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Seif Shieshakly
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Education

MBA – IMD Lausanne, Switzerland
BA Quantitative Economics and International Relations – Tufts University, MA, USA

Professional experience

Applying Lean principles to the implementation of a Continuous Improvement Process to the supply chain of Abdul Latif Jameel Co.Ltd., Saudi Arabia’s sole Toyota distributor, Seif developed his Toyota Way (トヨタウェイ) skills with the company that originated Lean as a modern business phenomenon. He then transferred to Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan, working for their Middle East division, managing Kaizen (改善) supply chain projects for the GCC region.

His next move was to Porsche Consulting, the Lean Management division of Porsche AG, Germany, where he specialised in transferring Lean Thinking from the automotive industry to other sectors. With a focus on establishing sustainable Continuous Improvement cultures, he successfully managed Lean Implementation in a diverse range of sectors, from FMCG to Logistics, Transportation and Automotive.

Setting up Four Principles with Patrick Wiebusch in 2010, Seif has overseen not only the successful delivery of Lean projects across a wide array of business sectors and territories, but also the growth of Four Principles to today’s status as one of the world’s leading exponents and pioneers of Lean Thinking and Implementation.

Four Principles specialist Lean experience

Aluminum, Automotive retail, Education, Financing and service, FMCG, Food and beverage, Government, Health care, Heavy industries, Information security, Paper, Printing and packaging, Private equity, Retail industries

Clients in

Saudi Arabia; China; Egypt; France; Japan; Lebanon; Switzerland; UAE

Patrick Wiebusch
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Education

MBA – RSM Rotterdam, The Netherlands
BA in International Economics and Business Administration – The European Business Program, Munster, Germany

Professional experience

After graduating, Patrick joined Oliver Wyman / Mercer Management Consulting in Germany, where he worked with global names in Banking, Transportation, Automotive and Manufacturing. Upon completion of his MBA, he moved to Porsche Consulting, the Lean Management division of Porsche AG, Germany. Here, he focussed on transferring Lean Principles from the Automotive sector to other industries.

Working with Porsche Consulting, Patrick developed his expertise in Lean and Continuous Improvement Processes, becoming an expert in their implementation across a wide array of business sectors. Equipped with this knowledge, he set up Four Principles with Seif Shieshakly in 2010, leading successful Lean projects in a diverse range of industries and geographies, as well as establishing the business as one of today’s leading global specialists in Lean Thinking and Implementation.

Four Principles specialist Lean experience

Banking, Car rental, FMCG, Government, Health care, Heavy industries, Paper, Printing and packaging, Private equity, Retail, Security, Transportation

Clients in

Saudi Arabia; China; Egypt; France; Lebanon; Qatar; Switzerland; UAE

Mehdi Chelhi
Partner

Education

MSc in Strategy and Marketing – HEC, Paris, France
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering – INSA, Rouen, France

Professional experience

Joining CSC Peat Marwick’s consulting business unit in Paris after graduating, Mehdi acquired vast experience in cross European strategy and management assignments for a variety of global names in Banking, Telecoms, Utilities and Manufacturing. Moving into Lean Management with the same company, he gained Lean Six Sigma certification before embarking on a career in which he applied his skills across a diverse array of business sectors and countries.

Mehdi went on to undertake a wide range of projects for CSC Peat Marwick, including the Lean transformation of a global telecoms carrier to implement sustainable growth, profitability and competitiveness, as well as high profile Lean programmes in Sales, Marketing, Global Procurement, IT and Operations.

Four Principles specialist Lean experience

Automotive retail, Car rental, Financing and service, FMCG, Government, Healthcare, Transportation, Utilities 

Clients in

Saudi Arabia; Bahrain, Kuwait

James Ryan
Senior Advisor

Education

MSc in Engineering Design – Loughborough University, UK
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering – Coventry University, UK

Professional experience

James started his career as a technician in industry whilst studying towards his degree. After ten years working in Europe and the US as a development engineer for the likes of Mercedes Benz, Chrysler and Smart, he joined Porsche Consulting, the Lean Management division of Porsche AG in Germany. Specialising in Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Manufacturing and Software, James spent several years honing his skills with Porsche Consulting, focussing – and publishing articles – on Lean Enterprise, Lean Management and Lean Development.

