Sami Sagur, CFO Formel D Group (Conference President)
Sami Sagur is originally from Beth Zabdey, Tur Abdin and lives in Germany. He graduated in Economics and started his career in the controlling department of the international fashion company HUGO BOSS. In 2005, he was hired by Porsche, the famous german sports car producer, where he left after five years as Director. In 2010, he became Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the drugstore chain Anton Schlecker with a broad responsibility for approx. 55.000 employees and a turnover of 6 billion €. For five years now, he is the CFO of an international automotive engineering group.
Dr. Scharbil Raid Gharib (Secretary-General)
Dr. Scharbil Raid Gharib is a PhD in Social Sciences and graduated from Tübingen University where he also took a Master’s degree in Political Science. He currently works as Senior Project Manager in DEKRA SE’s Corporate Innovation department focusing on Innovation and Digitalization strategies (turnover 2017: 3,1 billion), after heading the Department of Energy and Technology at the Baden-Württemberg Confederation of Handcraft. Scharbil – as he is called in Syriac – was awarded a scholarship from the renowned Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation during his time at university. He headed the Archdiocesan Council in Germany as youngest head of the council ever and has a long record and a proven experience in German politics.
Paulus Akbaba (PMO and Assistant of Secretary-General)
Paulus Akbaba is a young professional with a master degree in Business Administration and Engineering. During his studies he gained practical experience in many global companies, such as Daimler, BENTELER (turnover 2017: 7,9 billion Euro) and CLAAS (turnover 3,8 billion Euro). He contributed to various projects in sales, product management and corporate strategy. Because of his practical skills in project management he is responsible for the WBAS project management office and assistant to the secretary-general.
Aram Bar Schabo (Key Account Manager / Marketing)
Aram Bar Schabo studied theology at the University of Salzburg. He is a subdeacon and advised the diocesan council in Germany in 2014 and 2015 in theological issues. He is also a member of the HR department of Kano Suryoye e. V. He currently works as placement officer in Jobcenter.
Alexander Can (Key Account Manager / Marketing)
Alexander Can is an experienced Key Account Manager, with a successful track in B2B sales for more than 11 years. At Group level, he has placed high-caliber specialists and achieved a sales target of up to 5 million, as well as employee responsibility for up to 6 employees. In the WBAS team, he is active in the marketing area. Alexander worked for over 9 years in the church council of his own community. In addition, active in the Steering Committee of the first Kirchentag of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Germany. He is also a member of the HR department of Kano Suryoye e. V. and member of the Central Council of Oriental Christians in Germany e. V ..
Jakob Khoury (Board Kano Suryoyo / Ressource Management)
Jakob Khoury is a mechanical engineer and an expert in product management issues. He currently works as head of product marketing in SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG which is a leading company in gripping and clamping. He worked for several years in the Suryoye community Aramäer Bietigheim e.V. where he was the 2nd chairman. Afterward he was the chairman of the state committee of Kano Suryoyo in the federal state Baden Württemberg in Southern Germany. Currently he is responsible for the marketing resort at the federal association of Kano Suryoyo e.V.. He is a member of the WBAS board.
Mattias Malki (Board Kano Suryoyo / Ressource Management)
Mattias Malki studied business and mechanical engineering with a focus on process optimization, project management and finance at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany), the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden) and the Griffith University in Brisbane (Australia). He is alumni of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation as well as the Deutschlandstiftung Integrationsponsor. He currently works in the management accounting department of the chemical company and Borussia Dortmund sponsor Evonik Industries in Essen (Germany). Moreover, he is chairman of Kano Suryoyo in the state of Hessen and project team member of WBAS.
Anish K. Joy (WBAS Ambassador in India)
Anish K. Joy is an Assistant Professor in the field of Christian Anthropology and Spirituality at MSOTS. Academically he is a Research Scholar at The Pontifical University Antonianum, Rome and his disciplines includes Gender Studies, Cross Cultural Issues in Multi-Religious Context, Bible & Spirituality. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. He is the Educational Director of Poornodaya Vidyanikethan – An alternative educational approach through Holistic Education which is one of his unique educational project in Kerala since two years. He also gives Guest Lecturers at Dr.-Engel-Realschule, Eislingen, Germany. He serves as a Sub-Deacon (Ephudiakno) in Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, India. Recently he got associated with India Peace Centre as Program Co-ordinator.