Meet The Team


GazMin is managed by a team of professionals who are specialized and experienced in Trading, Administration, Project Planning, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility. Our Senior Management professionals based in UAE, Europe and USA are endeavored and inclined to bring in the best in the interest of the company; in trading and project financing. Wanting to achieve consistent and long term growth in our business, we value our clients’ interests by supporting their long term economic growth, social stability, prosperity and progress in their markets; which in turn sustains our relationship and business.

Managing our resources and business opportunities with experienced team of management is our forte.

Ashok Sagar

Ashok Sagar

Founder and CEO

Ashok Sagar, a self-made man with sharp business intelligence in the corporate world is the Founder of GazMin International with a vision for GazMin to become a global Oil & Energy Project conglomerate that catalyzes growth by expanding to build required projects to develop the country’s progress and expanding its company portfolio and supporting its customers. His passion for the international trade, and contacts throughout the Globe have driven him in the formation of the Gazmin Group to bring you the products and services that may be out of your reach.

With his extensive background and experience, he has been a great influence in matters related to Financials and Funding, Strategic Planning and International Business Relations and developing a better growth of the organization. With over 25 years of experience in marketing Crude and Crude derivatives products and key areas of business interest exist in Corporate Management, Project Management, Finance Development, Business Development and possesses an in-depth Marketing Experience in various parts of the World. He has a proven background with regards to improving businesses and uniting corporations towards a common goal of profitability and leadership.

His association with business leaders, reputed companies and highly experienced professionals around the globe has provided a strong backdrop to formulate the business plan for GazMin Group to venture into our respective stream of activities. His integrity and motivation with affiliates and customers around the world forge the company ahead and has an extremely strong support network that encourages dynamic partnerships with major companies and Governments in various countries. Behind his great success lies his venturesome and entrepreneurial spirit and therefore his greatest asset remains to be his vast experience.

A sociable, friendly and insightful person, Mr. Ashok Sagar along with his team always travel extensively to discover the best sources of products and setting their smooth transportation to you. His concern for caring parties’ interest keeps him awake searching every alternative that may go in favor of his valued counterparts.

Ahmad Al Jazzaf

Mr. Ahmad Al Jazzaf

Managing Director

Mr. Ahmad Al Jazzaf is a renowned Kuwaiti National, who belongs to a reputable business family and hails from a real estate background. He majored in Aviation Science and graduated from Dublin, Ireland.

Mr. Ahmad, Director of GazMin International is a seasoned professional with a vast experience in the real estate industry amongst the many industries that he focuses, and is successfully running several companies for the past two decades. In a career spanning almost 31 years, Mr. Ahmad’s prior roles include Aircraft Engineering, Real Estate Professional, Commodity Trading, and Project Advisory and Financial Service Expert.

Owning a list of prime properties and companies in various parts of the world, Mr. Ahmad’s focus continues to grow with diversifying his portfolio in various industries and acquiring new businesses, collaborating partnerships and empowering his experience of financial advisory contributing to the benefit and growth strategy of companies. As a dedicated personality with critical thinking and expertise, he has been advising Government Institutions and renowned businessmen around the world.

Mohit Sagar

Mohit Sagar


After graduating in BA Hons-International Business from Middlesex University- Dubai, a young achiever and a man of many talents, Mohit is extremely motivated, ambitious and credible among the many qualities that he possesses and is now being presented at a new phase of his business life and emphasizing on the role as the Director and Head of International Marketing at GazMin International.

He heads the Project & Marketing division of the Company, which includes the Oil, Gas and Energy Project sectors. He has been intrinsically involved in setting up the Turnkey Project solutions for upcoming projects and has been an integral part in realizing the executive management’s long-term strategic view on projects across the African and Asian Sub-Continent.

He has planned to achieve this goal by cooperating with its strategic partners, along with reviewing and updating its business approaches. His professional interests are Marketing and Business Development. Mohit, a young leader continues to create a legacy that speaks volumes of growth vision and leads the company to the next level.

Marai Al Ahmari

Mr. Marai Al Ahmari

Board Member

Mr. Marai Al Ahmari is a renowned Businessman from Saudi Arabia and has been a key contributor to the Construction sector with prestigious and landmark projects and has contributed significantly to the development in the Gulf Region.

Mr. Marei has duly earned domestic, and regional recognition by constantly expanding the sphere of his business activities. He has interests in fields as diversified as general trading; real estate, including building, trading, asset management, urban planning consulting, civil engineering, and major development projects; finance, hospitality, industry production, including foodstuffs and building materials. He is a major investor and shareholder in various companies around the Gulf and plays a key role in targeting opportunities for equity investment, mergers, acquisitions as well as potential businesses.

