OUR TEAM

Pierre Messiqua

President

HEC Graduate, Paris, France - MBA Stanford University, USA

After a career in multinational companies in Europe and the USA, Pierre Messiqua purchased in 2000 a patent on concrete construction. The COFFOR group was born.

From a start-up with a single patent, the group has developed the COFFOR technology, set up a solid industrial base in Romania and Madagascar, distribution, construction and R & D activities.

Civil works and Roller Compacted Concrete activities (RCC) have recently expanded Coffor's core business.

Catalin Grigore

Director of Development

Graduate in Civil Engineering from the School of Mines of Petrosani, Romania

Before joining the COFFOR Group, Catalin Grigore worked for 24 years in the LAFARGE Group (now LAFARGEHOLCIM) upon obtaining his engineering degree.

From 1991 to 2016, he had an operational activity in France and in Great Britain in the activity of ready-mixed concrete and the exploitation of aggregates.

From 2006 to 2013, he was in charge of Performance, Quality and Optimization Ready-to-Use Concrete Division (Lafarge Group Global Headquarters in Paris) where he was notably in charge of the implementation of best practices for concrete formulation. and global quality for sophisticated works such as dams, bridges, roads, buildings, etc. in many countries: Egypt, India, Romania, France, Morocco, Algeria, Russia, Vietnam, Iraq, etc.

The many years of work within the Lafarge group have enabled him to become an expert in fields related to construction systems and associated materials.

Catalin has developed a specific methodology for Roller Compacted Concrete activity and Coffor is currently constructing roads, highways, platforms, etc. in Africa and Madagascar.

Eric Touzet

Director Brazil

Graduate from the Aformasol School, Paris School of Fine Arts

After obtaining his interior design degree from the Ministry of Living Environment, Eric Touzet worked in the United States for 25 years. Through his education, he was at the time an innovator in the field of sustainable construction. He has many projects to his credit, including the first private LEED (HQE) certified clinic in Medford, Oregon. 

 

During these years he worked in close collaboration with the COFFOR Group, notably with various achievements in Cameroon, Panama and Brazil.

 

Since the beginning of 2013, Eric has been the director of Coffor in Brazil, where he notably manages construction of12-storey apartment buildings with Coffor.

Mohab Kamel 

Graduate of the London School of Economics

After Starting his career in international corporate consulting and oil finance, Mohab Kamel joined the oil trading industry in 2000. He has traded physical and paper oil products for the likes of Sempra Energy and Mercuria on a global scale and more specifically in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has also consulted for several entrepreneurial ventures and asset purchases.

 

Through his trading, consulting business experience in the Middle East and Africa, he brings a strong entrepreneurial mindset and a highly adaptable set of skills, as well as a deep understanding of international trade and finance.

Victor Davidovici

Scientific Director

Graduate from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées, France

Victor Davidovici is one of the world's foremost experts in earthquake-resistant constructions. He worked 34 years at SOCOTEC, ending his career as Chief Engineer in Earthquake Engineering and coordinator of nuclear activities. 

 

He brings to the COFFOR team his knowledge and experience, in particular for the development of COFFOR as a formwork reinforcement. and Constructive system for earthquake-resistant constructions.

Dorin Siminciuc

Production Manager

Graduate from the University of Bucharest in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Management

After a 3-year experience as a topographer technician, Dorin joined the Proinvest Group in Pascani, Romania.

 

His first assignments were production supervisor and quality control supervisor. He then was in charge of control of industrial production process and implementation of new products.

 

Since 2014, Dorin has been the Production Manager of Coffor.

Maurizio Ambrosini

Chief Architect

Maurizio studied at the architecture faculty of Innsbruck (Austria) and Florence where he graduated. He has been enrolled in the Italian Order of Architects since 1985.Maurizio worked in London for the architectural firms "Darbourne & Darke" and "Douglas Paskin Associates".

 

Back to Italy in 1986, he developed the activity of his father's architecture studio dealing with high-quality interior design projects, hotels, commercial/residential private/public buildings, shops, and furniture design.

 

Customers include high-profile local and international companies such as Bugatti, System B-Olivetti, the Municipality of Bolzano, INTERCANTIERI, to name a few.

 

Since 2016, he has extended his architectural activity with Coffor in Italy, France, Saudi Arabia and the Dominican Republic.

Zuhair Shammout

Business Development Middle East

A Business Development expert, with a dynamic experience, in Logistics, airport construction as well as social housing development & sales. With domain knowledge in diverse sectors including government, NGO’s, tourism, construction, as well as real estate development. Proven track record of leading through ambiguity with an outstanding ability to manage rapid change, mitigate risks & infuse new ideas. 

He serves on multiple boards in Jordan & abroad, in the construction & development, education, hospitality. In his experience with Coffor Zuhair developed effective marketing strategies, managed multiple sales campaigns, strategic business capture/ planning as well as led multiple governmental, NGO & commercial projects.  Zuhair is in charge of Coffor Marketing & Sales in the Middle East.

Romain Fontaine

Director of Swimming Pools Division

Graduate from Toulouse Civil Engineering University and MBA from IFAG

After an experience in Public Works, Romain Fontaine continued his career in trading (distribution of materials) for several years before joining COFFOR in 2002.

Romain Fontaine has created the MARINAL trademark and developed the specific Coffor swimming pool in several countries besides FRANCE.

Adama Djibrilla Hamidou

Director of Coffor operations in Chad

Civil Engineer from the National School of Public Works of Yaoundé Cameroun

Djibrilla has diverse experience in construction and civil engineering. He was site supervisor on several projects in Cameroon, such as the construction of an office building for the World Bank in Yaoundé-Bastos or the rehabilitation of the Yaoundé-Ebolowa road.

He has been site supervisor for Maisons sans Frontières in Congo Brazzaville for the construction of 3,000 social housing units.

Djibrilla has worked for the Coffor Group since 2013.

As of January 2020, Djibrilla is Director of Operations in Chad for road construction works in Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) and various civil engineering works. 

Steve René

Representative in Mauritius

Electromechanical and electronic technician certificate

After graduation, Steve worked for a multinational group specialised in electrical Works 

 

Steve has acquired an extensive experience in civil engineering and infrastructure works, having been a site coordinator on water treatment project as well as wastewater treatment plant projects. 

 

He was Manager of a company specialized in quarry exploitation, trading of aggregates and prefabricated products in Madagascar.

 

He participated in the launching of the Roller Compacted Concrete solution in Madagascar.

David Auguste

Distribution in French Guiana

With training as a building technician, David worked in a real estate agency doing land prospecting.

 

He then created his own company, KHEOPS BAT, which constructs buildings and does renovations.

David is the Coffor distributor in French Guiana.