- Birzhan MukashevCo-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Birzhan is a long term successful businessman in the Republic of Kazkahstan. He started his career working as a sub-contractor providing consulting services to the state owned national oil and gas company of KazMUnaiGas. During the early 2000’s he was later focused on developing a portfolio of products and services in the Retail, FMCG, Oil & Gas and Mining Sector.
During this period he began a small construction company; which later developed into one of the largest construction and EPC companies in North Kazakhstan with the full category 1 construction permits by the name Akzhelen LLP.
The company participated in almost all large infrastructure tenders via the online platform of eGov.kz and won several of them. He was instrumental and directly responsible for the expansion and commissioning of over 100 of Kaz Munai Gas’s service stations in the East Kazakhstan Province.
Birzhan continues to expand his business portfolio in residential construction with active interest in the Oil & Gas Sector, Renewable Energy Sector and the Mining sector in both Kazakhstan and the region with his key partners from the Middle East and China.
AIM-X is a new project that emerged out of the current global demand for Personal Protective Equipment with the emergence of the Covid-19 epidemic, which has sadly now been classified as a World Pandemic.
- Halim ChoudhuryCo-Founder & Director General
Halim is an entrepreneur of more than two decades with a wealth of experience in startups, corporate strategy, franchising, marketing and developing projects with an emphasis on bankability and compliance to an RTB stage for senior debt financing by DFI’s.
The last three and a half years Halim has been laser focused on the developing and financing of large-scale greenfield projects of oil refineries and solar power plants in Kazakhstan and the CIS countries totaling in excess of USD 2.5B with equity partners and stakeholders from Tier 1 global companies.
AIM-X was created in the first quarter of 2020 due to the need for a bankable approach, with an emphasis on compliance, for the PPE sector globally. The parent company of AIM-X Global and its stakeholders own and control the entire supply chain; from feedstock, factories to logistics and the private aircraft for delivery of the company's products in these testing times. Today the world is seeing an unprecedented demand for PPE goods and this has put pressure and destabilised the global supply chain and fragmented the logistics industry.
- Akmaral KozakhmetovaFinance Director
Akmaral is detail-oriented, efficient, and organized professional with extensive experience in accounting systems. She has a solid background in finance which has been substantiated by her experience of 15 years. She has gained huge experience in the very beginning of her career, which has been useful throughout next decade. Working for state revenue committee, she showed excellent performance and responsibility and was allowed to transfer to committee branches in other cities of Kazakhstan. Later Akmaral has been trustworthy and highly productive specialist managing finance and accounts of diverse range of companies for many years.
Starting from 2020, Akmaral has managed to be part of the AIM-XGLOBAL, fighting uncertainty and pressure that have covered the world along with pandemic.
- Syed HasanKey Account Director
Syed Mahmud Hasan is a well-known name in the social business circle of Bangladesh. As a young and visionary businessperson, he has made strong network across multiple industries starting from Defence industry, ready Made Garments as well as International Development in Bangladesh, Europe and North America. Mahmud is a self-taught entrepreneur of more than a decade with a wealth of experience in startups, corporate strategy, franchising and marketing.
Mahmud is a computer engineer by education and business is his passion. His software development skill has seen several social development challenges in south Asia addressed with great success. Apart from looking after his family business he is serving as an ICT consultant for WaterAid, a global name in the field of water sanitation and hygiene, he has already gained national recognition by building a COVID-19 focused disease prevention mobile application. His professional network includes multi-lateral and bi-lateral organizations.
He is well known for strong work ethics who only stops after achieving the target he has set his mind on. This personal trait has enabled him to flourish in the field of Ready-Made Garments, Jute Sector and Agriculture. He is also an adept negotiator and has secured multiple deals as a defence contractor for Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory (BMTF), a wing under Bangladesh Army, Air force and Navy. He is a keen investor with portfolio ranging in multiple sectors of the agricultural industry in Bangladesh.
Mahmud started working on PPEs from early January, 2020 and has an in depth knowledge about products and subsequent operation, logistics. As an early mover he has acquired several government, hospital contracts. Because of his ample experience in this sector and interpersonal skills he was invited to join the core team of AIM-X as a Director. He is confident that his ongoing and rich experience in the personal protective equipment industry will add value to the growing portfolio of AIM-X GLOBAL family. His great skill in generating sales lead would certainly be an asset that will help to excel the business portfolio of AIM-X GLOBAL.
