MEET THE TEAM

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Omar Al Baloushi

Founding Partner 

Proprietor of Middle East Alliance Legal Consultancy L.L.C 

Emirati Lawyer licensed and registered in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Mr. Omar Al Baloushi specializes in Sharia Law and has more than 10 years of experience in the legal profession. His main area of expertise includes Islamic wills, Islamic jurisprudence, and Islamic law of inheritance as well as Islamic Banking and Finance.

 

He is fluent in Arabic and English.

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Dr. Habib Muhammad Abdullah Wazir

Chairman

Chairman of the Board Directors of Middle East Alliance Legal Consultancy L.L.C

Corporate and Commercial Law

Dr. Habib is an accomplished lawyer with a wealth of over 20 years of experience in UAE laws, Dr. Abdulla’s reputation as a trusted legal advisor extends to both the business and government sectors in the UAE. His extensive experience in advising prominent entities in the country regarding their corporate and commercial affairs is widely recognized and has made him one of the most recognizable practitioners in the field today.

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Dr. Mohammed Haitham Salman

Managing Partner

Managing Partner of Middle East Alliance Legal Consultancy L.L.C

Ph.D. in International Business Law from University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.

He completed his professional and practical studies in the College of Law of England and Wales.

 

Dr. Haitham has more than 15 years of experience in many business law areas in the UAE either through working as a legal consultant in leading law firms in the field of construction projects, maritime law, drafting legislations, sports law, corporate law, or as a legal advisor in Abu Dhabi Economic Development Department (DED). 

 

Dr. Mohammed was the chair of the law program at Abu Dhabi University and he is teaching business law, employment law, and other legal subjects. 

 

He is a fellow of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), London, UK.

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Dr. Zuhir Saleh

Senior Legal Consultant

A Canadian-Syrian professor with a Ph.D. in public law.

Dr. Zuhir Saleh is a lawyer for more than 20 years. His expertise includes but is not limited to civil, administrative, commercial, and labor lawsuits. He is a published author, academic researcher, and legal advisor to a number of commercial companies.


Dr. Zuhir is also a certified commercial arbitrator and a legal trainer.

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Nasser Butti Al Ahbabi

Dispute Resolution - Litigation  

Litigation and Dispute Resolution attorney.

A distinguished lawyer with practical experience of more than 10 years in litigation and pleading before the various state courts (Federal, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai) with all degrees of primary, appellate, supreme and cassation.

Mr. Nasser also has long experience in drafting commercial contracts and agreements in all its forms. His expertise includes matters relating to civil law, commercial law, criminal law, and laws relating to real estate, contracting and rentals.

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Mohammed Yaseen Mansour

Arbitration and litigation

Senior Legal Council - Arbitration and Litigation

Mr Mohamed Yaseen is a well-experienced arbitrator with over 36 years of experience who possess a vast wealth of knowledge and has a proven record of providing full arbitration and litigation services to clients and delivering positive outcomes for them.

 

He is associated with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce since 1985 and has advised and assisted the Board of Directors and the Director-General of ADCCI in all legal matters. Moreover, he has been involved in Legal Research on various laws/treaties relating to commercial, corporate, intellectual property, banking, insurance, execution of foreign judgments, enforcement of foreign arbitration awards, WTO, TRIPS.

He has been a major part of the committees which drafted various local laws of Abu Dhabi.

 

He has also got several years’ experience as Legal Advisor in Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, law & arbitration field entitled to handle and won many legal & arbitration cases against the largest local and international law firms. He is fluent in Arabic and English.

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Magdy Elazaly

Civil & Commercial law

Senior Consultant

Magdy Elazaly has over 8 years of experience in criminal and civil litigation, in a wide array of industries, including real estate, retail, manufacturing, financial services, automotive, IT, intellectual property, labor, personal status and administrative law in UAE and Egypt.


He is representing both corporate and individual clients in civil & commercial proceedings with expertise in acquisition, structured trade and project finance. He has been also advising clients on very complex real estate transactions.

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Shams Urehman

Islamic Banking & Corporate law

Senior Consultant

LLB (Hons) in Sharia and Law from the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Mr. Shams-Ur-Rehman has more than 7 years’ experience in the legal profession. His main area of expertise includes Islamic wills, Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic law of inheritance, Islamic Banking and Finance, Corporate and Compliance related matters. He is actively involved in preparing and translating various legal documents, and also liaisons for litigation cases with our litigation team. He is fluent in Arabic, English and Urdu.

