Management Team

In-depth engineering & project management experience

Kufan’s ability to manage sophisticated design and construction projects simultaneous is due to our experienced Iraqi management team.

Our team has a proven track record in delivering in Iraq’s harsh conditions which have been led by:

Maythem Al-Asadi, President and Director of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE)

With an engineering & project management experience of more than 20 years, Mr Al-Asadi has directly managed construction and infrastructure projects in Iraq of more than $150 Million.

As President of Kufan, Mr Al-Asadi leads the executive management team that is responsible for:

  • developing the firm’s long-term strategic vision,
  • developing the objectives and plans that support the strategic vision,
  • continuously identifying improvement areas
  •  applying best practices to quality, services and processes.

Mr Al-Asadi’s visionary leadership, along with the Kufan leadership team’s commitment to achieving customer requirements, delivering quality results and sharing knowledge to enable sustainable local capabilities helps Kufan deliver high-quality infrastructure and facilities under challenging conditions.

Before founding Kufan, Mr Al-Asadi led Schlumberger business units in Europe, the Middle East and India, where he gained extensive international business experience in engineering, construction, information technology and telecommunications.

Mr Al-Asadi received his B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication from Baghdad’s University of Technology and his M.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering from the United Kingdom’s De Montfort University.

Mazin Al-Asadi, Executive Vice President and Sr. Program Manager

Mazin Al-Asadi, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, leads Kufan’s program management activities.

Mr Mazin Al-Asadi’s role includes managing the day-to-day operations, coordinating activities between different field sites, managing equipment and personnel logistics and
ensuring schedule control. Mr. Al-Asadi also coordinates the design and engineering departments with construction and maintenance operations, reviews and revises internal operational standards, provides internal technical review and collaborates with the leadership team during vision, strategy and guidelines development.

Mr. Al-Asadi has over 30 years of engineering and management experience including project management experience at Houston’s Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on infrastructure projects that included runways, taxiways, roads, parking lots and underground airport utilities. Additional Houston Intercontinental airport responsibilities included managing operations and maintenance service contracts, monitoring daily service contractor activities, acting as a liaison between the Houston Airport System and contractors, responding to maintenance emergencies, compiling and analyzing financial data for budget preparation and providing specifications development.

Mr. Al-Asadi earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and gained his Professional Engineering License in Texas in 1998.

Yasir Sabah Sadeq Al-Marayati, Schedule and Operations Director

Mr. Al-Marayati is responsible for project control, including scheduling and financial control. Before joining Kufan, Mr. Al-Marayati was a project control specialist with Washington International, Inc. where he was responsible for the Nassiriah Drainage Pump Station water resources project of the Iraqi water reconstruction program.

On the Nassiriah drainage pump station project, Mr. Al-Marayati’s specific responsibilities included processing and tracking project costs, such as materials purchasing, employee salaries and subcontractor payments. Mr. Al-Marayati is an expert with Primavera’s P3 enterprise project management software, with which Kufan proposes to manage the Temporary Facilities Work project.

Mr. Al-Marayati also has extensive experience with information technology infrastructure, Internet Protocol (IP) networking, computer-driven systems automation and satellite communications.

Mr Al- Marayati leads Kufan’s fusion of information systems, systems engineering and industrial engineering into modern management practices by applying his distinct set of cross-functional skills. Mr. Al-Marayati earned his B.S. in Information Engineering from the University of Baghdad’s Engineering school in 2003.

Dr Qusai Hameed, Engineering Director

Dr Qusai Hameed leads Kufan’s engineering and design practice. Dr Hameed has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in civil and structural engineering. Before joining Kufan, Dr.
Hameed served as a consulting engineer and led the Structural Engineering Department at Baghdad’s Al-Mustansiriya University College of Engineering.

Dr Hameed’s roles within Al-Mustansiriya University have also included membership in the College of Engineering’s Board, membership in the Structural Engineering Research Center’s Board and Head of Academic Affairs and Postgraduate Advisory.

Dr. Hameed earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering from Al-Mustansiriya University, respectively. Dr. Kadori earned his PhD in Civil & Structural Engineering from Baghdad University. Dr. Hameed is Kufan’s proposed design engineer for the Siemens AG 21 X 132KV Substations project and his CV is included in Section 1.1.9.4, on sheet 17.

Kawa Agha, Health and Safety Director

Reporting directly to Kufan’s President, Eng Kawa is responsible for Kufan’s Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) program.

In addition to implementing the firm’s HSE vision and ensuring an integrated cultural commitment to HSE, Eng Kawa is responsible for our accident prevention program, HSE hazards evaluation, HSE risk management, conducting the firm’s HSE orientation, annual HSE training and HSE database content. Before joining Kufan, Eng Kawa worked in Busurkan Oil Field in Maysan.