He then joined Four Principles, bringing his diverse skillset to Lean projects across a wide variety of clients and sectors, not only as a Lean specialist, but also as a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Four Principles specialist Lean experience

Aviation, Dairy, FMCG, F&B, Government, Healthcare, Heavy industries, Manufacturing and assembly, Petrochemical, Printing and packaging, Transportation, Utilities

Clients in

Saudi Arabia; Bahrain; Ireland; Kuwait; Qatar; UAE

Mohamed El Aouad
Senior Manager

Education

MSc in Strategy and International Management – ESSEC Business School, Singapore
Master in Industrial Engineering (specialising in Quality Management for Manufacturing Processes) – Ecole des Mines, Douai, France

Professional experience

Mohamed’s professional career started with Wavestone in Paris where he assisted large financial services companies in assessing the efficiency of their processes and enhancing the performance of their organization. After that he joined GEP in London, where he worked on European procurement and supply chain consultancy. Applying Lean Management principles to reduce raw materials waste, optimise SKUs and achieve significant procurement savings, Mohamed helped a global chemical company to rationalise packaging materials for its operations in Denmark, France and Germany. His role with GEP also saw him assist a UK based financial services provider in optimising its facilities management service specification, using Lean Principles to eliminate all over-specification and waste, resulting in significant improvements to bottom line profitability.

Mohamed’s experience also includes working for Accenture where he led engagements for public sector clients in GCC region covering strategy development as well as operating model design for newly established entities.

During his experience with Four Principles Mohamed supported various clients in KSA in improving their processes using Lean methodologies. Recently he has helped a large financial institution set-up an operational excellence team which is delivering strategic initiatives that are creating significant cost savings and enhancing customer experience.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government, Assembly, Automotive retail, Financing and service, FMCG, F&B, Healthcare, Heavy industries, Logistics, Manufacturing

Clients in

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco

Digital Consulting Team

Rauf Elgamati
Director Digital Transformation

Education

Bachelors Degree in Business & Computer Science – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Professional experience

Rauf began his career with PwC as a Consultant in IT Risk Assurance before entering the Digital Trust practice, as a Senior Consultant. From here, he progressed over the years to become a Senior Manager within the Digital Trust practice. His role contributed to the overall strategic direction for the practice determining the target markets, priority clients and key propositions. Rauf helped to grow the practice revenue by 45%, introducing innovative propositions and delivery models, leading high impact technology consulting projects and providing services across IT governance, IT risk and compliance, cybersecurity and digital transformation.

Rauf exited PwC to join Swvl, a tech start-up which became the first Middle East US$1.5bn unicorn to list on the NASDAQ, as Head of Enterprise IT – Director. Here he led the global enterprise IT team across 9 countries, developed and executed a comprehensive enterprise IT strategy, the IT governance framework, the IT SOX compliance program, and led the end-to end digitalisation initiatives.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Banking, eCommerce, Education, Government, Transport, Retail

Clients in

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Manuel Silva
Senior Manager & Director Digital Kaizen Lab

Education

Masters Degree in Logistics Villanueva University, Spain
Industrial Engineering Degree – Panamericana University, Mexico

Professional experience

Manuel’s working life started as a process and quality technician for a foundry, a role he carried out during the latter stages of his Engineering Degree course. This brought him into contact with metal transformation processes suitable for the automotive industry – experience he built on in his next role as a quality assurance engineer for an automotive TIERI rubber supplier in Mexico, where he oversaw implementation of QS-9000.

He then went on to specialise in Continuous Improvement Processes and supply chain optimisation in automotive, logistics, manufacturing and retail industries in Spain. Subsequent career moves spanned IVECO in the automotive industry as well as some of Spain’s leading logistics companies and textile brands. In this time, Manuel developed a wide range of skills, including Lean logistics process improvements, automated solutions and Lean marketing and sales – a range of skills he now brings to bear with Four Principles’ client portfolio.

