With more than 30 years of professional career in Corporate Strategy, International Business Development in various industries, and Consulting experience, Dr. Kassab currently is the Managing Owner of GAFF International.
Dr. Kassab holds a PhD in Strategic Planning from Colombia University, an MS in Economics from Tulane University, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Tulane University.
He started his career at Morgan Stanley, New York. Then driven by the opportunity and his desire to contribute to the development of the MEA region he came back and held top managerial positions throughout the Middle Eastern region.
Dr. Kassab has a track record ranging from managing Industrial manufacturing to product design to business and market development in IT, Telecom, and connected smart technologies.
As CEO of QActive, an affiliate of Al Qudra Group of Abu Dhabi, he launched the connected community platform for smart cities which was successfully deployed in renowned up-market real estate developments.
Dr.Kassab currently sits on the board of two Hi-Tech companies and has executed major consultancy contracts in the public and private sectors in Operational Excellence, Corporate and Market Strategy, Valuation, and Supply chain Finance in the EMEA region.