Soubhi has over 35 years of experience in leadership, technology and engineering. Extensive experience in a wide range of technologies including high-end computing, communication, network infrastructure, ERP and medical technologies. He has strong knowledge in electrical and electronic engineering, software engineering, PC architecture, and project management. He has a patent in his name in the area of Power Management for network devices and a publisher of an industry standard. Soubhi won numerous awards and recognition for his contribution to the advancement of computing technologies. His personal website is www.soubhi.com

Curreiculem Vita

 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of several technology companies in the United States, Emirates, Oman and Syria.

 

Over 35 years of experience in leadership, technology and engineering. Extensive experience in a wide range of technologies including Environmentally Sound Technologies, Alternative Energy, high-end computing, communication, network infrastructure, ERP, medical technologies, and automation. Strong knowledge in electrical and electronic engineering, software engineering, PC architecture, and project management. Demonstrated capabilities in:

 

  • Strategic Long Term Planning

  • Engineering management and team building

  • Corporate Quality Management

  • Delivering trainings and seminars on leadership and technology

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

  • Customer orientation

  • Quality orientation

  • Discipline

 

Exemplary organizational skills and excellent data analysis knowledge. Visionary, creative, resourceful, highly organized leader in a team environment. Expert in quality management practices such as EFQM and Balance Score Card. Holder of patents in power management and an author of an industry standards specification.

 

 

Al-Eajaz for Creative Projects.

2010 - Current

  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Al-Eajaz for Creative Projects is an Omani based Technology Consultants specializing in the design and projects management of Information and communications Technologies, Audiovisuals, and Security Systems. We focus on providing consultancy services and products solutions to large and mid-size projects to put them on the path for higher performance and growth in the most sustainable way. Our clients include governments, NGO, and private companies. Al-Eajaz for Creative Projects today is involved in major projects in the GCC and Africa. We work closely with our clients and vendors to provide the innovative and sound solutions that fits the technology needs of any size organizations. Today, Al-Eajaz for Creative Projects is considered the leading ICT and ELV consultant in Oman.

 

Hydra Trading. Abu Dhabi, UAE

2008-5/2010

  • Chief Operating Officer. In charge of all operation for Hydra Trading, a Royal Group company and one of the largest technology investment firms in the Middle East and North Africa. Responsible for corporate structuring, Research and Development, and strategic planning. Core focus on sourcing and researching the cutting edge of building materials and technologies, renewable energy technologies, and latest engineering practices to support the rising need for sustainable development and environmentally friendly solutions.

 

 

Abraaj Capital. Dubai, UAE

2006-2008

  • Senior Vice President and CTO. In charge of defining and implementing the information and communication technology strategy for the Abraaj Capital, one of the largest investment firms in the Middle East and North Africa. Also responsible for evaluating and recommending technology strategies for portfolio companies pre and post acquisition.

 

 

ASPIRE / Sport City. Doha, Qatar

2003-2006

ASPIRE, Academy for Sports Excellence

  • 2003-2006: IT Manager / Director reporting directly to the Director General. Chief architect of IT infrastructure of the academy including all wired and wireless network, IP telephony, access control system, BMS, CCTV, multimedia systems, e-learning and school management systems, video conferencing systems, and virtual classrooms

Sport City

  • 2004-2006: Manager / Director of IT and Technology Services. Chief architect of the IT  infrastructure of Qatar Orthopedic and Sports Medical Hospital including all wired and wireless network, IP Telephony, BMS, CCTV, multimedia systems, HIS, EPR, PACS, RIS, and video conferencing systems.

 

Intel Corporation, USA

1995–2003

Desktop Architectural Lab

  • 2001-2002: Senior Systems Architect: Primary owner of the Instantly Available PC (IAPC) technology at Intel’s Desktop Architectural Lab and defining and architecting next generation power management for future Intel products.

 

OEM Products and Services Division

  • 1999-2001: Managed the Instantly Available PC (IAPC) efforts in OPSD.

  • 1998-1999: Managed a team of senior engineers and technicians working on enabling DVD on PCs.

  • 1997-1998: QA and Engineering manager the Boston Project.

  • 1995-1997: Team leader of software drivers QA engineering

 

IBE Computers. USA

1990-1995

CEO

  • Primer supplier of computer systems and networking solution.

 

 

Education/Professional Development

B.S., Information Technology

University of Phoenix, USA

 

Graduate level coursework in Management of Engineering and Technology

Portland State University, USA

 

Advanced Management and Technical Training courses

Intel University, Hillsboro. USA (1995-2002)

Ricoh Corporation, Nicosia, Cyprus (1984)

Brother Corporation, Nagoya, Japan (1983)

Ricoh Corporation, Tokyo, Japan (1983)

Olympus Panoly, Nagoya, Japan (1983)

 

Skills

Management and Leadership:

Strong leadership and engineering management skills. My experience in leadership along with my technical knowledge has earned me many awards and recognitions such as the Middle East IT Manager of the year in 2004, Network innovation Award in 2005 for best use of network technology, The 2006 Computerworld Honor Award in Washington DC, in addition to many case studies written in international publications highlighting my achievements. I always strive to work very closely with team members to ensure their success and the success of the organization. In addition to their superb technical knowledge, my team members were very professional and instrumental in dealing with other teams within the corporation as well as with external teams. All this was achieved while keeping the team members engaged, focused, and enthusiastic about their assignments which contributed to boosting their morals and higher productivity.

 

Technical

Expert on the latest Environmentally Sound Technologies including Alternative Energy solutions, Waste-to-Energy, Natural Resources Conservation Technologies and the latest Environmentally Sound Construction Systems. Expert in PC hardware and software architecture throughout the entire design lifecycle from conception through the design to the final product phases. Strong knowledge of network technologies and communication protocols. Expert in e-learning and virtual classroom solutions. Very strong knowledge of medical informatics such as Health Information Systems (HIS), Electronic Patient Records (EPR), Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), and Radiology Information Systems (RIS).

 

Other

Facilitator of several leadership training programs including Franklyn Covey. Strong background in teaching technical and leadership courses and holding technical seminars at any level. Strong data analysis skills. Fluent in English and Arabic, both written and spoken.

 

Appointments

Served as a member of several Organizations such as:

 

  • Sustainable Development International – Member of the board

  • WANA Forum – Member of the consultancy group

 

Awards/Patents/Publications

 

  • Winner of the 2006 Computerworld Honors Award held in Washington DC.

  • Winner of the 2005 Network Middle East Innovation Award for most innovation use of network technology

  • 2004 Arabian Computer News  Middle East IT Manager of the year

  • Intel Environmental Excellence Award. In recognition of my innovative energy consumption efforts in development of the IAPC technology.

  • Division Recognition Award. In recognition of assuring the platform quality of the successful time to market Intel Pentium® 4 desktop board.

  • Division Recognition Award. For flawless execution on DVD interactive titles compliance program.

  • Intel Development Forum Honor Roll for 1998 and 1999 IDF

  • Desktop Platform Group Award. Outstanding contributions toward the on-time delivery of the Intel® 815 chipset to the market.

  • OEM Products and Solutions Division Award. Exceptional contribution in winning Compaq as a strategic customer.

  • Microprocessor Division 6 Marketing Award. Exceptional contribution to the successful Pentium® II processor launch.

  • Intel American Sale and Marketing Award. Successful Toshiba desktop launch.

  • Intel Desktop Board Award. Significant contribution to the success of the Pentium® 4 processor launch.

  • OEM Products and Solutions Division Team Achievement Award. Outstanding contribution toward resolving ACPI/USB issues.

 

  • Holder of US Patent number 20030088796 in the areas of communication devices.

 

  • Chief architect of the PC-DVD Compliance Test Specification which is currently being used by the DVD forum to test PCs for DVD compliance.