiness Development Specialist and Scientist.
    • Former Minister of Agriculture in Iraq.
    • Special advisor to the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority.
    • Consultant to several international development entities.
    • Acclaimed researcher with more than 60 scientific publications.


    2009 – 2019: Consultant, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority

    Provided expertise and guidance to decision makers within ADFCA on issues of strategic importance. Prepared strategic studies upon the request of the administration in the field of local product contribution to the market and fodder subsidies and food security. In addition, oversaw and conducted research on animal breeding and alternative feed and veterinary medicine.

    2007 – 2009: Agribusiness Consultant (Coffey International Development), Dubai

    Worked on agriculture and agribusiness assignments in the Middle East Including:

    • Conducted study on the animal health and quarantine systems of the UAE. The study was a key part of the new strategy of the Ministry of Environment and Water.
    • Worked as the Livestock Specialist to assess the financial and technical feasibility of a large-scale agricultural investment in Sudan.
    • Conducted a pre-feasibility study of a large scale private investment in southern Egypt investment in agriculture.
    • Assisted with the design of a Farmers’ Association in Abu Dhabi.

    2006 – 2007: Agribusiness consultant DAI (USA), Iraq

    Conducted focus groups with the largest agribusinesses from across Iraq to determine the most important obstacles to development.

    2006: Policy analyst/Team Leader NIRAS (Denmark), Iraq

    Led a team of professionals to identify and evaluate agricultural and trade policy as it relates to Iraq’s transition to a market-based agricultural economy.

    2005 -2006: Livestock Component Manager, Agriculture Reconstruction and Development Program for Iraq (ARDI); DAI USA. As a core member of ARDI’s management team, provided technical assistance to develop, monitor and manage a program to improve livestock production in Iraq.

    2004 – 2005: Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Iraq

    Appointed by the UN.  Responsible for the recovery and development of the agricultural sector for the Interim Iraqi Government.

    2003 – 2004: Member of Administrative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Iraq.

    1984 – 2003:  Senior Scientific Researcher with 60 scientific published papers, Scientific

    Research Council and Ministry of Agriculture, Iraq.


    Ph.D., Animal Breeding (minor in statistics), 1983

    Iowa State University, USA

    M.Sc., Animal Breeding | 1981

    Iowa State University, USA

    B.Sc., Animal Production | 1977

    University of Baghdad, Iraq.

    • Harvard Business School; Agribusiness Seminar, 2009
    • Darden Executive Education Programs at the University of Virginia; Managing Individual and Organizational Change, 2010.
    • Loyola University Chicago; Project Management Certificate Program, 2012.

Mr. Bob Minkewicz Senior VP – Contracting Dept 

  • Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years of Active Duty, and 16 years of Reserve Duty experience.  He has extensive experience in planning. implementing, and managing large scale operations.  He was employed in executive staff positions on large US government contracts in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
  • Bob is a graduate of the US Military Academy and has a BS degree in Engineering.
  • Operations Director for $452 Million of US Government contracted services associated with equipment worth over $2 Billion
  • Business Development Manager for $110M International and US Government auto services company
  • Established business partnerships for participation in $23B US Government EAGLE program
  • Coordinated activities among Logistics, Quality Assurance, Property Management, Physical Security, Information Technology Services, Safety, Health, and Environmental programs within various US Government contracts
  • Planned and executed numerous large scale military operations in the US and Overseas

Mr. Salah Y. Gizeer, / Energy Advisor

  • Former Cabinet Minister of Electricity. Mr. Gizeer knows firsthand the issues and problems of Electrical Systems. He spent over 35 years in public service, rising to the top as Minister of Electricity from 1999 to 2001.
  • Mr. Gizeer holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, his extensive Management experience and knowledge of Iraq’s electrical systems gives him a unique ability to find effective and efficient solutions to the problems of Electrical Systems.
  • Prior to the creation of a separate Ministry of Electricity, Mr. Gizeer was Director General of many and varied Projects in the Ministry of Industry. Mr. Gizeer brings to Firstar a wealth of industrial knowledge.

Dr. Farazdaq Al-Haddad / Advisor for Oil & Gas Division

  • Head Gas & Oil projects and Geological exploration.
  • Dr. Al-Haddad , former Chairman of Iraqi Geological Society. Graduated with B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Baghdad in 1968 and a Ph.D. degree in Geophysics from University of Glasgow (UK) in 1977.
  • Head of different departments (Research & Development, Data Base & Technical Drawing, Exploration Field Operation).
  • Deputy of the Director General of the Oil Exploration Company, and then joined Ishtar and Antemina oil service companies as a Deputy General Manager.
  • Geology, Geophysics, and Reservoir Issues of Iraq Consultation for CHEVRON
  • Deputy General Manager & Upstream Consultant – Antemina & Ishtar Oil Service Company (Baghdad-Iraq).
  • Deputy of the Director General of the Oil Exploration– Ministry of Oil.
  • Chief Geophysicist “Documentation” Department).
  • Chief Geophysicist – Office of the D.G. of Oil Exploration Company – (Planning of special projects, site selections “as power plants”, preparing of contracts, Economic Evaluation of special projects
  • Dr. Al-Hadad has over 20 Geological and Geophysical publications.
  • Presently, he is an advisor to Firstar Int Group.

