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HAZEM GHONIMA
B.Sc., M.A. (Regional Planning), FCIT


TAF Consultants

President of TAF Consultants of Ottawa, Canada since 1989.  His company provides professional services in freight transportation particularly in Traffic Analysis and Forecasting of modal freight movements through the Canadian and U.S. transportation systems. Mr. Ghonima managed and implemented several major freight transportation projects on behalf of  public and private organizations in Canada and the United States that dealt with the present and future competitive position of alternative North American routes and modes. His company also designs and develops state-of-the arts data base information and forecasting systems (COMFIS) and TAFIS that provide comprehensive information on commodity flows through the North American transportation systems .

Mr. Ghonima holds a B.Sc. degree and an M.A. degree in Regional Planning. He completed specialized programs in Forecasting Transportation Demand and Microcomputers in Transportation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mr. Ghonima is a Fellow (FCIT) and the Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in North America (CILTNA)  He has organized and chaired several CILTNA conferences including the Transportation Situation & Outlook Conference 2002, the Freight Transportation Situation & Outlook Conference 2000, the  Canadian Aviation Outlook Conference 1999, the Information & Sustainable Development in Transportation 1998 and the Freight Transportation Situation & Outlook Conference in 1997,  Mr. Ghonima is also a member of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF). He authored and published several papers related the competitiveness of the North American marine transportation system.

St. Lawrence Seaway Authority

Mr. Ghonima joined the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority (SLSA), Ottawa, in 1973 as an economist and later as the Senior Economist. From 1979 to 1989, he headed the Authority's Economics Section and was responsible for managing and implementing its economics program, including: market research, impact and sensitivity analysis, transportation costs studies and traffic analysis and forecasting. Managed the implementation, on an ongoing basis, the Seaway Short, Medium and Long Range Traffic and Toll Revenues Forecasts and assessed periodically the impact of Seaway toll increases on the traffic.

During the fifteen years with the SLSA Mr. Ghonima was involved in all economic aspects of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System and particularly with the system's competitive position vis--vis alternative routes/modes on a regional and international levels. He participated in several major studies and Seaway toll revisions including the major 1977 revision of the Seaway financial structure and the two major reviews of 1977 and 1981. After the introduction of the microcomputer in 1981, Mr. Ghonima conceived and managed the development and implementation of the Seaway Economic Planning System (SEPS).

Energy, Mines & Resources

With the Canadian Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Mineral Economics Research Division, from 1971 to 1973 he undertook research works in mineral economics and forecasting including industrial organization, industrial complex analysis, corporate financial analysis, and capital expenditures analysis. He conceived and implemented a study which culminated with a report on the rationalization of the statistical system for several mineral commodities, "A Model of the Mineral Statistics System", published in March 1974.


Contact: Hazem Ghonima at (613) 739-9242
FAX: (613) 733-2212, E-mail: Ghonima@tafis.com


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