Among his most notable achievements in this regard, was overcoming the limitations of both investment opportunities and financial resources, and succeeding through hard work and abidance by ethics and religious principles in becoming a sturdy businessman. Mr. Marei’s credibility stems from strong and deep belief in transparency and disclosure, accountability, justice, fairness and social responsibility.

Jorge Santos

Mr. Jorge Santos

Director- Lusophone África Market

Mr. Jorge Correia Santos being a knowledgeable and an accomplished executive brings with him an extensive 31 years’ experience on the International forefront for Project Management and Finance. Leading the operations for GazMin International, he undertakes and controls various aspects of project management and expanding business relations in the African region, special on Portuguese speaking countries.

With a great zeal and passion of in-depth knowledge of International Trade, Business Consultation, Project Management, Industrial Commodities, Human Resource Management and identifying various sources of Funding Projects on the Global front he has successfully contributed towards some great projects.

Mr. Jorge has a widespread range of international exposure and his profound professional connections has made him serve on several influential bodies globally, including President of MSP – CONSAN CPLP, Mechanism of Private Sector of CPLP Portuguese Common Wealth, Business Council of the Center, Coimbra for heading several publications, namely AJAL Oeste Agrícola newspaper, Agro-Negócios yearbook, Agro-Challenges Magazine and the Export Guide for Portuguese Agriculture of CAL.

Prior to GazMin International, Mr. Jorge also played a critical and vital role in many initiatives in esteemed and reputed organizations and industries such as Agro-Industrial NUTASA SGPS, Lusophone Agricultural Chamber CAL and WM MINÉRIOS LDA Brazil.

As a leader of Globalfood agro Commodities company, which was the first company in Portugal to put the first handymax vessel in Aveiro port on 2013.

Mr. Jorge holds a Masters’ degree in International Trade and Agro-Food Marketing and is a distinguished aluminus of the Lusófona University, Lisbon.

Mr. Filippo

Business Associate & Project Partners

Mr. Filippo is our associate and started his professional career in 1992 as a project controller Manager and now he is the Chief Executive officer of Contax Partners and the owner of other group of companies. He has over 20 years of business development, project management, business operations and market strategy experience across the MENA, Europe and Russia. He has a strong background in energy, utility and construction sectors and holds a Ph’D in the field of engineering from the University of Florence.

Since Joining Contax Partners in 1990, Filippo’s leadership has helped Contax Partners grow into a leading provider of strategic intelligence to the energy and energy related industries. Contax partners is now recognized as a trusted partner to major companies operating in the Middle East and beyond.


Dr. Ann-Marie

Business Associate & Project Partners

Dr. Ann-Marie is the Director of Business advisory services at Contax Partner. She has over 10 years of strategy cooperation transformation, risk, management, and EPC contracting experience within the Middle East and Europe. Ann-Maria holds a Ph’D from the University of Manchester in the discipline of Biochemistry. Ann Marie started her career as a consultant with Accenture Serving a range of international Energy clients including Shell, Petroleum Development Oman, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, EDF Energy and others. She has led significant transformation programs ranging from design and implementation of a journey management initiative for high value strategic mega projects to development of a risk management strategy for the execution of high value EPC projects and roll-out of global contracting and procurement strategy for major international oil companies.

George Osahon

Mr. George Osahon

Business Associate & Project Consultant

Mr. George has over 36 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry. He is an accomplished geologist with several publications to his credit. George was the Group General Manager (GGM) in charge of Nigerian Content Division (NCD) in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). George graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria with a Bachelor of Geology in 1974 and holds a Master’s Degree of Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London. He joined the Nigerian National Oil Corporation (NNOC) in 1976 and NNPC in 1977 from where he rose to the position of Deputy Manager, Geology, at the National Petroleum Development Company (NPDC); the upstream operating arm of NNPC. In 1992, he left NNPC to explore opportunities in the private sector. Ten years later, he became a private consultant undertaking asset valuation and acreage assessment for independent operators until his return to NNPC in 2005. He served as the Managing Director of NPDC for six months before taking over as the Group General Manager of the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS). In less than two years, he moved to the position of GGM Nigerian Content which he held before exiting the Corporation in 2009. George is a fellow of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorations (NAPE) and the immediate past President of the Association.

