Dr. Atif Elgozali, received his B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering from University of Khartoum,
Sudan, M. Sc. & PhD in Chemical & Process Engineering from University of Chemistry &
Technology in Prague, Czech Republic. He is currently having an “Expert” membership of
“Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in USA” as well as the membership of the “Sudanese
Engineering Society (SES)”, and “Sudanese Engineering Council (SEC)” in Khartoum, Sudan.
Dr. Elgozali started his career as “Process Engineer” at ARAAK Food Industries Company - PEPSI Cola Factory at Khartoum, Sudan and joined successfully for one year. After he obtained the PhD degree he immediately worked as “Senior Research & Development Engineer” at Kaucuk Synthetic Rubber Factory (now SYNTHOS Kralupy, the largest European manufacturer of emulsion rubbers), in Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic for about one year.
Then he returned to Sudan where he was appointed as “Head of Plastics Engineering Department” at “Sudan University of Science and Technology” in Sudan for six years. Parallel to this, Dr. Elgozali among others founded and joined the “Technical Committee of the Plastics and Rubber Products” at the “Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization” in Khartoum, Sudan for four years.
Then he moved to Qatar in 2009 and appointed as “Senior Engineering Expert” at Industrial Project Sector at Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC). During his 7 years’ appointment at GOIC, Dr. Elgozali was responsible of conducting strategic analyses to entrepreneurs and investors to help them either establish or expand their ongoing industrial businesses. In addition, he was responsible of preparing and/or conducting preliminary and bankable feasibility studies pertaining to Chemicals, Petrochemicals, and Plastics products sectors. Furthermore,
Dr. Elgozali worked closely with many technology providers and/or machinery suppliers to facilitate transferring their technologies to the GCC region. His responsibilities also included assessing technical and marketing performances for the ongoing industrial businesses to recommend smart solutions pertained to raise efficiencies, energy conservation, waste reduction and achieving market competitiveness.
Dr. Elgozali has conducted many sector studies such as “Engineering Plastics in GCC countries”, “Petrochemicals Industry in UAE”, “Aromatics Industry in Kuwait”, “Methanol and its Derivatives in Oman”, “Lubricants Industry in UAE”, “Construction Chemicals in GCC countries”, and “Paper and paper recycling industries in UAE” as well as conducted successfully number of bankable feasibility studies in area of “Plastics Processing”, which were granted finance approval by Qatar Development Bank (QDB).
Moreover, Dr. Elgozali wrote number of scientific papers, which were published in international refereed journals such as Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine, Chemical Engineering Science, and Journal of Science and Technology. Furthermore, Dr. Elgozali contributed with some scientific papers in International Conferences in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic as well as working papers presented at the Industrial Investments Forums and Seminars that held in Sudan, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman.
Lastly, Dr. Elgozali has more than 21 years of extensive academic, technical and research experience coupled with excellent practical knowledge of business planning, modern management and leadership principles. Precisely, he is an “Expert” in the fields of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Polymers, Biotechnology, Diffusional Processes, Polarography, Waste Management & Environment, and Energy Savings.
Mustafa El-Mahdi Nasir, received his B.Sc. (Honours) in Business Administration from
University of Khartoum in 1971. He got his MBA degree in Business Management and Finance
from Stetson University, Florida, USA.
Mr. Mustafa had an accumulated experience of more than 35 years in integrated fields related to Investment & Financial Analysis, Feasibility Studies preparation & evaluation, Due Diligence, Organizational Structures, Policies & Procedures.
He started his career with UNIDO–sponsored program; The Industrial Research and Consulting Center (IRCC) aiming to promote and develop industry in the Developing Countries. During his tenure with IRCC he actively involved in assignments ranging from formulation of Sector Plans to conducting feasibility studies and enhancement of Performance for industries. He then joined Faisal Islamic Bank as Deputy Manager for Research & Statistical Analysis (Sudan) where he contributed to the emergence of one of the first Islamic Banking in the modern world.
In the area of investment analysis, Mr. Mustafa joined the “Public Institution for Social Security” in Kuwait as Financial Analyst, where he contributed in analyzing investment opportunities and evaluating performance for a wide range of investments in many countries including USA, UK, Germany, Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt and Sudan. In addition, he assumed the responsibilities of Investment & Financial Advisor to one of the renowned private Family House in Saudi Arabia where he actively participated in analyzing mergers, acquisitions and divestments of investments in USA, UK, France and UAE
In the area of Financial Analysis and Feasibility studies preparation, he worked for 10 years with one of the oldest and famous private consulting firms in Saudi Arabia; the “Consulting Center for Finance & Investment” (CCFI) in Riyadh. As Senior Consultant & then Vice President, he lead teams, actively participated or reviewed significant number of studies. The studies he prepared covered Industrial, Real Estate, Hospitals, Universities and Hotels. He led teams to study mega projects like Al-Zamil Petrochemical Complex, Jabal Omar Development Project and Jeddah Water Desalination Expansion.
Recently, Mr. Mustafa joined Baker Tilly JFC (Qatar) as Partner looking after Advisory & Consulting Services.
In connection with his work, Mr. Mustafa has travelled widely to many countries including UK, Turkey, Malaysia, Italy, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, UAE & Jordan.
Mr. Mustafa has undergone several training courses & workshops related to financial analysis and feasibility studies preparation and evaluation. He has authored or co-authored articles in the area of enhancing investment in the industrial sector.
Eng. Ismail Elshafei, has a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Khartoum, Post
Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Industrial Management, form RVB Institute, Delft, Netherlands,
M. Sc. in Energy Management from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US. He is
currently a member of the Energy Institute of UK, Fellow under the Engineering Association,
Khartoum, Sudan and holds Engineering Consultant (EC) under the Engineering Council,
With more than 20 year of experience in industrial development, Elshafei is now a self-employed consultant on industrial investment and energy issues in the Gulf Cooperation Council Region (GCC Region). Prior to this, and for four years, Elshafei was a “Business Development Advisor” at the Gulf Organization for industrial Consulting (GOIC), where he was developing the organization business with the private and public sector. During this period Elshafei managed to help in identifying, evaluating industrial and energy opportunities and work with international technology providers and investors to and develop and implement these opportunities.
Prior to that Elshafei was the “Director of Industrial Investment Department” at GOIC, where he led the consulting arm of the organization in identifying opportunities for private and public sectors regionally. During these activities, Elshafei managed to work with international companies and promote these opportunities to the regional investors. The average total investment for these opportunities range from US$ 5 million to more than 100 million. He is now considered a reference in industrial investment in the region to whom private, technology provider, and public sector, who are interested in investing in the GCC region would refer.
During the period 2010 to 2013, Elshafei was the “Director of Industrial Investment Department”, where he led the team of GOIC experts on the technical project identification and development. His work included market analysis, technology evaluation and joint venture planning. More than 10 projects were developed and studied during this period.
Prior to 2010, Elshafei led the industrial subcontrcating and partnership project at GOIC where and for the first time in the GCC, industrial subcontracting program was developed and executed across the region. The efforts included establishing industrial subcontracting database and establishing the subcontracting and partnership activities across the region. One of the major step achieved during this period and under Elshafei leadership, was the establishment of Dubai Subcontracting program; a platform of subcontracting, investment and partnership is now active in the region.
Elshafei, as energy specialist, played a leadership role in initiating energy efficiency and material saving services to small and medium scale industry in the GCC region. He initiated and implemented a number of workshops and forum to discuss energy saving opportunities and energy and sustainability working with international and regional organizations such as United Nation Industrial Development Organization, and united Nation Environmental Program UNEP.