Founder & CEO
Mr. Sukkarie is a founder of Saturna. Mr. Sukkarie has over 25 years of experience in the Telematics, telecom and wireless industries, including ten years spent in fleet Telematics as the Co-Founder, President & CEO of WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX: WEW). At WebTech, Mr. Sukkarie was responsible for growing the company from a start-up to an international- scope TSX-listed issuer among the top ten technology companies in Canada, with sales of over $50 million. Subsequently, WebTech Wireless Inc. was acquired by BSM Technologies Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Sukkarie gained international sales and partnering experience as Business Development Director for the Middle East, Africa, and the UAE with Motorola’s Cellular Division, Wireless Data Group, and Motorola EME, selling GPRS technology to network operators. Mr. Sukkarie holds a Master’s Degree in Sciences, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Calgary.
CFO and Board Member
Ms. Jones is a trained CPA, CGA with public company experience in CEO, CFO and Director positions. Ms. Jones has worked for Saturna since its inception. Prior roles include President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (TSX:PAE) (AMEX:PAE), a North American producer and distributor of television and motion pictures. During her 13 years with Peace Arch, Ms. Jones was integral to their emergence as a world-class media company, which, during her tenure, produced over 200 hours of dramatic and documentary/lifestyle television programs and grew to earn over $55 million in annual revenue. Subsequently, Ms. Jones became CFO of Webtech Wireless Inc., which completed $50 million in public financing transactions during her tenure. Subsequently, WebTech Wireless Inc. was acquired by BSM Technologies Inc. Ms. Jones was also a key member of NowPublic Technologies Inc., a citizen journalism news site that was acquired by the Examiner.com.
Clive is an entrepreneur and engineer with over 27 years’ of product development and management experience. He first developed code at age 10 having built his first electronic circuit the year before. His development work has included extensive work on mobile devices, embedded systems and applications on modern smartphones. Clive has worked for companies as big as Motorola’s Mobile Data Division as well as Silicon Valley mobile data startup Metricom. He also started and operated a company called Xybec Solutions for over 7 years, which supplied software and development services to huge communications companies such as AT&T Wireless, Bell Mobility, Orange, Rogers and Swisscom. Xybec was successfully sold to a Boston, MA area company in 2006, and Clive then managed the Vancouver operation of that company.
Board of Directors
Mr. Bromley is a commerce graduate from the University of Calgary, currently working with a boutique merchant banking firm. Mr. Bromley was formerly an investment advisor at Jordan Capital Markets Inc. (now Mackie Research Capital Corporation) and is a current director of Inform Resources Corp. and G4G Capital Corp.
Saood Aljneibi is Deputy General of the National Electronics Security Authority (“NESA”), in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to joining NESA, Saood worked in various executive positions at the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and Emirates Telecommunication Corp (Etisalat). Saood spent two years as Chief Executive Officer of Canar Telecommunication Co., one of Etisalat’s overseas greenfield operations. During his work in Etisalat, he also sat on several boards of company subsidiaries. Saood holds an MBA from Southeastern University, Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronics from the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
Paul Chucrallah is the Chairman-General Manager of BTFM, a Beirut based venture capital fund managing funds received from major banks in Lebanon. Mr. Chucrallah holds a degree in Telecom Engineering (ESIB) and an MBA (INSEAD).