Corporate Management

Future Pipe Industries has a strong global leadership team who bring decades of diverse experience and a history of success. Combining business and technology expertise, they work together to ensure Future Pipe Industries delivers for its customers and employees.

Fouad Makhzoumi

Executive Chairman & Group CEO

Mr Fouad Makhzoumi has both an undergraduate and Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

In 1984 Mr Makhzoumi founded Future Pipe Industries with other investors and he has been actively involved in the management and development of our business ever since. He became Chief Executive Officer in 1986 until 2003 when his son, Rami Makhzoumi, assumed the role.

Between 1995 and 1997, Mr Makhzoumi served as acting President of the International Desalination Association and he has been a member of the International Board of the Council on Foreign Relations: US/Middle East Project since 1996. From 1995 until 1998, Mr Makhzoumi acted as Vice Chairman of the Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1997 Mr Makhzoumi founded the Makhzoumi Foundation, a private Lebanese non-profit organization that contributes through its vocational training, health care and micro-credit programs to Lebanese civil society development.

Mr Makhzoumi has been Executive Chairman of Future Pipe Industries since 2003.

Dr Dirk Matthys

Chief Operating Officer

Dr Dirk Matthys is the Chief Operating Officer of Future Pipe Industries group.

He joined Future Pipe Industries in 2016 from Belgium based Engicon nv, a leading steel solutions provider active in the design, engineering and manufacturing of storage tanks, dry bulk handling installations and pressure vessels for the oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical industries, where he was also the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Dr Matthys held senior management positions in the UK and North America at Gamesa s.a., a leading wind turbine manufacturer, and spent almost 20 years at ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel producer, based in Europe, South East Asia and China, where he held various leadership positions.

Dr Matthys holds a PhD in Industrial Management from Ghent University, and Master of Science degrees in both Industrial Management and Civil Engineering, also from Ghent University. In addition, he has been a Visiting Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA.

Imad Makhzoumi

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr Imad Makhzoumi completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering and Water Resource Management at the University of Southern California in the United States and holds a diploma in Business from McGill University in Canada.

He is a member of the American Business Council in Dubai, a founding member of the Dubai Capital Club and he currently serves as President of the International Desalination Association (IDA). He is also a frequent speaker and panelist on a number of industry forums and conferences including WETEX, NACE and PMI.

Earlier in his career, Mr Makhzoumi spent several years in the pipe business in the USA and Canada working through various disciplines, departments and ranks.

Mr Makhzoumi joined Future Pipe Industries in 1989 as an Engineer. In 1994 he assumed the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the UAE and in 2005 he became Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the GCC and Asia. In 2006 he was appointed Senior Vice President for Group Sales and Marketing responsible for leading the global sales and marketing team. He assumed the role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in 2019, responsible for directing all of the company’s operational and commercial activities.

Sameer Abu Hannun

Chief Technology Officer

Mr Sameer Abu Hannun is Chief Technology Officer at Future Pipe Industries Group. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama, USA and brings over 30 years of experience in the field of engineering and pipe systems to Future Pipe Industries.

He joined the Group in 2007 in the global manufacturing department, after which he was appointed General Manager for FPI operations in Qatar. In April 2012, Mr Abu Hannun assumed the role of VP of Manufacturing for the GCC and in his capacity he was responsible for manufacturing across the region.

Mr Abu Hannun re-joined Future Pipe Industries in 2015 as Director of Technology. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry with similar organizations where he held a number of senior management positions in the areas of Operations, Business Development and Technology.

George Matta

Chief Financial & IT Officer

George Matta is Chief Financial & Information Technology Officer at Future Pipe Industries Group. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s Finance and IT functions including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, business systems and information technology.

Prior to his role at FPI, George served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tadrees Holding in Saudi Arabia and with Mubadala as the Chief Financial Officer, Turbine Services & Solutions and Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies. His career spans various corporate finance positions, including Unilever and Toys R Us in the United States. George was Chairman of the Board for a joint venture between ADAT and Thales Group. In addition to his international financial experience, George has also worked as a Senior Project and Design Engineer at Caterpillar, designing and analysing new products for industrial applications and has a number of patents to his name.

George is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, has a Master of Business Administration, Finance and Strategic Management from The University of Chicago and a Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering from The University of Houston.

Bassem Amouri

General Counsel

Bassem Amouri is Future Pipe Industries Group General Counsel leading the global Legal and Compliance Department. In this role, Bassem advises the executive management on a wide range of legal and compliance issues, including Commercial transactions, general Corporate Governance, regulatory compliance, Litigations and Dispute Resolution, M&A, ABAC, Compliance and Ethics, Competition, Sanctions among other matters.

Prior to his role at Future Pipe Industries, Bassem served as the Vice President Legal in Amec Foster Wheeler. After working in private practice for few years, Bassem worked in various senior inhouse legal, compliance, contracts and corporate positions with Shell, OMV, Yokogawa, and Pentair.

Bassem is a member of the Tunisian Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsels, Institute of Directors, UK, CIArb, has an LLM in Business and Corporate Law and an LLM in Bar Practice from The University of Sfax.