Chenega International is a branch of Chenega International that has offices and personnel in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Chenega Europe HQ is in Belfast, Northern Ireland and headed by President John Douglas.

The Senior Management Team run all European operations, manage personnel within Europe and liaise with our international colleagues.

John Douglas - President

John Douglas


After a military career in the British Army spanning 27 years with an infantry regiment interspersed with a number of intelligence appointments and operations, John retired in order to develop business opportunities  in the Middle East.

Initially he worked on the Shell Pearl (GTL) project in Ras Laffan, Qatar and was responsible for the training and leadership development of the 250,000 strong construction workforce. He followed this by implementing a national training and education program in Yemen in partnership with Pearson Education and Sheikha Mozah’a youth enterprise, “Silatech”. After a period of political instability in Yemen John took up the appointment of Director Middle East, for Inspirational Development Group, affiliated with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to deliver youth development programs. Latterly, John returned to Yemen to take up an MD appointment with G4S as country lead to run the largest security company in the country responsible for critical infrastructure facilities.

In his time with Chenega John has continued to develop a training offering and a technical integration model targeted at major infrastructure and government projects on a global level.

VP - Middle Eastern Affairs

Ghassan Schbley

VP - Middle Eastern Affairs

Mr. Schbley, the Vice President of Middle Eastern Affairs had joined Chenega International Consulting, LLC, in October 2014.  Ghassan develops and supervises Chenega’s regional projects that provide our key public and private sector clients with training and technical services in order to investigate illicit activities and mitigate security risks.

Ghassan has a decade of experience in researching and investigating terrorist and criminal organizations, including but not limited to conducting economic, intelligence, political and security analysis.  His specialties include Open Source Monitoring and Analysis, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF), as well as Middle Eastern and African geo-political affairs.

Prior to joining Chenega International, Ghassan was appointed by the United Nations Secretary General as a finance expert on various UN Security Council Resolutions.  His primary role was to investigate individuals, entities and armed groups that are engaged in acts that violates various UN sanctions on Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea.  Ghassan had also worked with CNA and the RAND Corporation in Washington DC as a ‘National Security Researcher and Analyst’; with the U.S. Mission to the EU in Belgium; and with the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Ghassan is fluent in English, Arabic, French and Lingala.

Senior Engineering Officer

Bill Adams

Senior Engineering Officer

US Army as an Intelligence Analyst for 10 years specializing in SIGINT and Far East studies


Worked with Defense contractors and Federal System Integrators in the Washington D.C. area

1990 -1992

6 years working in Director level positions for system engineering, sales & support for computer hardware manufacturers. Locations in the US and 3 years’ international operations in Europe.

1993 – 1999

Owner of Deep Tek Diving Services. Conducted training programs, underwater explorer and expedition leader

2000- 2008

President of Adamsoft Industries. A multi-state field service organization, providing IT and repair services to the private sector and for national support providers (Fujitsu, NCR).

2009 to 2014

Chenega International – Dubai – Senior Engineering Officer

2014 to present