Nazif Destani is the founder and owner of the Ecolog group of companies, a globally recognized leader in service solutions, and the international investment firm nd group.
In 2007, Nazif Destani transitioned out of a day-to-day role in Ecolog to spend more time on his new global investments projects. Nazif Destani continues to support Ecolog as the Chairman and Founder.
Nazif Destani founded Ecolog almost two decades ago as a business providing support services for international peacekeeping forces such as KFOR, ISAF and related global organizations’ projects during their missions in remote and non-remote locations. Within a short period of time Ecolog, which began as single support-service business, grew quickly into a large enterprise, and today has a broad global presence, with an international team of professionals—more than 12,000-strong—ready to support clients every day, everywhere.
Under Nazif Destani’s leadership, from the early beginnings, Ecolog’s mission has been to offer a wide array of self-performed integrated service solutions providing added value and offering more-cost-effective single-supplier convenience to enable clients to focus on their core mission, while Ecolog takes care of their support. The company is committed to a long-term view, reflected in its industry-leading investment in continuous improvement processes.
Nazif Destani was awarded among other recognitions, the title ‘Dr. Honoris Causa’ by the South East European University in Tetovo for his achievements as an entrepreneur. In addition, Nazif Destani is founder and owner of the international investment company nd group, which invests across a wide range of industries and geographies.
Lieutenant General Steven L Arnold, US Army (Ret), became the first President of Ecolog USA, in September 2007, with a primary role to build Ecolog’s Defense and Government Services sector. As a part of the company’s key executive team he was also involved in the design, structure and implementation of a new operating model of the company to respond to the sector’s intensive growth. Under his guidance and mentorship, the company refined operations to achieve excellence in service delivery.
Before joining Ecolog, Gen. Arnold was the Vice President/Program Manager of LOGCAP III Middle East/Central Asia for KBR. KBR constructed facilities and managed the infrastructure for US Army base camps—everything from beds and food service to laundry, sanitation and utilities. Prior to LOGCAP III, he served with NDC Health, a healthcare information technology services firm. At NDC Health, he managed and consolidated new acquisitions in the USA and UK.
Gen. Arnold served in the United States Army for nearly 35 years, culminating his service in 1997 as the Commanding General of US Army Central Command and Third U S Army.
As Director of the Board for the Defense and Government sector, Gen. Arnold actively supports Ecolog’s strategic corporate initiatives.
Adil Toubia became Vice Chairman and CEO of Ecolog in 2017. Adil’s global career began in 1981 at Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services company, where he worked for over two decades and held various executive roles in the Wireline and Drilling Divisions, including as global president. He served as Global CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas and as Group CEO of Al-Ghurair Investment. He has also held top executive positions with Energy Capital Group and GCC Energy Fund, private equity firms making investments in the energy and power sectors. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Columbia University in New York.
Ylber Aliu is one of the very first Ecolog employees. He started as Project Manager in Operations, and continued as HR Director, Procurement Director, General Manager Macedonia Office, and Chief of Staff Chairman’s Office. Now Ylber Aliu is the Chief Audit Executive and General Manager of the Macedonian Office. Ylber Aliu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Roy Griffin joined Ecolog in 2012 as Vice President for Quality & Safety. He has gained extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines in Food Logistics, Health & Safety, Quality Assurance, and Leadership. Roy has a strong international background and has held senior positions at Supreme FZE, and has enjoyed a distinguished Military career with the UK Ministry Of Defence. Roy is a Fellow from the Institute of Leadership and Management, and has a BA in Business Studies from the Open University.
Pierre Dié Chachay joined Ecolog in 2012 as Vice President for Marketing & Communications. He has more than 20 years’ experience in Marketing, Communications and Business Development, gained on five continents and multiple industries including ICT, Web, Media, Aviation, Industry, Manufacturing, Education, Life Sciences and Clean Technologies. Pierre holds a French Baccalaureate in Economics, is a fellow from the Institute Superior du Commerce (ISC) of Paris and holds a MA in Marketing and Business Administration from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Compiègne.
Andre Hansen has more than 25 years’ experience in direct connection with the Military, first as a serving officer “Engineering” of the German Army and later within NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency), on the conceptual development, implementation and management of large scale multi-national, NATO-wide operational logistic support solutions (covering logistics, procurement and financial aspects). Andre worked directly on projects in Mali, Kosovo and extensively in Afghanistan, including in Kandahar Airfield, Kabul region and Mazar-E-Sharif.
Sugato Sanyal joined Ecolog in 2011. He is the CFO of the company. A seasoned finance professional, he has over 25 years of international experience in finance, treasury, and international taxation. Sugato played a key role in the implementation of the SAP system across Ecolog in 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant from India, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Calcutta, India.
Christoph Schafer joined Ecolog Group in 2015 as Chief Supply Chain Officer. He has gained extensive experience in Global Supply Chain Management, the Food Service Industry, and Real Life Support. He has been active in senior management positions within B&S Kopcke and Ciano Group. Christoph holds a Degree in Economics/Social & Political Science.
Rahul Sharda joined Ecolog in 2017 as General Counsel. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing Ecolog’s global legal affairs including but not limited to commercial agreements, intellectual property and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining Ecolog, Rahul spent many years with prominent family owned organisations across the Middle East. Rahul qualified and practised as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2008 and later became a High Court Advocate in 2009. He was honoured with the prestigious 2017 Middle East Senior Corporate Counsel of the year award by the Legal Week magazine together with the Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East.
Anthony Comerford joined Ecolog in January 2017 and brings with him over twenty years of International HR experience.
He has held a variety of operational and strategic roles in multinational and multi-site environments and has previously been based in the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the United Kingdom.
Tony has developed and managed the HR function in a variety of industries including Engineering, Construction, manufacturing and Energy.
Having worked his entire career in international and often remote environments, Tony has vast experience of working with multinational organizations and subsidiary startups. Tony holds a Master Degree in Global Human Resource Management.