Peter C. Barnett-Schuster Chief Executive Officer

Peter is a former Abu Dhabi Government Advisor and United Arab Emirates Ministry point of contact for the design, development and implementation on regulations, local decrees and enforcement strategies to unify processes, procedures, standards and competencies across the Private and Public sectors.

An extremely experienced Practitioner who gained his knowledge through working with large international groups operating in Oman, Bahrain, India, UAE, Qatar, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, France, Luxembourg and Belgium. 

Peter is a past Chairman and Vice Chairman for IOSH Middle East Branch and past member of Build Safe UAE Technical Committee, Build Safe Dubai and Oman Steering Committee, Registered International Consultant, Registered United Kingdom Consultant and Registered Advisory Consultant.

Gordon C. Barnett Chief Financial Officer

Gordon was named Chief Financial Officer of Caucasian group of companies in September 2015 and is responsible for corporate financial reporting, audit, internal controls, and corporate governance. He reports to Peter Barnett-Schuster and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. 

Gordon served as Chief Financial Officer to PAPT Inc. having been appointed to that role in April 2012. Gordon was responsible for financial reporting (internal and external), internal audit, treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, risk management, internal controls, and corporate governance. 

An extremely experienced senior executive of over 35 years Gordon gained his knowledge and experience through working with the military, public service, telecommunications, business consulting, and large international financial services groups operating in USA, UK, Europe and Asia. 

In the past Gordon was a founder of a number of business consulting practices, served as a CIO for many organisations, was Regional Managing Director (Europe) and chaired the British Police Enterprise Architecture Board. Gordon has a PhD in business administration specialising in eCommerce.

Fadi Alkhairi Principle Management Consultant

Fadi is seasoned AEC professional with over 26 years of progressive hands-on contract administration, claims resolution, procurement, and technical management experience. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona, USA, and the recipient of the 1993 American Concrete Institute’s T.Y. Lin Award for the best paper published in their Structural Journal. His professional experience spans several countries in the MENA region and the US, including KSA, UAE, and Jordan. 

A proficient technical writer with a high degree of contractual writing and articulation skills, he poses extensive knowledge of the application of contract management and alternative dispute resolution procedures, and has prepared detailed cost claims and assessments on large and specialised projects. His thought-process is both logical and pragmatic, and his approach to problem-solving is practical. He has excellent presentation skills, has taught several graduate level courses at Universities as well as presented numerous technical and FIDIC-related workshops in the US and KSA. 

Fadi has been instrumental in the preparation of various commercially and technically-related policies and procedures, including subcontracts, interim payment applications (for both main and subcontracts), variation orders, shop drawing reviews & coordination, and procurement.

Gayle E. Hanlon Lawyer/Barrister 

Gayle E. Hanlon JD, of counsel, handles extensive and demanding international assignments in areas of dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, and litigation in the UAE, as well as before international arbitral tribunals and the Dubai International Financial Centre courts. 

Among her notable cases is a matter of complex commercial litigation, representing members of a Kuwaiti family against two banks, in the largest case of regulatory breach and mis-selling before the Dubai International Financial Centre courts. The case, rendered a substantial award in October 2015 in favour of the Complainants, and is the first award of multiple damages according to U.S. law before the DIFC courts. 

Gayle Hanlon is also a highly experienced business lawyer and has particular expertise in complex transactional issues, including cross-border matters and intellectual property law in the UAE, and beyond. She possesses an excellent background in M&A, structured finance and securitization, banking, and complex commercial transactions. 

She previously served as Counsel to a major New York law firm and as the European General Counsel for several major U.S., German, Swiss, and Japanese companies in the banking, automotive, and IT sectors. In addition, she has acted as acting general counsel to a UAE governmental entity in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Nouman Akbar Principle Management Consultant

Nouman is a Principle Management Consultant with more than 14 years of management experience in upstream, midstream, downstream oil and gas as well as construction. 

A former Deputy General Manager at Ministry of Energy & Power (KP) & Senior Strategist for CPEC in Pakistan. Instrumental in the development and implementation of QHSE/IMS management systems and regulations for oil and gas with different MNC's in Middle East Region, the lead at many national and international forums, groups & conferences for the development of operational & technical capabilities for oil and gas industry. 

Specialist in strategy and corporate planning. Partnerships with functional leaders (VP's) / CEO's to successfully drive multiple support functions, consultancy assignments and projects resulting in improved business growth, customer satisfaction & profitability. 

SQ&SHE professional with significant broad-based experience gained from international reputable organisations across Middle East, Asia & Europe (Exploration & Production of Oil & Gas Sector, Design Engineering and Construction sectors (EPC's)). 

Nouman is an active IRCA accredited principal/lead auditor for management systems and has lead more than 100 third party certification audit teams and 300 internal audits for different industry clusters. His expertise’s are in Quality, Safety, Lead Auditor, ISO's, OHSAS & API-Q2 Practitioner, Master Trainer, Performance Excellence for support & operational services and Lean Specialist.