Executive Team

SAMIR M KASEM | CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER , ALGHANIM INDUSTRIES

Samir’s career with Alghanim spans over 28 years, during which time he has managed multiple and diverse groups within the organization including  Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing, Retail and FMCG. Prior to joining Alghanim Industries, Samir was with General Motors of Canada Limited, where he served in several management and technical positions related to design engineering, sales engineering, manufacturing and quality control.

Samir has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, Ontario, Canada and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University, Michigan, USA. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP), Harvard Business School.

Raju D | Sr. Vice President - Kirby International

D Raju's career with Alghanim Industries spans over 20 years, during which time he has held a number of management positions with the Kirby Building Systems India Group. D Raju is now heading the Kirby International businesses.

D Raju possess nearly 41 years of experience and in-depth technical knowledge of the PEB industry and was instrumental in the successful order booking and execution of complex and large projects for clients such as Renault-Nissan, Apollo Tyres, MRF Ltd., Toshiba and many more. D Raju has a Civil Engineering degree and MBA from Osmania University in India and holds the title of Chartered Engineer from the Institute of Engineers - India.

James Minato | Vice President – Kirby Middle East and Africa

James has over 36 years of experience in the field of pre-engineered steel building manufacturing, during which he has held a number of management positions. Most recently, he served as a consultant to various international General Contracting companies developing business strategies to roll-out steel construction technologies across Africa and parts of the Middle East.

James was appointed as General Manager - Operations at Kirby Building Systems – MEA in 2012.

Prior to joining Kirby, James worked in the PEB industry in various parts of the world such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United States of America, Southeast Asia and China. He holds a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Toledo, USA.

P V Mohan | Sr. General Manager, Kirby India

P V Mohan has an experience of more than 32 years in the field of supply chain, operation excellence, purchase, sales, etc. He also has hands on experience of setting up new facilities and is a very techno-commercial person. He joined Kirby India in 2005 as General Manager – Supply Chain and has also served as Project Director – SAP and Director – Purchase.

Prior to joining Kirby India, Mohan worked with Voltas India Ltd and Tata Group from 1988 to 2005 across various positions. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Production Engineering from Marathwada University and an MBA in Marketing from Allahabad University, India.

K G Philipose | Sr. Director – Manufacturing, Kirby India

Philipose has over 33 years of experience in pre-engineered steel building, steel colour coating and engineering industries. He joined Kirby in India in the year 2000 as Deputy General Manager – Manufacturing and was subsequently promoted as Director - Manufacturing, Hyderabad plant and now heading the Kirby India operations.

Prior to joining Kirby, he has worked in pre-engineered steel building companies in the Middle East in various positions related to Production, Quality Assurance and Building Erection. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka University, Dharwad, India.

Sherif Hegazy | Director GCC Sales , Kirby Middle East and Africa

Sherif’s career with Alghanim Industries spans over 28 years, during which he has held a number of management positions in Kirby Building Systems - MEA and Sherif is now leading Kirby GCC Sales .

Sherif holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering - Structural from Ain Shams University - Egypt and has over 35 years of Experience in PEB , Management , Design and Construction.

RAJ SEKHAR V S | DIRECTOR – ENGINEERING, KIRBY INDIA

Raj Sekhar has more than 36 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering. He joined Middle East & Africa operations in the year 1994 and was associated with all the units of Kirby by extensively working in Kuwait, Vietnam and India and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the engineering department over these years. He is now leading the Kirby Global Centre of Engineering Excellence for Kirby worldwide operations.

Prior to joining Kirby, Raj has worked with leading consultants, steel contracting firms and in oil & gas sector in the Middle East. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Master of Technology in Structural Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.