- Sajjad BukhariGlobal Sales Director
Sajjad’s professional career began with the property boom of the early 2000’s. He started his career as a small scale development and consulting agent to other developers and traders. Gradually he elevated himself with the knowledge he had acquired to the level that he was a frequent speaker at several property related seminars including the likes of First Track, Turning Point and First Vision International.
Over a period Sajjad developed a sales team and under his tutelage both he and his staff successfully negotiated the bulk purchase of between 10-100 residential and commercial properties off plan from the likes of Comer Homes, Galliard Homes, Barratt Homes, Berkeley Homes and Urban Space across England to name but a few. Assets were either purchased or sold under assignable contracts to clients who arranged their Buy to Let mortgages with their banks or mortgage brokers.
Sajjad’s natural entrepreneurial instincts led him to open a successful mortgage brokerage and a sales and lettings agency geared to offering services to private and professional landlords alike of finance, re-finance, income protection plans and life insurance. Following the crash of 2008, Sajjad focused on his Financial Services and Asset Management until he was head hunted by a major UK retail bank.
His core skills lead drive him to focus and triumph in the face of defeat, and that relentless approach to success coupled with his entrepreneurial and financial services background led to AIM-X head hunting him to the position of Global Sales Director to manage its worldwide network of clients.
- Anuar AkhynovSenior Operations Manager
Anuar has a gained a solid foundation studying 1 year in affiliate center of London University in International School of Economics in KBTU, Almaty. He also has a solid engineering background as he got BSc in Engineering in Nazarbayev University. Throughout his student life he had won many hackathons, including those from TechGarden, local city administrations etc. His ideas at the same were being accepted for further to development to incubation programs. His work on tube inspection robot, on which he worked with his professor was presented on ICCBVIC (International Conference on Computational Vision and Bio Inspired Computing) 2018 in India. Later in his student life, his scientific works were chosen to be developed for Q1 journal publications.
Apart from that, Anuar also founded and managed an online education web platform for school students with a traffic of about 700 students a month. This project helped high school students all along the country to gain high quality knowledge and pass their exams, putting online education market in Kazakhstan one step forward.
Anuar has always been in hope to be able to use his knowledge, consistency and a good sense of design to make products that make a valuable impact. Therefore, he is happy to be the part of AIM-X GLOBAL family.
- Rae WangOperations Manager
Based in Shanghai, Rae Wang is a trusted sourcing agent for multiple businesses across Asia and Europe. Rae has been doing import and export business for more than 10 years. Since 2015 Rae founded a trading company named Shanghai Beyond International Co. Ltd which delivers raw materials and machineries in food industry & agriculture industry. More recently she started procuring and distributing medical protection products due to the need for the PPE sector globally to address the challenge of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Her most important skill is her ability to coordinate with her clients, understanding their needs and securing the most competitive price for her client. At the end of the day, she delivers according to the agreed terms and conditions and that is what makes Rae a very reliable agent for key business. Her network within and across multiple industries generated important business links and support service mechanism. She is well known among her clientele for transparent dealings and quick turnaround time.
Rae has experience of handling significant volume of cash based and bank financed business. She has developed working relationship with major FDA and CE approved factories in China which produces protective equipment. Over the last few years, she has handled business valuing up to USD 100,000 per month with absolute transparency. Her understanding of the Chinese regulations, regulatory authorities, banking rules, administrative and contractual regulation will add value to AIM-XGlobal’s portfolio of business operated from mainland China and especially from Shanghai. She is also well connected with the logistics suppliers in China and can ensure smooth and quick movement of goods along with proper quality checking.
Rae holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and this academic background has enabled her to engage effectively with the wider English-Speaking clients in Europe and USA. Her network would certainly add value to AIM-XGlobal’s business in the coming days.
- Gerry SeverinDirector of Business Development
Gerry is an Entrepreneur and Business Consultant who has extensive experience in helping global companies improve their operational performance, primarily through business development, sales effectiveness, target operating model design, lean performance improvement and process-driven transformation.
Gerry has helped clients in a wide range of sectors such as Financial Services, Manufacturing, FMCG, Transport & Logistics, Aviation, Chemicals, Oil & Gas,Energy, Facilities Management, Healthcare, and TMT.
Gerry also has a wide range of ultra high net worth and government contacts, and has extensive experience in commodities brokerage, and financial instruments. He was approached by AIM-X Global LLP to develop the business development strategy.
