WHAT WE DO
The experience they have gained over this time, together with the contacts they have made, are the backbone of what GSC supply today, and form part of the offering that is available for companies who wish to take their products and services across new borders and ultimately develop new markets, expand and grow internationally.
GSC will work directly with the manufacturer and devise an international development plan to target and find new markets for their products and services in new countries.
The management of GSC work closely with a network of partners and contacts across the world to develop a specific plan into each new market. Making sure they cover all local, regional and international requirements along the way and identifying a cost effective and direct route to market. GSC believe working with local partners is one element that makes them different and is part of the key to success in opening up new sales channels and supply routes.
Through our strategic relationships that we have with our shipping partners (WTC Logistics and ECU Worldwide) GSC can also advise and help on the transport and delivery of products and services to most destinations around the world.
who is operating already, but needs extra help and or assistance. GSC has over the years been successful in supplying many specific services in many differing sectors from software to fishing and aeronautical to agriculture. These are usually supplied due to the lack of specialism within the country, or, because it is new technology or method the local partner needs extra help in order to make better use of its existing services. Through its association with many differing service companies and corporations GSC is able to select the company with the best service that suits the local partner’s needs and requirements and with some local market research is able to create the exact solution that the local partner is searching for.
run over it. The management at GSC has worked with various telecom companies based in the USA and EMEA, generally brokering relationships in relation to the development of new networks. GSC also has experience in the production, development, marketing and management of products that are operated over the telecom and internet networks.
generally offer very attractive tailor-made solutions for infrastructural and development projects. Providing the local client can attain qualification and/or supply acceptable guarantees to accompany the solution. GSC has the ability to create the solution that is attractive to the local client and has the experience and know-how to project co-ordinate the project, as well as to fully monitor the progress through to final completion. Generally, on infrastructural and development projects GSC will bring together the local client with an internationally renowned specific sector partner, or utility provider, who has experience within that specific sector, together with a funded solution. For instance, if a new power generating plant was being developed then GSC would select a recognised generating plant development company to carry the works out to an acceptable international standard. As well as offering a bespoke financial solution to the client as well. This would be a complete package on a turn-key basis.
well as aiding and building out existing trading operations that need advice and direction to maximise their potential. Through the unique partnerships that GSC has with various Gulf Region Financial Institutions, they are also able to offer recognised premium quality products at competitive prices. These premium products come with full guarantees and warranties over varying number of years, dependant on what they are. Due to our partnership with a number of funds and banks we are generally able to offer tailored financial packages, potentially with favourable deferred payment or credit terms on certain products. Given this, GSC prefers to develop longer term trading positions with the local partner and sees this as vital in creating success for all parties and crucial in achieving the long-term goals that they have.
Within these projects GSC has operated in many different guises, from being project manager of a small forestry project in Indonesia, to managing, from being a start-up to one of the largest forestry enterprises in Russia. From a conservation perspective GSC has experience in biodiversity management, reforestation, forest ecosystem management and sustainable forest management. All these areas are managed within any existing and or new project that GSC manage or partake in.
GSC International Ltd. (GSC) is a privately-owned company based in London, UK. It is a group of seasoned and successful international businessmen who over the years have worked on many differing projects and industry sectors throughout the developing world and have come together to be able to create and offer bespoke solutions based on their many years of knowledge. The company also has local associate offices based in Ireland, Tanzania, Albania and the USA. GSC’s main business activities are generally conducted within the business
development, infrastructure development, investment, marketing, trading and services sectors. All countries have great opportunities within them, but, also vastly different and unique issues surrounding them. GSC and its partners have experienced many differing situations and issues on nearly every scale. It is only with the knowledge we have gained coupled with the understanding on how to resolve such issues, that we have been able to achieve success in such diverse and difficult areas. Due to this GSC has developed the ability to be able to tailor requirements to suit each situation,
which makes us different and gives us a much higher chance of success. GSC has experience in acquisition and start-up businesses, as well as the re-engineering and turn-around of more established emerging market businesses. GSC acts with a wide-ranging and diverse pool of co-investors and partners, in multiple projects and locations and it benefits from the knowledge and background of personnel who have experience of working world-wide and in many differing situations and climates.
