Chairman of the Board of Directors
Self-made entrepreneur and businessman striving to explore new business frontiers with economies of scope strategy to sustain my business and to provide clients with cutting edge and total solutions
He is a Prominent Qatari businessman based in Doha. Partner, Chairman, and group president to “Power International Holding” also the co-founder and Chairman for “Urbacon Trading & Contracting" (UCC), one of the GCC’s leading, grade one licensed building and contracting companies in Qatar,
Experienced and a proven leader who has and continues to setup companies world-wide that invest in construction, real-estate development, hospitality, food & beverage, retail, and facility management.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Al-Khayyat is a well-known entrepreneur and a proven leader that bring a wealth of experience in operations, risk management, and development.
Mr. Al-Khayyat is a co-founder, Deputy Chairman, and Managing Director of Urbacon Trading & Contracting (UCC). UCC has become a synonym for vision, creativity, expertise, Quality, and delivery. UCC has successfully delivered some the most prestigious, visionary, and technically challenging projects and developments in Qatar, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
Mr. Al-Khayyat is the co-founder, Deputy Chairman, and Group Vice President to “Power International Holding” a conglomerate of Real Estate Development and investment, industrial, F&B, Retail, Dairy farming, and service firms.
Board Member / Independent
Dr. Adnan is an Independent Board Member of Power International Holding, Assets Real Estate Development co. and Baladna co. – Qatar. In addition, he is an Independent Board Member of Arab Jordan Investment Bank and Palestine Investment Bank as well.
He is also an Executive Director and Secretary to the Board of Directors at Salam International Investment Limited and Advisor & Secretary to the Board of Directors of Salam Bounian Development. Dr. Steitieh has held several managerial and leadership positions in different companies and countries.
In addition, Dr. Adnan is an International Arbitrator accredited by Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration, an assistant Professor at the College of Management & Economics - Qatar University and a member of Award Committee of Social Responsibility.
Dr. Steitieh holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Management and Economics from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management – Germany and a bachelor’s degree in Law & Political Sciences from Arab University of Beirut – Lebanon in addition to various Diplomas and other advanced qualifications in International Relations, Sustainable Development, Reserve Management and Public Policy. Dr. Steitieh has cumulative operational experience of ca. 40 years.
Dutch Nationality, studied at the Nyenrode Business School in the Netherlands. Extensive experience, has worked for over 35 years in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Industry in many parts of the world.
Worked for Multinationals like Unilever, Coca-Cola and the last 17 years at FrieslandCampina, one of the largest Dairy Companies in the world.
Chief Commercial Officer
holds a M.Sc. from York University in the UK in addition to being a Graduate of both the Marketing Institute of Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).
Before joining Baladna Aidan was Chief Operating Officer for four years for Al Safi Danone based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Previous positions also included Chief Sales and Trade Marketing Officer for SADAFCO Plc and Head of Sales for Almarai Plc for seven years.
He has over 20 years senior management experience in Dairy sector across the Middle East and is from Ireland.
Managing Director and Deputy CEO
Mr. Maurice A. Ghattas brings in a wealth of knowledge and experience at Multinationals and Local Family Offices. He possesses a proven track record of accomplishments, delivering growth solutions and sustainable consistent revenue growth. With 31 years of experience in the USA and the Gulf Region, Mr. Ghattas possesses extensive knowledge in Structuring and Managing Diverse and Complex Groups, Mergers and Acquisitions, Right Sizing companies in lean times, Lean Thinking / Six Sigma Methodologies, Strategic Sourcing and Outsourcing, Operational Management, Total Cost Management, Customer Development and Inventory Management….
Mr. Ghattas has held the Group Chief Executive Officer position at diverse International Companies including Aban Investments – Ghobash Group, Yusuf Bin Ahmad Kanoo Group of Companies and National Holding. He joined WR Grace in Maryland as Chief Procurement Officer where he created departments to focus on the $1.2 Billion plus global spend, and later became the Managing Director for WR Grace Dubai and Germany.
Mr. Ghattas has an MBA in Operations and Production Management and a B.S. Civil Engineering both obtained at Syracuse University, Martin J. Whitman School of Management and School of Engineering.
He has attended numerous executive classes at prestigious institutions such as :
-Negotiations class and dealing with difficult people in Harvard University
-Lean Manufacturing and Thinking in University of Tennessee
-Executive Management Training Classes in University of Virginia, Darden school of business to name a few..
Mr. Ghattas specializes in Business Strategy and Organizational Structuring, Strategic Planning, International Supply Chain Management and Corporate Development. A strong P&L manager, leader and motivator who is fully adept at taking on challenges and continuously succeeding on every project he has been involved.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Eyad is a well proven leader within the Finance community in the Middle East and the GCC in particular. With over 23 years of experience in leading Finance Departments in the region, he has led Major Publicly Listed Companies and Family Business Finance Departments and have also assumed Board and Top Management positions within.
Mr. Eyad has major experience within the Construction, Contracting, and Real Estate Business in addition to his experience within Hospitality, Malls, and Banking Industry where has been in charge of building solid financial departments, Leading IPO, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring and Turnaround, strategic planning, complex funding and treasury operations, cost management and lean operations engineering, creation of efficient and effective policies and procedures, and corporate governance.
Mr. Eyad has held many positions as Head of Corporate / Banking, Group CFO, Acting CEO, Head of Internal audit committee in addition to being a Board Member within various leading companies within the Middle East, Europe and USA.
Prior to Joining Power International Holding, Mr. Eyad has worked with some of the major institutions within the Middle East and GCC including: Al Futtaim Group Real Estate, Dubai Properties Group, Arabtec Holding, DEPA LTD, Standard Chartered Bank and Arab Bank.