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Ahmad Al Nablsi

Civil and administrative law

Senior Consultant, a specialist in civil, commercial, and administrative law.

He holds a postgraduate diploma in private law from the Arab University in Beirut.

Mr. Ahmad Al Nablsi is well-versed in drafting internal regulations and administrative work programs for companies and organizations. He has vested many years as a researcher in the field of human rights in accordance with international agreements and laws.

He is an expert in the Legal management of commercial judicial disputes and finding legal solutions for companies facing provocations and are in dire need of an arbitrator/mediator.

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Mehdi Shahbazi

Immigration Consultant UK

Mehdi Shahbazi is an adviser, executive and enthusiast in the  legal practice, UK immigration, financial industry and innovative technologies.

His recent focus is on business immigration, new business initiatives, business trends, FinTech landscape and investment visas.

He has a bachelor’s degree  in Financial Economics from Swansea University Wales UK, and  master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from Cass Business School London UK.

He has worked previously in business development specialist at B&F Services, providing investment & business immigration advice to global clients. He has also worked as financial analyst for Amin Sahm Brokerage Company, involved in the design, development and establishment of advanced analytics and financial modelling to evaluate different companies and projects.

He has also served as financial analyst to Lotus Investment Bank for three years designing advanced analytics and financial models to evaluate and compare the quality of companies in different industries, assisting foreign investors and evaluating interesting opportunities, business plan analysis, executing transactions and identifying big trends in software and financial services industries.

He also has previous experience in asset management and data processing.

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Jaber M. Faraj

Contract law

Senior Consultant

Specialist in Commercial Law

He holds a Bachelor of Law from Ajman University of Science and Technology

Mr. Jaber M. Faraj is a Bilingual commercial  consultant. He has over 6 years of experience in bilingual (English & Arabic) contracts consulting with a demonstrated history working within a leading telecommunication company. He has been performing his legal duties in the agricultural industry for almost 2 years. He has Firm Knowledge of negotiation best practices, both in-person and in written form.

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Sharif Mohammad Al Sa'ad

Commercial and Corporate Law

Litigation and arbitration

Senior Consultant 

He hold an L.L.M. in Commercial and Maritime Law from University of Hertfordshire, UK and L.L.B from Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Mr. Sharif Mohammed is a well-qualified legal strategist with extensive experience of over 21 years  in providing sound legal advice to clients regarding corporates & organizations, civil law, companies law, government regulations, commercial law, labor law, IPR's, and criminal matters. His exposure as an In-house lawyer at both governmental and private sectors has helped him gain excellent knowledge on Jordan, MENA and International laws, landmark judgments, and legal precedents.

In addition to that, he had achieved great success in representing legal and quasi-legal bodies and is an expert in governmental legal practices and procedures. 

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Khaled Mohamed Nasr

Dispute Resolution - Litigation

Dispute Resolution Lawyer - Litigation

Bachelor of Law from University of Cairo

Mr. Khaled Nasr  has more than 14 years of experience and prudence of laws, legal codes, court procedures, and government regulations in the UAE. He is highly qualified in dispute resolution, dealing with complaints, and delivering critical insights into mitigating potential litigation. He is an expert in interacting with regulatory authorities, external counsels and industrial bodies.

He advises clients on labor law, personal status, administrative, commercial and criminal law Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT), Cryptocurrency and Countering, Litigation and Arbitration.

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Qasim Murad

Contract and Commercial Law

Senior Consultant

LL.M from Pennsylvania State University,

Mr. Murad has extensive experience in corporate/commercial advisory work and M&A, having advised on domestic and cross-border takeovers and mergers of medium and large enterprises in Pakistan and the Middle East.  

 

His portfolio of work also includes public-private partnerships and procurement, including key renewable energy and transportation projects. He has provided key advice on privatization transactions, primarily around the process for the sale of publicly owned real estate in Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory in Pakistan.

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Rohan Moin

Contract and Commercial Law

Senior Consultant

LL.B (Hons) from the University of London and holds an LL.M from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

 

He has vast experience, spanning over a decade, in corporate and commercial law having worked in-house for top companies and legal consultancy firms in Pakistan.  

He possesses extensive knowledge in different areas of law, including, but not limited to, contract law, public-private partnerships, procurement and construction law, labor law, intellectual property law, technology & Fin-Tech law and telecom law. He has drafted vetted and negotiated numerous commercial, service, construction (FIDIC), procurement contracts on behalf of clients which include strategic contracts between government, semi government and private entities which are the driving force behind key projects in Pakistan.