- Stephen JonesActing Chief Financial Officer
Relishes the opportunity to work with businesses using his broad range of skills, experience and network to enhance their chances of success Experienced COO and qualified Accountant with excellent commercial, organisational and communication skills with experience across Financial Services and Outsourcing.
A strong and consistent career progression from building and managing Finance teams, Front Office Business Management to Relationship Management, Business Development and COO roles.
Proven track record of driving growth through quality client coverage and creation of new service offerings.
Active Angel Investor including providing NED / COO support for these companies operating in various sectors including FinTech, Consumer Electronics Media Tech and Entertainment. Utilising expertise to facilitate stronger focus, leveraging an expansive network and drive market engagement.
A strong communicator who relishes engaging with individuals, leaders and teams, sharing lessons from experiences across multiple business sectors and roles. This has allowed me to successfully operate at board level, manage teams and build strong relationships with customers, suppliers and stakeholders.
Experienced in working in all sizes of businesses from Start-Ups to Multinationals.
- Askhat BaizhanovHead of Structured Finance
Askhat is a highly qualified and accomplished, result-oriented Finance Executive with over 17 years of experience within the banking and corporate industry, supported by strength in business evaluation, capital budgeting, business optimization, restructuring and corporate financing.
The last three years Mr.Baizhanov served as CFO and senior finance roles in various businesses ranging from IT, telecoms, mining and construction.
In 2015-2016 Mr.Baizhanov was engaged in the implementation of the process of transformation of National Medical Holding JSC and its 6 subsidiaries, into the non-profit organization «University Medical Center» Corporate Fund (subsidiary of Nazarbayev University), with combining of 7 legal entities’ assets into a single legal entity. Transformation project was presented to the Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University (chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan) and was approved.
In 2010 - 2015 Askhat participated in the debt restructuring of Astana Finance JSC, which defaulted on its international obligations in 2009. The total debt of the company, including domestic liabilities amounted to about $ 2 billion. Askhat participated in creation of the Debt Restructuring Plan, in particular, in development of a long-term cash flow forecast (15-20 years), planning revenues from operating activities of the holding and assets disposal in order to provide restructuring conditions. As a result, the restructuring process was completed in May 2015, the Bank of New York as a representative of international creditors interests became the nominal holder of 99.1% of the shares.
As well, in 2012 - 2014 after graduation from the University of Liverpool Management School, Askhat helped the Kazakhstan Engineering Distribution LLP (subsidiary of Kazakhstan Engineering JSC) with the implementation of the investment project "Organization of production of military and civil engineering in Astana". The main goal of this project was the creation of the joint venture with the foreign investor (the South African corporation) in order to arrange the construction of armored wheeled vehicles’ plant at the industrial park SEZ "Astana – New City".
- Azman ChowdhuryTender and Bid Management Administrator
Azman, trained as a development economist, has been a development practitioner with experience of working for multiple globally renowned NGOs such as WaterAid and Swisscontact. His rich prior experience as a Senior Program Manager in managing projects for Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, amounting to over 50 Million AUD per year, provides him with experience of understanding global development challenges.
He is adept in generating sales lead and takes great interest in business consultation and services. Azman has supported his family business of one stop Ready Made Garments detergent and chemical solution for many years and created diversified product portfolio focusing into pest control business. He has also facilitated business deals for one of the largest cement manufacturers in Bangladesh, Seven
Rings Cement, and is currently in the process of supporting the senior management to expand their operation into the African market. The packaging unit of the same business unit is another portfolio that he is supporting in expansion. As an avid supporter of innovative agriculture solution, he has invested in setting up a compost fertilizer plant, targeting the increasing maize, potato and jute farming in Bangladesh. His target is to scale up the project into other locations including international market at a suitable time Azman maintains strong network in the field of business and development in Bangladesh. He believes that his network can be capitalized into generating active and mutually beneficial deals.
The diversified experience of Azman both in Bangladesh and in international arena would add value to the already richly experienced team of AIM-X Global.
- Marcin MielcuchDistributor for Poland, Slovakia & Czech Republic
- James ChoéHonorary Chairman for Asia Pacific Region
- 40 years of experience in Petroleum business
- Senior Advisor on the Asian Olympic Committee for Incheon in 2014, a rank of a minister in Korea
- Former Presidential Task Force under President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan has awarded a presidential medal of merit.
