Corporate strategy and ethic
Dedicated, passionate and friendly can be said for all of the Semfa team, but find out who we really are below.
Business Development Manager
Strategic Development Manager
Due Dilligence Manager
Honorary Consul for the Republic of Belarus
Pakistan, Niger and Saudi Arabia
Business development consultant and manager - Kuwait, Libya and Pakistan -specialising in oil field environmental solutions and training programs for in market technicians and service providers.
Shakil has a wealth of industrial experience in the oil and related environmental industry as well as the nuclear industry in various countries such as Libya, Kuwait and Pakistan. He has built a strong network of senior decision makers in these countries and long standing relationships which benefit Semfa and its clients. He also ran a number of technical collages and institutes in the past and a number of his students are now in positions of responsibility within the oil and gas sectors. Shakil lives in London but has related offices in Kuwait and Tripoli as well as a family business in Pakistan.
Michael has a long background in oil, gas, water, chemical and coatings industry and a proven track record in major consultancy projects and project development in particular. His area of expertise is global but in recent years he has concentrated on Russia and the Caspian but has a wealth of experience in many other markets globally. He is also the lead consultant and global project director on all major projects and undertakes specific project development assignments (including project finance and EPC partnerships) as well. Backed up by a global industry-leading team of directors, he is responsible for delivering all projects within budget and on time. He has a large network of senior connections and decision makers in the oil, gas, water and waste industries which have been built up over many years.
n 2019 Michael has been instrumental in expanding the areas of activity of Semfa into the aviation industry by partnering Semfa with two leading engine and ACMI organizations in the UK to expand the business utilizing his team's extensive network within Russia and the Caspian region. He also expanded the area of operation into Atmospheric Water Generation for large scale project focussing upon Africa and the Caspian the region in particular.
Michael was educated in UWIST (Cardiff) and Bath University in England and has lectured on a voluntary basis on subjects such as international business and related subject in a number of universities in Russian Federation. He also has presented at leading conferences on gas to liquids subjects in Russia and Kazakhstan and presented an industry update at the Gubkin oil and gas university in Moscow.
Business development consultant and manager- Kazakhstan -specialising in modular refinery solutions , waste to liquids technology, drone inspection, ANDT inspection for oil , gas, chemical and other industrial sectors.
Strategic planning Manager - Russia, Caspian and specific markets
Olga suited at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration as well as Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and linguistic university. She has a wealth of experience in a number of institutes and organisations and is an expert in product management, development and also international trade. her role is pivotal in the next stage of the development of Semfa in the Russian Federation in terms of planning and delivery of consultancy and market entry projects in particular. She is also an expert on logistics within the country.
Due diligence Manager : trading , sanctions compliance and all client background checks
Martin has a well established background in intelligence and is highly trained in due diligence and compliance. He has a proven track record of successful investigations and has built up a data base of previous investigations over the past 5 years. His major focus is to establish the true facts about potential partners and clients as well as investigating compliance to international standards of funding investigation and sanctions compliance. Martin is based and lives in Malta
Expert in natural gas, landfill gas, and biomass to diesel fuel, jet fuel, and waxes.
Russian Federation, Caspian region, Armenia, Middle East, North Africa and Asia – specializing in project initiation /research /development and management, leading consultancy projects and specialized business development projects in all areas
Paul has an extensive background in the oil, gas, chemical and renewables industry and a proven track record in commercial project development and technology commercialization, and new technology development. Paul has extensive experience in natural gas, landfill gas, and biomass to diesel fuel, jet fuel, and waxes. Furthermore, he has a proven track record in catalyst development and commercialization including fluid catalytic cracking, dimerization, polymerization, sulfur recovery, and disproportionation. He is an inventor on 16 US patents and an author of over 40 publications. These publications cover process safety management, asset integrity management, capital projects, chemical recycling, and other technology areas. He has a large network of experts in engineering, project development, fuels, and renewables in the oil, gas and waste industries which has been built up over many years.
Paul received a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas. He also did graduate studies in Business Administration at san Jose State University. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and has served as Treasurer of Energy Frontiers International.
Business Development covering Pakistan, Niger and Chad and lubricants from Saudi Arabia
The presence of Honorary consuls from countries such as Republic of Belarus can be a useful asset for trade investment, culture, education and delegation exchanges.
In early 2003 Michael Rye was approached by the then ambassador to the Court of St,James and asked if he would like to be considered for the post of honorary consul for Belarus in the UK…The appointment process took 18 months after which he was issued with his authority the Ambassador, the Republic of Belarus and the Foreign Office’s acknowledgement of his acceptability.
The role of a consul, is not a job but rather an honour recognized around the world under the international treaty known as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Whilst the role is varied I am a great believer in exchange of knowledge through trade and education and to this end I always look for sustainable opportunities of joint partnerships and more and more UK based companies are looking at the Republic of Belarus as it is now becoming one of the world’s major exporters of cargo vehicles, tractors, utility machinery and mineral fertilizers.
A highly experienced, well connected and respected business partner with specific expertise in project finance, trading in general and specific strengths and network in Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Israel for advanced technology for the oil and gas markets
Andrey is a highly respected executive in the oil and gas industry with a long established reputation for delivering advanced technical solutions to the industry within the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. Previously he had very senior administrative positions in Yamal and other regions in Russia in the past. Andrey is now the lead connection and project manager in Moscow and is also very focussed on the municipal waste market in Russian and Kazakhstan and is currently focussing upon various municipal waste to liquids and energy projects within the region. His expertise also covers project development, technology sourcing and EPC selection within the market.
With a strong academic background, Harald has a wealth of experience in senior and board level roles in companies in the industry and highly technical manufacturing sectors with personal strong trade links in Russia and Belarus in particular. His experience spans oil and gas industries as well as agricultural and chemicals. Recently he has developed very close links with project finance and investment organisations in Germany and Switzerland and is leading the Semfa project development efforts using these connections in conjunction with his business partner, Galina Ebner, both based in Berlin.
Harald Neitemeier CV