Our Leadership

Empowering People through Experience

 

FGI believes in teamwork, encouraging and championing individuals through team building and problem-solving.The approach is to develop and engage people by contributing to the team's performance.FGI empowers its people to take the proper course of action based on their vast experience, keeping in line with the project's goals.

Faisal Ghafar

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.

Doug Brooks

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.

 

Krista Hendry

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.

 

 

Idrees Noori

Business Unit Manager - Procurement & Supply Chain

Mr. Idrees Noori is an accomplished professional with a formal education in business administration enhanced with extensive field experience. Mr. Noori has been an integral part of FGI Solutions, first as a Business Development Manager, significantly contributing to the growth and expansion of the company’s foundational operations, and subsequently in his current position as Procurement Unit Manager.

Throughout his career, Mr. Noori has exhibited a strong ability to adapt to dynamic business environments, foster mutually beneficial relationships with clients and stakeholders, and deliver exceptional results. His strategic thinking, leadership acumen, and attention to detail have consistently played a vital role in driving the success of projects and teams.

Mr. Noori has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Birmingham City University, in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Noori is an exceptional linguist, proficient in five strategic languages, including Arabic, English, Dari, Pashto, and Urdu. His linguistic versatility and cultural diversity have enabled him to effectively communicate and foster productive global relationships.

Raichel Pauly

Head of Supply Chain Solutions

Raichel Pauly serves as the head of supply chain solutions at FGi Solutions. She has more than five years of industry experience and has developed an extraordinary track record for planning and executing large-scale logistics projects even in the most challenging of environments, such as conflict and post-conflict environments, where larger organizations are deterred or fail.  

 

Raichel earned her bachelor’s in business administration majoring in Finance from Amity University, Dubai. She enjoys movies, challenging games, reading, and studying dance and song.

She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Malayalam and has a basic understanding of Tamil and she can read and write Arabic.
 

 

 

 

Valeria Fidey

Head of Operations, Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Valeria Fidey spearheads FGi’s East European and Ukraine supply chain operations and brings a hard focus for success in turbulent times.

 

With extensive experience working for both European and U.S. international organizations, she has proven to be an adaptive, balanced, and immensely energetic leader.


In Ukraine, she has served with and supported the Ukrainian territorial defense forces along with her husband.  Ms. Fidey is fluent in Ukrainian, English, Hungarian, and Russian languages.

Juveria Nisar

Human Resource Generalist

Juveria Nisar is FGi’s Human Resource specialist. She’s a seasoned professional with a master’s degree in human resources and organizational Analysis from King’s College London, United Kingdom. With her experience in the UK, India, and UAE she has a unique multinational capability to address all the critical HR issues stemming from FGi’s remarkably diverse staff. 

With a keen interest in addressing the staff challenges that arise in the nexus between family and career, Juveria excels at assisting people. She works to identify strategic solutions that ensure the FGi team is comfortable, mission-focused and always learning as they grow in their career and jobs.

 

Juveria is an avid reader, painter and chef. Her roots are in a blended family from a multicultural town in Southern India. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu and Kannada, can read Arabic fluently and speaks some Malayalam and Tulu as well.

 

Faisal Ghafar

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.

Doug Brooks

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.

 

Krista Hendry

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.

 

 

Raichel Pauly

Head of Supply Chain Solutions

Raichel Pauly serves as the head of supply chain solutions at FGi Solutions. She has more than five years of industry experience and has developed an extraordinary track record for planning and executing large-scale logistics projects even in the most challenging of environments, such as conflict and post conflict environments, where larger organizations are deterred or fail.  

 

Raichel earned her bachelor’s in business administration majoring in Finance from Amity University, Dubai. She enjoys movies, dancing,  challenging games, studying, and reading.  She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Malayalam and has a basic understanding of Tamil and she can read and write Arabic. 

 

 

 

Valeria Fidey

Chief Growth Officer

As FGi’s Ukraine Country Head, Valeria Fidey is responsible for the leadership and guidance of Ukraine supply chain operations to achieve  FGi’s global vision and objectives.

 

Valeria is an expreience-drive and passiononate for life-lnog learning and a customer 

 

 

serves as FGi’s Ukraine Country head in our L’viv office. Ms. Fidey has extensive experience in physical logistics operations, freight forwarding, and supply chain management. She has many years of employment with international companies and navigates national, regional, and local shipping regulations in Eastern Europe.

In Ukraine, she has served with and supported the Ukrainian territorial defense forces along with her husband.

Ms. Fidey is fluent in Ukrainian, English, Hungarian, and Russian languages.  

 

Juveria Nisar

Human Resource Generalist

Juveria Nisar is FGi’s Human Resource specialist. She’s a seasoned professional with a master’s degree in human resources and organizational Analysis from King’s College London, United Kingdom. With her experience in the UK, India, and UAE she has a unique multinational capability to address all the critical HR issues stemming from FGi’s remarkably diverse staff. 

 

With a keen interest in addressing the staff challenges that arise in the nexus between family and career, Juveria excels at assisting people. She works to identify strategic solutions that ensure the FGi team is comfortable, mission-focused and always learning as they grow in their career and jobs.

 

Juveria is an avid reader, painter and chef. Her roots are in a blended family from a multicultural town in Southern India. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu and Kannada, can read Arabic fluently and speaks some Malayalam and Tulu as well.