- Former Senior Advisor to Hynix Semiconductor
- Former weekly columnist for global economics outlook at Joongang daily Korean newspaper for 3 years. The most widely circulated daily newspaper in the world.
- Kai NordgrenHead of Natural Resources for Scandinavia
- Mehmet SumerogluRomania, France and Germany
Mehmet comes from a family with a long history and vast experience in the trade market, accumulated from generation to generation. He continued its family tradition, graduating in 1994 from the University of Istanbul with a specialization in Econometrics.
He founded and managed over 10 companies in Romania and abroad, getting involved in international trade since he was a student.
In his more than 25 years of experience, he has had business relations with over 80 external suppliers from approximately 20 countries, on 5 continents, amounting to international commercial transactions of over 600 million dollars. He also worked in the field of construction as a builder, project manager, and investment consultant.
Presently, beside his business life, he collaborates, as a business consultant, with numerous multinational companies from various European and non-European countries. He also actives in the NGO area, militates for transparency, fair play, and open competition in business and continues to do international trade.
- Mozam Mir AliRegion Director Middle East and Pakistan
Mozam Mir is a highly experienced multi-lingual within the Oil and Gas and shipping Industry Petrochemical sector.
He has Proven record of over 30 years experience within the Engineering and Oil & Gas sectors with world recognized organisations
Highly experienced in Management and Expert in Procurement, Logistics, QA/QC, Health & safety, Financial services. Incl Project finance.
Excellent Knowledge of materials related to onshore / offshore, oil and gas & Petrochemical industry and associated suppliers, and special attention to health and safety. Experienced at building relationships and dealing with Government Organizations in Africa, Middle east, Far east etc.
- Anietie udo AsubopCommercial Director for Africa
- Yuri MorozovCEO, Exclusive Distributor for Russia, Belarus & Poland
Yuri is a CEO and President of Auguri Distribution LLC, a distributor of medical equipment and manufacturer of medical grade respirators, as well as an CEO of AIM-X Russia and Master Distributor of AIM-X in the
Russian Federation. Yuri is also a Founder of JSC Countrycom, one of the largest MVNOs in Russia, as well as OOO Tehno Gorod, a data center and hosting provider. JSC Countrycom’s partnerships include some of the largest Russian telecoms such as MegaFon, Sky Link (Russia), and Beeline, a brand owned by PJSC VimpelCom. OOO Tehno Gorod is a data center and hosting solutions provider trusted by major
Russian brands including MTS, MegaFon, Beeline, Yandex, and many others. OOO TehnoGorod additionally provides colocation of dispatching services for emergency assistance to hearing-impaired individuals under the auspices of the Social Security Department of the Government of Moscow. JSC Countrycom is an owner of a well-known ‘Allo Incognito’ brand («Алло Инкогнито»), a virtual number provider in Russia with over 622,000 customers and operating over 1.3 million virtual phone numbers in the Russian Federation. Yuri is also a Founder and President of Future Technology Solutions LLC, an IT telecommunications services provider. Yuri’s past experiences as
entrepreneur also included founding Express Telecom, a landline telecom operator in Russia, and Leu's GmbH, an export-import company and medical equipment distribution company in Germany.
Yuri is a graduate of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University specializing in general medicine. After graduation, Yuri worked as an ophthalmic surgeon at the Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Complex, one of the best ophthalmic centers in the world known for refractive surgery with eleven regional branches.
- Dee WilliamsGeneral Manager for North America
Ms. Williams has over 30 years of experience working for fortune 100 companies, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte Consulting, PA Consulting Group, and J&J. She has worked as a private consultant, advising international clients in the areas of healthcare, marketing, finance, , information technology, data security and renewable energy.
Ms. Williams holds an MBA from NorthWestern Kellogg in Marketing, Management Strategy, and Health Service Management, and a BS from Albright College in Computer Science, Business Admin, and Asian Studies. She has completed a year of an Executive Masters in Management of Technology from University of Penn, Wharton and School of Engineering and Science.
- Anna DavydyukCountry Manager for Russia
Anna's main business activities are in the sector of legal services, business operations and project financing. She has over 17 years of experience with the international business development and the corporate finance sector. She specialises in innovative marketing and sales, economics, strategic operations, financial and project management.
