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Oussama Najjar

Oussama Najjar

İstanbul, Turkey

Oussama Najjar, an engineer and an international executive from Lebanon who was educated at the Imperial College in London and who ran major companies in the largest two Middle Eastern economies for many years.

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Oussama Najjar is a Lebanese Businessman. Born in Baghdad. He attended school at the International College (IC) in Beirut & Victoria College in Cairo. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Cairo University (First on his class with highest honors) as well as an M.Sc. in Technology and Development from London University (High honors), and a Diploma of the Imperial College from the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine in the U.K.

Oussama started his career in the early eighties working in Riyadh with an Engineering & Management Consulting firm owned by late H.E. Sheikh Abdullah H. Tariki the first Saudi Oil Minister and the cofounder of OPEC, and then worked as an independent Marketing Consultant for a number of Saudi and Western firms operating in the K.S.A. 

He later joined the Nesma group of companies (www.nesma.com) which is a multibillion Saudi conglomerate owned by H.E. Saleh Ali Al Turki,  in 1996 as a Vice President and a Partner with an objective to create and to run new business ventures for the group. In 1996 Oussama established a new partnership with the International security company Group 4 Securitas.  He served as Head of the Executive Committee of Group 4 – Nesma for Security & Safety, and ran the business for four years until Nesma sold its share. 

In 1997 Oussama established the first e-commerce companies in Bahrain with General Electric Information Services in partnership with Nesma. Served as Chairman and CEO of Bahrain TradaNet, and of Gulf TradaNet. 

In 1998 Established Nesma Internet which became later on the most successful ISP in KSA, then sold the business to Saudi Telecom and exited the ISP business in 2003.

In 2004 Formed Nesma Advanced Technology a leading System Integrator and Software Solution provider and served as its CEO. 

In 2011 he became the Chairman of Nesma Advanced Technology, and the Chairman of Nesma Telecom (A leading telecom contractor in KSA) which were merged later on in 2013 into one company: Nesma Telecom and Technology (NT&T). 

He later served as: 

  • Board Member of Nesma Holding (KSA) 
  • CEO of Nesma Telecom and Technology (KSA) 
  • Chairman of Nesmal Yatirim Holding (Nesma’s Investment arm in Turkey) 
  • Board Member of Negmar Logistics group (Turkey) Chairman of Istanbullines Marine Co., and BASISTEK IT Co. (Turkey) 
  • Chairman of KONCAR EU (Electrical switchgear manufacturer in Split – Croatia) 

After his 24 year long journey as a senior manager and partner with the Nesma group, he parted his own way and now runs his personal private investment company Refal Middle East which manages the family wealth fund.

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14 Days and Nights Underground

A rare inside look into Saudi Arabia’s widespread corruption and subjugation from the perspective of Oussama Najjar who, like thousands of others, has suffered arbitrary detention.

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Synopsis

Early in life, Oussama Najjar learned about Saudi Arabia’s power dynamics at the feet of his stepfather, Sheikh Abdullah Tariki, a founder of OPEC and the first Saudi oil minister, who was removed from his post over political disputes and forced into exile. 

Oussama’s own life journey is chronicled in 14 Days and Nights Underground; from Baghdad to Riyadh to Istanbul, passing through Beirut, Cairo and London.  greed and immorality, and his brutal and swift career downfall – having his successful company ripped from him in acts of betrayal. Including political targeting he experienced when he was unjustly caught up in a campaign of mass arrests of Saudi officials and businessmen and imprisoned for 14 days and nights, and subsequently banished from the country. 

While detailing his education and assent into the Saudi business world, Oussama shares professional insight about business ethics and practices, greed, and corruption and a failing legal system which have not changed until this moment in time if not gotten worse. 

This first hand account provides a better understanding of what it is like to operate in a country where the legal system is a total failure in addition to no regards whatsoever to human rights. 