Mr. Eyad Holds an MBA from University of Wollongong in Dubai and is an Accounting and Finance Graduate from Yarmouk University in Jordan. He has many professional degrees including Master Financial Professional, Chartered Portfolio Manager from The American Academy of Financial Management and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He has also attended extensive C-Level training with Top Tier Universities and training institutes such as London Business School in the UK.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. El Zeftawy has more than 23 years of extensive regional and global HR experience in Multinationals, Semi Government and Family owned business environment.
He started his career in Egypt and in Milan, Italy with the Italian oil and gas giant, ENI. Then he joined the American project management company, Bechtel International in Egypt & UK. His Gulf experience started with Borouge (Abu Dhabi Polymers Company) and then joined the Abu Dhabi conglomerate "Al Jaber Group" before joining Power International Holding.
Chief Legal Officer
In his capacity as the Group Chief Legal Officer and Director of Legal Department, Mr. Kabbani is responsible for overseeing Power International Holding’s local and worldwide legal affairs including litigation, arbitration, intellectual property, construction and corporate matters and advising the Board of Directors on all legal matters. Power International Holding’s Government Affairs Department report to him.
Mr. Kabbani has had over 18 years of extensive experience in different jurisdiction focused on mergers and acquisitions, hotel acquisition, private equity, joint ventures and strategic alliances, the formation and structuring of new business entities, licensing and commercial contracting matters, corporate governance issues, counsel in international arbitration cases under ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, and ad hoc. His experience covers a wide range of industry sectors including but not limited to manufacturing, Distribution, Construction, Hospitality, Franchising, retail and health care. As a process-oriented problem solver, Mr. Kabbani has strong conceptual, business and legal analysis skills to find solutions to non-traditional business challenges.
Mr. Kabbani, a native of Beirut, graduated in 1995 magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Law from the Lebanese University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences and currently finalising his master’s degree, Mr. Kabbani is also Certified Sharia Advisor and Auditor and speaks Arabic, English and French.
Chief Procurement Officer
More than 25 years of Experience in Top Business Management, Sales & Marketing in leading Construction, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure Construction Chemicals, Trading & Manufacturing Companies. Managing All Projects & Subsidiaries Procurement Globally & LocalIy with wide experience & knowledge and experience in Top Management & Factories Administration, Marketing & Sales
Responsible for working closely with the selected suppliers and managing the Companies Procurement activities. Also providing leadership for purchasing Departments and motivating staff to achieve maximum performance within all Projects Operational Procedure. Responsible in sourcing best quality & best price. Find alternatives & sourcing to support the Projects.
Communication and Marketing Director
Twenty-three years of extensive and successful experience as an executive director,initiating growth policies as a Senior Executive.
A seasoned professional, with an outstanding planning, execution, monitoring, and resource balancing skills; with the ability to support multiple projects in a matrix of organizational structure.
Direct communication with stakeholders to provide accurate reporting and information regarding ongoing projects and initiatives. develop and execute strategies that are intended to create and uphold a positive public image for the group. By working and forming relationships with various members of the media, government, and public, to uphold positive image for the company and to generate new business opportunities.
Chief Internal Auditor
Mr. Ziad Aljazaerly, a Civil Engineer since 1976. He held several positions and responsibilities in Syria ,KSA & Qatar with total 41 years of field experience in different projects in university & water pipe lines and electrical overhead lines and transportation along with engineering consulting office.
He currently holds the position of Chief Internal Auditor since he joined Power International Holding.
Risk and Insurance Director
Vastly knowledgeable of insurance rules and regulations and classes of insurance. Highly organized and efficient. Extremely capable manager and leader. Proficient in all phases of organizing and coordinating projects, meeting deadlines and budgets. Influenced the local insurance market by introducing several new insurance products which the market then followed.
Effectively managed, negotiated and settled several high profile insurance claims with local and international insurance carriers on behalf of Clients.
Group Creative Director
With over 9 years of experience in advertising, marketing and creative design, as well as a solid background in the production and editing of recognized television productions in Middle East, Mr. Idilbi has helped shape the development of the company through his extensive technical expertise and creative vision.
Supported by a large team of multitalented designers, programmers and production staff, Mr. Idilbi has pioneered the creative aesthetic of over 40 corporate brands and various hospitality and food and beverage outlets.
Group Finance Director
Saifullah Khan, Group Finance Director joined the Group in September 2014. He holds the degree in MBA finance and Certified Public Accountant.
Having the exceptional experience of more than 16 Years in the field of accounts, finance, audit and budgetary analysis of leading corporate entities.
More than 12 years of Finance and audit experience in multinational and local holding companies. He held several positions and responsibilities in Egypt and Qatar.
Mr. Sameh is a result driven, self-motivated and resourceful Finance Manager and he has joined PIH.
Senior Director – IT
Jasim is a Senior IT Management professional with close to 15 years of experience across Middle East, North Africa, India, & Turkey. His experience goes across IT Consulting, Retail, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, and Technology Services industries.
He is an evolving IT Digital Transformation leader with experience across the spectrum of Digital touchpoints and proven business outcomes. Played leadership roles in developing IT Strategy, driving Digital Transformation of Businesses, ERP Transformations and IT Infrastructure Operations related initiatives.
His key strength is in simplifying business processes, executing large IT projects, managing diverse teams and understanding importance of delivering customer value. Has hands-on experiences in ERP implementations, mobile apps, IOT, Artificial Intelligence projects, Cloud deployments and Analytics.
Jasim has an MBA in Supply Chain & Operations and Bachelor’s in Information Technology & Engineering. His vision is to see IT as a growth driver and how it can positively impact business results and enhance customer experience.