With the skills she has acquired over almost two decades, she has been consulting major global companies to expand their operations in the Russian Federation within the import and export, logistics and supply chain management sectors. As a graduate of Kuban State University she frequently travels from Moscow to her home city Krasnodar to assist in the mentoring of recent graduates and their startups.
AIM-X approached her to expand the company's commercial operations within the Russian Federation; and to consult in the setting up of a scholarship programme for underprivileged children to enter higher education for the AIM-X Foundation.
- Azri Bin Dato' Dr ZulkafperiCountry Manager for Malaysia
Azri began to take responsibility on his role as Director after he graduated in Bachelor in International Business at Multimedia & Science University Shah Alam, Selangor. He is a very dedicated, flexible and cooperative in solving any proble
Shown a great exemplary values and commitments toward good organizational, business strategy, communication skills and leadership. He has developed many companies in terms of growing Kerak Emas Sdn Bhd, Magnumind Global, KESB Properties, KESB Prima and Maiped Sdn Bhd businesses by seeking new business opportunities and increasing the number of clinical panels and venture into medical supply, fintech, events management, defense and travel and tours industry.
- Dr Michael OmotoshoCountry Manager for Nigeria
Dr. Omotosho holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the Ahmadu Bello University School of Pharmacy Zaria, Kaduna State. He also holds a Certificate in Policy and Public Management from the University of London, a Masters Certificate in Supply Chain Management from the University of San Francisco, California, Chartered Manager of Successful Programmes, a Certified Manager of Risk in Projects, a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Development Program of the Prestigious Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA and also a Doctorate Degree in Professional Ethics from Trinity College, Seychelles.
As the Chairman and Chief Oversight Officer of Sustainable Healthcare International, Dr Omotosho has significant expertise in Supply Chain Management and Distribution of Commodities having worked on several Health Programmes. Mike has significantly contributed to the widespread distribution of sustainable healthcare delivery especially in intervention areas as it relates to reversing Malaria, Pneumonia, HIV/ AIDS etc which has impacted over 2,500,000 Nigerians!
He is a member of Rotary International Bequest Society and a Benefactor. A Second level Major Donor since 2008, he is on the Roll of Honour of the Rotary House, Lagos. Mike is a member of the Arch C. Klump Society and the First African to have a Termed Gift under the Future Vision Plan of The Rotary Foundation. He was Governor of Rotary International District 9125 Nigeria covering the whole of North West, North East, North Central, South West excluding Lagos, Ogun and FCT in the 2015-16 year and travelled almost 20,000km in 150 days to commission almost 300 community intervention projects.
He is a recipient of the prestigious 2013 Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award, a recipient of the PAN African Humanitarian and ICON of Culture awards both in 2015. He was recently inducted into the All African Students Union Hall of Fame. A member of the prestigious Chatham House, London, he is also a My EO Champion of the Global Entrepreneurs Organization.
Dr. Omotosho is the recipient of several Chieftancy titles; 38 as at last count including the Marmarin Kaltungo in Gombe State, Omeroha 1 of Isu ancient Kingdom in Imo State, Otunba Mayedun of Iyire Owo in Ondo State and Torgbi Akpohurnu 1 of the Atagba Traditional Council in the Volta Region of Republic of Ghana. He is also the Author of 8 books including the World’s Thickest Book; My Dream Nigeria, a Guinness Record with almost 20,000 pages and the mininbook Achieving Zero Hepatitis which perhaps is the world's smallest book on Hepatitis.
Dr Omotosho is the convener of the Mike Omotosho Annual Lecture, a unique forum for policy makers, professionals, developmental partners, corresponding agencies and leaders of thought to discuss and proffer efficient solutions and alternatives to pressing societal and developmental issues. An unrepentant optimist in Project Nigeria, Dr Omotosho is the Team Lead of the 7 Core Values Project which is aimed at ensuring that Nigerians commit to live by the core values as a foundation for National Culture so that we can achieve the Nigeria of our Dreams. An undaunted advocate for universal healthcare, Dr Mike Omotosho is the newly inaugurated President of the Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission, an organisation committed to achieving Zero Hepatitis in Nigeria by the year 2030.
Dr. Omotosho was brought into AIM-X Global LLP because his long standing position and reputation in health and philanthropy and his commitment to helping the people of Nigeria during this current crisis.
- Issakha Mody NdiayeCountry Manager for Senegal
Issakha is an entrepreneur with more than three decades of experience in developing business start ups to national companies in Senegal.
