OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Mr. Nawzad Husain Junde

Group CEO

Mr. Nawzad Husain Junde

Mr. Junde joined Salahaddin in August 2019 as Group CEO. Prior to joining Salahaddin, he held several positions at Korek Telecom, which is one of the major three Mobile Telecommunication operators in Iraq. With more than 11 years of service at Korek Telecom, Mr. Junde fulfilled the role of Deputy Chairman, Member of the Board of Directors, CEO, as well as Managing Director. Furthermore, during this time, Mr. Junde was participating in and leading multiple multi-billion USD joint ventures and acquisition projects. Mr. Junde graduated in 1986 as an Engineer from HTS Amsterdam with a focus on electrical engineering, computer science, and telecommunication science. In addition to more than 38 years of work and entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Junde acquired core competencies in areas such as Senior Corporate Transition Management, Business Management, Business Development, as well as in setting up new ventures during his many years working for multinational companies in Europe.

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Mr. Sabu Mathew

Supply Chain Director

Mr. Sabu Mathew

Mr. Mathew joined Salahaddin in May 2018 from DAC - Dohuk Agricultural Company, a leading poultry farm in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. At DAC he was not only responsible for the Supply Chain but was the Project Director for the implementation as well. Prior to that, Mr. Mathew held various procurement positions working in Dubai in different companies for 15 years. Such were companies like IGGT Global - a supplier of oil & gas, marine and logistics products, or Fluor – one of the largest engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance companies, as well as Wade Adams – a general construction and project development company. His long lasting experience in the Region and his understanding of the culture and markets make him a valuable asset to the company. Mr. Mathew holds a MBA from Manipal University in India, a MA in English Literature from Kerala University in India and a post graduate Diploma in System Development from National Institute of Information Technology in India.

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Mr. Ayman Mansour

Group HR Director

Mr. Ayman Mansour

Mr. Mansour joined Salahaddin Investment Company in July 2016 from Exeed Industries, a leading manufacturer with 6 factories of building materials in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he was the HR Director. Prior to that, Mr. Mansour led HR departments of various local and multinational companies in the GCC such as JAG Group/Al Khaleej Sugar – the largest sugar refinery in the world; and Future Pipe Industries – one of the largest pipe manufacturers in the world with a global presence in over 20 countries. Throughout his experience, he has proven abilities as a driver and innovator of HR processes that support business plans by consistently delivering gains in company growth, profit, organizational status, and employee development. Mr. Mansour established HR departments from the ground up and successfully created and implemented HR systems. He had been sent to North America, Africa and Europe for the implementation of HR related system integration with foreign subsidiaries. Recently, Mr. Mansour has been given an additional role as the Group Transformation Advisor to review new and existing processes, resources and systems, making and overseeing any changes to the Company infrastructure for the better. Mr. Mansour holds a Master’s Degree from the American University of Beirut and a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

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Mr. Ajith Kumar

Chief of Audit & Compliance

Mr. Ajith Kumar

Mr. Kumar joined Salahaddin in October 2018. Prior to this he was the Head of Internal Audit at TATA Coffee Limited, Bangalore/ India, working closely with the Audit Committee and the Senior Leadership Team. He was a Manager of SABMiller India (now AB InBev), Internal Audit Team for about 6 years with rich experience in internal audit, risk management, investigations and process reviews. Previously, he was a consultant with Ernst & Young - Risk Advisory practice handling internal audits and delivering consultancy services to blue chip companies. Mr. Ajith has handled assignments with large and medium Corporates active in Banking, Manufacturing and the Service sectors and has a wide experience in global audit & risk practices. He has been actively involved in various assignments in processes & functions of manufacturing companies. He is a Commerce graduate from Bangalore University and has completed his Chartered Accountancy, from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also completed a certificate course on forensic accounting and fraud detection from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.