Chairman of the Board of Directors

Abdulla Ali Al Janahi joined Tejari in December 2016 as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr Al Janahi holds a number of board positions in various organizations within Dubai World Group alongside his role in Tejari including Group Senior Executive Director – Corporate Services of Dubai World and previously roles as Executive Director-Corporate Operations in Limitless and Executive Director-Operations in DIFC. He holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of UAE.

Managing Director

Hossam brings over 25 years’ experience in creating and developing cross-functional teams focused on delivering results for sales, marketing and operations and holds a BSc of Engineering and an MBA from The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Sport.

Prior to his role at Tejari/JAGGAER, Hossam held various Director/senior level positions over a 13 year period at Oracle. Additionally, he held senior management positions at PwC, GlaxoSmithKline and Giesecke & Devrient.

Chief Executive Officer, JAGGAER

As Chief Executive Officer, Jim Bureau is responsible for JAGGAER’s overall vision to transcend customer experience by providing intuitive and intelligent spend management solutions that allow JAGGAER clients to transform their supply chain. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience with his most recent role as Executive Vice President leading JAGGAER’s Global Sales & Marketing initiatives. Jim came to JAGGAER from Verint Systems/ KANA Software where he was in the role of Senior Vice President. As an executive with KANA software Jim played a key role in successfully growing the company as it was acquired by Verint Systems for $514 million.

Prior to Verint/ KANA, Jim held leadership roles at Pegasystems, Shared Health, and Oracle Corporation.

He also holds a B.S. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology


Vic Chynoweth joined JAGGAER as CFO in May 2018 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2019. Vic brings more than 15 years of technology industry experience, with leadership responsibilities across finance, accounting and operations. Prior to JAGGAER, Vic’s experience included several multinational technology companies, most recently as CFO of Planview, where he led finance, accounting, HR, sales operations and enterprise applications; and where he supported the sale of the company from Insight Venture Partners to Thoma Bravo. Prior experience included finance leadership roles at enterprise software company Vertafore and supercomputer company Cray. Vic holds a B.S. degree from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Washington.

SVP Strategic Initiatives, JAGGAER

Kristian O’Meara joined the team in 2001. In his role as JAGGAER’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Kristian is focused on JAGGAER’s high growth areas: JAGGAER’s Partner Network, Supplier Value Creation, MEA, APAC, and Corporate Development. His teams are focused on working with our customers, prospective customers, partners, and suppliers’ executive leadership teams to identify, create, capture and optimize outcomes and value via JAGGAER’s enabling technologies. He brings more than 20 years’ of experience in procurement, IT and supply chains, helping organizations to drive financial results, innovation and organizational excellence while managing risk. Prior to joining JAGGAER, he held various positions within the supply chain solutions consulting practice for Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini.

Kristian holds a degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University, Max Fisher College of Business, and is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School Executive Education Program.

President, JAGGAER Europe

Thomas Dieringer is responsible for JAGGAER’s strategy and growth in the European market. Prior to his appointment as President, JAGGAER Europe in mid-2019, Thomas held the position of Chief Digital Officer. Thomas brings more than 25 years of leadership experience and expertise in IT, business development, procurement and manufacturing. In the 1990s Thomas owned an injection molding company in Hungary with more than 500 employees. He then founded POOL4TOOL, a procurement software provider focused on direct procurement. POOL4TOOL merged with JAGGAER in June 2017.

Chief Human Resources Officer, JAGGAER

Michele Hamill joined JAGGAER in October 2019 as Chief Human Resources Officer. She has more than 25 years’ experience in all aspects of human resources management and has led major business transformations.  Before joining JAGGAER, Michele was Chief Human Resources Officer for Distinguished Programs. Prior to this, she led the North American Talent function for Willis Towers Watson, and Michele previously held several leadership roles with Thomson Reuters, including Vice President, Global Head of HR, Corporate and Vice President, Talent & Organizational Effectiveness. She was also an executive coach to several high-potential executives at Under Armour. Earlier in her career, Michele held leadership roles with TAC Worldwide and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Michele has held several board positions including Literacy Volunteers. She holds a BS in Sociology from Charter Oak State College.