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Yasser Khater

Corporate and Commercial Law

Senior Consultant

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Ain Shams University, Egypt  in 1995

Mr. Yasser Khater is a well-experienced corporate lawyer with over 25 years of experience in the corporate and commercial sectors. He has extensive experience in providing legal advisory services to companies in various areas, including Corporate/Commercial law, Company law, Real estate law, Insurance law, Labor law, & Intellectual property.

 

Additionally, he has demonstrated success in advising corporate clients on Corporate Governance, Policies, Company restructuring, Activities, and business strategies, along with contract negotiations and compliance. His broad experience and excellence in the corporate sector allow him to deliver his legal opinions and advice with a unique edge tailored to specific business needs.

 

He is fluent in Arabic and English

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Walid Samir Mohamed

Corporate & Civil Law

Senior Consultant

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and Diploma in General law from Alexandria University, Egypt

Mr. Walid is a bilingual lawyer who has more than 11 years of experience in the field across the UAE and Egypt. Throughout his career, he had wide exposure to a broad range of corporate and civil legal matters such as drafting, reviewing, and solidifying complex commercial contracts, representing clients in court, negotiating on behalf of clients, handling complex issues involving multiple stakeholders and so on.

He has five years of experience working as an in-house legal advisor and has gained expertise in Commercial, Contracts and Civil areas of law. 

He is fluent in Arabic and English.

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Amr Hussein Ibrahim 

Corporate governance and compliance

Senior Consultant

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)  from Cairo University (English Section), Egypt

Registered lawyer at the Egyptian bar since 2009

Mr. Amr Hussien is a bilingual lawyer who is well-versed in English and Arabic. He has more than 13 years of experience across the UAE. He is highly qualified in dealing with diverse areas of law, including but not limited to Commercial, Civil, Real Estate, Mergers and acquisitions, Litigation and Arbitration.


During his career, he had wide exposure to a broad range of legal matters, particularly handling complex commercial contract drafting and negotiation, providing expert advice and oversight in a large corporation, and advising them on Corporate Governance and Compliance.


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Haroon Iqbal

Mergers & Acquisition

Lawyer - England and Wales

Mr. Haroon is a dual-qualified lawyer with over 9 years of legal experience. He is qualified in two jurisdictions namely, a qualified solicitor for England and Wales and an advocate in Pakistan. He brings to the table substantive commercial and corporate experience and expertise to the firm.

He advises Public sectors and Local authority’s clients in the UK on commercial matters which includes, Procurement, Commercial Contracts, Construction Contracts, Framework Agreements and Consultancy Agreements.

He also advises private clients which include individual and corporate entities on Setting up UK based Company or Partnership, Joint Venture, Acquisitions, Mergers, Shareholders and Partnership Agreements. He is a member of The Law Society and is registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). 

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Daehoon Park

Data privacy and security Law

Senior Counsel (US Branch)

Mr Park is Advising corporations on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including cross-border deals, technology law, and M&A   . He has Negotiated and drafted a wide range of corporate and commercial agreements.

He is experienced in manufacturing supply agreements, franchise agreements, O&M , software license agreements, SaaS agreements, distribution agreements, IP license agreements, asset purchase agreements, stock acquisition agreements, share transfer agreements, shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements, franchise agreements, etc.

He has Advised on Securities law in USA and regulations, drafted debt-based or equity based securities offering documents . He is actively  Advising  on Privacy and Data Security laws and regulations, including GDPR, CCPA, HIPPA, COPPA, and the FTC Act, governance documents, including but not limited to operating agreements, bylaws, and board resolutions  and Federal Practice Group, KPMG   .                               

He is well learned with blockchain, fintech startups, based in the US, EU, or Asia, on regulatory compliance, securities law and regulations, and other commercial and corporate matters ,  Drafted coin or token sale agreements for global ICOs . He has Served as legal counsel to Desto Blockchain, LLC .

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Jackie Chan

Mergers & Acquisition

Senior Consultant (Hong Kong Branch)

Mr. Jackie  has provided his services as Legal Advisor in many Private Companies in Hong Kong with guidance in matters relating to law within the construction industry. He has worked as  a legal advisor and has assisted with client in contracts, draft legal documents and resolve disputes.

 

He has performed his duties as attorney of various listed and private companies for more than 7 years with expertise in corporate/commercial, Hong Kong listing rule compliance and M&A.

