Kyoung is responsible for the commercial health of Erinys Iraq Limited, including business development, contracts management, as well as all proposals and quotations.
Prior to joining Erinys in 2012, Kyoung managed the Global Coal and Freight Derivatives Trading Desk for Standard Chartered Bank as its Energy Trader and has previously worked as a business risk management consultant.
Having spent 30 years of his life in the Middle East, Kyoung has a good understanding of business cultures in developed and developing world economies and business portfolio management.
Kyoung served as an intelligence officer in the Republic of Korea Army and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Korea University with a post-graduate certificate in Shipping Risk Management and Advanced Freight Modelling and Trading from Cass Business School.
Murtaja is the Senior Iraqi representative of the management team who is responsible for the management of all Iraqi national workforce within Erinys, as well as all governmental matters, with an emphasis on compliance with local requirements.
Murtaja started working with Erinys in 2003 and has built an extensive and influential network of contacts within various government ministries through the years. His far-reaching connections at all levels and departments within the Government framework is highly respected both within Erinys and the industry.
Murtaja holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Baghdad.
Director of Operations
Paul is an experienced security professional, with over a decade of commercial experience working in Iraq. He has a military background having served 8 years’ as a Royal Marines Commando, serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Paul has managed several high-profile client projects such as PetroChina, Lukoil, Petronas & the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
He has diverse experience ranging from ground operations, to project management working on large scale projects in the oil & gas sector. He possesses a high level of business acumen and took the lead to initiate a successful commercial training business unit, which has grown from strength to strength. Paul is now the Director of Operation, overseeing all projects and business units for Erinys in Iraq.
He continuously strives to improve himself both personally and professionally, he holds a Professional Certificate in Management in addition to a Masters in Business Administration from the Open University.