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Jassim Al Qamis is the Communications Manager for Shell in Kuwait, he joined Shell in January 2014 handling the communications function for the company in Kuwait which includes all external and internal communications, media relations, stakeholder management, social investment (CSR), as well as issues management and crisis communications.
Prior to joining Shell, he was the Communications Director for the Kuwaiti Parliament Speaker and the Head of Public Relations for Wataniya Airways.
Mr. Al Qames's career span through the world of communications, having worked as a Senior Political Correspondent for Al-Jarida Newspaper in Kuwait and regional PR firm Action Global Communications’ offices in Dubai and Doha. He also volunteered his time to lead and train for advocacy campaigns and have lead several successful parliamentary election campaigns in Kuwait.
Mr. Al Qames is an admirer of culture and the arts, he enjoys writing, reading and learning. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Politics and Government from the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
Lamees Belal is HR Manager of TABCo International Food Catering KSCC. She is Responsible for providing support in the various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring and employee counseling.
She is caring and enterprising, always enabling members of the TABCo family and searching for more talented individuals to join TABCo.
Ms. Belal is a past Administrative Assistant of the Global Investment House, and an Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Center for Strategic and Future Studies at Kuwait University.
Ms. Belal enjoys writing and reading.
Mira Khleif is a Projects Architect working for Maisam Architects & Engineers since 2010. She received her ‘M-Arch’ Masters in Architecture degree from the University of East London, UK, and a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Glamorgan University, Wales. She works on multifaceted projects ranging from urban planning to landmark cultural projects as well as interior design office and residential design projects. Some of her best work was submitted in worldwide competitions and received international recognition by winning the WAF- World Architect Festival Award, The Arabian Property Award and the WOW- winner of Winner Award.
In addition to practicing architecture, Ms. Khleif spends a lot of her time behind the lens. She uses photography, her education and conceptual skills to capture moments, spaces and emotions, which convey ideas through a photographic artistic image. She is a member of Darat Al Tasweer organization in Amman, Jordan. What initially started as a hobby turned very quickly into a semiprofessional artistic expression. Ms. Khleif competed on an international level and her work was recognized in 2014 for the General Nature Category and in 2013 for the Local Life Category in Turkey. Her work was exhibited in several art galleries in the Kingdom.
Ms. Khleif played for the Jordanian woman’s basketball team and competed both on a national and international level. She was also a ballet dancer as a child, practicing for 9 years. Her latest project is a photography book narrating her personal visual experience within the French nature entitled ‘A walk through Fontainebleau Forest; a plethora of hidden gems.
Abdul Aziz’s currently serves at the Team Leader for Human resources at the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). His former career as an Advisor to the Board of Directors at Sovereign Strategy, one of the largest lobbying firms in Europe allowed him to work from Europe and Kuwait and establish an excellent rapport with the European Commission and the European Parliaments. The company was administered by many of the most influential business and government figures within Europe, primarily in the strategic planning and advice network. His strong strategic planning and forecasting abilities have granted him a fabulous track record of working with clients and governments throughout the world.
In 2007, he worked with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) as a Program co-ordinator and Project Manager. He joined Oil Sector Services Co. (OSSCo), a Company established by KPC, as a Team Leader Media & Public Relations.
Abdul Aziz has an academic qualification in Computer Information Systems from Florida Institute of Technology and an MBA. He has a thirst to learn and develop himself and has attended more than 50 seminars and training courses around the world.
Mohamed Medhat is Energy Solutions Division Manager of CONSUKORRA, SAE, a multi-disciplined company, working in different business lines: (Agricultural, Industrial, Energy, Trading and Technical Consultations) with a devoted focus in ‘out of the box’ Energy Efficiency Systems. CONSUKORRA is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt, with 3 offices in UAE, KSA and Iraq and field operations in Middle East, North and East Africa. He is an expert in Power Generation & Distribution, Waste Heat Recovery, Combined Heat & Power (Co-Generation & Tri-Generation), Waste to Energy and Solar Energy (PV and CSP) Systems.
