The driving force behind Turnkey Faming Solutions(TFS) is provided by Mr. Shokri Raoof and Mr. Paul Brophy. Both directors have a combined experience exceeding 50 years within the IT and Farming industries.
Mr. Shokri Raoof is an Information Technology business and industry executive, a high impact and experienced international sales and business leader with a proven ability to set vision and execute strategy at executive and non-executive level with over 30 years experience in cutting-edge software products and it’s development.
He held several senior management positions at Oracle corporation until 2002 when he joined IBM’s Software Group as a software sales executive in Dublin, Ireland and held a number of sales and senior management positions in different IBM business units on a Local, European and Global level including IBM outsourcing before joining Software Group in Europe headquarters in 2011. As part of Software Group, He held a number of senior management positions running large sales teams spanning different countries in Europe and WorldWide.
He is considered to be an expert in strategy development, competitive strategies and mentoring of executives in maximising the productivity of their business units as well as leading large strategic engagements which are critical to the success of the business.
Shokri managed the Blockchain and Open source European strategy development team at IBM and was part of the global senior management team in the software business.
Additionally, he is very well connected to very senior figures in large corporations such as IBM, Oracle, AWS, Microsoft, Apple and many more in the software and Information Technology industry.
Mr. Raoof is a graduate of Middlesex University, London and holds a B.Eng in Electronic Engineering.
Mr. Paul Brophy is an agricultural industry expert with a substantial knowledge in food production since 1983 when started his business (Brophy Produce Limited) in a green field site. Paul grew a range of crops specializing in the production of broccoli and cabbage, to become the largest producer in the country culminating and now using precision farming technologies.
Brophy Produce operates to the highest industry standards and has received and maintained the following accreditations:
Bord Bia Sustainable Horticulture Scheme (SHAS)
Organic Trust – for the growing and packing of organic produce
His business won the Ulster Bank business achievers Agribusiness award in 2014 and the Zurich Insurance Alternative Farmer of the Year award in 2015 which is a credit to Paul and his hard work and innovative approach to Agriculture.
Paul is currently leading the charge to form an Irish vegetable grower Producers Organisation (PO). This is a vegetable growers group that will gain PO recognition. The idea is to share common costs as a group of likeminded producers utilising the EU business support and advice.
Paul's years of experience mean he is very well connected to very senior figures in the agriculture industry including Bord Bia, Teagasc, The Ministry of Agriculture and other European institutions that are key players in the sector.
Paul Brophy is a graduate of UCD Smurfit Business School and holds a MSc in Business.