Team

Alastair Caithness

Alastair Caithness

Founder and CEO

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

David R Rogers

Vice President

David Rogers joins the Ziyen Inc Board as the Vice President and is responsible for product strategy, planning, and engineering execution. David's role is to inform, guide and collaborate with our team to develop and execute our vision. 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

Mingus Johnston

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.

Allen Lieb

Allen Lieb

Construction Intelligence

Allen Lieb joins the Ziyen Inc. Board as Head of Construction Intelligence. Allen's role is to provide technical knowledge, guidance and expertise on the construction sector. Allen has operated his own Architectural firm in Boston, with over 42 years of experience designing and overseeing the Construction Administration on multi-million dollar projects. His experience covers a wide range of project types including educational facilities, banks, housing, industrial and commercial buildings, manufacturing facilities, as well as the design of correctional facilities, police and fire stations. Allen is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a graduate and lecturer from the Boston Architectural College. Allen is a retired US Navy SEAL veteran with 10 years of service in operations across South East Asia, Central and South America.

Mohammed Jaffar Dawood

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. Mohammed is also the Editor in Chief of the Iraq TradeLink News Agency based out of Baghdad.

Shane Fraser

Shane Fraser

Oil Intelligence

Shane Fraser joins the Ziyen Inc. Board to head up the Oil Intelligence Division. His role is provide extensive technical knowledge and expertise in the oil and gas sector. Shane is a highly experienced oilfield engineer with over 28 years’ experience. He has 21 years working for Royal Dutch Shell in the North Sea and Syria, before going on to deliver technically challenging brownfield and greenfield projects for several other multinational oil companies. He has extensive knowledge in all areas of oilfield operations, maintenance and project delivery, strong technical background with both offshore and onshore experience, leading multicultural project teams to success. Shane has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Post-Grad in Business Management Systems and is OPITO assessed in OIM Managing Major Emergencies.

Enrique Monteagudo

Enrique Monteagudo

Business Strategy

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.

Andrew Hayes

Andrew Hayes

Middle East Liaison

Andrew joins the Senior Management team as Middle East Liaison. His role is to create strategic alliances and partnerships in the Region. Andrew has over 20 years experience across a number of industry sectors in the Middle East, including heading up the Middle East and North African Division of a US Telecom Company. From Agriculture to Oil & Energy, he has experience working on major projects, both in project management and contract development. Andrew has ties with senior government officials across many countries in the Middle East and has a close working relationship with members of the Saudi Arabian monarchy. Andrew is from London in the UK and has a degree in Metallurgical Engineering.