Management Board

Mazin H. Al-Asadi. PE


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.


Maythem H. Al-Asadi


As President of Kufan, Mr. Al-Asadi leads the executive management team responsible for developing the firm’s long-term strategic vision, developing the objectives and plans that support the strategic vision, continuously identifying improvement areas and applying best practices to improve 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.
With an engineering & project management experience of more than 20 years, Mr Al-Asadi led and directly managed construction and infrastructure projects in Iraq of more than $150 Million.
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


Rami Faraj


Mr. Faraj leads the projects management team responsible or assigned for Kufan projects and operations. Mr Faraj, sets the Project Budgets, Objectives, Execution Plans, Standard Operational Procedures for each and every project. He also manages the Engineering and Design Team, and sets the project time schedules.

Mr. Faraj has an extensive engineering & project management experience of more than 15 years, Mr Faraj led and directly managed construction and infrastructure projects in Iraq wit Kufan of more than $100 Million.

Mr. Faraj B.S. Building and Construction Engineering: University of Technology – Baghdad / 2003


James Angelus


Mr. Angelus is our representative in UAE, Dubai , he is in charge of marketing and public relations . He looks after the Kufan Group interests with vendors and clients, he also looks after Kufan Service delivery and quality issues.

Mr Angelus keeps a continuous communication dialogues with all potential clients and existing customers through the weekly and monthly project progress meetings.

Mr Angelus joined Kufan Team in 2011, with an experience of more then 30 years in the Middle East and Europe, his role was instrumental in Kufan’s Group success story.

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Salah Yosuf


In early 2004, Mr Yosuf joined Kufan as Financial Controller. He set the Accounting System, the Procurement System, and the Financial strategy of Kufan. Mr. Yousuf manages all daily financial issues with the banks and monitors expenditures in all projects , coordinates payments to sub contractors and vendors and maintains relationship with all financial institutions.

He have recently completed the tailoring of Kufan’s ERP on Salesforce platform, for HR, Store Management, Accounting, & Procurement for all of Kufan Group companies.

Mr Yosuf is a Bachelor Degree holder in Business & Economics (Baghdad University) and a CPA Degree Holder from the Arab Institute of Auditors.


Qusay Hameed, PH.D


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.


Hayder Shanan


Mr. Shanan leads all Kufan Operations in Southern Iraq . He started his career in Kufan back in 2007 as a Senior Project Engineer for Bucca Brick Factory Project. He then carried out Project Management Role in Al-Abbas Sewer Network and Pump Stations Project in Basra (2011), were he gained excellent project management experience.

Mr Shanan had set & introduced Kufan Logistics Services during the phase of BLC development. He led a large team of Engineers and technicians to deliver various Logistics and Maintenance Services to clients.

Mr Shannan also was a key founder of the Kufan’s Pre-Fabrication Workshop, and currently is working on the expansion of the workshop and the introduction of new products and services.

Mr Shannan is Bachelor degree holder in Electrical Engineering from Babil University.