Imad is a seasoned International Businessman who has been involved in International Trade and Development throughout his business life. After finishing schooling in the UK and Switzerland where he gained a BA in International Business Studies, he initially worked in Bahrain with the Al Zayani Group, a well known Trading Group in the region. He worked on various trading and development projects, including such diverse areas as Rolls Royce and Pre-Fabricated Housing. Imad moved to the National Company for Commerce & Industry, also in Bahrain, where he set up a distribution agreement and completed the first sale of a Beech Aircraft in the region.
After moving to London and a short spell with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Allied Dunbar, he started working with the Dallah-Albaraka Group as the Executive Assistant to Sheikh Abdul Aziz Kamel. Initially working on real estate investment & development projects in the UK, Portugal and Italy as well as a Joint Venture with Nynex, to install Fibre Optic cable. He was subsequently appointed as Managing Director of Samaha Trading (UK) Ltd. (part of the Dallah-Albaraka Group) with thirteen offices worldwide and trading in every continent. It became one of the most successful Companies within the group. This meant travelling the world, dealing with Governments and Ministers and larger Trading Companies in the regions.
Imad became Managing Director of the Lamerton Group of Companies and was key to the success of many diverse projects including Telecoms, where he developed relationships between Telecom Malaysia and various US Carriers as well as strengthening Trading options in the Far & Middle East as well as West Africa.
More recently Imad has been involved in various Trading and Development projects including Telecoms, Aeronautical Sales and Oil Procurement. He has become a Director of Global Solutions and Commodities Ltd to develop current business opportunities.
Throughout his life Imad has always maintained a management role of his family’s interests in Iraq. Imad speaks fluent English, Arabic and French and resides in Surrey, with his wife and two sons.
Sean has over twenty years’ business leadership, international business development, sales, marketing and senior management experience across multiple industries. He brings a proven track record in delivering exponential sales growth at a number of innovative, high-growth companies in the renewable energy, telecommunications, technology, and other sectors, in both developed and emerging markets.
Vastly experienced in commercial, strategic, lobbying, and sales activities, particularly in identifying and developing fast-scaling opportunities, building sales channels, managing customer relationships, and driving optimal value creation. BComm, MSc, and Applied Entrepreneurship postgrad from National University of Ireland, Galway and selected by the South Korean government as the Irish representative at an International ‘Next Generation Leaders’ Programme in Seoul. Previously named in Irish business magazine’s ‘Ireland’s Tech 100’ list.
Gary Hunter has been involved in Developing International Business for many years. During that period, he has been involved in many start-up business ventures where he has a large amount of experience of mergers and acquisitions, as well as the inevitable private equity rounds and debt finance that start-ups have to go through. He has, over the years, built up an extensive understanding on how to start-up and roll-out projects in an International setting.
Gary started his Business Development career in the late 1980’s initially based in London, UK and then Galway, Ireland. During that time, he lived and worked in Russia, Latvia, Croatia, and Albania. Later years bought him to New York, Washington and Memphis in the USA as well as Egypt, Pakistan, Iran & Iraq. During this period he worked on many differing Physical Trading Products as well as Infrastructural and Development Projects covering areas such as Telco, Medical, Internet and Power.
For a number of years Gary has been involved in the Telco and Digital Media Industry and he worked with the Modeva Group on various differing products but mainly on a new and exciting Online Gambling opportunity with Dedsert Ltd. who offer a unique Mobile and Online Gambling Experience via www.BetBright.com, where he was Co-CEO.