Mr. Medhat enjoys fishing, sailing, reading, and bowling.
Abdulazeez Sadeqi is a Senior Manager at National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the first national bank in the region. He joined NBK in 2008 as a Manager in the Consumer Lending department. His main responsibility was innovation and automation, finding the best and most efficient way to deliver consumer credit to the customer. After spending two years in his position, the bank was in the need of similar services in other areas within the banking group. Mr. Sadeqi joined the Process Reengineering team and formed the Efficiency and Governance Unit.
Mr. Sadeqi is the Unit Head of Efficiency and Governance Unit. The unit offers efficiency services to the banking group, looking to balance resources and input with a maximization of the output without compromising quality. In addition, the Efficiency unit offers services in business analysis, benefit realization, and maintenance of a document repository.
Mr. Sadeqi believes that as an agent of change, he needs to be open to change. He is very active in any extracurricular and social activities. He engages in a variety of city leagues and intramural athletic programs, such as Football, American football, Rugby, basketball, tennis, softball. He also enjoys rock climbing, hiking and art.
Currently working in the food industry, Mohammad is a trader with around 5 years of experience in trading refined oil products (shipping, INCOTERMS, L/C, etc) & 2 years prior to that of work related to scientific research. He has great interest in the innovation and enhancement of the food services sector, and is currently building on his project management skills within the food industry in Kuwait. He has completed his MBA from ESADE Business School and was previously associated with Independent Petroleum Group and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.
Right after completing his MBA, Mohammad was working on a business plan to establish a fitness center, and is currently teaching fitness classes weekly at a local health club.
In his previous roles, Mohammad took on the responsibilities of sales and post-sales processes and activities of the east-African sales unit after identifying a disconnection between them. He was also successful in increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty which was displayed by more frequent sales to smaller customers who appreciated the personal attention and care provided before and after sales were conducted.
Mohammad enjoys exercising, reading, watching movies, playing computer games, and listening to podcasts, and enjoys hanging out with friends and family. He’s also currently organizing a Spanish Language Meetup group to help Spanish language enthusiasts in Kuwait meet and practice the language.
Ali AlSharshani is an Engineer working at Pearl GTL, the world's largest producer of Gas-to-Liquid. Pearl GTL is an integrated gas and Gas-to-liquid plant built in northern Qatar by Shell in partnership with Qatar Petroleum producing around 140,000 barrels of GTL Products as well as 120,000 if Oil Equivalent products.
Mr. AlSharshani was the research lead at Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre developing GTL products to be used in commercial aviation turbines. He is currently Shell’s Sales Manager of GTL Fuel, a drop-in replacement of automotive diesel. Mr. AlSharshani joined Shell in 2007; he holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Qatar University and MBA from Qatar University Business School.
Mr.AlSharshani is the Chairman of Engineering Alumni Chapter at Qatar University, and a member of the Qatar Society of Engineers.
With an MSc degree in Marketing from the University of Leicester in the UK and over nine years of experience across diverse industries including education, sports and tourism, Mohammed has a proven record of success in international communications, crisis protocols and public affairs.
His current role encompasses overseeing the Corporate Communications function at Omran, the Sultanate's tourism and mega real-estate developer with a growing portfolio of projects that span across the country including a world-class sports venue‚ business destinations as well as luxury resorts and large JV developments. He also sits on a number of boards including the board of Duqm Development Company; a leading community real estate developer in the one of the region’s key growing economic zones.
Previously, his employment involved establishing the PR & Communications division of Oman Sail - a unique national socio-economic project that contributes to rekindling Oman's rich maritime heritage and the development of Omani youth through sailing while using the niche sport as a vehicle to promote the Sultanate across the globe.