Four Principles specialist Lean experience

Aluminum, Automotive retail, Car rental, Consumer goods, Distribution, Financial services, FMCG, Food and beverage, Government, Glass, Heavy industries, Logistics, Paper, Petrochemical, Printing and packaging, Security, Supply chain

Clients in

Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Morocco; Spain; UAE

Manal Rassas
Business Intelligence and Technology Manager

Education

Master in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (specializing in Telecommunications and Informatics) Lebanese University, Lebanon

Professional experience

Manal is a Software engineer with more than 12 years of experience in health information technology and EMR/EHR systems.

Prior to joining Four Principles, Manal served as a Technical Product Manager and Software Developer for OSD Services in Lebanon, subsidiary of NovoPath in USA, where she led product management and development for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) used by medical labs and university hospitals.

Manal is an expert at gathering, analyzing and defining business and functional requirements; managing data-modeling and process-mapping tasks; and designing/re-engineering processes, workflows and technology solutions for healthcare systems.

Manal gained her experience in Lean methodology through the definition and development of a Specimen Tracking software module for labs to practice lean process improvement principles in their day-to-day operations. Before joining OSD Services, Manal worked for one year as a front end and back end web developer at AfaaQ company in Lebanon.

Abdalla Zaki
Senior Digital Value Architect

Education

MSc in Business Analytics Arizona State University, USA
BSc in Industrial Engineering American University of Sharjah, UAE

Professional experience

Abdalla’s experience with Lean started when he was completing his graduation project with Aramex as part of an organization-wide lean transformation project, where he was required to assess the current state of warehousing processes and its physical layout to identify improvement opportunities by eliminating waste and non-value adding process steps. Following this, he worked with Kaizen Institute on various consulting and training projects across the region which helped him in learning about the Kaizen and Lean philosophies.

He then joined the pharmaceuticals industry where he played a key role in the re-engineering and digitization of the supply chain processes as part of an organization-wide roll-out of Microsoft Dynamics ERP system.

Abdalla discovered his passion to act as a change and transformation catalyst, paving the way for his management consulting journey where he worked with the public sector in a multitude of projects related to digital transformation, strategy development, and business process re-engineering projects. Abdalla was part of government-wide transformation agendas, where he supported his clients to re-design key public services (such as starting a business, obtaining building permits and moving-in) to improve customer experience & realize efficiency savings. Abdalla also played a key role in the development of digital transformation strategies for leading government entities in the United Arab Emirates helping them reimagine the future of public services in the digital age.

Amna Javed
Digital Value Architect

Education

Bachelor’s in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering NUST, Pakistan

Professional experience

Amna started her career as graduate consultant for IBM in the areas of Enterprise Marketing, Data Analytics and Process Improvements. She played a key role in multiple projects across the region in implementations and roll out of Digital Marketing, Analytics, Data Warehousing and Mobile Application development solutions.

Amna specializes in helping clients identifying areas of improvements in their digital journey. After moving to the UAE in 2021, she was most recently leading a Data Analytics based program for a bank, as part of their digital transformation.

Private Equity

Fabio Menegon
Director Private Equity

Education

Masters Degree in Lean Management – CUOA Business School, Vicenza, Italy
MSc in Business Engineering – Udine University, Italy

Professional experience

After graduating, Fabio first applied his Lean expertise at Carel Industries in Padova, Italy. A global HVAC/R business, his work for Carel enabled him to apply a complete Lean transformation as part of the company’s internal support team, a project which involved dealing with both direct and indirect processes. Having completed his work at Padova, Fabio was tasked with similar Lean transformations at Carel’s plants in Suzhou, China and Lancaster, in Philadelphia, USA – two contrasting cultures which gave him an invaluable insight into how Lean is applied and adopted in very different geographies within a single global enterprise.

After seven years with Carel, Fabio then joined global home appliances manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation. Here, he applied Lean in improving strategic supplier integration and performance, managing the company’s EMEA Supplier Integration Programme for two years before leaving to join Four Principles.

