Our leadership fosters innovation and expertise, driving the team to develop cutting-edge solutions that meet evolving industry demands. With a commitment to excellence, they guide the company’s growth by embracing sustainable practices and delivering top-tier customer experiences.

Mohammed Saleem

A mechanical engineer turned business leader. His journey began as a Sales Engineer in Dubai, where he developed a deep understanding of the industry. He excelled in YORK Air Conditioning Equipment sales for a Johnson Controls distributor, significantly contributing to the company’s success.
In 2009, Mohammed founded Foster International, rapidly elevating it to a premier air conditioning equipment distributor. Representing esteemed brands like YORK, SKM, and SAMSUNG, FOSTER INTERNATIONAL operating across the UAE, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain. Beyond air conditioning, the company offers tailored solutions for the construction and oil & gas sectors, continually expanding its offerings to meet evolving client demands.
Backed by extensive industry insight and global experience, Saleem’s leadership and management skills complement his deep understanding of distribution. His journey showcases entrepreneurial spirit and astute business acumen, positioning himself as a significant player in air conditioning distribution and dealership. With a diverse portfolio and proven success, Saleem continues to drive expansion in the Middle East and India.

Nikos Tanteles

Nikos Tanteles heads the construction materials division of Foster International. He has advanced degrees in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his more than 30 years’ experience spans technical and top management roles with major contractors and engineering firms. He has worked on large and complex heavy civil and mixed development projects in many countries within the Middle East

Nikos was instrumental in establishing the construction materials division within Foster International by establishing alliances with world class manufacturers and developing a market footprint.

Today he is focusing on bringing more cutting edge engineering products in the Foster International portfolio and developing market share within and outside the Middle East.

Valerian Alva

Trained as an HVAC engineer with over 29 years of experience in the industry, acquired in-depth market insights and the ability to create; develop HVAC business in the region. Having gained a broad knowledge of air-conditioning and refrigeration products with unique sales and marketing skills was instrumental in establishing a strong customer network throughout the UAE market and Gulf region.

Accomplished prestigious projects, a proven record of managing company business with revenue models and strategies, and marketing plans. Understand the customers’ business needs and provide workable business solutions through effective design and implementation.

Expertise in the products everything from Window and Split DX units to more complex Ducted Splits, VRF systems, Energy Efficient Inverter ACs. The Chilled water and District cooling segments including Chillers, Fan Coil Units (FCUs), and Air Handling Units (AHUs).

Radhakrishnan Anandakumar ​

Radhakrishnan Anandakumar a Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants, India has been a Chief Financial Officer for a business group ensuing financial consulting services with a cumulating experience of over 30 years across various business verticals.

The gained experience in Supply Chain Management, Health Care, Civil Construction, Eat-outs, Ferro Silicon Manufacturing process, Quality Management Systems resulted in creating new revenue streams for Wealth Maximation of the stake holders.

Pro-active in identifying business opportunities & making it financially vibrant, positive approach in pitching areas unexplored, results in vertical business expansion.

Well placed to advise and guide the group in discharging its functions including Financial Governance, Audit and Corporate Governance.