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Jafar D. Jafar
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Jafar co-founded the Uruk Project Development Company in Dubai during 2003. He has extensive experience in the power generation field, having led Iraq’s electricity reconstruction efforts from 1991 to 1999 as well as serving as Chairman of the Iraqi National Committee for Technology Transfer from 1996 to 2003. Dr. Jafar is a staunch supporter of education and an accomplished author, penning and co-authoring numerous authoritative research papers in the area of energy and related industries. Dr. Jafar earned his PhD in physics from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
Yahya D. Jafar
Yahya Jafar is a shareholder and a Board Director of the Uruk Group of Companies. He is a prominent Iraqi businessman; and has been actively involved in the reconstruction and development of Iraq. He has over 40 years of experience in business dealings and activities with various governmental departments and the private sector.
He is also the owner and Managing Director of Arab Technical Services Ltd, the first private sector organization in Iraq licensed to build and assemble personal computers and other electronic products. He owns and operates Al Hilal Systems Company Limited, which is licensed to develop, train and support data systems. In addition, he has several other business interests in the United Arab Emirates and Iraq. He is a graduate of Birmingham University in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering.
Dr. Alaa Abbas Hussain
Chief Process Engineer
Dr. Hussain has held senior positions in both private and public firms in the industrial and commercial sectors. He held leadership posts in Iraq’s Ministry of Industry, serving as Director General of the State Company for Rubber Industries and of Industrial Design and Consultation. He has led design teams in the chemical industry for decades; and he has been a sought-after consultant in the utilities field, including in water and sewage treatment plants. Dr. Hussain has published numerous authoritative reports such as “Critical Calculations of Spent Fuel Reprocessing” and “The Future of Iraq’s Petrochemical Industry.” He attained his Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom (1986).
Yahyia Nsaief Jassam Al-Juboori
Managing Director (Iraq)
Mr. Al-Juboori is a mechanical engineer and Managing Director of Uruk in Iraq. He has led a distinguished career as a research analyst and operational leader. His breadth of experience covers nuclear energy having worked at the Iraq Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC); thermal power as General Manager of the Al Maroof Project; and numerous industrial facilities while serving in the government and private sectors. Mr. Al-Juboori is familiar with a wide range of equipment from cryogenic systems to air-gas boiler ducts and gas turbines; and this experience has honed his skills at supervising complex manufacturing and testing processes over the years. Mr. Al-Juboori gained his Master of Science degree in Machine Design & Applied Mechanics at the Cranfield Institute of Technology, Cranfield University, United Kingdom (1981).
Jassim M. Madhoor
Chief Mechanical Engineer
Mr. Madhoor leads mechanical engineering at Uruk, having joined the firm from the Saad State Company where he designed and supervised the manufacture of equipment for oil refinery facilities, nitric acid plants, water treatment operations and others. His experience in the energy sector includes a role as the lead Quality Assurance Engineer for all gas power station parts in Iraq, as well as several years with the Ministry of Industry. Mr. Madhoor supervised the successful reconstruction of a power station in Iraq during 1992 – 1993, a time when spare parts where significantly sparse. Throughout his many decades of experience, he has designed process equipment in line with global standards whether TEMA specs for tube heat exchangers or ensuring ANSI codes are applied when designing screw and belt conveyers. Mr. Madhoor attained his graduate training in mechanical engineering at Baghdad University, Iraq (1985).
Fouad Hadi Jawad
Project Control Manager
Mr. Jawad serves as Project Control Manager at the Uruk Project Development Company in Dubai. He has had many years experience honing his skills in material controls, procurement and purchasing. He is responsible for operational management of issues such as project document and cost controls for Uruk’s power plant expansion project in Iraq. He oversees invoicing, scheduling, reports, variation requests and so on.
Prior to joining Uruk, Mr. Jawad represented companies specializing in components and systems for the conditioning, metering and control of natural gas at Gulf Valley Future, a free zone company. He has also held project control responsibilities for Cortel in Tunisia. Mr. Jawad obtained a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from Western Michigan University, United States of America (1989).
Alaa Mansoor Salih
Mr. Alaa Salih brings along extensive experience in project management, infrastructure, and power station construction as well as multi-use developments. Mr. Salih has been involved in Iraq’s most prestigious power projects such as serving as Construction Manager (CM) for General Electric at the Baghdad South Power Station Project; and he has implemented a broad range of construction projects for Iraq’s Ministry of Industry and Minerals for 20 years. Mr. Salih obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Baghdad University, Iraq (1984).
Mustafa Mahdi Hashim Al-Nawab
Chief Electrical Engineer
Mr. Al-Nawab supervises all control systems for Uruk projects, having accumulated a wealth of experience in the design, implementation and maintenance of control and power boards throughout his career in Iraq and the United Arab Emirates. His range of responsibilities has included the management of electro-mechanical projects; installation of heat, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; the design and erection of pipe networks for water, fuel and firefighting systems; and the design of complex database applications. His knowledge of turbine controls, transformers and switchgears supplement his extensive range of skills in the management of general electrical and electronic works. Mr. Al-Nawab attained his Bachelor of Science in Control and Systems Engineering from the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq (1985).
Raed M. Salih Aldoori
Mr. Raed Salih has played an integral role in Uruk’s Al Qudus Power Station Expansion Project following his decades of experiences at Iraq’s Ministry of Industry. He has been involved in numerous energy and utility projects such as the rehabilitation of civil works for an electrical power plant, construction of sewerage works in populated areas, and the construction of Al Zubadia electrical power station. Mr. Salih earned his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq (1986).
Harith Amer Aboud
Chief Civil Engineer
Mr. Aboud leads Uruk’s civil engineering efforts, bringing a wealth of experience in concrete and steel structural designs, as well as engineering, planning and management. He was instrumental in establishing the group’s civil contracting company, Gleiten, which successfully completed complex projects such as the concrete skeleton of Iraq’s tallest residential tower in Sulaimaniya. Prior to joining the group, he had served as General Manager of the Fao Engineering Company from 1999 to 2003; and held numerous senior positions in the public sector, including Chief of Design departments in the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission and the Industrialization Committee. He earned a Master of Science degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University College, Cardif, United Kingdom (1980).