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Rebecca Brennan

Corporate Law

Consultant (UK Branch)

BA in Criminology from University College Cork in Irelenad

Ms. Rebecca Brennan is a bilingual Criminologist with a history of working in the legal services industry in Ireland and gained a strong command of family law, conveyance, probate, and litigation.  During her studies, Rebecca worked alongside the State Solicitor in Ireland and gained practical experience related to Criminal Courts and cases.

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Marija Gogic

Family and Employment Law

Legal Advisor

Ms.Marija has over 4 years of experience in civil and criminal proceedings and has been for two years at the Primary Court of Montenegro. Effectively handles matters related to inheritance law, family law, alternative dispute resolution, and intellectual property. Also, her experience and education are closely related to Business Law as she is holding a Degree of (Spec. Sci), a Specialist in Legal sciences, Postgraduate Studies – Business Law, University of Law – Montenegro. As a Legal advisor in the UAE and Middle East Alliance she is practicing corporate/ commercial laws, but also Family UAE laws, Labour UAE laws, and VAT laws.

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Sheher Bano

Corporate and Commercial Law

Legal Adviser

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Punjab University.

Certified in Contract Law from Harvard School of Law in USA

Certified in Legal & commercial aspects of sports From Khalifa University Qatar

Ms. Sheher Bano holds 11 years of experience in the capacity of Associate with a strong command of construction law. Her main area of expertise includes FIDIC, Oil & Gas, intellectual property, drafting, and reviewing contracts and agreements under UAE commercial law.

 

She is actively involved in preparing, drafting, reviewing, and advising on matters related to UAE Labor Law.  She is performing her services as contract manager & HR of the firm as well; she is fluent in English.

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Ezzat Alharbi

Litigation

Legal Researcher

Bachelor of Laws from Abu Dhabi University

Mr. Ezzat Alharbi is an experienced Legal Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Research and Teamwork. He is an expert in litigating, legal consultations, drafting, and reviewing contracts in both Arabic and English. 

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Osama Hashem 

Civil and Commercial law

Legal Researcher

Law and Political Sciences (LLB) from Sorbonne University

Mr. Osama holds 3 months’ worth of internship experience at a local firm in the UAE. He gained invaluable insight and knowledge in Civil and Commercial law by assisting the team with drafting legal opinions, conducting extensive legal research, and providing a preliminary reviews of contracts.

 

His strong educational background in different fields of law contributed to developing a mental foundation to progress and acquire personal growth, while also contributing to the progression of the company and helping it achieve its goals.

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Obada Salman

IT and Cyber Security

IT and Cyber Security

Cyber Security Engineering Student at Abu Dhani University

Mr. Obada has 3 years of experience as an IT admin and is responsible for all the IT side of the company. He is an IB DP alumni and had the opportunity to volunteer in different roles across a multitude of events around the UAE, including event management and organization. His Cyber Security education prepared him to help in any legal cases that involve Cyber Crime, and he was the person responsible for understanding and communicating all the technical details to the legal team, as well as the clients.

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Serine Susan Prasad 

Corporate and Commercial Law

Legal Researcher

BBA LLB (Hons.) degree from the Cochin University of Science and Technology in India

Ms. Serine Susan Prasad has experience of a year in Corporate and Business Law while working with an Indian-based NBFC. She has previously done multiple internships with a research firm,  a law firm, and an NGO in India. Her areas of strength include legal research, drafting, and vetting of contracts, agreements, petitions, and internal policies while ensuring compliance with all statutory and legal requirements.

 

She has acquired knowledge and skills with a strong educational background and various academic accomplishments. She is a member of the Bar Council of Kerala, India.

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Anthony Abdel Ahad

International Economic Law

Legal Researcher

Bachelor in Laws from Al-Hikma University in Lebanon

Currently pursuing a Master's Degree in International Economic Law from University Toulouse 1 Capitole, France

Mr. Anthony Abdel Ahad is actively engaged by participating in and attending many workshops and conferences between Beirut, Toulouse, and Geneva, which helped him expand his knowledge of international law.

 

Additionally, he has participated in Legal Clinic Research for OHCHR as a researcher and has interned at a legal office in Beirut. Finally, he is deeply passionate about Geopolitics and Economics and was chosen to assist with a research paper titled “Role of MENA Countries on International Economy.” His area of expertise includes Economic Law, Contracts Law and Human Rights. He is fluent in Arabic, English, and French. 

