Menasat Gulf Group Plc
- Company Updates
MENASAT GULF GROUP PLC completes acquisition of Aardvark Holdings Limited
Abdel Rahman FalaknazChairman of the Board
Mr. Abdulrahman Falaknaz is a prominent philanthropic business man with over 25 years in business development and project finance. He has a global network expertise and amongst his other notable achievements is President of the Falaknaz Group and Partner of Dubai Sports City.
Mr. Falaknaz is widely regarded as leader and pioneer in the promotion of sports in the United Arab Emirates and is involved at an Executive level in a number of sporting associations, including being Chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council, Vice-President of the UAE Tennis Association, Board Member of the UAE National Olympic Association, Director of Finance at the UAE National Olympic Association and Honorary Board Member of the UAE Fencing Association.
Professor Riccardo MaggioraChief Technology Officer
Mr. Riccardo Maggiora is a Professor and member of the Antenna and Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory (LACE), at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy ("Polito"). Professor Maggiora has over 10 years’ experience in designing and accomplishing the realization of a variety of radar and image processing systems. He holds numerous patents in the technological field of ground intrusion detection radar.
Mr. Riccardo Maggiora obtained his Laurea di Dottore in Inginieria delle Telecomunicazioni (Communications Engineering), and his Dottorato di Ricerca (Ph.D.) in Inginieria Elettronica e delle Comunicazioni (Communications and Electronics Engineering) from Polito. Since 2001, he has been teaching and supervising laboratory training at Polito. Riccardo has been engaged in numerous research activities, including the development of spaceborne synthetic aperture radars, and has served as group leader of the Plasma Facing Antenna Group at Polito (the main research group in Italy for the analysis and design of plasma facing antennas).
Mervyn ClarkeChief Financial Officer
Mr. Mervyn Clarke is a highly experienced Finance Director. He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant. His career started in England becoming senior partner in a substantial accounting practice in South East England. He also became a commercial director in the Electronics / Electrical Technology Industry. He has subsequently gained a wide range of experience as a Director/Chairman of companies in the Construction, and Property Sectors where he still retains interests.
He was Commercial Director to a well-known Television/Media Company operating in the Middle East and has worked in the Gulf States. He has been directly involved in top level negotiations with government organisations and major financial institutions.
Russell DolmanChief Operating Officer
Mr. Russell Dolman has over 30 years- experience in Aeronautical Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He has worked with the Royal Air Force, The Royal Saudi Air Force, British Aerospace and the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency. Russell’s continued drive into technology has resulted in patents being granted in Europe and the US.
In 2010, Mr. Russell Dolman founded Nano-Effect Ltd which he subsequently listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. As CEO, his strong and positive management skills were instrumental in the 2012 reverse take-over of Menasat. As COO, Russell is the driving force behind the company’s identification, development and expansion into new security and humanitarian technologies. Having previously lived and worked in the Middle East, he integrates easily and has a good understanding of local customs and traditions.
Wolfgang HeiniChief Commercial Officer
Mr. Wolfgang Heinl, was educated as an Economist and obtained his doctorate in human sciences. He spent 10 years in Southern Africa in various management positions, before returning to Germany where he was appointed Federal Sales Director of one of the largest European voluntary retail groups and then promoted as Managing Director for the group’s business in the UK and Ireland.
After revolutionising the private label market in Ireland and successfully challenging restrictive trade practices in the UK and Ireland, Wolfgang then concentrated his activities as an independent commercial counsel, management consultant, and human rights advisor, working on complex assignments in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, East Africa and West Africa. Wolfgang works closely with Russell ensuring new offerings and services are commercially viable and are brought to market in the most cost effective way for both stakeholders and customers alike.
Shareef RehumanChief Executive Officer
Mr. Shareef Rehuman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Menasat and of the Falak Holding Group of companies. He has valuable expertise as an entrepreneur and senior executive with a history of involvement in multi-billion dollar projects. He has a well-established network of relationships in the affluent communities of the Arabian Gulf region and India. In addition to his long-standing work with the Falak Holding Group, he is also the Founder and managing partner of International Expo Consults, one of the Middle East's leading exhibition and trade show organizers. He is also Chairman and owner of a $25 million turnover business in India which he founded 20 years ago and he is a graduate major in commerce from Kerala University in India.
Patrick BurkeNon Executive Director
Mr. Patrick Burke was elected to the board of directors as representative of a major share holding group.