With GSC International Ltd. Gary has been very active in developing infrastructure opportunities in various Countries across Africa and the Middle East. Using the experience, he has gained over the last 25 plus years. Along with his Partners he has been able to develop attractive Turnkey Solutions for various critical Infrastructural Projects and Developments in Countries that have previously been unable to procure such projects. Gary has also been working with Rivada Networks in the Business Development arena, looking at the potential opportunities throughout the EMEA regions that currently exist.
Gary is also a Part-Time Business Mentor for The Princes Trust in the UK.
Bernard Woodman has experience which covers over 50 years in the construction industry. The first 30 years with the Tarmac Group in the UK as Executive Director of Tarmac Construction and Managing Director of Tarmac International he was responsible for all the overseas construction activities.
As a Civil Engineer, Bernard’s experience included working on a variety of major projects in the UK, for the Major Projects Division of Tarmac Construction. He transferred to the International Division of the Tarmac Group as Director responsible for major projects overseas, including contracts in Jordan, Egypt, Peru, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Algeria. Bernard was appointed Managing Director of the International Division, totally responsible for all Tarmacs’ overseas construction activities. These included a major irrigation project in Peru, the new port of Aquaba and the King Hussein Medical Centre in Jordan, hospitals and military installations in Algeria.
Bernard was awarded the Order of the Republic of Egypt by President Sadat for the negotiation and construction of the first tunnel under the Suez Canal and the arrangement of funding and chairmanship of the construction consortium for the 1 billion US dollars Cairo Wastewater Project. After a long career with Tarmac he concluded with the negotiation and signature of the Channel Tunnel Project linking England and France.
He joined the Fitzpatrick Group as Managing Director in 1992 to create a new international division for the company. I negotiated the 100 million US dollars turnkey design, finance, construction and commissioning of medical equipment for a new state of the art hospital for the Republic of Kazakhstan and a 180 million US dollar road project in Equatorial Guinea.
David has been involved in the Project Management and Construction Industry Sector for many years. David initially worked for a well known International Construction Company and worked on several high profile projects initially in and around London and the Home Counties. Moving on David was soon working on Projects in Russia, Uzbekistan and Latvia to name a few. This gave him the experience required to be able to operate under difficult circumstances together with the ability to overcome the unique Country issues that arise on International Construction.
David has specific experience in the Project Management side to Construction and has operated in many roles within that area. Coming from a Quantity Surveyor background he has operated in most Construction roles during his career.
More recently David started his own Project Management and Construction Business in the UK. During that period David used his commercial skills in Quantity Surveying to provide a holistic approach to the Project Management side of the Industry.
He still remains active in this arena with several high profile clients, whilst still working on varying projects that offer the opportunity for him to use the International experience he has gained over his many years in the industry.
David is a fully qualified Quantity Surveyor and lives in Oxshot, Surrey with his wife and family.
Nike Adewole has many years’ experience of senior management, international trade and developing projects successfully across Nigeria and West Africa. Nike was educated in Nigeria and the UK and has found the knowledge gained from her studies in IT has been hugely significant and helpful whilst moving into the commercial world.
Over the years Nike has built up a wealth of experience and contacts across the region and is currently very active in the energy, freight and agriculture sectors. Within these fields, Nike has been involved from the start-up process, through development and expansion and has been instrumental in turning them into successful business outcomes for all parties involved.
Pirro Kushi has a Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Tirana University, Albania. During the Hoxha dictatorship he initially worked as an Electronics Engineer in the Army and then moving to the Institute of Physics where he was responsible for the design of Nuclear Measurement Systems. Following the fall of the Hoxha regime he went to the United States where he undertook training in the Installation, Operation and Maintenance of CT Scanners. On returning to Albania, he was given responsibility to set- up and maintain the entire CT Service Network for Albania.