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Anwaar Ahmed

Corporate and Commercial Law

Legal Adviser

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London, United Kingdom

Mr. Anwaar Ahmed has four (4) years of experience as a Consultant in Banking Laws with a diverse mindset and a focus on commercial transactions and Corporate Laws.

 

 Additionally, Mr. Anwaar has been resolving legal matters in Real Estate, Civil law cases, and Labor Law cases since graduating, from the University of London in 2018.

 Mr. Anwaar has been a member of the Pakistan Bar Association Since 2020;

He is, actively engaged in participating in the drafting and review of complex agreements at the basic level and negotiation with clients. He is well versed in Contract review.

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Zaid Zamir

Corporate and Commercial Law

Legal Adviser

Mr. Syed Zaid Zamir is a qualified legal professional from the University of London with nearly a decade of experience working for two of Pakistan's largest conglomerates on corporate advisory and compliance-related matters in the Energy, Telecommunications, Fertilizers, and Chemicals industries.

He has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, including the drafting and review of complex agreements such as the Towerco/MNO Master Services Agreement, Software License Agreements, EPC contracts, and Supply Agreements. He also has knowledge and practical experience in M&A (particularly Sale and Leaseback transactions in the telecom sector), restructuring, winding-up, equity rights issues, corporate governance, and company secretarial matters.

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Maya Ahmad Soufi

Corporate and Commercial Law

Senior Consultant

 

Ms. Maya Ahmad Soufi is a British national, who holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Lebanon and an L.L.M  in  International Commercial law from the University of Salford Manchester, United Kingdom.

 

She is an experienced litigator with ten ( 10 ) years of practice and advising in corporate-commercial, and litigation matters in the United Arab Emirates.


She confidently represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings, with an emphasis on construction, property development, and shareholder and joint venture disputes. 


She has extensive legal experience in drafting and reviewing complex legal documents, claims, statements, and MOU`s , She takes all legal aspects to reduce the risk of avoidable litigation. 

She is specialized in corporate and commercial legal matters, particularly  Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Bankruptcy. 


Ms. Maya is fluent in both English and Arabic.

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Mohamad Fadi Al Kheder

Legal Researcher

Legal Researcher

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Damascus, Syria.

Mr. Fadi Al Kheder has over eleven (11) years of experience in Corporate, Legal Affairs, and Administration.

He has vast experience in private, public, criminal, civil, and Employment Labor Law; additionally, he is well-versed in legal researching, drafting, and preparing for trial and case management.

 

On top of that, he has substantial excellency in management and organizational skills, which enables him through his work in the legal field, as well as his excellency interpersonal knowledge, communication, and public speaking skills.

Mr. Fadi is fluent in Arabic and English.

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Ali Asghar

Accounts and Finance 

Accountant

Certified ACCA (Associated Chartered Certified Accountant) from the world-renowned UK-based accounting body "The Association if Chartered Certified Accountants"

Mr. Ali Asghar has nine (9) years of experience in the Accounts and Finance profession and joined Middle East Alliance Legal Consultancy in January 2022 as Manager of Finance.

 

Ali has started his career as accountant in Abu Dhabi U.A.E. in cosmetics industry where he worked on complete accounting cycle, right from journalizing to the finalization of company’s accounts. Later served in Textile sector in a very competitive and demanding environment in Pakistan as Assistant Manager Accounts and promoted to Chief Accountant.

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Melany Jane Dote

Executive Secretary

Executive Secretary/IT Administrator

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Calayan Educational Foundation Incorporated, Phillippines

Ms. Melany Jane Dote has four (4) years of Secretarial experience. She has worked as an administrative secretary in engineering and design consultancies in the UAE, where she was responsible for Human Resource Management, office projects and support, essential accounting support for the accounting manager, and customer service. She is experienced in dealing with the company's supplier registrations and project tendering progress. 

 

Her education, work experiences, and skills have become defining factors of who Ms. Melany is today, as a professional executive Secretary and IT Administrator. She is a firm believer that she shares a common goal of the company's vision and mission, which her abilities can undoubtedly contribute to the company's welfare and success.

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Mohammed Zaher Al Jallad

Administration Manager-Human Resources

Administration Manager – Human Resources

Diploma in Business Administration

He has practical experience of more than 20 years in office management and administrative support.

He gained practical experience working with several government departments in the UAE, including the Emirates Transport Corporation in the Abu Dhabi branch, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and Abu Dhabi Media Company.

Throughout his career, he worked very efficiently, as he was a focal point between the different teams, and he provided constant support to his work through documentation, reporting, analysis, and measurement of KPIs.