OUR TEAM


The quality of any consultancy/training service provider is dependent upon the caliber of its members. Venture is built on the sum of expertise of its associates that combines a diverse portfolio of skills to cover our clients’ specific business needs. All of our consultants have previously held senior business positions and are strongly established in terms of consultancy & training experience.

The blend of experience in business varies to include strategic planning, marketing, supply chain, quality management & control, operations, finance, IT strategies & project management.

This mix of expertise guarantees a holistic view of your organization and thus helps building customized solutions that ensures a comprehensive solution for your needed requirements.

Maher Alkhadra BS, MBA


maher

Managing Partner - Sr.Consultant 

PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, PRINCE2® Practitioner, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP®, PMI-ACP®, PMOC , CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA, CSCM®, CDDP, IC3PM, SixSigmaBB

 A commercially astute business consultant with considerable technical, project and change management experience acquired working in international, multi-million dollar enterprises.

Specializes in the life cycle management of large and complex projects designed to drive continuous improvements with the emphasis on business and process design and implementation.

An expert in supply chain and quality management, developing innovative solutions to facilitate improvements in quality, efficiency and productivity.

A strong and supportive leader of cross-functional, international teams capable of designing and developing highly effective training courses aimed at improving performance.

Bassam Elrifai BS, MBA


Managing Partner - Sr.Consultant

PMP®, CMC®, CME®, CSE®, IC3PM®

A shrewd business consultant with remarkable marketing, branding and sales management experience acquired working in international, multi-million dollar enterprises. Specializes in product and brand lifecycle management. An expert in sales management and sales-force support, driving awesome results and outstanding customer service. A strong and supportive leader of cross-functional, international teams capable of designing and developing highly effective training courses aimed at improving performance.

He has successfully trained over 800 professionals on various business / technical management subjects; achieving a minimum 4.8/5 rating delivering Marketing, Sales and Soft skills topics.

Ahmad Firas Hamadah


Associate Consultant/Trainer

BSc (Hons), MBA, EP-BD

A multidisciplinary business development expert with more than 15 years of proven management record for creating and leading organizations to achieve their missions; Firas made his first steps in developing his career as an engineer with ICT business development anchors. Entering the digital media as a managing editor then a managing director for one of the most innovative digital media project in the MENA region. In parallel, Firas is a professional trainer, lecturer in many fields of ICT, media, business and soft skills. Providing special training for business organization, local and international NGOs. Topics including HR, Marketing, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Emotional Intelligence, Business Dynamics &Intelligence, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Organization Behavior, Digital Media Management, and Advocacy with many other customized soft skills training workshops, lectures and seminars.

Razan Chamsin


Associate Consultant/Trainer

BA, MBA

Razan has 10 years of experience in training, consulting and lecturing. She has delivered training programs and academic modules to all levels, ranging from senior managers, division managers and fresh employees.

She has accumulated solid experience working for more than 10 years with organizations and Universities.

Razan has delivered training to professionals working with leading organizations in the region including International Committee of Red Cross ICRC, Syrian Arab Red Crescent SARC, Danish Refugee Council, Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi, Byblos Bank, Syria and Overseas, Syria Gulf Bank and Bank Al Sharq to name few.

Alaa Al Azem


Business Consultant/Trainer

BSc, MSc

A top performing Finance & Business Consultant and Trainer with a demonstrable record of achievements within Several International and Local corporations operating in pivotal roles in support of the financial function and the smooth running of the business. Five-year experience providing interactive training while simplifying complicated academic concepts to all levels. Holds MSc in Financial Management from Heriot Watt University, Scotland; and BSc in Finance from American University of Sharjah, UAE. 

Bashar Rifai


Bashar has an extensive experience in retail and distribution industries. Bashar built a number of successful businesses. His hands on experience brings a great benefit to different consulting projects.

He is highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude enables him to achieve set objectives. Self-organised with excellent prioritising skills and a natural ability to communicate at all levels. Work well with teams and productive when working on individual projects. Enjoy challenging projects and have the ability to manage well under pressure. Decisive, reliable and highly knowledgeable in the fields of Marketing, sales and customer service.

Mouaffak Shehadah


Mouaffak holds a Master Degree in Finance with more than 12 years professional experience in Finance, Accounting , Procurement and project management, Occupied several leading positions in national and International organizations such as Nestle, Syriatel, Lafarge, Detecon, Syria Trust and World Health Organization, he also has delivered consulting and training programs for business organizations, NGOs and INGOs , Topics including Financial Procedures and Polices , Financial Reporting , Planning and Budgeting and Procurement.

He worked with Venture International as a Finance and Procurement Consultant for several projects which aims at increasing Capacity building for local NGOs.

Ehab Issa


Focusing on the big picture without losing sight of the details is how Ehab approaches every project. He is a Professional Caliber in Marketing with an MBA and Project Management Professional Certificate. A B.Sc in electronics engineering. PHRi certified. what sets him apart from the masses is his unique ability to see things from both a creative standpoint as well as a business perspective. This unique vantage point allows him to identify and initiate inspired results that support business objectives.

Bassel Bitar


BA, MSc.

BA in Accounting, HD in Accounting, MBA-Finance, MSc in Financial Management A specialist in the field of accounting and finance. With an outstanding academic and training experience of 15 years, Bassel is a Professor Assistant lecturing Accounting & Finance courses at HIBA and other private academic institutions for both undergraduate, MBA, and EMBA students. Moreover, Bassel is a Certified National Trainer, and he has hundreds of training and coaching hours in Accounting & Finance for both specialists and non-specialists at local and international organizations UNRWA, WHO, SEBC, JCI, and HIBA. In addition to his experience in capacity building, he has been the Finance Manager Deputy for HIBA-EU Project and for HIBA independently since 2005.

