Executives  
 
IMAD A. EL-KHALIL
Head of Real Estate
Mr. Imad El-Khalil is responsible for El-Khalil family’s real estate investments and development in Lebanon, Qatar and the UK. He is the founder and CEO of T.I.M.E Limited and Director of Aradeena SAL, Greyhound Holdings, Tanzania Bottling Company S.A., and International Hotels Ltd.

Mr. Imad is currently the Managing Director of Qatar Coral For Real Estate Development L.L.C. which is developing two beachfront towers on The Pearl in Doha, The State of Qatar. This is MAK’s most ambitious real estate project to date. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of RUBY Holdings SAL., a real estate holding company.   

He graduated with a BA in business from the Lebanese American University (LAU) in 1984.
 
 
ZIAD A. EL-KHALIL
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Ziad El-Khalil joined MAK Holdings in 2004 heading the finance function, he now reports to the Chairman on all investment decisions pertaining to the El-Khalil Group’s subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East. He has over 20 years experience in general management, investment and finance and substantial exposure to the beverage industry and served in several positions up to General Manager of SBC Nigeria. He is a Director of Continental Beverages, Lebanese Commuting Company SAL, SBC Nigeria, SBC Ghana, Qatar Coral For Real Estate Development L.L.C. He set up SBC Tanzania in 2001 and was its first Managing Director till 2003 and remains its Executive Director till date.

He graduated with a BBA from the American University of Beirut and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
ALI M. AL HAJJ
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ali Al Hajj joined MAK Holding as Chief Financial Officer in 2009. He has worked in different industries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has extensive experience in general management, auditing and corporate finance. He serves on the boards of a number of subsidiaries.

He is a CPA with a BBA from the Lebanese American University and a Master in Risk Management from New York University.
 
 
GEORGE KOLAKEZ
Chief Internal Auditor
Mr. George Kolakez joined MAK Holding as Chief Internal Auditor in 2006. He has over 25 years of experience in internal auditing. Prior to joining MAK in 2006, he worked as a head of internal audit in Group Med Banks and Allied Business Bank. George runs a full internal audit team that cuts across into all MAK operations in Lebanon and overseas.

He graduated with a BA from Kaslik Saint Esprit University and an MBA from University of Quebec, Canada.
 
 
NAJI A. EL-KHALIL
Head of HR
Mr. Naji A. El-Khalil joined MAK in 2004 as Head of Human Resources. The Group employs over 100 expatriates and growing. Most are for Africa and this can be a herculian task. Mr. Naji and his team manage the overall Performance Management Program (PMP) for the Group.

He graduated with BS from the University of Denver and MIM from Thunderbird in Arizona.
 
 
SUNIL SAWHNEY
CEO Nigeria
Mr. Sunil Sawhney, aged 55, was born and raised in India. He has been in the beverages industry for 34 years , 22 of which included top line and bottom line responsibility. He joined SBC Nigeria as Chief Operating Officer in August 2001 and was promoted to Managing Director & CEO in May 2009.

He graduated form the University of Jabalpur with a B.Com where he stood First Class First. He also earned a Diploma in Business Administration in 1991.
 
 
ATUL MOHOD
CEO Ghana
Mr. Atul Mohod, is associated with SBC from 2003, and worked at various capacities in SBC Tanzania and joined SBC Ghana as CEO in July 2014. Atul has 20 years of work experience in Beverages, Telecommunication and Paint industry, and has worked in India, Tanzania, Zambia, Nepal and Ghana. Atul is Post Graduate of Mathematics and possesses diploma in Business Management, from Amravati University, India.
 
 
AVINASH JHA
CEO Tanzania
Mr. Avinash Jha, joined SBC Tanzania in 2001 and rose through ranks to the current position of CEO. He worked in various capacities, as Plant GM, Operations head and CFO. He has over 26 years of experience in Steel, Consumer Durables, FMCG, Automobile and Beverage industries. He graduated from Delhi University in year 1986, attained the qualification of Chartered Accountancy (CA) in 1989 & Cost Accountancy (ICMA) in 1990. He is an alumni of London Business School (LBS). In 2015, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of SBC Tanzania Limited.