Due to his valuable contributions, he was appointed as board member of the Oman Sailing Committee as per a ministerial decision issued by the Minister of Sports Affairs in 2014. He was also board member in the executive steering committee for both RSX windsurfing and Laser Radial Women’s Wold Championships hosted in the Sultanate in in 2015.
In addition to his corporate experience, Mohammed is the co-founder of non-profit organization ‘Ba9ma’, involved in community engagement, awareness campaigns and art exhibitions that help develop skills of children with special needs. Other volunteer works include serving as board member of the Middle East Leadership Academy (MELA), as well as a core member of Mela’s Oman Chapter.
A strong believer in creativity, commitment and local development.
Amal Al Dahouk is the marketing director of TABCo. Food, a Kuwaiti founded and based organization licensed to practice all food related operations, including opening restaurants in Kuwait and other countries around the world. TABCo.
She built her career across various retail, banking and consultancy roles for both large organizations and SMEs, in Kuwait and Lebanon. She previously held positions and engaged in challenging projects at Alghanim Industries, The National Bank of Kuwait, The American University of Beirut, and Exeed Executive Business Institute.
Ms. Al Dahouk is passionate about adding value to an organization via its people, whether developing their talent, or empowering them with insightful customer understanding and well-tailored marketing strategies. She is also enthusiastic about sustainable impact, CSR, social media, social psychology, and good writing. Her enthusiasm and passion, led Ms. Al Dahouk to get involved in various community events and socially conscious projects. She co-founded the Net Impact graduate chapter at AUB, the only chapter in the Arab world, became a TEDxBeirut speaker, and a TEDxAUB speakers’ coach. She also participated in conceptualizing different social businesses such as Souk Akkar, and Betmoun.
Ms. Al Dahouk holds a BBA and an MBA from the American University of Beirut, and is known for loving coffee, jazz, photography, poetry, writing, independent films, the theatre, traveling, and cooking. She regularly experiments with recipes, and posts tantalizing pictures of her food.
Mohammed Bait Ali Essa is a general manager for Oman Telecommunications Company in Dhofar Governorate, managing different commercial (corporates & consumers), technical (Operations &Maintenance, Installations and Repair and Planning for both fixed & Mobile Telecommunications expansions) and Support services (HR, HSSE, Finance, Procurement, IT, Fleet management, Infrastructure management). His Progressive leadership experiences have created a dedication for surpassing financial and service objectives via a combination of world-class service delivery, lean operating methods, renewed marketing directions, and incentive-driven rewards for team achievement.
He intuitively values human dynamics; skilled in building bridges, networks and partnerships, uniting disparate views, and turning around stalled projects. He devoted Hundreds of hours to ongoing professional development throughout career, Includes formal qualifications, self-development and specialized training courses as Leadership & Management, Strategic Development for future leaders and Modern leadership strategies. Developing Management Skills & Organization, Current Trends in HR Management, Organizations Development, HR Planning & Development, Market Feasibility Studies & Projects Evaluation and Train the Subordinates.
He has a Master degree (MSc) in Telecommunications system Engineering from Portsmouth University, UK. And a Bechelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Mohammed is a member of the Salalah College of Technology Council since 2006 and recently a member of the advisory board of the college of commerce and business administration at Dhofar University.
Cindy Hussami is currently heading the Outsourcing Production Department at Alsayegh Media, one of the fastest growing media agencies in the UAE and the MENA region. Throughout the 10 years of her career, she has acquired extensive experience in the communication, creative, and media production fields, working with various award-winning design and production studios across the region as well as successfully starting and running her own design and animation studio back in 2005 for six years.
She has collaborated with major clients and high profile brands such as Pepsi, Aramco, HSBC, Dubai Islamic Bank, STC, P&G, NBCSN and History Channel.
While her education was in business, she had trained and worked as a hands-on CG artist and creative producer, which has given her solid grounds in the artistic, technical, and business aspects. One of her goals is to capitalize on the well-rounded experience and wide network, to one day run her own media production studio.