Four Principles specialist Lean experience

FMCG, F&B, Plastic molding, HVAC, Electronics, Home appliances, Aluminum, Glass, Paper, Optic fibers, Wire harness, Dairy, Education, Printing and packaging, Government, Health care, Heavy industries, Light industry, Manufacturing and assembly, Distribution, Retail, Corporate social responsibility, Building maintenance, Telecom, Trading industries, Construction, Apparel, Embroidery, Oil & Gas

Clients in

Saudi Arabia; Bahrain; Egypt; Kuwait; Qatar; Morocco; Spain; UAE

Lean Consulting Team

Eric O'Hara
Senior Consultant

Education

Masters in Biomedical Engineering – UCD, Dublin, Ireland
BSc in Biomedical Engineering – UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Professional experience

Eric joined Stryker Neurovascular in Ireland after graduating, garnering experience in lean manufacturing and continuous improvements across their R&D and Process Engineering teams, introducing novel medical devices to market across EMEA & NORAM. Eric completed his Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt accreditation through SQT in this period before turning his attention to the Middle East. Eric spent two years with a manufacturing firm headquartered in Dubai, acting as an in-house consultant, leading Lean implementation across various office and site locations.

Prior to joining Four principles, Eric worked within Deloitte Ireland’s operational excellence team undertaking a wide range of projects, including an end-to-end baseline assessment of a leading global technology platforms sourcing department, and a lean transformation of an Irish pillar bank as it began a transition to market exit.

Four Principles specialist Lean experience

Transport, FMCG, Manufacturing, Medical technology, Retail banking, Technology platforms

Clients in

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Ireland, North America

Ahmed Said
Senior Consultant

Education

BSc. in Production Engineering Alexandria University, Egypt

Professional Experience

Ahmed began his Lean Journey on his senior year graduation project which was conducted at Lipton (Unilever), the project aimed to map the current state of their most vital value streams and generate rapid solutions to deal with their most urgent waste makers. Ahmed then graduated from Alexandria University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Production Engineering; specializing in Industrial Engineering and Operation Research.

After that, Ahmed moved to Abu Dhabi to start working in one of the leading artificial stone manufacturers, where he further developed his lean skills in production management which concluded with him leading a production leveling project that included three different departments and resulted in enhancing the production capability to meet customer requirements.

Ahmed later became a Process engineer in National Food Product Company (NFPC), where he designed, tested, tracked and improved the process flow across the departments as well as absorbing the business analyst role which included management reporting and financial analysis, all while conducting the analysis needed for a cross-planet Total Productive Maintenance “TPM” project, that was designed to best optimize the maintenance team intervention schedule based on the equipment measured Overall Equipment Efficiency “OEE”.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Construction, Manufacturing, Government, Utilities, Transportation

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Zeinab Shaaban
Senior Consultant

Education

Master of Health Administration University of Florida, USA
BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon

Professional Experience

Zeinab began her Lean Management experience as an internal consultant at the University of Florida’s Department of Anesthesiology where she worked on process improvement projects, business planning and financial analysis.

After graduating with a Master of Health Administration, Zeinab joined Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where she led process improvement projects using Lean principles in several areas including clinical operations, patient identification, and triage processes among others.

The projects were aimed at improving operations efficiencies and quality of services along with increasing patient safety and satisfaction scores. Zeinab also participated in continuous quality improvement activities such as weekly huddles and executive rounding aimed at building a culture of KAIZEN across the hospital.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Samer Alkontar
Consultant

Education

Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering– American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon

Professional experience

Samer joined Petrofac after graduation and worked as a project engineer overlooking construction activities and managing multi-disciplinary interfaces between different subcontractors.

