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Riad Thalji
Senior Project Management Consultant and Trainer

Mr. Riad Thalji has more than 16 years experience in managing enterprise projects with market leading company groups and organizations, including Orphans' Bank (|Jordan), Etisalat (UAE), Sirus (USA), FACT (Jordan), France Telecom's Orange Group (Jordan). More than 17 of the projects he led were high volume project with multi-million budgets and more than 10 senior team members.

As an experienced program management consultant, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Mr. Thalji led the setup of enterprise PMOs one at Orange Group with full set of methodology, Enterprise Project Management EPM server and PMP certified staff; an environment with simultaneously managed more than 25 high volume multi-million projects, and another at RealSoft; a software company which managed more than 10 enterprise projects at a time in Jordan, Oman, UAE, KSA, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Riad.Thalji@forum-trainers.com

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Philip Woodford
Trainer and Consultant

Philip is an NLP Master Practitioner and coach backed up by experience in the fast growing field of positive psychology. Most recently he is also a director of a prominent social marketing agency that delivers groundbreaking campaigns in social change.

Philip's varied career experiences provide him with a rich variety of skills to share with his many clients over the past 10 years. During that time he's excelled at providing highly rated coaching and training for leading companies such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanely, Deutsche Bank, Prudential, BT & Accenture, Cisco, Intel, Orange, & BP, Unilever, Kraft Foods seeking to influence their many different audiences.

Philip specific areas of expertise are Personal development, presentation skills and of non-verbal communication, he also designs and deliver Teambuilding workshops helping teams overcome their areas of difference

Philip.Woodford@forum-trainers.com

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Hafsa Jaleel
Training and Development Consultant

After completing a Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Hafsa Jaleel is currently pursuing a Masterís degree at the University of Wales, United Kingdom, double majoring in the fields of Human Resources and Marketing. She intends to attain CIPD certification in the near future to further enhance her proficiency in this field.

Hafsa has had an association with several major establishments in the United Arab Emirates, including the Road and Transport Authority, Sidat Haider Morshed Associates, Johnson & Johnsons Services Inc., Al Ghurair Group of Companies, Al Dua Real Estate, and the Al Tayer Group. Her area of expertise lies in the analysis and identification of personnel training needs, and the provision of soft skills necessary for an effective business staff. She is an exceptional communicator, and has demonstrated the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Her approach to every session of training has always been positive and enthusiastic.

Hafsaís resourcefulness and perseverance toward the tasks at hand has led her to accomplish remarkable results at the workplace.

Hafsa.jaleel@forum-trainers.com

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Karam Abi Yazbeck
Trainer and Consultant

Being a talented Lebanese communicator with a lot of know how in facilitation techniques and training skills, Karam developed lots of training materials that helped him since 1992 to design and deliver training workshops with many NGOs, companies, institutions and governemental bodies. Karam also teaches at Saint Joseph University from 2001 besides being a mentor for field training.

Karam brings more than 13 years of experience in the NGO sector. He is very well focussed and excels in community work, youth development programs, rural development programs and ecotourism.

Karam is the vice president of the Lebanese Youth Hostels Federation (www.lyhf.org).
He is a founding member and vice president of "Aie Confiance" (Lebanese NGO - www.aieconfiance.org), a founding member of "TERRE" (Environmental NGO - www.terreliban.org) and a founding member of the Social Animators' Syndicat.

Karam.Yazbeck@forum-trainers.com

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Josette Mouawad
Training and Development Consultant

Josette is a Lebanese national who has a large experience in designing and delivering multiple workshops and training courses for International Institutions. Being an Instructor at NDU University in" Mass Media Essentials" and "Global Marketing and Advertising", she was able to apply her educational approach in her training sessions, which has proven great success.

Using her strong interpersonal abilities, she continued to develop her activities and share her knowledge in various sectors. Her motivation and assertiveness were always rewarding and she is a source of inspiration to her trainees.

Everyone who worked with Josette will immediately recognize her unique analyzing capabilities and her non comparable style in transmitting her positive energy and enthusiasm to those around her.

