H. E. KHAMIS JUMA BUAMIM
Chairman & Co Founder
Chairman – Arab Association for Petroleum Professionals (AAPP)
Chairman – International Offshore Development Congress (IODC)
Founder & Chairman – KB investments UAE
Mr. Buamim is a board member of Gulf Craft Inc and was the former Board Member and MD and Group CEO of Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC and the Board Member of Drake and Scull International PJSC. Mr. Buamim is the Chairman of the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries, the specialized industry council formed to promote the interests of the offshore and maritime industry in Dubai and the UAE. He is also Chairman of Arab Association for Petroleum Professionals (AAPP), for the professionals in the oil and gas industry in the Middle East and the world to connect, network and collaborate to tackle major challenges facing the industry. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Federal Committee for the Revision and Update of the UAE Maritime Law, the committee was created to review and update the UAE Commercial Maritime Law and formulate a new & futuristic law that will propel and govern the ongoing potential growth of business and the maritime industry in the UAE and the region.
Mr. Buamim is the former Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Drydocks world and Maritime world and Chairman of the Board of DDW-PaxOcean Asia PTE Singapore and has successfully led the organization through its restructuring during the global financial crisis. His leadership and direction have been instrumental in the company being able to acquire several pioneering projects on a global scale. This leadership has seen the company move from close to financial failure, create major synergies, recognize potential and place the organization firmly on a path driven to sustainable profitability and growth.
Mr. Buamim is a Leading veteran in the oil and gas industry worked with Conoco and ConocoPhillips for 26 years and held various corporate and management positions, including vice president of Dubai oil company, a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips in the United Arab Emirates. He was also the President and CEO of Regional Clean Sea Organization (RECSO) the oil industry environmental arm in the Gulf region.
Mr. Buamim is involved in a number of leading private & public organization, he is member of the Dubai Government Crises and Disasters Management Team, member of the Advisory board of Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef), Vice Chairman of the Federal Transportation Authority Technical Committee, Advisor to the Career Gulf Development and Senior Advisor in the Middle East and North Africa- Business strategies & International Energy.
Mr. Buamim has won many Awards and life time achievements, including being recognized as the most influential maritime top 50 personalities in the world by Tanker Shipping & Trade magazine of London 2015, The Maritime Standard Hall of Fame 2016, H.H sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Business Award 2014, The Tatweej Personality Award for leadership, management and business 2014, The "Outstanding Lifetime Achievement" award from Lloyd's List London for Business 2014, The year personality award in the field of marine and maritime industry by International Ships Techniques 2013, Sword of Honors from the British Safety Council “ London 2014, The International Prize in Human Resource Management, The Archimedes Achievement Award "for excellence and exchange of knowledge" - United States of America and many others.
Holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics - United Kingdom and the National Administration degree in Crises Management and incident Command - United States of America and the High-accreditation on international human resources management (IPM) & a Credited executive in Mergers, acquisitions and transformation including corporate restructuring, finance and growth.
ENG. MOHAMMED SAIF AL-GUSAIER
Vice president Refining, Saudi Aramco 2007-2009
Vice president Product Distribution, Saudi Aramco 2005-2007
Vice President Eastern Region Refining, Terminals and Distribution 2001-2005
Executive Director Western Region Refining and Distribution 1999-2001
President & Ceo Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Co. (Samref) Yanbu 1996-1999
Mohammed is a Chemical Engineering Graduate of New Mexico State University, Las Cruces USA 1981. He attended the Executives Program at the Penn State University in 1995.
Mohammed filled various managerial positions at Riyadh, Jeddah and Ras Tanura Refineries. He also acted as General Manager, Ras Tanura Refinery and Executive Director, Ras Tanura Refining and Riyadh/Jeddah Refining at all functions, operations, engineering and maintenance.
FAWZ ISMAIL YOUSUF
Founder & Vice Chairman
Chairman, Vision Haulage (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg - 2013 Present
Chairman, Vision International Holdings, Johannesburg - 2010 Present
Proprietor, Amiraa Commercial & Industrial Ltd., Luanda - 2012 - 2017
Proprietor, Quality Food & Beverages Ltd., Luanda - 2011 - 2016
Proprietor, Supreme Foods Limited, Maputo - 2008 - 2011
Chairman, Mopani International Limited, Maputo - 2006 - 2009
Founder, Mopani Hardware, Lusaka - 2003 - 2006
Till current Fawz establishes nationally & internationally many Co, Organizations.
Versatile business leader and serial entrepreneur, bringing 16 years of experience as an accomplished Chairman. Strategic problem solver, change manager and visionary executive able to implement plans meeting current and future needs. Key expertise in Oil and Gas Sector.
CEO & Co Founder
Kyriakos Kyvelos founded Saudi Investment Group in 2014 and till today is the group’s CEO.
Some of Kyriakos’ career highlights include:
2019: Joined BAB Holdings (Jeddah, KSA) as Senior Advisor for Investments.