As the Marketing and Commercial Manager for the Fortune 500 company Sumitomo in West Africa, Issakha introduced and implemented with the support of the Ministry of Health in several counties in Africa the insecticide nets program.
He founded SONI Group in Dakar, an investment boutique which develops projects jointly with major European and North American stakeholders who wish to enter Senegal and its neighbouring counties. Issakha has successfully implemented large scale projects with Vestergaard Frandsen and Bestnet to name a few. He has been active in the fight against Malaria in West and Central Africa with global majors in the Pharmaceutical sector for many years.
Issakha was referred to the Director General of AIM-X Global from a former UN Ambassador as a suitable candidate for advising on operations in Senegal. Following detailed discussions, and the active role the AIM-X Foundation wishes to take in Healthcare in Africa, Issakha was invited to join the AIM-X family as the Country Manager for Senegal.
- Mashrur RahmanCountry Manager for Bangladesh
Mr. Md. Mashrur Rahman (Rohed) has completed his BBA with a specialization in Business Technology Management from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University,Canada and joined Paradise Electric & Electronics Industries (PEEIL) in early 2015. He served as the Deputy Managing Director, actively involved in improving current business practices and implementing techniques to increase production efficiency. He is also directly involved in consulting other potential areas for business development. Mr. Mashrur is a determined entrepreneur who is not afraid to take risks, displays a high level of confidence and always craves to learn and acquire knowledge from other professional environments.
He is very passionate about doing business whether it’s a startup or takeover, rather he adapts to any sort of environment easily. With his educational background, he has implemented a number of different world-renowned corporate practices to secure company’s growth. Mr. Mashrur attends different seminars and meetings and is always looking to network with business professionals to build his ground. Furthermore, he recently has formed a distribution logistics and freight forwarding company in which he is serving as the Managing Director. He has implemented state of the art technologically advanced computer software to run and view operations at a glance. With his expertise in software infrastructure development, he plans on running the entire operations without manpower in the near future.
Mr.Mashrur is involved in a diversified conglomerate consisting of investments into manufacturing electrical cables, textile and spinning, ICX & ISP Telecommunication services, assembling home appliances and lifestyle electronics, logistics and freight forwarding, fitness and active lifestyle, renewable energy to name a few. Mr.Mashrur is an active angel investor in the startup space including on-demand maid service & on-demand marketplace which has received VC funding from Top Asian Venture Capital Firms and has received multiple recognition in incubator programs.. He maintains a strong corporate network both locally and globally.
- Alvaro Rocha MarinCurator for Latin America
Alvaro is an Industrial designer and furniture with more than 10 years’ experience in Industrial safety product business, has dedicated completely to develop international business always looking for the best relation between clients and suppliers.
Continuous search of companies to develop International business of Import and export was an important steps creating a supplier net with more than 145 companies that have supported and help him to grow thanks to his professionalism and extremely direct way to work creating a long lasting friendship with suppliers from many countries based in confidence.
With good and bad passed experiences his determination has never stopped and today, as always accepting new challenges is ready to learn from the best, his motivation now is to make AIM-X GLOBAL products an important solution with the best quality for different government and private clients in Latin America to help them to face the worse situations in the best way.
- Sean AbramCountry Manager for Canada
Registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Primary areas of technical practice are land development, municipal infrastructure and transportation.
Over 28 years of experience working in consulting engineering, municipal and provincial governments in Canada (Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia).
My multi-discipline background is of considerable benefit in obtaining reasonable solutions for conflicts between underground infrastructure, property impact, road construction and stakeholder interests.
Working as part of a team and collaborating with others is a regular part of my work experience; this includes various professions such as environmental consultants (engineers, biologists), golf course designers, legal surveyors, structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, hydro-geologists, lawyers, architects and planners.
- George MatharuCountry Manager for United Kingdom
George is the Country Manager for Aim-X in the United Kingdom. In addition to being the Master Distributor of Aim-X products, he brings a wealth of knowledge in Banking, Finance and Insurance related activities.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, George has a successful track record of delivering complex multi-national engagements in some of the world’s largest and most respected companies, including BP, ExxonMobil & Shell JV, Unilever, Mars Confectionery, Paramount & Universal JV, and Whitbread PLC. He is a respected industry professional with an enviable global business network, featured in C-Suite magazines, spoken at the House of Commons, an Advisor to Liverpool Football Club to help grow their brand internationally, and an active member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers in the City of London. He also holds an MSc in IT & Management from Sheffield Hallam University.