Oussama with H.E. Saleh A. Al Turki the Chairman of NESMA, Eng. Imad Gholmieh, and other directors of the group at a company dinner in Jeddah KSA.

Outline

INTRODUCTION - PEOPLE ARE LIKE METAL 

PART ONE 
CHAPTER 1 - MEA FLIGHT # 444 
CHAPTER 2 - ABDULLAH TARIKI 
CHAPTER 3 - FROM AL-KHOBAR TO BEIRUT
CHAPTER 4 - NEW LIFE IN BEIRUT 
CHAPTER 5 - LIFE IN EGYPT 

PART TWO
CHAPTER 6 - LIFE IN LONDON 
CHAPTER 7 - THE PRINCE AND THE COUNTESS 
CHAPTER 8 - DON’T RETURN TO THE KINGDOM 
CHAPTER 9 - BACK TO RIYADH 
CHAPTER 10 – GO BUY A PRINCE 
CHAPTER 11 - A LEGAL DISASTER 

PART THREE 
CHAPTER 12 - SALEH AND I 
CHAPTER 13 - THE AMERICAN CONSULTANT 
CHAPTER 14 - THE DAUGHTER 
CHAPTER 15 - THE LOSER 
CHAPTER 16 - BORN IN BAGHDAD 
CHAPTER 17 - THE PRINCE’S BANK ACCOUNT 
CHAPTER 18 - A KINGDOM WITHOUT BALANCE

PART FOUR 
CHAPTER 19 - EARTHQUAKE AT THE MINISTRY 
CHAPTER 20 - WE WERE TOUCHED 
CHAPTER 21 - VENTURING BEYOND THE SUN
CHAPTER 22 - MY FIRST INTERROGATION 
CHAPTER 23 - TIME TO THINK
CHAPTER 24 - PREPARING FOR THE WORST 

PART FIVE 
CHAPTER 25 - MY ROOM UNDERGROUND 
CHAPTER 26 - LIFE UNDERGROUND
CHAPTER 27 - I COULD HAVE ESCAPED 
CHAPTER 28 - MY SECOND INTERROGATION
CHAPTER 29 - FIGHT CORRUPTION AT THE TOP
CHAPTER 30 - FACE TO FACE CHALLENGE 
CHAPTER 31 - THE LONGEST DAYS AND NIGHTS
CHAPTER 32 - MY LAST CHAPTER IN RIYADH P-82 

PART SIX 
CHAPTER 33 - MY LAST STOP - ISTANBUL 
CHAPTER 34 - BLENDING IN 
CHAPTER 35 - A NEW GEM IN EUROPE 
CHAPTER 36 - CALLED TO THE RESCUE
CHAPTER 37 - A REFLECTION ON 26 YEARS
CHAPTER 38 - LOSS OF TRUST 
CHAPTER 39 - UNDERMINING THE SPIRITUALITY OF MAKKA
CHAPTER 40 - HOPE FOR SAUDI ARABIA

Audience

    1.  Individuals who travel to Saudi Arabia for business or for pleasure
    2. Business professionals and diplomats who have ties or want to have ties with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    3.  Readers who are curious to learn about Saudi Arabia from a businessman’s personal perspective

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Atmosphere Press

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  • Imad Dandan
    on Jan. 1, 2023, 7:53 p.m.

    Good luck Oussama, a fight for justice is well justified.

    • Oussama Najjar
      on Jan. 2, 2023, 12:21 a.m.

      Thank you very much Imad for your support. Much appreciated.

  • Mario Haddad
    on Jan. 1, 2023, 8:07 p.m.

    Hello Oussama ,
    Looking forward to reading your book .

    • Oussama Najjar
      on Jan. 2, 2023, 12:20 a.m.

      Thank you Mario for your support, and doctor Chafik in the background.

  • Massimo Deufemia
    on Jan. 1, 2023, 9:21 p.m.

    Best wishes for 2023 and Great success for your first book!