Josette.Mouawad@forum-trainers.com

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Hasna Moawad
Training and Coaching Consultant

Hasna, Lebanese national, gained her PHD in political science and a Teaching Diploma in civil Education from the Lebanese university "Faculty of law and political science" Beirut, she is a professional trainer expert in designing and delivering training related to Human Development and Capacity building.

She has taken her work seriously and worked hard to develop women and children's needs, her extensive experience in project management under the supervision of International social and economic organizations (EU-ESFD).

Her serious commitment to work leaded her to achieve solid results, which she's always keen to share in her training approach.

Hasna.Moawad@forum-trainers.com

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Christopher Graham

Christopher Graham is a political science graduate from the University of Warwick in the UK, a member of the Russell Group of universities and the No 3 in the UK. He has worked as a trainer and consultant for many years and his main specialism are:
Communication and Soft Skills Training
Cross Cultural Training

Christopher is based in London but the countries he has delivered training and/or management consultancy in include Azerbaijan, Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE.

Christopher has a high quality client base that includes: ABN Amro, BP, Citibank, Glaxo, Smithkline, KPMG, Prudential, PwC, Ritz Carlton, Schlumberger, Sochi2014 committee, TUI plc He has written or edited five books and is regular contributor to professional training journals.

christopher.graham@forum-trainers.com

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Dorothy Thom
Management Consultant and Trainer

Dorothy Thom is a highly experienced consultant, entrepreneur and trainer. She has started and run a number of businesses and her passionate is developing people. Training has always formed part of the consultancy portfolio within her businesses.

She has won several awards for her work including an International award for The Advancement of Women. Dorothy has also been Co-presenter for an annual residential MBA programme for The Hague University in the Netherlands for the past 6 years. She has done work in South Africa, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and across various sectors including the government, private business, a number of universities, charities and voluntary organisations.

Although her background is Public Relations, Dorothy has diversified and extended her expertise and experience to working within the mining, education, newly started businesses, medical and financial fields.

Learning is made fun through facilitating extensive interaction, activities and the practical relevance to the working environment.

dorothy.thom@forum-trainers.com

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Mansoor Ahmed Soomro
Training and Development Consultant

A management professional from Pakistan, with over 15 years of extraordinary experience in the fields of Training & Development, Strategic Planning, Operations, Sales & Marketing Management, Brand Activation, Budgeting, Implementing and Controlling.

He is a certified Customer Service Trainer from Centre for Customer Care, Malaysia, and Certified Practitioner in Neuro-linguistics Programming from NF-NLP, USA. He has done his MBA from University of The East, Philippines. He also has teaching experience as a Visiting Faculty at PAF- KIET. He is highly motivated and detailed-oriented professional and passionate corporate speaker.

He has trained participants from companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Sui Southern Gas Company, Berlitz Pakistan, Engro Polymer, Aga Khan University, Facto Cement and Packages Limited in his workshops. He regularly conducts training workshops on Customer Service, Communication Skills, Management Skills, Merchandising and Sales.

His training workshops are based on participants' own occurrences which is called experiential learning. Experiential learning is a highly effective training method. It engages the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual.

mansoor.ahmed@forum-trainers.com

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Moustafa Wahba

Moustafa Wahba is an Egyptian Competency Assurance & Technical and Vocational Education and Training TVET Consultant with 47 years experience in Engineering, Project Management, Institutional Workforce Capacity Building, Employment and Labour Market Analysis, TVET, Competency Based Education and Training CBET, Monitoring & Evaluation M & E, Knowledge Management KM & Management Information System MIS.

He has devoted most of his entire professional life to work in the Arab region (Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Syria and Libya) and his understanding of the Arab Culture was an asset for Mr. Wahba to manage and supervise the career development of Arab and Egyptian students / trainees / employers workig in different sectors of industry.

