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Ziyen Inc. Board of Directors

Alastair Caithness


Alastair Campbell Caithness is the Founder and CEO of Ziyen Inc, and has masterminded the launch of the company onto the US Markets.

Alastair and has over 15 years’ international experience developing software products for the business intelligence sector.

In the past Alastair was Head of Sales & Marketing for a leading e-procurement company working for the UK government, set up an oil and gas project tracker in the Middle East and operated globally as a Business Development Manager for an international cable portal.

He is originally from Scotland, with a BA Honours in Business Studies from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and now lives and resides in San Diego with his wife, Leilani and two boys.

David R Rogers

Vice President

David Rogers joins the Ziyen Inc Board as the Vice President, and is responsible for contributing to product strategy, planning and engineering execution.

David brings more than 25 years of technology, software engineering and product delivery experience, including 17 in key leadership positions at PTC, Inc. – a $1.3 billion dollar software company listed on the NASDAQ.

As Director of Software Quality Assurance, Rogers led geographically distributed, multinational teams involved validation of a wide range of visualization, PLM, SLM and IOT software products.

Rogers holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Mingus Johnston

Corporate Brand Development

Mingus Johnston joins the Ziyen Inc. Board to develop the company brand and establish a strong corporate identity for the US Stock Market.

His role is to develop and create new marketing strategies for Ziyen Inc. to ensure our brand development aligns with our business strategy and goals to build trust with our customers, shareholders, stakeholders and future investors.

Mingus will be producing and directing all of our corporate videos and is an actor of the highest quality having appeared in numerous movies including Jack the Giant Slayer, The List and Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Mingus is President of his own film production company which focuses on working with new tech start-up companies.

Enrique Monteagudo

Business Strategy Advisor

Enrique Monteagudo joins the Ziyen Inc Board to provide guidance in developing high level strategies to deliver long-term business goals.

Enrique is a highly respected patent prosecution attorney, and has over 10 years experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in corporate, startup, law firm, and solo practice settings.

Enrique is a well-known figure in the Southern California tech startup community, having previously operated the Privateer Lounge Innovation Center which was a hub dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs and fostering the tech startup ecosystem in San Diego county.

Enrique is also a Veteran, having served 8 years with the U.S. Airforce.

Mohammed Jaffar Dawood

Head of Iraq Operations

Mohammed Jaffar Dawood al-Salal joins the Ziyen Inc. Board of Directors as Head of Iraq Operations.

Mohammed was an ex-diplomat in 1970s having worked in China and the Iraqi mission to the United Nations.   He worked as editorial secretary of the only English newspaper in Iraq in 1975, then the secretary of the Iraqi News Agency in 1978.

Mohammed has also worked as correspondent to the British Reuters and Italian ANSA news agencies in the 1980s, as well as Baghdad’s correspondent for the Italian Agi news agency in 2010.

In 1998 Mohammed launched the first ever English and Arabic newspaper in the country called ‘The New Economist’ which is currently still in publication today.

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