Mr. Duan Jiayi /Director -China & Far East Operations

A dynamic Chinese international businessman with years of work in the international arena particularly with the Infrastructure and mining projects . Several corporations have depended on Mr. Jiayi as a consultant and advisor for within the international market.

Mr.Jiayi compiles a strong experience in cooperative engineering and relationship with many State-owned and private enterprises in China.

During his last few years, Mr. Jiayi was directly involved and supervised several Chinese corporations with many major infrastructure projects in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Indonesia, `Thailand and East Europe.

Mr. Jiayi earned his master’s degree in international business from Coventry University, UK.

Mr. Denis Jubinville / Director of Aviation Department

  • A polished, results-driven aerospace sales professional with two decades of industry experience, Denis serves concurrently as Director of Firstar Aviation and as Managing Partner, with a reputable national aviation corporation., a business aviation consulting and brokerage firm.
  • Previously he was Sales Director for Bombardier Aerospace (2011-2014) and Bombardier Flexjet (2005-2011), after serving as Marketing Manager (1999-2005) and Business Analyst (1997-1999).
  • Born in Ottawa, Canada and fluent in three languages, he lived in Africa during his teen years (1981-84) and completed his MBA at ESADE in Barcelona, Spain (1997).
  • He combines an extensive knowledge of aircraft markets, specifications, performance and costs with strong financial analysis skills to help his clients make better informed, data-driven decisions focused on long-term outcomes. His proven approach centers on responsiveness, attention to details and ultimately, impeccable execution.

Ms. Peggy Zuber / Procurement Director, C.P.M

Retired US Military, US Navy and US Army Reserves. Over 15 years’ experience in procurement, subcontracts and supply chain management, domestic and international. Experience in supporting projects such as: LOGCAP, US Army Corp of Engineers, USAID, Reconstruction of Iraq, Oil and Gas, Construction, Water and   Waste-water, Infrastructure and US Military.

Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Associates in      Purchasing and Materials Management, Certified Purchasing Manager Certification with Institute of Supply Management and Member of National Contract Management Association.

As a Manager –Director of Procurement, Ms. Zuber assisted the following entities:

  • Cherokee Nation Entertainment, L-3 Communications, Willbros Engineering Inc, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Overland Pass
  • Natural Gas Pipeline. Muscat Oman construction project. Parsons- Experience on USAID and US Army Corp of Engineers Construction projects: oil, water and infrastructure, Iraq, Jordan
  • Huntsville, AL. Halliburton/ KBR, Logistics Civil Augmentation Program III. Lufthansa Technik,
  • Omni Air Int’l, Parker Drilling, City of Tulsa

Mr. Neal Gregory Palmer / Global Power Operations Director

  • CEO of GT-Air and EA Generators SA, having worked in a senior management position throughout Africa and the Middle East for over 20 years.
  • Formed GT-Air as a gas turbine (GE®, Solar®, Rolls Royce®, Siemans®) and compressor (Atlas Copco®, Ingersoll Rand®, Cameron®, Siemans®) specialist company with markets in the Middle East gaining representation in Baghdad, Basra and Beirut which led to 2020 Firstar collaboration.
  • Specialist in high speed rotary equipment and major electrical installations
  • Networks in African Countries; South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique, North Sudan, Ghana, Namibia, Botswana and Middle Eastern countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran.
  • Formed EA Generators as an employment equity scheme with specialised skills in power generation utilising both liquid fuels and natural gas.
  • Aligned with a large number of contract engineers in the Turbine Market such as Civil engineers, Electrical engineers, Mechanical, Control and Instrument Specialists
  • Worked as Managing Director of Air Reliant (a non-OEM manufacturer of Ingersoll Rand® parts) specialising in the Centrifugal Compressor Industry, setting up major projects in Ghana, Namibia and Botswana.
  • Head-hunted by Cargo De Grouping Services as Managing Director for supply chain services for their main customer Ford Motor Company in South Africa.
  • Worked for South Africa’s largest supply chain company in a position of Sales Director. Set up international healthcare distributors IHD in East and West Africa honing in skills in the formation and execution of LC’s and complex shipping organisations.
  • Specialised in logistics and financial solutions in complex markets. Moving cargo and establishing payment guarantees, letters of credit and bonds.
  • IMM Marketing Management diploma and IIE Business Management
  • Freight training modules 1-6

Mr. Syed Shujauddin Mushrif /Director-Airport Engineering

Mr.  Mushrif compiles a vast diversity knowledge in as an Airport Planning Engineer as well as with the Construction of Infrastructure,  Airports, Hospital,  Metro/Bullet, Bridge, Industrial,Power Plant and Highway.

International Experience:

  • New Software Technology as Primavera P6, MS-Project, Geographic Information System (GIS), AutoCAD Civil 3D, Mx Road Bentley, Digital Planning/ Marketing, Grapher,

   Achievement of Award as

  • Best Planning Engineer in 2017, Organized by Gold Tower Saudi Arabia
  • Planning Engineer/Master Planning/Head of Planning in India and Qatar
  • All Projects are Government of India, Private as German, American

Professional Experience:       

  • 2019 – Present – Airport Construction/Infrastructure Planning, Scheduling and Monitoring / Controlling and Execution in Indian Airports, Geometric Design Remote/Contact Stand, Master Planning
  • 2016 – 2019 – Planning Engineer for completed Projects as Bosch Manufacturing Plant, Hospital, Infosys, GEMS School Smart City, Data Science Building, Precast Factory more than 3000 employees High Rise Building, Bridge Construction
  • 2014 – 2016 – High Quality Hospital, Metro Construction, Le Meridian, Mixed-Use High-Rise Apartment cums Office
  • 2011 – 2014 – High Rise Building, Apartment and Mixed Used, National Highway, New Doha Cargo Terminal, Canal construction.


  • M-Tech-Mater of Technology in Highway Technology and Transportation in – Visveswaraya Technology University (VTU)-2011.
  • BE-Bachelor of Civil Engineering in Visveswaraya Technology University (VTU) India -2009.
  • Master Diploma in Project Planning Management (PPM) in Synergy Business School India in 2011
  • Master Diploma in Building Design in CADD Centre India in 2011.
  • Completed Courses as Geographic Information System (GIS) in 2018
  • Completed Courses of Airside Operation and Airlines.

Good Knowledge Area’s

  • International Civil Aviation Organization, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airport Development Reference Manual (ADRM), British Standard Code, American Society of Civil Engineering, SP16, IS456
  • Airport Authority of India, AECOM Aviation Pvt Ltd, Katerra Group, Bosch Manufacturing Plant, Jacob, Tata Consultancy, Synergy Business,  Stup Consultancy, LULU, Smart City, Marriott’s, KMCH Hospital, National Highway, Metro, Trinity Beaumont Hospital construction.

Languages: English, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, German

Mr. Qays Ayad Jihad / Chief Engineering Department

Prior to joining Firstar and through his impressive engineering career, Mr. Ayad has helped several contracting companies in Iraq as a chief engineer, project supervisor or a consultant. Among those companies:

  • Alkarama Co. for maintenance refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Al Usol company (Daikin and Esab)
  • Areen Al harith Co.
  • Al-Murtagaz company
  • Al-Rumaidha company-AL- Jawf company

Among other projects, Mr. Ayad has implemented or supervised:

  1. Projects of power transmission in Diwaniya province. (6 line feeders towers and cable
  2. Power transmission in Mesan province. (7 line feeders towers and cable)
  3. Bab-Alkhan project electric distribution in Karbala province Al-Rumaidha company
  4. Supplying (100 KM) 132KV cable with its accessories to MOE
    (300 KM) 132KV cable with its accessories to MOE Leader cable
  5. Supplying (80 KM) 132KV cable with its accessories to MOE
  6. Project of air Compressor rehabilitation (Joy)Almansour Co.
  7. Projects of power transmission feeders in Basra province
  8. Project of supply and installation air turbine in Almansour Co.
  9. Projects of power transmission in Nasiriyah province

Mr. Ayad is a graduate from the Technical University in Baghdad- Iraq with a B.SC. in Mechanical Engineering

Sayyed Jihad Al-Hashimi / Chief P.R. Officer

  • A successful entrepreneur businessman with over 30 years market place experience in
    Iraq. In the mid-eighties, Mr. Al-Hashimi was the Mayor of Al-Seiba province in
    Basrah, South Iraq and now considered as one of the most respected tribal heads in
  • In addition to his wide business knowledge, Mr. Al-Hashimi enjoys a wealth of life
    spectrum helping Firstar in needed negotiation with tribal leaders.

Mr. Walid Issa Taha / Iraq Operations

  • 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

Dr. Wael Ali Almabrouk – Director – African Governments Relations

A professional surgeon and military doctor with extensive experience in planning, implementing, and managing large scale project operations in many African countries.

Dr. Almabrouk is one of the members of the Executive Office of the World Organization for Education, Science and Development as a senior advisor to the medical sciences under the consultative status of the United Nations (8995).

In addition, he participates in the office of follow-up, financial, and administrative corruption. Conspiring against the national Libyan state economy with the military and civilian prosecutor general in Libya and in cooperation with the International Security Agency.

Furthermore, Dr. Almabrouk was nominated in 2018 as a Member of the Executive Office of the World Organization for Education, Science and Development as Senior Advisor for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the United Nations, under the consultative status number (8995).

Dr. Almabrouk has held an executive position in several international business entities such as

  • Golden Crown Company
  • Silver Crown Clinic Tunisia.
  • Ibn Al Nafees clinic Tunis.
  • Clinique Excellence.

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