People Behind the Group

Mir Ahmad Ali

Mir Ahmad Ali

President & Chief Executive Officer, ISM-TEC LLC (USA)
International Business Coordinator, Sesneber International (Saudi Arabia)

Mr. Mir Ahmad Ali has served as the head of operations for the group since the inception of the businesses in 1993.

Mr. Mir Ali started his career in business in 1966 when the company he started, Khanamsons, Ltd. (Pakistan), manufactured soap products and plastic products for the cabin facilities for Pakistan International Airlines, Air Malta, Jordan Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. His company also manufactured pharmaceutical bottles and plasticware for those bottles and dispensing products for Pfizer and Domex.

He also served as a biomedical engineer for over 27 years at King Saud University and King Khalid University Hospital (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), where he was also responsible for programming and managing data mining activities for use in the research studies carried out in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO). Research areas included Thalassemia and Diabetes studies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Additionally, he served the role of the purchasing manager for his department and related research groups.

His educational background includes receiving training in Nuclear Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Hospital (Loma Linda, CA, USA), Ohio Nuclear (Cleveland, OH, USA) and Nuclear Chicago (Searls), Holland.

He currently serves as the President and CEO of ISM-TEC LLC USA (since 1999) and as the International Business Coordinator of Sesneber International (Saudi Arabia) (since 2006) whereby he oversees the operations for the complete Middle-East territory for all the respective divisions.

Dr. Amer Mahmood

Dr. Amer Mahmood

Vice President, Aracure LLC (USA)
Assistant Professor and PI, Department of Biotechnology, King Saud University (Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Amer Mahmood received his M.Sc. from Copenhagen University (Denmark) in the field of Autoimmune Destruction of Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetic Patients. Dr. Amer obtained his PhD in Medical Sciences in the field of Human Embryonic Pluripotent Stem Cell Research and Bone Biology from the University of Southern Denmark. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Biomedical Research Center, Department of The Molecular Endocrinology & Stem Cell Research Unit (KMEB, University of Southern Denmark), where he studied the expression of human DLK-1, a novel regulator of bone mass that mediates estrogen deficiency–induced bone loss in mice.

Dr. Amer is an Assistant Professor and Principle Investigator in Stem Cell Research at King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) in the Stem cell Unit, Department of Anatomy. Recently, the group-focus is in the field of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the field of Skeletal Disorders. Dr. Amer has also been working extensively in the field of Nano fibrous scaffold for bone, blood vessel and cartilage regeneration. For LinkedIn profile, please follow this link.

Syed Abid Ali

Syed Abid Ali

Chief Operations Officer, Chief Information Officer, ISM-TEC LLC and Araware LLC (USA)

Mr. Syed Ali has served as the second-in-command of the groups’ businesses since their inception in 1993.

With ISM-TEC LLC (USA), Araware LLC (USA) and now Aracure LLC (USA), his key efforts have been in the expansion of the business footprint to now cover an international territory and businesses ranging from the medical sector to the IT sector.

His expertise includes:

  • Strategic IT and business planning
  • Budget development and management
  • IT infrastructure design and implementation
  • Enterprise system deployments
  • System integration planning and implementation
  • Network security and policies
  • Disaster recovery / business continuity
  • Project management methodologies

Mr. Syed Ali holds a M.S. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Georgia (USA) and has published several papers in his areas of research interests which include parallel computer processing and architecture, stereo-correlation, face recognition, gait recognition and image processing in general. For publication details, please follow this link.

Dr. Rabia Jafri

IT Researcher and Consultant, Araware LLC (USA)
Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology, King Saud University (Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Jafri has been instrumental in the success of Araware LLC as a research and development company. Her publications have been cited by numerous educational institutions and research groups around the world and she has presented her work at conferences in the US and France.

In addition to her position at Araware, she currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Information Technology at King Saud University (Saudi Arabia).

Her expertise includes:

  • Image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition
  • HCI (Human Computer Interaction)
  • Assistive technologies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Statistical methods and analysis
  • Software application development

Dr. Jafri received her B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics followed by B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Georgia (USA).  Her research interests include face recognition, gait recognition, multi-biometric classification, pattern recognition and image processing. Some of her featured publications can be viewed here.