After gaining construction experience for around 15 months, Samer moved to work as a contracts engineer in Petrofac where he was in direct contact with the client through coordination and negotiation of variations, claims and other contractual matters as well as responding to any commercial correspondence with clients and vendors.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Transportation, Government, F&B, Education

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

 

Souha Sehimi
Consultant

Education

Master in Corporate & Market Finance – NEOMA Business School, Paris
MSc in Engineering (Diplôme d’Ingénieur) – CentraleSupélec, Paris

Professional Experience

Souha began her career as an M&A Analyst with HSBC before moving into consulting, joining Strategy& in 2013. Here, she acquired a vast amount of experience, working on modeling, optimization, integration and transformation projects mainly within banks and co-operatives across Europe. Souha followed this by moving to EY, continuing her involvement in strategy projects within banking and financial services consulting.

After forming her own boutique strategy consultancy, Souha went on to undertake a wide range of high profile projects, within Saudi Arabian Ministries and Authorities, and Algerian Government, as well as across Transportation, Renewable Energies, Agribusiness, Education, Tourism, Automotive, Construction, Healthcare and Insurance.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government, Transportation

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Hrag Isaac Yanikian
Consultant

Education

Master of Business Administration – HEC Montreal, Canada
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering – Concordia, Canada
Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute (PMI), USA
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) – Project Management Institute (PMI), USA
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) – Philips University, Canada

Professional Experience

During his undergraduate studies in Canada, Hrag Isaac completed multiple internships in the Aerospace and Heating industries, where he took part in different Lean projects in the Engineering Strategy and Continuous Improvement departments.

Upon Graduation, Hrag Isaac took on the role of Toyota Production System Engineer at Toyoda Gosei Canada, where he led different Lean projects, including the integration and process optimization of the 2016 Lexus RX components assembly.

Hrag Isaac was then hired by Philips Lighting as an Industrial Engineer, where he took part in the company’s Lean transformation by leading various projects that contributed to the increase in production efficiency and the decrease of its operational lead time and cost. During his full-time job, Hrag Isaac also took the initiative to enhance his Project Management knowledge, leadership skills and business acumen by pursuing his MBA degree and PMP certification. This initiative played a crucial role in Hrag Isaac’s continued success in his Lean career.

Four Principles specialist Lean experience 

Government, FMCG

Clients in 

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Faris Al Otaibi
Senior Analyst

Education 

BSc in Civil Engineering Arizona State University, USA

Professional Experience

Faris started his professional experience as an HSE Engineer at Arail Construction & Industrial Company. Here he performed and supported safety inspections, and was responsible for reviewing work processes to detect possible safety concerns, drafting corrective measures where appropriate.

Being the only HSE engineer in the project allowed Faris to take on more responsibilities, where he implemented strategies and techniques to cut costs and reduce delays, which improved the overall work efficiency.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Shahd Mohd Elhadi
Senior Analyst

Education 

Master in Business Administration – Miami Herbert Business School, Miami, USA
BSc in Business Administration University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan

Professional Experience

Shahd began her career as part of a graduate development program in Sudan’s leading conglomerate DAL Group where she worked in HR, Sales, and Innovation & Quality. In 2017, Shahd joined Gladiator Business Development Consultancy as a Management Consultant and developed to become a project leader. Here, Shahd gained immense experience in management consulting and strategy through working with clients from an array of industries including Healthcare, Food & Beverage, and Agriculture. Her role included the development of studies, business process re-engineering and project establishment.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Mariana Souki
Senior Analyst

Education

Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Professional Experience

Following engineering internships with Dar Al Handasah and Municipality of Choueifat, Mariana began her career as a Civil & Environmental Engineer with Tahseen Khayat Group in Lebanon. Here she worked in a dual department, focusing on Civil and Architecture, as well as with the MEP Sales and Management department.

Mariana then spent 3 years as a Water Resources Engineer with Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE), working on water infrastructure design projects inside and outside of Lebanon, along with their associated bill of quantities, reports and feasibility assessment site visits for several water treatment projects. More recently she gained experience as a Senior Project Analyst with Teaser Platform, which provides market intelligence tools and solutions to MENA M&A, PE and Investment Funds.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government, Utilities

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Hani Tannir
Senior Analyst

Education

Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) – C.S.S.C.

Professional Experience

During his research studies in Canada, Hani worked at Siemens AGT Business Improvement Division, to implement Lean solutions to the production line of the aero-derivative gas turbines manufacturing process; hence, improving the delivery of gas turbine & steam engines maintaining their high efficiency/sustainability/reliability.

