Gatai - Your Partner for International Development

Dedicated to provide high quality expertise in urban planning, human ressource development as well as rehabilitation and innovation of cities.

Company history and profile

Gatai Consulting and Trading GmbH was founded in 2018 in Berlin as a company with a strong focus on international markets. Gatai aims to contribute to sustainable development and innovation challenges especially in the Middle East and in other areas.

The company founders and their experience

Ghassan Abbara

Electrical Engineer (Dipl.-Ing. TU Berlin) with large experience in trading of electrical equipment, machines and devices to the Middle East. He is also the owner of the company “Orient Electrical Equipment” in Abu Dhabi.

Talal Akili, PhD

is an architect and urban planner (Dipl.-Ing. TU Berlin). He holds a chair in architecture at the Damascus University and has buildt convention halls, office buildings and private houses. He was the head of a multi-year project for the rehabilitation of the old City Centre of Damascus and has also worked in urban rehabilitation and renewal projects in Lebanon and other countries. He is the owner of the company Arcod “Architectural Research Centre of Old Damascus” in Damascus. Among his publications based on his research in Damascus is the book “The Great Mosquee of Damascus – From Romam Temple to Islamic Monument” (Published in Engl., French and German).

Julian Martin

Industrial Engineer (BSc., TU Berlin) and working Fullstack Software Engineer. Experience in Web-Development, Web-Design, Distributed-IT-Systems and Back-End-Development. Several years of work experience in Cross Functional Teams, Agile development & Scrum.

Ingo Meyer, PhD

is a Social Scientist (Dipl.-Pol. FU Berlin) and an Educational Scientist (PhD TU Berlin) with specialization in planning, conduct and evaluation of international Trainings and Management Training. He worked as a consultant for Development Organizations in Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Europe. Also he was involved in the development of the international alumni program of Technical University of Berlin and conducted international trainings in cooperation with partners at universities and in industry in many countries. He was responsible for many evaluation studies of Training programs.

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