A Brief History of Privinvest And Its Co-Founder Iskandar Safa
Privinvest co-founder and CEO Iskandar “Sandy” Safa was born in Beirut, Lebanon 64 years ago. During the late 1950s, there was the threat of a civil war between Lebanon’s Muslim and Maronite Christian populations. The pro-Western policies of then-President Camille Chamoun created the threat of war with other Arab states. The US Marines had been deployed to Lebanon to guard against any attack. This turmoil prompted the Safa’s to send young Iskandar to school in France.
Iskandar Safa’s Early Life
As an athlete, Iskandar’s sport was the discus. Iskandar Safa became Lebanon’s champion in the discus. In 1978 Iskandar Safa graduated the American University of Beirut having earned a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1975 the aforementioned tensions between vying religious groups erupted in a civil war.
When the fighting ended in 1990 Iskandar Safa was numbered among those who had been wounded by the fighting. View More Information Here.
What Drives Iskandar Safa
The drive to win that made Iskandar a champion at discus extends to every aspect of his life. His determination to succeed in business is about more than amassing a personal fortune. Iskandar Safa is also motivated by a desire to create jobs and better the human condition.
The Founding of Privinvest
The shipbuilding firm Privinvest was co-founded by Iskandar Safa and his brother Akram. With yards in the Middle East, France, Germany, and other nations Privinvest employs 2,500 people building vessels for a variety of applications. The company builds vessels ranging from pleasure craft to warships. The engineering of Privinvest built vessels has resulted in the firm producing over 2,000 crafts and selling surface vessels and submarines to 40 of the world’s navies.
Privinvest’s catalog of services includes coastal security. The Privinvest subsidiary PISB manufactures integrated security and protection systems. PISB surveillance systems enable nations to keep their shorelines and territorial waters safe. Isherwood’s offers management and logistic support software for every application from commercial fishing to military. The repair and updating of vessels are handled by the subsidiary Lindenau. In total, the Privinvest Group consists of six subsidiaries. Read This Article for additional information.