In addition to his role with Aim-X, George is the CEO of Elite Capital, a company that provides loans to government projects all around the world, with ticket sizes starting from $50M USD. He is also the Director of BGC Ltd, a company that provides Finance and Consultancy to UK based SME’s, and also the company through which Aim-X products are distributed.
- Kash PelikanSales Manager for United Kingdom
Kash is the Sales Manager for Aim-X products in the UK, responsible for establishing client relationships, client on-boarding, documenting requirements, price negotiation, order placement and order fulfilment.
After graduating in Economics and Business Administration from Katowice University in Poland, Kash moved to London in 2010 to start a career in Retail and Hospitality. She worked for several major retail brands including TK Maxx, JD Sports, All Saints, Monsoon and Sketchers, rising quickly up the ranks and holding key Store Management positions.
Kash is a valuable member of our team and looks forward to serving customers in the UK for all their personal protection needs.
- Mick KimGeneral Manager for South Korea
My major in university was Business Administration. After graduating the university I started overseas sales in Cosmetic field, particularly in US market. Throughout 10 years of my career I would highlight my following achievement.
I was able to achieve steady and big growth in my charge market. CAGR of my market was 9% which is more than double the sales in 10 years.
To challenge myself, I have been starting my own business in the PPE market. The reason why I take this market is a vision of PPE in the global market. Due to spread of COVID-19 our lives have totally changed which cause people's recognition as well. So, even though pandemic, I hope, can get through, the business and people's habit will kept going. This is a short story of how I come to AIM-X.
Scientific Advisory Team
- Dr. Ranjit Warrier, PhD
Dr Warrier’s interest in global health in resource limited settings comes from a childhood living in India and in Zambia. The effects of illnesses such as malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, and more recently, dengue and chikungunya in these settings is devastating, especially to the economically disadvantaged in society. I resolved to train as a scientist in order to promote research, education, and service in resource limited settings. As an undergraduate at Louisiana Tech University, I engaged in research on schistosomiasis with Dr. James Liberatos.
During his predoctoral training at Purdue University, he studied the mosquito borne viruses Sindbis and Yellow Fever, that are in the same families as Chikungunya and Dengue, respectively. He also assisted in teaching undergraduates to gain experience in imparting education. In order to translate his training into improving global health in resource-limited settings, He accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey Stringer at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and was based in Lusaka, Zambia. During this time, he set up a sequencing facility, designed an HIV-1 drug resistance genotyping test that reduced assay costs ten-fold, and improved laboratory turnaround time for HIV viral load testing and infant virologic testing from months to days. He did research into HIV drug resistance patterns in Zambian patients who failed first line antiretroviral therapy. Additionally, He mentored a lab technician and served as an external thesis advisor for his Masters of Science degree from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Thus, he was directly involved in research, service, and education in Zambia. In order to broaden his understanding of HIV research, he then accepted a position with Dr. George Shaw at the University of Alabama in Birmingham to work on molecular pathogenesis of SIV and HIV. His laboratory then moved to the University of Pennsylvania, and during his time in this lab he has conducted research into HIV vaccine trials in non-human primates, as well as identifying novel HIV-1 and SIV epitopes that are targeted by human and rhesus macaque immune systems, respectively.
He returned to Zambia in 2016 to serve as the lab director at CIDRZ Central Laboratory in Lusaka, Zambia, which is a national reference clinical laboratory that supports PEPFAR goals in Zambia, as well as testing and capacity building for HIV-1 network studies (HVTN) and numerous projects funded through NIH, EDCTP, Fleming Fund, PEPFAR, among others. The lab achieved the honor of being the first medical laboratory in Zambia to be internationally accredited to ISO15189 standards. In order to use their clinical lab expertise to improve other laboratories in Zambia involved with the HIV response, they applied for and were successfully awarded the CDC grant Laboratory Innovation for Excellence running from 2018-2023 which aims to scale up HIV viral load and infant virological testing by improving laboratory systems. Under this project, they have established and improved courier networks, results return, and capacitated central testing facilities and smaller labs for scale-up. He transitioned to head a new department at CIDRZ called the Department of Biomedical Research that aims to conduct research into diagnostics and improvement of laboratory systems in country. Under this department, they are conducting externally funded research into new diagnostics, doing national HIV drug resistance surveillance, partnering with a multinational diagnostic company, Beckman Coulter, to test new diagnostics, and have been awarded the Fleming Fund grant for Zambia to improve antimicrobial resistance surveillance networks, strengthen microbiology labs, and support the development of a policy framework to allow the government Ministries of Health, Livestock and Fisheries, and Environment to use antimicrobial surveillance data to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
Dr Warrier was brought into AIM-X Global as a scientific advisor to guide the research and scientific work of the AIM-X Foundation with a view to developing a globally recognised Pandemic Readiness Index.
