Empowering People through Experience
President and CEO
Faisal Ghafar built FGI Solutions from an innovative idea into a multimillion-dollar business that has seen double-digit growth in the last decade. He fosters a culture of service and excellence in FGi’s personnel, and he nurtures its reputation for honesty and value.
Mr. Ghafar’s leadership led FGi to win the 2022 ISOA Global Impact Award. He is passionate about employee welfare and development and he promotes a work culture that encourages, inspires, and motivates, believing that building people builds good business.
Mr. Ghafar holds a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from the University of Murdoch, and he continues to grasp every opportunity to learn how to improve the business, create innovative supply chain solutions, and enhance his leadership skill set. He also enjoys cricket, riding horses, and traveling.
Vice President - Goverment Relations
Doug Brooks is the Vice President of Government Relations at FGi Solutions. A longtime advocate and specialist on the constructive utilization of the private sector for international stabilization and humanitarian missions, in 2001 he founded what became the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) and led it for more than a decade. He worked closely with NGOs, academics, and industry to create international standards, guidelines, and codes.
Mr. Brooks is a frequent commentator on news programs and has testified before the U.S. Congress and South African Parliament. He earned his BA from Indiana University and MA from Baylor University with additional graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Doug races canoes and enjoys morning runs.
Chief Growth Officer
Krista Hendry brings to FGi Solutions her deep experience working with local NGOs and natural resource companies facing the challenges of operating in conflict-sensitive environments. She collaborates with management teams to create, support, and lead effective solutions. A former executive director of the DC-based Fund for Peace, Krista is adept at developing relationships and trust across sectors on complex issues, promoting dialogue and cooperation to create innovative results.
She has built successful partnerships between NGOs and the private sector and is experienced in high-level negotiations and interactions with the government and the private sector on complex international security and human rights instruments. Krista has performed site assessments, developed training courses, and led implementation workshops on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) as well as performed and trained on conflict and human rights impact assessments at national, provincial, local, and site/community levels. She was one of the lead authors of the IFC’s Good Practice Handbook on the Use of Security Forces (Performance Standard 4). At FGi, she supports the company’s approach to ensuring its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) performance and is able to assist clients on that aspect as well.