 Afterwards, Hani moved to Abu Dhabi to work on various Oil & Gas projects in his role as Project Engineer at IMCC. During that time, Hani achieved his Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Hani then took the role of Senior Project/Proposal Engineer, where he used his experience in Lean and Project Management to improve and optimize various aspects of the fabrication processes and worked on the preparation and optimization of various project tenders.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government, Transportation

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Rayan Alluhaidan
Analyst

Education

BSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering  King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Professional Experience

Rayan completed an internship with Saudi ARAMCO during his undergraduate studies, where he conducted inspections and testing for fix fire systems. Whilst here, he also joined a project management team on walkthrough inspections of ARAMCO projects.

After graduation, Rayan joined Deloitte Risk Advisory as business analyst where he worked on projects for different authorities in Saudi Arabia. He was previously an Edad Program Fellow at McKinsey & Company, where he was introduced to consultancy work and real case studies in practice. Additionally, Rayan gained a lean six sigma green belt from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government, Utilities

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Fadhil Almukhtar
Analyst

Education

MSc in Chemical Engineering King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA
Exchange program student University of Florida, USA
BSc in Chemical Engineering King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA

Professional Experience

Fadhil began his career by completing an internship with Halliburton as an R&D engineer during his undergraduate studies, where he was part of the designing team of Halliburton Multi-Chem plant in contract with Fluor.

After graduation, Fadhil pursued master graduate studies at KAUST where he served as University Relations Officer of Graduate Student Council and as the President of the Sustainability club which allowed him to participate in many activities such as UN Climate Change Conference COP26, Saudi Youth for Sustainability conference, Saudi Green Initiative and Global University Climate Forum. Fadhil was previously an Edad Program Fellow at McKinsey & Company, where he was introduced to consultancy work and real case studies in practice.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government, Utilities

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Sara Al Shabandar
Analyst

Education

BSc in Medical Imaging Sciences – American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Professional Experience

Sara began her career as an intern at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, where she took part in improving internal processes in the radiography division. She was involved in practices that catered for decreasing patient waiting time, identifying operational errors, and enhancing the workflow.

After graduation, Sara joined YCP Solidiance as a business analyst where she worked on projects in different industries involving logistics, energy, and others. She gained experience in developing strategic growth roadmaps, route to market business plans, and gained several skills including problem solving and analytical skills.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government, Transport, FMCG

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Gobouri
Analyst

Education

Masters in Chemical Engineering – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Bachelors in Chemical & Biological Engineering – University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Professional Experience

During his time as an academic, Abdullah served in a variety of Chemical Engineering projects. Starting with his senior design project, Abdullah was responsible for designing and assessing the techno-economic feasibility of a hydrotreatment process for the production of biofuels from animal fats and bio-oils, to serve as an alternative sustainable process for British Petroleum’s operations. Abdullah then moved on to pursue his master’s degree at KAUST, where he dedicated most of his time to modeling novel catalysts for the production of ethylene and ethane from natural gas.

Aside from academia, Abdullah completed two internships with Dow Chemical, and Saudi Aramco. With the former he focused on identifying key competitors to Dow in the middle eastern market, and with the latter he worked on optimizing gas operations at one of the major gas processing plants in Saudi Arabia. During his time at the University of Colorado Boulder, Abdullah also secured a part-time role as an executive board member and workshops coordinator for CU GOLD, a university-led leadership development organization.

Four Principles Specialist Lean Experience

Government, Utilities

Clients in

Saudi Arabia

Support Divisions

Hussain Ali
Finance Manager

Education

Chartered Accountant Finalist – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Bachelor of Commerce – Vikram University, India

Certified Management Accountant (Aspirant) – Institute of Management Accountants, UK

Professional Experience

Hussain is a committed finance professional with over 12 years of extensive experience in audit & finance operations of organization in diverse industries including Telecom, Banking, Private Equity, Consultants, Trading, Contracting & Manufacturing companies.

