Iskandar Safa: The Man Behind Privinvest


Iskandar Safa is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the company, the Privinvest Group. The company was founded by Iskandar and his brother, Akram Safa, close to three decades ago. Privinvest is a successful company located in Germany, which manages three different Naval Yards’ shipbuilding facilities. The naval yards currently owned by Privinvest are the German Naval Yards Kiel, Lindenau, and Nobiskrug.

Safa attended the American University of Beirut and received a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering in the year 1978. He went on to study at the INSEAD in France, and he was granted a Master’s in Business Administration in 1982. Immediately after graduate school, he began his career in trading. It was not until 1990 that he started to shift his interest to shipbuilding. Get Additional Information Here.

In the early ’90s, Iskandar Safa established his first shipyard facility, which was called Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie. The facility is located in France and became a successful business within two short years. His career in shipbuilding began to advance, and he eventually bought out the Abu Dhabi MAR naval group in 2011. Now, Privinvest is the owner of the shares of the Abu Dhabi MAR group along with the German Naval Yards.

Privinvest consists of more than 2,500 workers that has built over 2,000 ships for the navies and private clients and companies throughout the world. In addition, Privinvest runs several shipyards and other businesses in France, Germany, and the Middle East. With the impressive success of the company, Iskandar Safa remains humble in how it came about.

He is satisfied that Privinvest is a continuously busy company that has expanded its focuses on other duties besides shipbuilding, which are real estate, media roles, and logistic tasks. Safa believes his company will not have any trouble continuing to grow and prosper with the current and future economy. See This Page for additional information.


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