Ms. Hussami enjoys various team sports, tennis, yoga, pilates, dancing, reading, drawing, painting and sculpting.
Montasser is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institution (PMI) who has more than 10 years of professional experience in Project Management, Business Development, technology marketing, and product management.
He is currently working with DAI at the Palestinian Development Market Project (PDMP) as the Senior Business Development Advisor. Before that, he worked for the Palestinian American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham-Palestine) as the General Manager. He worked for Dimensions Consulting Company as the Business Development Manager. Prior to that, he worked for the Palestine Investment Conference 2010 - Bethlehem (PIC 2010) as the Projects Unit Manager and Exhibition Manager. Before that, he worked as the Marketing and Communications Director for the award-wining startup company G.ho.st (Global Hosted Operating System). Prior to that, he worked as a hardware design engineer for Motorola products at BCI, then as a product manager for Motorola radio products. Before that, Montasser worked for the HP Service Center in Jerusalem as Sales and Customer Care Manager.
Montasser holds a BS.C in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Misr University for Science and Technology in Egypt and an international MBA at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel.
Dana Telegraph is the Operations Manager at Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA). QRTA is an independent institution committed to Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah’s vision of empowering educators with the skills, recognition, and support necessary to excel in the classroom.
Ms. Telegraph previously worked as an HR professional in both the automotive and insurance fields. She acquired her MBA degree with a concentration on Management from the Talal Abu Ghazaleh School of Business – the German Jordanian University.
Ms. Telegraph enjoys rock climbing and yoga, and is passionate about the arts.
Mutaz AbuRmaileh is pharmacy graduate from the University of Jordan in 2005 and an MBA from the US 2013. Works for, a family owned business, a pharmaceutical distribution company in Ramallah, Palestine.
Mutaz After graduation worked in many pharmacies across the country and then saw an opportunity and opened his own business in 2008. He was able to transfer the business into one of the top 100 in its category, after reaching the top he felt he needed to do more. He sold the business and flew to the US to pursue an MBA. After graduation, he came back to the country, and took control of the distribution company in Ramallah. He was able to increase profits by 20% and revenue by 50% in one year by improving business operations, expanding product scope and increasing customer base and customer satisfaction.
Dhari Al-Gharabally graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska (USA) in 1997 with a double major in Environmental Science and Atmospheric Science.
Mr. Al-Gharabally has been working in the Oil & Gas Industry with the Kuwait Oil Company for 18 years now. He started as an Environmental Engineer working to identify potential environmental concerns from the company’s operations and working on programs to manage those risks. After 9 years, he led the Health and Environment Team working for the corporate office in order to overlook the company’s Health and Environmental performance. 5 years later, he moved to Soil Remediation Group to manage the largest Environmental Pollution in the world which is the Oil Lakes.
Presently, Mr. Al-Gharabally is working as a Team Leader of the Soil Remediation Support Team in Soil Remediation Group in the Kuwait Oil Company.
Nael Al Acha is a Regional Sales Manager in Al Hayat Building Materials Company, a leading corporation in the sanitary field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Al Hayat headquarter is based in Jeddah and has 22 branches all around the Kingdom.
Nael Al Acha is also Deputy Managing Director of Al Acha for paints company, a wholesale distributor of leading car paint brands all around Syria, furthermore the company exports to several countries such as the kingdom of Saudi Arabia , Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, and Ghana.
Mr. Al Acha was as well founder Managing Director of Cocoon advertising agency in Syria which worked with the most well reputed organizations, NGO’s and Business companies in Damascus back then in 2009 until 2012. He also founded “Le Soufflé” a French pastry factory and bakery that became one of the leaders in its field opening a pastry shop in a luxurious area in the city of Damascus and distributing to the most prestigious restaurants and cafes in Damascus between 2006 and 2011.
