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Professional Profile

Results oriented executive specializing in business development, contract negotiations, strategic planning, and government relations. A proficient networker who possesses strong influencing and advocacy skills and a unique ability to translate high-level concepts into concrete business opportunities, identify market opportunities and grow partnerships.

Summary of Key Professional Accomplishments

  • Successfully negotiated inter-governmental cooperation agreements between Libyan Economic Development Board and, International & government organizations in various countries.
  • Appointed by government to lead a multi-national team that assessed the competitiveness of all social and economic sectors of Libya.
  • Participated and advocated for the establishment of the Libyan National Economic Development Board (NEDB).
  • Led bid evaluation teams that concluded project tenders valued 100’s USD$ worth of infrastructure and Industry (Oil & Power) projects.
  • Key member of various National level committees that addressed national issues and promotion of foreign direct investment.

Professional Experience

  • Libyan National Economic Development Board –         Tripoli, Libya 06/07 – 08/11
  • Director, International Cooperation & Public Relations
  • Built and maintained strategic relationships with key decision-makers from select Asia Pacific countries (Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan).
  • Crafted and negotiated inter-governmental agreements that promoted economic development and human resource capacity building.
  • Prepared reports to the Office of the Prime Minister and coordinated promotional efforts with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Libyan National Economic Development Board –         Tripoli, Libya 06/08 – 06/09

Manager, Strategic Development Program

Managed the design of macro-level monitoring system to oversee the implementation of the nationwide development program. The system is designed to provide technical assistance to all government Ministries and departments. And to draft internal white papers for Prime Minister office showing the findings and analysis of socio economic indicators.

  • Libyan National Economic Strategy Board – NES        Tripoli, Libya 06/05 – 05/07

Executive Committee Member

  • Member of the Executive Committee that evaluated and analyzed findings of Phase I research
  • Designed and implemented recommendations that led to creation of the first Libyan National Economic Development Board (NEDB)

Libyan National Economic Strategy Board  –   Tripoli, Libya 06/05 – 05/07

Team Leader-Phase I

  • Supervised local team and assisted International experts to assess overall competitiveness of all social and economic sectors in Libya
  • Coordinated first ever cross-sector national consolidation of key data (e.g. performance indicators) from all Ministries and departments

Libyan National Oil Corporation NOC Tripoli, Libya 08/03 – 05/05

Oil Processing Department

  • Responsible for financial stewardship (e.g. operational costs and investment proposals) and profitability planning of 5 refineries and petrochemical plants
  • Regularly briefed Sr. Management at the National Oil Company and government officials on production, feedstock levels, and other key operational issues
  • Mentored junior members of team and overall staff

Azzawiya Oil Refining Company Zawiya, Libya 06/95 – 07/03

Planning & Cost Control Coordinator for the Refinery revamp in order to enhance performance and produce more lighter products to improve economics and profitability

Education & Training

  • Ohio University (USA) BSE Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) Executive Certificate in Entrepreneurship Development

– Arabic (mother tongue), English (Fluent Spoken and Written)

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