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About me

With over three decades of experience, starting in military and security and evolving into energy, consulting, and everything else worth engaging in, I’m proud to hold the role of Chairman & CEO at Al Thuraya Holdings, overseeing a global conglomerate consisting of 17 subsidiary companies. With a solid foundation built during my 31-year experience in the US Military, where I rose to the rank of full Colonel, I transitioned into the private sector, founding Al Thuraya Consultancy in 2009 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Under my leadership, Al Thuraya Consultancy swiftly became a leading provider of risk management and security services, paving the way for the expansion of Al Thuraya Holdings into the globally sought after provider it is today.

Now, Al Thuraya Holdings is just the figurehead for 17 different companies that I have driven from inception to impact. Get in touch with me to find out more.
  • American University of Athens: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

  • George Washington University: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering/Information Systems (Telecommunications)

  • Georgetown University: Master of Business Administration

  • Additional Courses: Completed courses from the US Military, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense

  • Current Position:

    • Chairman & CEO, Al Thuraya Holdings (2009 - Present)

  • Previous Position:

    • Full Colonel, US Military (31 years)

    • Assistant Regional Vice President North Africa 12C, ASIS International

    • Supporter of the UN Global Compact

    • Ambassador of Duty of Care, Singapore Declaration 2017

    • Supporter of International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)

  • Counter-terrorism Analyst and Speaker featured in various industry publications including The Guardian UK, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BBC, and CNN.

  • Contributed to reports and insights on topics such as People Risk Management and US Special Forces.


Currently, I serve as the Chairman & CEO of Al Thuraya Holdings and its subsidiary companies. My journey epitomizes resilience, adaptability, and innovation. With over three decades of service in the US Military, culminating in my honorable discharge as a full Colonel, my leadership acumen was forged in the crucible of challenge and adversity. In 2009, I founded Al Thuraya Consultancy in Abu Dhabi, UAE, laying the cornerstone for what would evolve into Al Thuraya Holdings, a global conglomerate renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation. My expertise in risk management and security services has propelled Al Thuraya Holdings to the forefront of the industry, with a diverse portfolio spanning critical infrastructure, development, natural resources, sports, technology, and transportation. My visionary leadership has fostered a culture of collaboration and innovation within the organization, driving unparalleled growth and success.

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