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Supported by a team of advisors, the Founder & CEO is Dr. Arafat El Mourad.

Dr. Arafat is a self-motivated and a passionate upcoming entrepreneur. He acquired his Doctorate in Business Administration from SBS Swiss Business School, Switzerland. Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). Author of “Innovation in procurement and its added value to UAE banking sector” book. He has work experience of more than 2 decades in the managerial level as head of Information Technology and Head of Strategic Sourcing. A result-oriented expert in the development of policy and procedures, identify the gasps intelligently.

Georgina Assaad​
Senior Partner (CPO)
Chief People Officer

Georgina has over 23 years of experience in Operations & Human Capital consulting building high performance Human Resources Departments as well as optimizing HR systems in international, government & semi government sectors. ​

A results-oriented global HR Manager who crafts high potential teams by leveraging expertise in human capital innovation, demonstrates success in sustainably improving business performance through talent, culture and technology as tools to transform business processes and culture. ​


Insaf Karbajha
Finance & Accounting​

Insaf has 8 years of experience in the finance and accounting industry. Also, she possesses strong technical skills and capabilities. she has a lot of knowledge and experience in financial management. competent in accounting, forecasting financial reporting, financial analysis, financial risk management, and budgeting. She Frequently works effectively and provide a higher revenue growth.

Insaf is a hard-core technical expert with professional experience in the Financial Management Trainings for the organizations and enterprises, in addition to her managerial and leadership profiles.

She is enrolled in the first year of PhD program in economics at Saint Joseph University in Beirut and holds a Master's degree in economics, banks and financial markets.

Dr. Muddassir Ahmed​
Senior Partner
Supply Chain

Dr. Muddassir Ahmed, PhD, is a professional supply chain management expert with 16 years of industry experience.​

A persuasive leader, a problem solver, and a strong strategic planner. Dr. Ahmed never loses sight of the larger picture, even when challenged by business details and impending deadlines. He consistently delivers results and contributes to revenue growth.​

As a diligent hardworking professional and a keen supply chain strategist, Dr. Ahmed founded the supply chain platform – with the goal to “Help Supply Chains Thrive”.

Wael Barghouti
Senior Partner (CSO)
Chief Strategy Officer

With over 25 years in the fields of strategic planning, reputation management, crisis communications and entrepreneurship, Wael M. Barghouti has influenced behavior change in the many industries he worked with. Industries include real estate investments, sports organizing committees, hospitality, software manufacturing and many more.​

Wael is engaged on a number of advisory roles and was a member of the Arab vision for digital economy, supported by the League of Arab States to empower the 22 Arab States to create jobs and support reaching their digital transformation potential.

Shaima Al Helaibi ​

A Certified Diploma of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM), Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), and Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) an "Agent of Change" who inspire & creates change that drives strategy and modern procurement best practices.​

Shaima Al Helaibi is an optimistic Head of purchasing at Bahrain Airport Company with over than 11 years’ experience, a procurement professional that strongly believes in great skilled leadership, professional communication and soft skills development.

Hani Bani Amer
Senior Partner (CSO) 
Chief Security Officer

A versatile and highly accomplished certified security leader and public speaker with 20 years of progressive experience in cybersecurity, information security, digital transformation and network architecture. Hani has Master of Business Administration & Strategic Management and Bachelor Degree of computer Engineering, along with most appreciated professional domain certificates like CCIE (2009), CISSP (2015) and CISA (2016).​

Hani has extensive experience in digital transformation, cybersecurity transformation, cybersecurity program management, cybersecurity architecture and audits.​

Hani worked in many verticals like BSFI, Oil and Gas, MSSP and system integrators. He comes from deep technical background with Solid management & leadership skillset.

Jamil Darwish
Senior Partner (CMO)
Chief Marketing Officer

With over 10 years of experience spanning over multiple industries, Jamil has worked on the development, planning, and execution of some of the largest organizations’ marketing, advertising and communications initiatives.

With a creative approach driven by commercial judgement, Jamil plays a vital role in business growth with responsibilities ranging from conceptualizing business strategies to brand equity.

