Team / Canada

Mazen Chouaib

Mazen Chouaib

President, CEO

He is the founder and President of Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC), an Ottawa based consulting company working internationally with offices and representation  in Libya, Iraq, and Tunis. CLIC is comprised of three distinct units: CLIC-LEARNING, CLIC EVALUATIONS, and CLIC-CONSULTING. The company provides services to a number of multilateral and international organizations, governments across several regions, and private sector companies.  Mr. Chouaib is a governance and institutional development specialist with over 15 years of experience working internationally and in Canada. He has served as the advisor and lead consultant on a number of development and governance projects to several UN and international agencies in the Gulf, the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA).  He served as the advisor to the UNDP Parliamentary Development Projects in Iraq and Bahrain.  He has worked in Libya, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Kuwait, Mauritania, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt, Canada, and several European countries. 

He is diplomatic, results-oriented, and an effective facilitator and communicator in English, Arabic, and French. Mr. Chouaib holds a Masters of Public Administration from Norwich University in the USA, and a Bachelors degree from McMaster University in Canada. 

He is focused on developing CLIC as a leading Canadian management consulting firm, and on a day-to-day basis leads a team of international professional staff and consultants implementing projects for clients across the globe.    Click here to connect to Mazen via Linkedin:

Tammy Fanning

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development 

Tammy Fanning has more than 15 years of experience as a management consultant working in project management, business development and stakeholder relationship management for clients in the Canadian Government, private sector and not for profit sector.  Tammy has worked in Guyana, South America, Guangzhou and Shenzhen China and the United States.

Her expertise includes:

Stakeholder Relationship:   A strong record of outstanding service delivery, combined with demonstrated experience building relationships with a multiplicity of stakeholders in the public and private sector.

Proposal Development: Developing and writing project concept papers and proposals, including research, developing work plans and timelines, preparing project budgets, developing project implementation methodology and approach, mobilizing selected team of consultants, ensuring proposals meet requirements and terms of reference of clients, meeting and coordinating with potential project partners.

Reporting: Preparing reports for the different stages of project implementation including inception reports, activity reports, final project reports as well as outlining results from workshop and training programs.  Experience with program and process design, including anticipating issues and managing risk, assessing priorities, implementation support.

Mediation and Negotiation: Proven skills in option generation, working towards shared interests and creating proactive solutions which meet the needs of all stakeholders.

Training:   Experience in the development and delivery of workshops using experiential and differentiated learning activities, as well as the creation of various assessment tools. Certified Trainer.


She has a Masters Degree in International Management (MIM), a post-graduate degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution, a post-graduate degree in International Business with a focus on Asia, a Bachelor of Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts.

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David Lord

Conflict, Peace and Security Expert

He is a consultant on conflict, peace and security issues.  Since the mid-1990s he has led and supported institutional development and project development initiatives within non-governmental networks, individual organizations, and in collaboration with civil society partners and government agencies and departments in Canada, East and West Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom. Recent assignments have included contributing to training in mediation support for Canadian foreign service officers through the Canadian Foreign Service Institute and dialogue development support for the European External Action Service in East Africa. Previous assignments have involved contributing to analysis of social media and dangerous speech and hate speech in Kenya’s 2007 and 2012 elections, field analysis of child protection issues related to African Union peace operations, case studies of multi-stakeholder conflict prevention dialogue processes (Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Pacific, Central America), evaluation of the participation of African civil society in the Kimberley Process and of Zimbabwean civil society’s contribution to that country’s constitutional reform process. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Peacebuild - Paix durable: The Canadian Peacebuilding Network, where he served as the Executive Director from 2002 to 2012. Prior to joining Peacebuild he acted as the Carter Center’s Field Representative in Uganda and Sudan supporting the implementation of the Nairobi Agreement between Sudan and Uganda. He entered the conflict resolution field as a volunteer with International Alert in the early 1990s and went on to co-found and co-direct Conciliation Resources, a UK-based conflict resolution organization, from 1994 to 1999. 


Thomas Cormier 

Democratic Governance Expert 

Tom is a democratic governance expert with over 25 years of experience in Europe, Eurasia, Asia, the Americas and Africa.  Involved in Canadian politics for over a decade, Tom participated in numerous election campaigns and worked at the House of Commons as an advisor to several Members of Parliament, including serving as Executive Assistant to a member of the federal Cabinet.

Working internationally for over 17 years, Tom has designed, directed and evaluated numerous governance strengthening and democratic development programs in a variety of challenging and dynamic transitional political environments.  The programs sought to provide skills-building for elected officials and foster reform of legislatures; strengthen political parties and civil society organizations; improve credibility of elections; encourage peaceful political dialogue about constitutional and democratic framework reform and increase citizen engagement in the democratic process. 

Tom has worked on behalf of Clic Consulting, ParlAmericas, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Democracy International (DI), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR), the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development (Rights and Democracy).

Tom’s international governance and electoral experience includes Canada, Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, United States, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi, Djibouti, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Libya, Egypt, Haiti and Myanmar (Burma). 

Katya Saccomani

Talent Acquisition Manager

Katya is CLIC's Human Resources Guru responsible for client interaction, ensuring that our consultants have everything they need to be successful on their assignments before and during deployment. She is an active and focused recruiter who has sourced, interviewed, and provided recommendations on which consultants to build onto international bids directly with our Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development. Her unique understanding of pyschology, organizational behaviour, and team dynamics allows her to support our international country DIrectors (Libya and Iraq) while remaining an integral part of our human acquisiton team.

Team / Libya

Salah Shebani

Salah Shebani

Country Manager

Salah has over 10 years of experience in project management, human resources and logistics management. Prior to his work with CLIC, he worked with a variety of organizations ranging from non-profit to multi-national corporations, including Save the Children, Doctors without Borders, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Japan Gas Corporation and Technobell. Salah holds a diploma in Information Systems Technology.

Estelle Allano

Estelle Allano

Projects Coordinator

Estelle has over six years of experience, and has expertise in international development related to the rebuilding of institutional vacuums with new democratic values, and the promotion of human rights. Prior to joining CLIC, she conducted extensive field research in Libya, and worked with the UNHCR in Tripoli on issues related to refugee and IDP protection and forced migration. She also worked for the language centre of the Libya Institute for Advanced studies, where she managed and implemented projects, exploring and promoting new learning and education methods. Estelle holds a Master’s degree in Management of Humanitarian Programs from the Higher Institute for Political Studies (Paris).

Mohamed Jaber

Mohamed Jaber


Mohamed has over twenty years of experience in accounting and financial management. He has worked in a number of government institutions, including in banking. In addition to his work with CLIC, he provides services as an accountant and legal auditor for the Office of Accounting and Legal Review in Tripoli. Mohammed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Team / Iraq

Mohammed Hazim

Mohammed Hazim

Country Manager

Mohammed has over 11 years of experience in project management, with expertise field research, data collection and analysis. Prior to joining CLIC, he held the posts of Baghdad Branch Manager and Kurdistan Branch Manager for the Independent Institute for Administration & Civil Society Studies (IIACSS), and worked with International Business and Technical Consultants Inc. as a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager overseeing impact assessments of USAID projects. He also spent two years in Independent Marketing Research as a field manager. Mohammed holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Basra University (Iraq), a second Bachelor’s Degree in Sea Sciences from the Arab Gulf Academy for Maritime Studies (Iraq) and has completed additional training programs on focus group implementation (Opinion Research Business, London), and Cross-National Values Analysis and Values Change Production (Eastern Michigan University). Click here to connect to Mohammed via Linkedin: