Group Senior Management and Directors.
CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR
MBA Qualified, he built up the listed Farlake Group Plc as Chairman and CEO (trading as Rowan & Co) and sold it to a UK listed Stockbroking and Advisory Firm in 1999, before establishing the UK’s first fund Supermarket that became Egg Banking a subsidiary of Prudential which was later sold to Citigroup for GBP575million. In 2004 he Established a European based Hedge fund group that was Subsequently floated on the London Stock Market and was voted European Hedge Fund Group of the year in 2006 by the global publication Hedge Fund Review and was capitalised in Excess of $1billion. Investments and Interests thereafter include the forming and building as Chairman of Global Yachting Group (GYG), now listed on the London Stock through the acquisition of Pinmar and a merging with Rolling Stock, Investments in the Superyacht service infrastructure through concessions in STP Majorca, founding Investor and Past Chairman of Plus Medical, now trading as Salma, a pediatric focused Critical Care hospital roll out in Abu Dhabi and the middle east and multiple and varied Private Equity investments and Management Buy Outs and across multiple industries.
CHARBEL M. ABOU-JAOUDE
Charbel M. Abou-Jaoude is the CEO of Alcazar Capital Limited, a regulated Private Equity firm based in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Alcazar focuses on investment across multiple sectors in frontier and emerging markets, and has established a highly successful track record in managing sizeable company across geographies.
Charbel has over 30 years of professional experience. Prior to Alcazar, Charbel served as CEO of Agility Investments where he was in charge of M&A and investment transactions and the management of a $1bn Industrial Real Estate Portfolio and the NAS Airport Ground Handling business.
Before that, Charbel was group COO / MD of global operations at Agility where he played a key role in building Agility’s operating capabilities in the Middle East and lead its global growth and transformation; he then initiated the efforts to integrate the various global acquisitions and the rebranding of the different acquired companies under the Agility Logistics banner.
Prior to that he served in various management and executive roles in the USA, specifically at ABB and EXE Technologies.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Joined Diversified Drilling as CFO in March 2015, leading the corporate restructuring process and managing the company’s financial affairs, HR, IT and administration departments. Under his financial stewardship of the existing businesses and strategic support of the Group’s global growth plans, Diversified Drilling is well positioned to exploit the current growth in the upstream industry and continue to add value for all the company’s stakeholders.
Strong of a multi-industry and consultancy background in his yearly career with experiences between Europe, Middle East and North Africa, he worked in many fields of the oil and gas sector (upstream, midstream and downstream) in a number of increasingly senior financial roles since 2010, holding Financial Directors and CFO positions.
Italian national, Andrea holds an Executive MBA with Corporate Finance specialization at IE Business School, Madrid, a Master of Finance at Bocconi University, Milan and he is CMA qualified accountant.
VICE PRESIDENT SALES AND MARKETING
Joined Diversified Drilling in April 2009 as Marketing Manager after spending almost 30 years in the oil and gas sector in various sales, marketing and sales administration roles.
Specialization in BOP and Pressure control equipment used in onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling, exploration and workover operations, Vinod has more than 27 years’ experience spread over new equipment sales, aftermarket, field service, rentals and recertifications. Before joining Diversified Drilling he has operated for 12 years at Cameron (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. as a sales and administration manager, and 5 years at Al-Hugayet Trading Est. (Saudi Arabia) as a sales/project coordinator.
Excellent track record in achieving business growth to achieve and exceed company goals and objectives, even during adverse market conditions. Highly trained and self-motivated individual with strong product knowledge, technical sales and negotiation skills.
Academic qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Marketing) from University of Pune, India.