Mazen Haffar, BS, MSc MIS


Mazen Haffar

Managing Partner - Sr.Consultant

PMP®, PMI-RMP®, PRINCE2®, CMC®, CSCM®, MCSE®, CSE®          

A senior consultant and trainer with over 16 years of international exposure and experience. He focuses on project and change management, organizational design and development, strategic management, capacity development, and management of information systems. Since 2007, Mazen has developed content and delivered training programs for leading organizations in the UAE, Erbil, Saudi Arabia and Syria with outstanding evaluations. Clients include: WHO, Korek Telecom, MTN, UNDP, Syriatel, IOM, ACC, Petro Canada, Oxfam, DRC, PU, and many others. Mazen holds an MSc in Management, Organizations, and IS from Manchester Business School, UK, with Distinction. He also holds a certificate in Leadership from Oxford University, Said Business School.

Muhanad Sabha


Associate Consultant/Trainer

BSc.

Muhanad is a passionate consultant, content creator and business coach with more than 10 years of experience. His successful business consulting career and experience includes several local and international projects including Telecom Transformation, Marketing and communications, Automotive industry, International trading, Non-profit Management, Startups advisory and Small Business Development. He Holds a Bachelor Degree in business administration from University of Greenwich, Professional Diploma in Business administration, and a Higher National Diploma in Computing and Business Applications (E-commerce).

Rob Clark


A pragmatic, highly experienced consultant specialising in the lifecycle management of major projects and programmes. Experienced PMO, PRINCE 2 practitioner, Risk Management and change management Specialist, drives projects from concept through to timely completion. A proven and outstanding record for consistently delivering company objectives, effectively controlling budgets and resources on projects ranging in size and complexity. A Project Manager with extensive overseas experience who demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to motivate teams and operate at all levels. An excellent trainer, coach and inspirational professional, Interim Manager with an excellent attention to detail and customer service, with client satisfaction being the highest priority.

Bassam Abidin


Senior operations and strategy executive offering 15+ years of progressive experience leading entrepreneurial-type projects across product development, manufacturing, consumer goods distribution and management consulting disciplines. Change catalyst capable of tuning business challenges into opportunities. Communicates effectively, institutes initiatives and creates positive change, efficiencies and increases profitability. Recognized for the ability to lead major transformations by streamlining organizations and systems, reducing in time to market, consistently cutting costs, boosting productivity and quality, and facilitating cross-functional collaborations. Capable of building trust and lasting relationships with senior management of clients, partners and vendors. MBA in MIS and FIN/ BS in Business Administration.

Bilal Babeel


Bs. CMA

A Venture International Associate Consultant since 2014. Bilal heads Dassouki Group as an internal Auditor since 2013. He is a co-founder of several IT related start-up such as I-guardian, Advance technology solution and IT-Wave. The launch of the first start-up came after leaving his UNDP Syria position in the finance department. He worked with start-ups to share experience on building financial business plans and financing Techniques.

Omar AL-KHIAMI


Omar held several leadership positions in NGOs and volunteering Groups in Syria for more than ten years. In addition, he has a record of accomplishments and awards. In the same time, while volunteering, he worked with many companies in different sectors, which enabled him to see the work of the various management methods and models.

Omar AL-KHIAMI established and managed many companies and NGOs (db. Syria Company, Raya Lingo Company, VOOM BSC, Farah association, IGive, and Phoenix Advisory). He holds a practicing negotiator certificate from George Mason University (USA), graduate of the Academy of digital media Literacy (AUB). In addition, he is a member in Arab Union of the Internet (Beirut) and is currently JCI Peace Is Possible Committee Member 

Mohamad Anass Noghnogh


Associate Consultant/Trainer

Anas holds Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Business Administration with finance major from Roosevelt University, USA.

He is a certified management consultant with long experience in consulting; worked with different projects Funded by the European Union and working with "Performance Partnering" consulting firm in the United States.
He has an extensive experience in finance, credit and credit risk assessment through working with the European Investment Bank Credit facility, Bank Al-Sharq, and other micro credit schemes.
Anas worked as an instructor for different Accounting and finance courses in Syrian and the United States. Also, developed and delivered many training courses in the field of, business planning, finance and management to several private sectors companies, NGOs, banks, and public entities.
He led key initiatives to develop and publish number of studies aimed to develop the private sector companies' access to institutional finance.

Fadi Hariri


Associate Consultant/Trainer

MBA in Strategic Marketing

Fadi Holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing from the University of Westminster, a VQ SET certified Trainer with over 18 years professional experience in business & Management training.

Occupied several leading management positions ranging from Business Consultant to EU projects in the Mediterranean region, Sales & Marketing Manager for leading Telecom companies, currently working as a Marketing & PR Director for one of the world leading Islamic banking Groups. 

 

Zaher Kusaibaty


Zaher is a Certified Public Accountant and holding a Master degree in Financial Management.  He has over 15 years experience in different business areas: Commercial, Manufacturing,Construction, Services and NGO's. He is an Expert in Financial Restructuring, Financial Planning, Internal Control Systems, Financial Policies& Procedures, Feasibility Studies, and External Auditing. Furthermore, he is a Trainer for different topics: Leadership and Management, Finance and Accounting, and Entrepreneurship.