brahim Sufi is a Georgia Tech Civil Engineer, entrepreneur and business owner. He was born in the East African country of Somalia, and he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to receive education and experience in order to impact change in the developing world. His academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ibrahim is also the CEO of a successful business based in Clarkston, Georgia called Sufi and Sons Trucking, Inc.
Due to Ibrahim’s knowledge of the region combined with his engineering background, he was elected to TOHL’s board and is leading part of TOHL’s future growth strategy for entering the East-African market. Ibrahim met TOHL’s CEO, Benjamin Cohen, at Georgia Tech when TOHL was only beginning. Despite contrasting cultural and religious backgrounds, Cohen and Sufi were able to unite to help their fellow humans in the developing world, who are looking for solutions to social problems.
Dr. Matthew Realff
r. Realff has been involved in the development of TOHL since its conception and has also been associated, through conferences in Washington D.C., with efforts to tackle the general issues facing humanitarian logistics. His role as the primary advisor has been critical in TOHL’s development.
As part of his work at Georgia Tech, Dr Realff’s research has focused on process systems engineering, developing new methods and tools for optimization under uncertainty.
He has applied his practice to recycling and energy system design and operation. For several years, he has led the chemical engineering capstone design course. He has worked closely with Georgia’s carpet industry on its sustainability programs, and leads ANSI sustainability assessment standard committees for carpet and resilient flooring.
ernardo Javalquinto is TOHL’s Business Advisor in Chile. He is currently Chairman at CIDTEL Centro de Innovación y DesarrolloTecnológicoLatinoamericano & Social Business Center, a Partner and Executive Director at JMLC International Consulting, a Chile based independent consulting firm. Mr. Javalquinto is knowledgeable in business development and provides advisory services to companies that want to do business in Chile. Mr. Javalquinto has been associated with companies like the World Bank, IFC and Embassy of Chile in the USA. He is a Former Director at the Engineering and Business School (EBS) of Universidad de Aconcagua – VI Region. He is also a Lecturer of Economics, awarded by the Argentinean Congress as Leader for development in Latin America. Mr. Javalquinto is a member of the Grameen Bank Dialogue founded by Peace Nobel Prize winner Prof. Yunus, Member Royal Economic Society-Founded 1890 UK, Full member Chilean Human Rights Commission-National Counselor The Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Mayor.
lfredo Zolezzi, from Santiago, Chile, is a renowned industrial designer expert in Applied Innovation, and he currently leads a team of scientific experts in robotics, nano particles, applied physics, plasma and industrial design. Alfredo is the founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the CAIC-Chilean Advanced Innovation Center. Alfredo’s industrial design expertise has provided TOHL with direction regarding installation techniques and also Intellectual Property protection.
ry Hussein is one of TOHL’s first investors. He has practical business savvy that aids TOHL in sales decisions and general business decisions. Ary is involved in the food industry through Opa! Greek restaurant franchise, the Calgary real estate market, as well as the construction equipment industry. Ary is also currently engaged in innovative ventures regarding the food industry. Ary has been a crucial pillar of support in TOHL’s financial health.