After passing his Chartered Accountants – Intermediate , Hussain interned at V K Ladha & Co, Mumbai  as an Internal Auditor. Through this experience, Hussain realized his interest in the field of Audit and Finance and progressed further in his studies to complete his Chartered Accountancy Final Group 1 from the Institute of Chartered accountants of India.

Hussain then moved to UAE and worked as an Auditor with HLB HAMT Chartered Accountants, UAE which further exposed him to the world of Internal & External Audits, VAT and consulting. While at HLB HAMT, Hussain performed over 100 audit assignments within & outside the UAE, and developed the ability to analyze existing processes, generate and implement effective auditing procedures and evaluate accounting systems for efficiency. Hussain demonstrated these skills while serving as Lead Auditor / Assistant Manager in more than 50 assignments and while training new auditors.

Umair Mapara
Financial Accountant

Education

Bachelor of Commerce – Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan

Professional Experience

Umair began his professional career as an intern in the Health Care sector at Aga Khan University in Pakistan where he progressed to becoming a Management Trainee Officer. During his roles there, Umair gained exposure to various accounting functions such as bank and credit reconciliations, preparation of accounts receivables, dealing with vendors, tax return preparations and dealing with vendors.

Umair then joined BHA Accountancy services where he gained further experience working on the preparation of financials statement for various small and medium size companies, filing of vat returns, implementation of ERPS Microsoft Navision and preparation of fixed asset schedule.

Sneha Kanakraj
Human Resources Manager

Education

MSc in Human Resource Management and Business – Aston University, UK

Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies – University of Nottingham, UK

Professional Experience

A Human Resources professional with 7  years of experience, Sneha brings a range of skills in HR, Recruitment and HR services to her role with Four Principles.

After completing her undergraduate degree, Sneha interned at Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as a Policy and Allowances Summer Intern. Through the internship, Sneha realized her interest in the field of HR and then completed a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Business from Aston University, UK as well as got CIPD qualified.

Sneha then started her career as a HR Consulting Intern at KPMG, Oman which first exposed her to the world of consulting. After which, she moved to the UAE and worked within the HR department of two Hilton Hotels properties. While at Hilton, Sneha was a part of the pre-opening team of Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport (largest of its brand in the world and 1st in the middle east). Sneha set up the property’s HR department and recruited and trained 80% of the employees of the hotel within a period of 7 months. Before and after the opening of the hotel, Sneha worked closely with the HR Manager and General Manager of the hotel to build the company culture and employee lifecycle in order to ensure employee engagement and minimum turnover.

Sneha’s experience covers various aspects of HR such as talent acquisition, talent development and management, performance management and employee engagement.

Darcey Langstroth
Human Resources Specialist

Education

BA in Combined Honours of Business and Geography – Newcastle University, UK

Professional experience

As a recruitment and administration professional with over 5 years of experience, Darcey brings a range of skills and services to her role with Four Principles.

After graduating, Darcey joined a specialist financial recruitment consultancy in England, where she recruited for global financial companies such as Santander and Brewin Dolphin. Following this, Darcey moved to an International Executive Search company, HW Global Partner, as a Client Relationship Manager. Here, she focused on supporting the Chairman, Directors and Consultants and assisted with the recruitment of C-Suite Level individuals across multiple industries including Finance, Financial Services, Manufacturing, FMCG and Retail.

Since moving to Dubai in 2019, Darcey spent time as an Executive Assistant and Operations Manager within an International Property Company. Here she worked closely with the CEO to grow the business, build the company culture and ensure employee engagement across both the UK and Dubai offices.

Omar Ashary
Deputy Operations Manager

Education 

MSc in Engineering Leadership and Management – Swansea University UK
BEng in Chemical Engineering – Swansea University, UK

Professional Experience

After finishing his MSc degree in Engineering Leadership and Management, Omar started working at PwC as an Associate Consultant. Having worked at an international consulting firm, he obtained extensive experience with Private & Public sector clients. During this time, he  gained experience in business case development, process mapping and detailing, policy development, organisational health and strategic planning.