2011: Joined FINEXTRA PARTNERS as a Partner. FINEXTRA merged with Chartered Associates Corp. and today maintains offices in Toronto, ON, Canada, UK, Europe and Asia. Currently he is an Advisor for the verticals of Maritime, Mines & Minerals, Hospitality.
2011: Co-founded Green Al Renewables Africa with the view to develop and manage renewable energy & environmental projects in the greater West Africa region.
2010: Co-founded the JV between the Republic of The Gambia State & Gallia Holdings (a private investment company) for the national sea passenger transportation sector and then Gambia Ferries Management Company (Banjul, Gambia) where he appointed as Managing Director until 2014.
2008 -2010: COO of HBTC Group of Companies (Jeddah, KSA) mainly managing the Naval Services and Real Estate arm of the group.
2007-2008: COO of Maritime Holdings (Bristol, UK) a Maritime & Naval Services firm specialized in the sea passenger transportation.
2003: Founder & Managing Director of Marine International Services Group with offices and presence in Hong Kong & Jeddah (KSA). The group offers specialized services in the sea passenger transportation vertical.
Nicholas Kairis an active business and legal counsel to enterprises for almost twenty-one years, in Greece, Germany, Cyprus, the U.A.E. and the U.S. Member of the Athens Bar Association since 1998 and having established his own law firm in 2004 his fields of activity have been banking, financial and international trade law and respective transactions and derivatives, both OTC and within commodities’ exchanges, with a special focus in regard to compliance and regulatory for various financing structures, collateralization of commodities, corporate bonds and IPOs in various jurisdictions. He had many years of collaboration with the Moratis – Passas Law Firm, which was functioning as outsourced legal counsel to both Citibank N.Y. in Athens/ Greece as well as Laiki Bank in Athens. He was also able to also assist operations in the U.S. regarding issuance, underwriting and legal opinions on securities. Holds post graduate studies diploma from the Law Faculty of the University of Heidelberg in the fields of international arbitration and participated to seminars at the University of Strasburg in the fields of corporate law. Has taught specific legal contractual forms and maritime financing at the Hellenic Shipbrokers’ Association’s seminars. Speaks Greek, English, German and French
Chief Marine Services Officer
Kim Johnson after many years in the marine engineering field, from work shop apprentice to chief engineer and ship contractor he noted that little or no support was afforded to the vessel/fleet owner and accordingly created a hands on consultancy company in 2002 Marine Services International and dedicated solely to this purpose. A company that over the years has assisted owners and Governments around the world to improve their own marine services, enjoying both increased efficiency and profits.
Marine Services International aim is to ensure that the vessel, or fleet are run in a streamline, professional and cost efficient manner, ultimately producing increased revenue and relieving the owner of the stresses involved in the day to day running of a marine orientated business.
Kim has the vast experience built up over many years in the following fields:
- Vessel/fleet management – Vessel viability / feasibility and compatibility. The assessing of a vessel to calculate its ability to meet the demands required by the user, to asses the potential profitability of a vessel across a designated time span in accordance with its anticipated use. To make long term and ‘life span’ cost calculations, assessing vessels potential to adapt to changing needs and safety regulations.
- Crew management – Crew structure, rotation and cost efficiency.
- Technical support – 20+ years, spanning 3 decades in the Marine engineering field in Naval yards and at sea. To inspect/survey a vessel to ascertain its current condition and/or to place an accurate valuation upon said vessel. The understanding of a vessels mechanical and structural workings with the ability to advise and if required, affect repairs/improvements.
- Vessel support and repair – The costing of vessel maintenance by outside contractors/naval yards. The costing of vessel supplies, spare parts and consumables.
- Support network – A worldwide network of personnel and services that have been approved by the company, to assist owners to insure high standards of assistance, no matter where their vessel or fleet may be located.
Senior Agricultural Advisor (SAA)
Justin has a lifetime of experience working in agriculture and has spent time studying and evaluating agriculture operations in Panama, Brazil, Europe and Africa. His strong business background and experience with large corporations provide the foundation needed to be the CEO of Global Farming Solutions. His impressive leadership and people skills enable him to train and manage large self employed workforces and establish cross-cultural relationships in diverse and often remote environments with significant communication barriers.
A native of Iowa, he grew up working for Bruchside Farms, Inc, as an original business partner, and is still actively involved with the family farming operation in northwest Iowa. Upon completing his BS in Agronomy in 2000 from Iowa State University, he spent a year in New Jersey doing inside sales and marketing for Alpharma Animal Health. He then relocated to Fresno California in 2001 and managed a multi-million dollar territory covering four states. In 2004, Justin took on responsibilities for managing CA and AZ for Novartis Animal Health. Responsibilities included budgeting, sales, marketing funds and management responsibilities for a key Novartis distribution chain.
In 2007, Justin completed his MBA from California State University-Fresno. He then moved to Ukraine to found GFS. His initial GFS project was to manage a farm for Morgan Stanley in southern Ukraine. He then expanded his management and consulting work to include operations in Iowa, USA, throughout Ukraine and multiple countries in Africa. He currently resides in Lviv, Ukraine.