Jawad Wakim

Jawad Gebran Wakim is a Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) and a certified procurement professional that influence others to deliver their best value to their communities and organization.​

As Senior Procurement consultant, he has over 20 years of experience in procurement of a wide assortment of standard and complex goods and services especially the ones pertaining to the implementation of UNESCWA projects, in full compliance with the United Nations Procurement rules and regulations.​

Actively participated in  the establishment of new procurement units and guiding internal clients on the Procurement function through training workshops, rules and regulation.

Mudasser Ali Khan​

Mudasser Ali Khan is a seasoned professional, Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) and a certified trainer in Procurement & Supply Chain with a diversified experience of over 17 years in FMCG, Textile and Oil & Gas Sector. ​

A Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) and a holder of Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain. He is currently a PhD Scholar in Supply Chain Business Management at Iobm, Pakistan.​

Mudasser has also attained number of international certifications including CPPP, TTT, DILT, CMILT, DSCM. He is also a consultant, researcher and an independent evaluator, mentor & facilitator in the field of Procurement and Supply Chain. Mudasser has trained 150+ aspirants in the field of Supply Chain Management. 

Maryam Monjazi​
Senior Partner
Supply Chain & Procurement

Having 20 years of experience in manufacturing, hospitality, food & beverage, consulting and IT sectors in Europe and Middle East, Maryam has extensive experience in department restructuration, strategic procurement, tender/contract management, planning, inbound and outbound logistics, warehouse and stock management with high technical acumen.  ​

She has worked on projects in France and UK for the public sector as well as major French companies (Thales, Accor, Auchan, Essilor...) before moving to the UAE to collaborate with regional food producers and international distributors. With proven leadership and experienced in developing global teams, Maryam is responding to differing business cultures and in the most challenging environments. Her transverse vision of the company allows her to effectively communicate and link with other departments and stakeholders. ​

She holds an MBA from Warwick Business School/ESSEC/Mannheim Universitat, also she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (FCIPS).

Youness Zahir​Senior Partner (CTO)
Chief Technology Officer

Youness is the founder of ValSquad LLC, a software house that helps client with their digital transformation journey through enabling them with software solutions and technical consulting. ​

He is also serving as the Chief Technology Officer of Blackstone eIT LLC, a multinational corporation specialized in Artificial intelligence and smart solutions serving public and private sectors Clients. ​


Before devoting his work fulltime to ValSquad and Blackstone eIT, Youness served as Head of Software Development at TDRA. Which allowed him to gain a tremendous experience in large scale digital initiatives and country-wide transformational projects. ​


In addition to his managerial and leadership profile, Youness is a hard-core technical person thanks to his background as a software engineer and had hands-on success stories in developing and building products from scratch. 

Malak Marai
Digital Transformation

From a professional working in the domain of financial laws and taxation, to the design and implementation of digital procurement solutions, Malak has over 10 years of experience in the field of procurement and corporate shared services. ​
With a strong background in procurement technology and the procurement domain, Malak spearheaded the complete overhaul of digital transformation of procurement within ENBD group. By engaging internal and external stakeholders, she was able to lead the end-to-end source-to-pay automation program including benchmarking and transforming business processes and technologies with world-class industry standards.​
In parallel, Malak works closely with executive management on strategic initiatives that align with the organization’s roadmap. She has driven successful partnerships and collaborations with market leaders to enable organizations to further their contributions to ESG and to obtain industry recognitions in the domain of sustainability.

Ahmed AlMeligy​
Senior Partner
Principle Consultant

Principal Consultant, Innovation | Excellence Models | Int'l Standards. EFQM Senior Assessor | ISO Lead Auditor & Trainer | Six Sigma Black Belt.​

A resourceful industrial engineer with over 25 years of hands-on experience and proven ability to develop and strengthen management teams in order to maximize organization's effectiveness and efficiency. Expertise includes a variety of applications in different industries and business environments. (e.g., Healthcare /Automotive/ Utilities / Healthcare /Culture, Education/ …) and across Government & and semi government sectors. Specialties include assessment, training, advising and consulting in Innovation management, Excellence models & Awards /(e.g. EFQM, /DGEP, EGEA, UAE Excellence G4/ GEM2.), Project & Asset Management, TQM, Six Sigma, ISO Standards, Strategic Planning & KPIs, Sustainability, CSR, Governance & Risk Management, , Business Continuity, IT service Mgt., and Information Security. 

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