Nael Al Acha likes rafting, skiing, scuba diving, and is passionate about photography. He and his wife, Alma Nourallah, have one son, Taïm Al Acha who is 1 year old.
Emad Jubran works as a Senior Finance Manager in Saraya Bandar Jissah, a real estate mixed-use development company in Muscat, Oman. He is handling all the finance activities with proven strength in the areas of financial accounting and reporting, forecasting and strategic planning, financial analysis and risk management with a special focus on real estate and tourism. Prior to joining Saraya Bandar Jissah, Mr. Jubran worked in banking sector for two years as a financial planning and budgeting manager at Arab Bank in Jordan. He worked also as a Financial Accounting & Planning Manager in Saraya Development Group which gave him the opportunities to handle the finance activities on various real estate projects located in Jordan and UAE.
Mr. Jubran earned his bachelor degree in Accounting from Birzeit University and recently he continued his MBA from Strathclyde University, Glasgow. He also holds a CMA certificate from the Institute of Management Accountant in USA and he’s a CFA level II candidate.
He is a member of the Jordan Association of Management Accountants (JAMA) and his personal interests encompasses in consulting activities especially for new start-up companies.
Noof Al-Marri is a member of PMO office for Qatar Petroleum’s Eradah project, which aims to improve and simplify QP’s operations and corporate support functions, while increasing the efficiency and effectiveness to support the corporate vision of becoming a world-class organization. Miss Noof was also the Head of Technical Team for Qatar petroleum’s SAP competency center which was certified as a customer center of excellence and she’s SAP Certified Netweaver Technology Associate Consultant.
Miss Noof is the co-founder of Vanilla Lane Company, an elite event planning company in Qatar that was established in 2013.
Esam Al-Thukair is the CFO of Raz Group, lending and operating more than 25 entrepreneurship Co. in GCC countries, with focus in Medical and Food sectors. He is a board member of Mohammad Al-Zamil and Sons Holding Co. He is the founder of Light Food Co. which is a retail food chain in Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia.
With more than 12 years of experience in the financial markets, he worked in Al-Rajhi Bank as a Regional Treasury Representative for Eastern Province to handle the whole relationship with Corporate, Government and Semi-Government institutional consistently ensuring the long-term viability of multi-million dollar portfolios. Moreover, he worked in Al-Rajhi Capital and Investment in one of the Assets Management Team (Institutional Investment) and (Private Equity).
Before joining Al-Rajhi Capital, Mr. Al-Thukair spent five years of experience in Saudi Industrial Development Fund, a part of Finance Ministry that lends industrial firms. He ended up as a Team Leader in SIDF and gained a very valuable knowledge and high exposure.
In June, 2015 he will complete his double Master's degree from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals and Saudi Electronic University.
Mr. Al-Thukair likes soccer, traveling and learning from various cultural experiences. Socially, he is very active. He is married and has two kids, a daughter and a son, under the age of five.
Qais Baggili is co-founder and GM of MAANI Solar, based in Jordan, which specializes in turnkey renewable energy solutions through clean electricity generation using photo-voltaic technologies. MAANI Solar is the latest subsidiary of MAANI Ventures that is made up of 5 other core industrial businesses that specialize in the engineering, manufacturing and supply of Prefabricated Buildings, Steel Structures, Specialized Metal Works, Mass Furniture, and Contract (fit-out) Furniture. Mr. Baggili is additionally a member of the Board of Directors of MAANI ventures that is headquartered in Amman, Jordan and serves the MENA region and the GCC through offices in Jeddah, Riyadh, Tripoli, and Cairo.
Mr. Baggili is a former Senior Procurement Engineer with the Consolidated Contractors Int’l Company (CCC) with work at the Ras-Gas On Shore Expansion Project / Qatar and the Saraya Aqaba Project / Jordan. He is also a former Procurement Manager with the Masar United Contracting Co., a first class general contractor, based in Jordan.