- Dr. Randy L. Hatfield, PhD
Dr. Randy Hatfield is a senior education expert with over 25 years of experience in designing, leading and evaluating education sector programs. He has served for over 9 years with USAID as an Education Office Director in Islamabad, Pakistan and a Deputy Director for a Regional Mission Office in Sindh where he processed $155 million in basic education funding ($81 million on-budget support for school infrastructure and $74 million for technical assistance).
He has also served as a team leader on multiple designs, evaluations from basic to tertiary education and youth projects and has advised host governments on education policy and system reforms. As a senior education consultant, he conducted a technical review of the Jordanian Ministry of Education’s pre-service teacher education model. He also led a task force on teacher accreditation and certification for the World Bank and advised the Punjab Department of Education in Pakistan on teacher continual professional development. As a policy consultant for UNESCO, he led a team that prepared a national policy framework for teacher education, which led to the establishment of a national accreditation process, improved pre-service programming and the establishment of bachelor’s degree programs in education within Pakistani public universities. While serving as the Director for Education at the Aga Khan Foundation/Pakistan,
Dr. Hatfield advised and managed grants to strengthen early childhood education and teacher education degree programs at the Aga Khan University-Institute for Education Development. International agencies that Dr. Hatfield has served include USAID, World Bank, DfID, World Vision, Aga Khan Foundation, UNICEF, and UNESCO. He received a Masters' Degree in International Development from American University, School of International Service and a Ph.D. degree from the London School of Economics in Social Policy and Administration with research focused on decentralization of education administration in Balochistan, Pakistan.
Dr Hatfield was brought into advise AIM-X Foundation on its educational projects and programmes globally. His commitment to Education as a fundamental pillar of development is evident in his career and personal philanthropic activities.
- Nigel HartridgeExternal Legal Counsel for Europe, Middle East & Africa
Nigel is the Managing Partner of the Dubai office of LPA-CGR based in Central Park Towers in the Dubai International Financial Center. LPA-CGR is a renowned international law firm, headquartered in Paris.
The firm has 230 lawyers operating in 13 offices globally. LPA-CGR has been awarded Best Law Firm of the Year in France 2020 and ranked in Chambers Europe 2020, Chambers Globe 2020, Legal 500 (EMEA), Legal 500 Paris and International Tax Review as well as by many others.
AIM-X has appointed Nigel’s office at LPA-CGR as the external legal counsel due to their industry reputation in contract law, corporate tax, mergers & acquisitions and commercial law activities across the globe where the counterparty's have been Governments and Tier 1 companies.
- Robert L. GrossmanExternal Legal Counsel for North America
Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm founded in Miami, Florida, United States in 1967. For the past three years, it has ranked number 14 in the AM Law 100 by gross revenue, and in the top 20 of the Global 200. It has 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe,, the Middle East and Asia with revenue reaching USD $1.7B in 2019.
Bob Grossman is principal shareholder, Chair of the Israel Practice and began practicing securities, M&A and corporate law in the firm's Miami office in 1982. With wide-ranging experience taking companies public, acquiring and selling companies, and as a business advisor, Bob brings a practical business-oriented approach to his clients' problems, focusing on accomplishing his clients' objectives effectively and efficiently. He has represented a diverse collection of public and private companies, including companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, ag-tech, health care, energy and natural resources, technology and software, and communications industries.
Bob is the Chair of the firm's Israel Practice and is a frequent business visitor to Israel. In addition to representing Israeli companies seeking to do business outside of Israel, the firm's Israel Practice Group provides assistance to Israeli and U.S. companies in all legal aspects as well as through introductions to strategic partners.
Bob is personally handling the account of AIM-X with his inner core team from the Miami head office, and it is a great honour and a pleasure for us to have one of the greatest legal minds and most respected global firms represent us in North America.