Board of Directors

M.Alnaimi

 

Mazen Alnaimi
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Alnaimi has vast experience spanning almost 30 years in the commercialization of greenfield oil and gas, petrochemicals and steelmaking projects. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska (1977) and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston (1981). In 1989, Mr. Alnaimi started the first private-sector petrochemical facility in the Arabian Gulf, Chemanol, which he took public in 2008. In 2000, Mr. Alnaimi started the first medium-section structural steel company in the Gulf region, United Gulf Steel.

mazen 2014 2

 

Mazen Haddad
Director

Mr. Haddad was formally President of Township Capital Inc. from 2005 until 2010. He was formerly Chairman of SGI Properties Canada Fund L.P., and past Vice-President of SGI Capital Corporation. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Emory University of Atlanta, Georgia.

florian 2014 2

 

Florian Rais
Director

Mr. Rais is the Founder of Far Investments Inc. and is a Partner at Tangent Venture, a private equity investment firm in London, England. He is also a Director of Blue Wall Shipping Limited and China Motors Ltd. Mr. Rais holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Lausanne Business School.

R.Ghali

 

Raouf Ghali
Director

Mr. Ghali has 25 years of international experience in financial services and business development. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (1980) and several levels of commercial pilot license (1984). He recently assisted in the due diligence leading to the reorganization and financing of Argex Titanium and the introduction of Mr. Alnaimi as an investor and chairman.

S.Hollanda.2

 

Steve Hollanda
Director

Mr. Hollanda, a private investor, is currently retired. After graduating from Sir George Williams College in commerce, Mr. Hollanda worked as a Fund Accounting Manager for Power Corporation of Canada. He was subsequently appointed a director of Capital Dynamics, a subsidiary of Power Corp. He joined Pracht of Canada as comptroller in 1975 and later served as a director of the company. Mr. Hollanda was Director of Finance of Excel Global Logistics (Canada) from the time the company acquired Pracht in 1983 up until his retirement in 2002. Excel Global Logistics was in turn acquired by DHL Logistics a few years later.

silhouette

 

Lyon Rich
Director

Lyon Rich earned a B.Sc. from McGill in 1965 and an M.B.A. from McGill in 1967. Following 12 years in industry in operational roles, Mr. Rich formed L.M. Rich Associates Inc. in 1976. L.M. Rich Associates provides consulting services to private and public companies.

James Beresse.2

 

James Beresse
Director

James P. Berresse holds a Bachelor of Science (Finance) degree from Arizona State University and over three decades of senior management experience in finance and manufacturing. Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbian Chemicals Company, a wholly owned subsidiary and leading manufacturer of carbon black, an engineered material that improves the strength, durability and overall performance of a range of products

silhouette

 

Amir Dallala
Director

Amir Dallala is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), auditor and Chartered Accountant (C.A.). Since 2000, Mr. Dallala has been a senior partner of the accounting firm DHA Inc., auditing the firm’s local and international corporate and individual clients. He is also a founder, and has been a partner since 2000, of Intercap Venture Partners Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to corporate mergers and acquisitions for Québec-based companies as well as technology transfers, feasibility studies and internal controls for projects in developing countries.