Mr. Baggili is a member of the Jordanian Engineers Association holding a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Jordan and awarded the rank#1 Jordan University Scientific Distinction Certificate and the late Eng. Ja'afar AL-Shami Award for Scientific Distinction.
Mr. Baggili, a bachelor, enjoys music and team sports and is a former professional basketball player for the Jordanian National Youth team.
Ghaliba Al Hinai is a currently working for the Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) as a Senior Production Technologist (PT) and Discipline Lead at the Study Centre. PDO is the foremost exploration and production company in the Sultanate. The Study Centre in PDO works on delivering robust technical subsurface studies and development plans for the different oil and gas fields in Oman. As Discipline Lead, she manages the overall health and competence framework within the discipline, discipline succession plan and reviews/assures the technical work carried out. She graduated with her MSc in Applied Optics from Imperial College in the UK and joined PDO as a Petroleum Engineer in 2001. She has worked as a Production Technologist in different environments such as carbonates and clastic reservoirs. Later on Ghaliba was involved in pioneering data workflow process in the data management team in PDO around 2009. Then she moved on to become a Lean Practitioner and work on implementing a Lean Process in Well and Reservoir Management.
Ms. Al Hinai enjoys reading, painting and spending time with the family. She is happily married and has four children, the youngest is a year old.
Mr. Ouf syndicated loans and was a Project Finance professional with three years of emerging market experience in Egypt, while working for a multi-‐national banking groups. He started his career working at Bank of Alexandria – Intesa SanPaolo, as a Credit Analyst. During which, he was the first junior team member to take the lead on a multi-‐million medium term loan for a Real Estate developer, given at that time the turmoil due to the 25th of January revolution.
Moving in 2012 to Bank Audi S.A.E. while working in the syndications unit at Bank Audi, his team were able to secure financing for major national and international groups working in Telecommunication, Fertilizers and Real Estate developers. During his time there he specialized in the cement and steel industries in particular.
Currently, he is undertaking my MBA with specialization in International Marketing at the European University in Munich and another MBA with specialization in International Business at the International University Bad Honnef.
He has participated in the Model United Nations New York, representing Federal Republic of Nigeria in the General Assembly Council, addressing the matter of nuclear dis-armament in North Korea and Iraq. He has have also served as vice president for Best Buddies in Egypt and volunteers for an NGO that aims to promote medical care for rural areas in Egypt.
He is an avid scuba diver with a keen interest in sharks and enjoys fishing, hunting, and tennis.
Hana Bishouty is a passionate and highly motivated individual with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, a Master’s degree in International Management from the University of West of England (UWE), and two years of experience as a Business Risk Review Officer at the Arab Bank in Jordan.
Ms. Bishouty is an avid horseback rider; an international horse endurance competitor who has participated at several horse endurance world cups; and an Arabian horse breeder with a wealth of knowledge of Arabian horses. Her bi-cultural background and focus on community collaboration has led her to become involved in a number of volunteer opportunities, mainly with the Princess Alia Foundation on equine-therapy projects for autistic children. She is a Member of the General Assembly of the Royal Jordanian Equestrian Federation.
Ms. Bishouty enjoys equestrian sports, scuba diving, yoga, traveling, arts and drawing, and exploring new cultures. She currently resides in Amman, Jordan.
Dr. Suleiman Al-Hinai is the development planning team leader in the thermal cluster in Petroleum Development Oman, PDO. He has a PhD in Petroleum Engineering and BEng in Mechanical Engineering both from the University of Leeds, UK. He has worked as a Senior Reservoir Engineer in the Study Centre in the Enhance Oil Recovery (EOR) team and has worked on several projects related to the thermal EOR. Suleiman is also the business opportunity manager for the deployment of the largest Solar Steam Project (in the world). He is also the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for thermal EOR in PDO/Shell.
Suleiman is married and have 4 children. Suleiman enjoys variety of sports in particular walking, taekwondo & football.