George Osahon was a the Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Geo-Concept Technical Limited, a Consultancy outfit devoted to assisting small sized operators and asset holders in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. As the Director of DPR, George is “Chief Policeman” of the oil and gas industry, responsible for ensuring that operators and stakeholders carry out their businesses in accordance with the law while putting in place such programs and projects that will enhance operational performance in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Oscar Kashala

Dr. Oscar Kashala

Business Associate & Project Consultant

Dr. Oscar Kashala is President of the Union for the Rebuilding of Congo. He graduated from Kinshasa University Medical School in 1980 and trained in internal medicine and pathology at the University of Kinshasa, then at the University of Lausanne and University of Geneva Medical Schools. In 1986, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa awarded him a fellowship for medical oncology in Boston. There, he obtained a fellowship in cancer biology at Harvard University, followed by admission into a doctoral program in cancer biology and immunology in a combined degree program at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kashala received a doctor of science degree from Harvard in 1992. He is an internationally recognized cancer specialist who has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, where he currently holds a senior position. He is also a faculty member at several universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the U.S. The recipient of many international and national awards, Kashala has served in an advisory capacity to several international institutions, including the World Health Organization.

Rajesh Ram

Mr. Rajesh Ram

Finance Consultant

Finance ConsultantRajesh Ram, MBA, CFA, joined Gazmin Group in 2014. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role as a financial advisor. His diverse background and training enables him to help clients pursue their long-term financial goals through comprehensive, individualized financial advising.

Since 2008, Mr. Rajesh Ram has been recognized as a top financial advisor and he strongly believes that to provide quality advice about a client’s finances requires a comprehensive approach. He works closely with clients to develop customized financial strategies that incorporate asset allocation and financial management. Advising and managing investments must include considering a client’s tax strategy, risk tolerances or time horizons. With a client-focused, comprehensive plan in place and reviewed regularly, Rajesh strives each day, working one on one with his clients, to help them pursue their goals. He is grateful to all those who entrust him with the personal details of their finances and who allow him to make a career of being their trusted advisor.

Ms. Deepika

Legal Advisor

Ms. Deepika is a dual-qualified Lawyer and Article Company Secretary with an expertise in areas of Corporate Law, Arbitration, Merger and Acquisitions, Legal Writing, Ethics & Regulatory Compliance. Deriving her roots from a multi-cultural background, she enjoys working in culturally diverse settings. With her legal acumen, she has proven to be an asset to the organization. Being an effective communicator, she has enhanced the relationships of the company with prospective clients. She also enables the decision making at different levels of management, maintaining international corporate standards. Her ability to lead the legal team to successfully achieve the goals of the company is well appreciated. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, is registered with Bar Council of India and has practiced in High Court along with holding a Diploma Course in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Law focused in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.

Ms. Maquelin Pereira

Legal Advisor

Ms. Maquelin Pereira is an Advocate registered in India holding a B.A.LL.B (Hons.) and an LL.M in Corporate and Commercial Laws. She is proficient in legal drafting, reviewing and management of contracts. Previously, she has practiced in the field of indirect taxation wherein she has gained experience in the advisory and contentious aspects of taxation. With her zest to learn, she has broadened her horizon and ventured into the oil and gas sector which is the lifeline of the Middle East. She is an effective communicator as well as an extensive researcher, thus enabling her to comprehend and analyze legal issues for the benefit of the organization.

Ms. Lily Catherine

Regional Business Development Manager – China

Ms. Lily Catherine graduated from the Wuhan University after obtaining a nation-wide scholarship and Hubei Translation Award. Subsequently, she moved to Dubai to join the reputed China State Construction Engineering Co. Ltd. (CSCEC) as an Administrative Manager. At CSCEC, she oversaw the 700MW Solar Power Plant, which required her to deal with government departments, suppliers and subcontractors. With her untiring efforts, she has negotiated and concluded various deals independently, especially with Chinese companies. Due to her expertise in business development, she can effectively reach out to clients and be instrumental in expansion of business opportunities for GazMin. Furthermore, her translation skills have bridged the gap in negotiations with various Chinese companies. She is determined, confident, dares to innovate and has the ability to overcome challenges with ease.

Mr. Robin Tian

Regional Manager – China

Mr Robin Tian graduated from Shandong University of Finance and Economics and has been working with an International Trade company for the past decade. His experience of over 14 years working in more than 30 countries has enabled him to develop strong business relationships across the globe. He is skilled at business negotiation and possesses the ability to integrate social resources. With vast experience in the field of business development, he has maintained good business connections with major Chinese companies and with government agencies in China. He will strengthen GazMin’s business associations especially in China, opening new business prospects for the company.