    • Anonymous
      on Jan. 2, 2023, 12:15 a.m.

      Thank you very much dear Massimo, It is much appreciated 🙏🏻

  • Baris Kucukay
    on Jan. 2, 2023, 3:20 a.m.

    Hello Oussama,
    Congratulations for your new endeavor. The book looks really interesting to me, I am looking forward to see it being published and reach high numbers of prints.
    All the best of luck…

  • Anonymous
    on Jan. 2, 2023, 5:27 a.m.

    Good luck

  • Kamel Jonblat
    on Jan. 2, 2023, 6:11 a.m.

    Good luck Ousama with your new writing journey…

  • Monis Rahman
    on Jan. 2, 2023, 7:27 a.m.

    Very much looking forward to reading the book. Congratulations on this achievement.

  • Yusuf Noaman
    on Jan. 2, 2023, 5:25 p.m.

    I hope you are able to fulfil your vision for this book and will always advocate and support any endeavour in improving the awareness of humanity !

  • K K
    on Jan. 2, 2023, 7:25 p.m.

    I Cannot wait to read this book and gain inside from your perspective of business in the Middle East.

  • Anonymous
    on Jan. 2, 2023, 8:16 p.m.

    Good luck. Very happy for you to complete this interesting book.

  • Anonymous
    on Jan. 2, 2023, 8:18 p.m.

    Aly El Bahrawy

    Good luck. Very happy for you to complete this interesting book.

  • Rene Septimo
    on Jan. 2, 2023, 9:32 p.m.

    Thank you Sir… can’t wait to read the book… All the best !!!

  • Haytham Najjar
    on Jan. 3, 2023, 12:14 a.m.

    Ousama, What a horrible thing to have happened! Thank you for writint about and sharing this unbelievably cruel treatment you endured. I’m glad it’s over, and I hope you’re in a much better place.
    Your cousin, Haytham

  • issam chehimy
    on Jan. 3, 2023, 3:31 a.m.

    it is a big honor for myself to receive the first book my mentor published !

    Keep Going Sir!

  • Chaimaa Tahir
    on Jan. 4, 2023, 4:27 p.m.

    Good luck Uncle. Your book is great and I can not wait for my copies to share with family and friends. Love Chaimaa

  • Kash Mohammed
    on Jan. 5, 2023, 12:55 p.m.

    Best wishes on the book launch, cant wait to receive my copy and get reading.
    thank you

  • Anonymous
    on Jan. 7, 2023, 3:08 p.m.

    Can't answer an existing topic, what should I do ??
    Maybe I'm not writing correctly?
    Please tell me.
    Yours faithfully.

    • Anonymous
      on Jan. 7, 2023, 3:19 p.m.

      You don’t need to answer anything here. This is a site for pre-ordering books before they are published. Click on the bonus you pick and complete your purchase using a credit card.

  • Zekai Ozgun
    on Jan. 8, 2023, 12:48 p.m.

    Dear Ousama Bey,
    I had read the First completed draft of your book already at one seat within one breath, I was impatient to see the hard copy. Thank you for informing me about the first edition of your book.
    I wish to see many editions of your book which uniquely gives insight of Saudi Business climate of which I had a chance catching glimpse under your management.
    With love and best wishes,
    Zekai Özgün

  • Nathan Walker
    on Jan. 22, 2023, 9:06 p.m.

    Oussama! Best of luck with this project. Now I have a few gifts for close family and friends who will appreciate you story.

  • Anonymous
    on Jan. 25, 2023, 3:13 p.m.

    Где модератор ??
    Это очень важно.
    Спасибо.

  • Anonymous
    on Jan. 25, 2023, 4:19 p.m.

    Могу я связаться с админом ??
    Это очень важно.
    Спасибо.

  • Anonymous
    on Jan. 26, 2023, 12:51 a.m.

    Могу я связаться с админом ??
    Это очень важно.
    С уважением.