Mr. Helmut Korak Started his professional career as a military infantryoffice in Austria. His military career included a number of command and staff positions at home as well as overseas. Mr Korak resigned from the armed forces in 2001 and became a diplomat appointed to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe 2001 - 2007, between 2008 and 2011, he became an executive consultant mostly facilitating telecoms business development in the Balkans, commodity related business opportuinities in Southern and West Africa and banking related services in close co-operation with European Banks for OREA Investment Ltd. Mr Korak also worked extensively as an executive in the security sector managing operations, business development and turnaround management with responsibilities spanning the Americas to the Middle East and North Africa for Argus Security Projects (2001 - 2013) and Gardaworld (2013 - 2014). He supported multi-national project management. Mr. Korak also held a short-term appointment as Advisor to the Minister of Justice of Lydia in 2013 and in parallel supported various international organisations as a strategy adviser from 2001- 2016. He joined Lafarge Africa in July 2016. Mr. Korak holds an Executive MBA (2006) from California State University.