Pirro’s next challenge was as Head of Management Information Systems at the Rural Commercial Bank and together with Coopers & Lybrand he re-engineered the complete MIS system for the bank. At this time he was also an adviser to the Tirana Bank for Investment in the field of new technologies. He was also the Head of the Development Team to rehabilitate the Pediatric Hospital which was funded by the Swiss Government and also the Cardio Surgery Hospital in conjunction with the Italian Government.
In 1995 he formed a Software Company called INTECH, which became the first Oracle Partner in Albania. He left INTECH, to go to the Mother Teresa University Hospital in Tirana to re-organize and set-up the Biomedical Dept. and Manage the Service and Maintenance of the Medical Equipment throughout the Hospital.
After completing his assignment Pirro formed DKMed as an Engineering Support Company concentrated in the Medical Equipment, Systems and Infrastructure. DKMed also write Software Applications for Medical and other sectors.
Pirro lives in Tirana, Albania with his two Daughters and is widely known and respected throughout the Albanian Government and Business Communities.
Neil Tulip graduated with an Honours Degree (BSc) in Forestry from Aberdeen University in 1981. He is a Life Member of the Commonwealth Forestry Association and a Member of the Royal Forestry Society.
He worked for Unilever as a Forest Manager and Plantation Manager in Nigeria and Indonesia from 1981 to 1987. From 1987 to 1991 he held posts in Forestry Marketing, Engineering and Silviculture with Jaako Poyry Consulting (UK & Indonesia), Subri Industrial Plantations Ltd (Ghana) and The Federal Department of Forestry in Nigeria. From 1992 to 1995 he was International Forestry Consultant to LTS International. He has worked in Ghana, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, Russia, Latvia and the United Kingdom.
Neil was instrumental in the development of Kipelova Forestry Enterprises (KFE) which became the National Timber Company (NTC) in Russia. KFE was based in the Vologda Region of Russia.
More recently he has the responsible for the identification and development of all new forestry enterprises within GSC, Neil brings over twenty years International Operating Experience of controlling large scale Timber Operations in Harvesting, Silviculture, Utilisation, and Export to GSC’s International Operations throughout the World.
George Bagnall has been involved in the Agriculture sector for all of his working life, After graduating in Ireland, he spent his early years employed in farm management in the UK, were he learnt the day-to-day hands-on experience of the industry that is so necessary in this modern age.
Having gained extensive livestock experience, his focus shifted to the supply and movement of livestock throughout mainland Europe. He worked extensively throughout Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Greece. During this period he was also actively involved with the sourcing and re- stocking of piggeries throughout Russia as well.
He has provided consultancy to numerous companies working throughout the Far East, with the aim to improve mechanised farming. As well as that he been involved in the sourcing and export of machinery to suit local needs.
More recently, George has been involved in research & development for large scale commercial farming proposals in various areas of the World, including East & West Africa (His works in Africa, have led him to being instrumental in the implementation of agricultural training programmes for young African farmers as well) and South America. He has completed extensive research and works with regard to livestock, crops and machinery and their suitability and sustainability to a given area and project.
Over the years, George has built up an extensive knowledge within the Agricultural sector, on a global level. George resides in Ireland with his wife and family.
George is married with 2 children and lives in Ireland.
Michael has been a software consultant for over ten years and has had many different roles within that period. Initially developing in full stack web projects. He has worked on various platforms in a range of digital industries.
More recently he has been specialising in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform and Microsoft Azure he has built up an extensive understanding and a wealth of experience in software architecture, development, implementation and support. Michael can meet with the client and convert their requirements into a design and then build the architecture and develop a solution to exactly match their requirements.
Michael has a very good personality and can communicate well at all levels and get along with colleagues. He has a positive, enthusiastic manner with good organizational skills. He is diligent, hardworking, polite and can build good relationships in both personal and professional environments. With a passion for technology and the internet of things, he is always looking for new challenges and eager to learn new skills.
Given his ability to invent and design from zero, Michael is a great asset and manages all and any software and development requirements on GSC’s projects.
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