Heba Korra is a Senior Sales Engineer at Consukorra Co., a joint stock company that serves the food, agriculture and energy sectors through different companies and business units. Currently, she is dedicated to serve the energy solutions division that provides integrated energy solutions in the fields of power generation and distribution, co-generation, waste heat recovery and waste to energy. She is also a board member at Conuskorra Co. as well as a board member at Alkorra Foundation for Sustainable Development.
Prior to joining Consukorra, she worked as an Operational Development Engineer at Greif Egypt, a manufacturing facility that is part of Greif, the world leader in industrial packaging products and services.
Yasmine Tammam is presales manager at Esri Northeast Africa, the leading geospatial services provider in the Middle East and Africa. She has more than 12 years of experience in presales and bidding, leading a diverse team of presales engineers. She has worked across various industries spanning both public and private sectors and on opportunities ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars. She’s worked with clients such as the Environmental Agency in Abu Dhabi, the Qatari Ministry of Interior, Kuwait’s Central Statistics Bureau, Jeddah Municipality in Saudi Arabia and the Department of Surveys and Mapping in Namibia. She’s also a member of the Association for Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).
In 2002, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt and then in 2007 she earned her Masters of Science degree in Business Information Technology from Middlesex University in London, England.
Yasmine enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, sports and of course shopping! She and her husband Sherif, have one son, Adam, a strong willed almost 6 years old with an early addiction to football.
Ihsan Malik is Senior Commercial Advisor at Qatar Shell. He provides commercial advice for the world’s largest Gas to Liquids (GTL) plant; Pearl GTL, in Qatar, through developing, negotiating, executing and managing contracts and agreements with Qatar Petroleum (QP) and other energy ventures (Qatargas, RasGas, Dolphin Energy). In addition Mr. Malik acts as Business Opportunity Manager on a number of new business development projects within Qatar.
Mr. Malik has over 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, working in the United Kingdom and across the Middle East. He joined Shell in 2003 and moved to Dubai to work in the regional headquarters for the Exploration & Production business covering Middle East, Russia and CIS in the Planning, Economics & Reporting team, and subsequently in the regional Governance team. He then worked in the Gas and Power Business Development team in London, covering marketing opportunities for new Integrated Gas projects. Prior to Shell, he worked for at UBS Investment Bank in London, and the State Bureau of Foreign Experts in the People’s Republic of China.
Mr. Malik is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (CGMA, ACMA) from the United Kingdom, holds a Securities and Financial Derivatives Representative Certificate from the SFA, and graduated with a BA and MA (Oxon) in Modern History and Economics from Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. He speaks a number of languages in addition to English, including Arabic, Urdu and Mandarin Chinese.
Mr. Malik enjoys travel and a range of sports (including swimming), together with his wife, Yvonne
Yasmine Nassar is Senior Associate at Delta Inspire, a fund management company with the focus on investing in Egyptian early stage companies and startups. Prior to joining Delta Inspire, Yasmine took part in two of the leading e-commerce websites in Egypt: Jumia Egypt and Dare’n’Deal. There, Yasmine was involved in several functions such as: Sales, Account Management, Merchandizing and Commercial Planning and Business Development. Before that, Yasmine was a business analyst at McKinsey and Company developing strategies in education, healthcare, telecom and consumer goods in Egypt, GCC and Europe.
Yasmine has always been fond of entrepreneurship since she was an electronics undergraduate at the American University in Cairo (2009). She was the Vice President for Substantive Affairs at Entrepreneurs’ Society, a student-run organization at American University in Cairo that aims at spreading entrepreneurship among Egyptian youth, and currently Founding Chamber member sitting on the judging panels of the society’s competitions.
Yasmine enjoys travel and exploring different cultures, writing, books, music and movies. She is addicted to Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Coldplay, deep house, Rome, pasta and Instagram. Yasmine aims to be the Egyptian Minister of Education in the next 20 years with the plan of linking entrepreneurship to the education system.