About Us

Javed Farooqui, Chief Executive Officer of Direct Information Technology LLC, started a Technology and Management consultancy company in 1998 as a young dynamic entrepreneur in Dubai. The business was established as a small boutique office, which has grown over the past 15 years into a major group in the technology front. DIT has diversified in the business and partnered with established companies around the world. It has also invested in and acquired stakes in different companies. DIT believes in diversification and is always open to new ideas and ventures.

Leadership and Management

Mr. Farooqui is a man full of vision and drive. His affair with Information Technology began in 1993 when he established his computer business in Dubai. No problem is ever too big for him or any solution too hard to find. That's how he soon became the leading solution provider for the Apple-based systems. There are a whole lot of achievements in Mr. Farooqui’s kitty. He advised and implemented technology solutions for the leading companies in the Middle East. Besides being a subject matter expert on LAN and WAN, Mr. Farooqui has helped several dotcoms in the Middle East devise a path to profitability.

Javed Farooqui is a perfect example of a leader. He is a strategic planner, intelligent, knowledgeable, confident, and determined yet extremely approachable, down-to-earth, reliable and supports others with a smile on most occasions. Mr. Farooqui started his professional career when Google and likes were just blue print plans.

Javed Farooqui is known for his ability to convert a corporate vision into a strategic intent and then move teams to embrace it. He knows how to capture and retain talented people. He allows teams to take chances and be innovative by creating the space of an entrepreneurial-corporate environment. Mr. Javed Farooqui managed the growth of DIT over the years, meeting financial objectives in expenses, cash and productivity, core management team activities, consistent initiatives towards exploring and investing into new businesses.

If not at work or with his family, you will find Mr. Farooqui brainstorming and debating e-business models with his friends. Today the youth of the family is ready to follow his steps. Mr. Farooqui's key objectices are: Client Relationship, Alliances and P2P. His weaknesses are his son and Indian cuisine.

Mr. Mohamed Hamad Obaid Khamis Al Shehi

Our local sponsor is U.A.E National Mr. Al Shehi, Deputy Director General at Dubai Department of Finance of Government of Dubai since February 2006. Mr. Al Shehi holds an extensive experience in finance, auditing and strategic planning.

Mr. Al Shehi is also the Director of Emirates Islamic Bank PJSC since September 23, 2011, ENBD since June 2011, Emirates NBD Bank PJSC since June 25, 2011 and of Dubai Bank PJSC.

He also serves as a Board Member of Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited and is on the Board of Directors of Dubai Real Estate Corporation and Galadari Brothers Co. LLC. Formerly, Mr. Al Shehi was a Director of Galadari Hotels (Lanka) Plc since July 02, 2008.

Mr. Al Shehi is nominated as a Coordinator for the Coordination Council for the Fiscal Policy, Federal Level of Ministry of Finance.

Mr. Al Shehi has been a part of several training courses and conferences. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration in Finance from Zayed University and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Accounting from the U.A.E.