OUR TEAM

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Irina Duisimbekova

CEO & Founder

Graduated from South Bank University, London, MBA Degree in 2003.

Since 2007, she has been running her brokerage company in the field of agricultural and energetic commodities sector supplying the largest companies from Russia, Kazakhstan, Brazil, France, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China and the Kingdom of Bahrain in joint-venture with the investment company of a Prime Member of a GCC Royal Family.

In 2016 she became the CEO in the Arabian Gulf of a Swiss multinational Fortune 500 petroleum commodities trading company, located in the Kingdom of Bahrain with revenues over 3 billion USD annually.

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Alexandre Katrangi

Chairman & Founder

Graduated from the Trinity College with an MBA of International Business.

Over the past 20 years within USA, France, Middle East & Africa, he has established and implemented energy, technology and industrial projects in emerging areas, raising the necessary finances for capex & opex and providing strategic advices and contacts for the development, experiencing constant growth and vibrant activities, for a range of companies and individuals from blue chip institutions, large Fortune 500 conglomerates to private investors and UHNW individuals.

Partners and Clients relied on him for critical financials, legal, and strategic commercial advices on investments and deployment as well as optimized ROI.

Over the past 16 years Alexandre has held the position of Board Member and Advisor of a Prime Member of the Saudi Royal Family. He also holds the position of Vice President of Strategic Investments of a Forbes Fortunes private family from the Emirates.

In 2018 he invested in the venture Licorne Gulf along with Thomson Computing Group and Irina to become partner in the structure and support the international development of the Thomson Computing products across the globe.

Andrew Barwick

Board Member & Advisor Industrial Sector

A professional services industry business leader with over 10 years of GCC experience with a proven track record of establishing corporate entities, penetrating new markets, building business traction and growing sustainable market share. 

Demonstrated corporate and operational leadership, with a robust approach to opportunity and risk management and consistently delivers to business objectives.

Graduated with a Masters and Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the United Kingdom’s prestigious University of Manchester.

Dr. Shaikh Khalid  Al Khalifa

Board Member & Advisor

Dr. Sheikh Khalid M Al-Khalifa
Founder & Chairman of the Board of Trustees, University College of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

Sheikh Khaled has international extensive relations and he is renowned for business and humanitarian vision with life dedicated to projects such as the empowerment of women and youth, disaster relief, disease eradication and building bridges of understanding between cultures.


Bachelor of Arts - University College of Arts & Sciences, Bahrain, 1983
Master of Science in Technology Management - Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain, 1992
Doctor of Philosophy - "The Relevance and Impact of Corporate Culture in the Banking Sector in Bahrain" - University of Northumbria at Newcastle, United Kingdom, 2003 

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Romain Canot

Board Member & Advisor

Romain Canot is an expert in communication.


Animator for 20 years, he has been working with the most important radio and TV media. 

He is also a press journalist who masters the art of debate, conferences, sports events, people interviews and presents prestigious events. 

Romain also uses his experience as a presenter for marketing and becomes a brand ambassador for event tours such as the Tour de France. 

Thanks to its network, Licorne gulf is now able to offer its clients fundraising services and becomes the key man for a new investment horizon.

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