He is specialized in developing and implementation of Competency Assurance Management Systems CAMS used to provide institutions with the guidelines required to set valid and reliable controls in place to ensure employees and trainees are trained, assessed, verified and provided evidences to prove that they are competent and that they can discharge their responsibilities in a safe and effective manner at work location.

moustafa.wahba@forum-trainers.com

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Shirin Attia, CBM
Management Consultant and Trainer

Shirin Attia is a Certified Business Manager with over 20 years of experience in Business Management Consulting and Training. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics - with Honors- from the American University in Cairo with a specialization in Solid State Electronics. She received a degree in Systems Analysis & Design in the Information Technology from the National Computing Center in UK. She is also a registered Quality Management System Auditor in the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA).

Shirin worked in Emeco Travel's Information Systems Department with an expertise in Computer Programming, Systems Analysis, and Application Consulting. In ExxonMobil, she was a Programmer Analyst in the IBM Migration project, and moved to the business arena as a professional business analyst in Mobil's reengineering project, where she adopted a consultative approach in delivering quality service to both the business and customers.

Within her training portfolio, she uses highly interactive and engaging methods to create modes for discovery and results, focusing on increasing transference of learning from classroom to on-the-job.

shirin.attia@forum-trainers.com

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Abbas Moussa
Training and Development

Abbas Moussa is an Egyptian Training and Development Professional, with 27 years experience in Management and Training. He is certified customer service and sales trainer by MHA, London UK and certified instructor by Achieve Global, USA and a management trainer by TNT Express.

Abbas University Degree is B.A English Literature and he delivers training in English and Arabic, with an impressive track record as a professional instructor; he has trained more than 800 people with different nationalities and cultures in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Libya and Syria. The trainings delivered targeted personal competencies development and management systems coaching.

This diversified experience in the training and management filed added a special flavor to Mr. Abbas courses as they are usually full of reflections on real life examples and real case studies.

Abbas has a significant contribution in obtaining The Investors in People, IiP accreditation with TNT and this was the first time that an organization obtains it in Egypt.

abbas.moussa@forum-trainers.com

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Rami Doleh
Certified International Professional Trainer & Certified Life Coach

Rami Doleh has More than 17 years of experience mostly in Marketing, Customer Management and Designing Brand Experience.

Rami had the chance to be part of some of the largest and well known firms locally, regionally and internationally whether on freelance basis or as an employee. Among the companies are Motorola (UK), Petrol and Hermes SoftLab (Slovenia), iHorizons (Qatar), Americana and Fastlink (Jordan), Zain Group (Middle East), Hits Africa (Bahrain).

Ramiís exposure led him to develop capabilities not only in the technical areas of Marketing and Experience Design but also in the ability of transferring knowledge through conducting training sessions and facilitating workshops throughout his career.

Rami Doleh complemented his High Honors Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and MBA in International Business with becoming a Certified International Professional Trainer and also a Certified Life Coach.

rami.doleh@forum-trainers.com

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Samer Kirresh
Senior Trainer and consultant, banking professional and financial advisor

Jordanian, born in Lebanon obtained his masters degree from LYON2 University/France major Economics/ Money, Finance and Banking and have a B.Sc. degree in Economics/ Planning & Development. A highly qualified economic / money finance and banking specialist. With 11 years of experience in various areas in banking, Finance, Consulting and Training in many international organizations (as IMF& World Bank) and many other local institutions. This experience includes; risk management, Corporate Credit, & Trade Finance, Retail & Private banking, investment & international banking, SMEs banking and financial advisory& analysis. Furthermore, heís got great experience in training and development and excellent knowledge of the modern and latest banking and financial items; financial derivatives, Basel 2 and lately Basel 3, especially after the recent world financial crises.

samer.kirresh@forum-trainers.com

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Lavina D'souza
Certified Soft Skills Trainer

Indian, born in Kuwait has obtained her bachelorís degree with Honors in chemistry from Mumbai University. In addition has done her MBA in HR with the National Institute of Business Management and is currently going through the six sigma certification program. Have Acquired 5 years of experience in training in hospitality and real estate sectors. This experience includes conducting soft skill trainings covering topics like conflict management, team building, time management, customer service, managing across cultures etc.

lavina.dsouza@forum-trainers.com

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