Revealing Tony Kazal Dubai: The businessman with updated deceiving skills? (New Update 2023)
A Fairfax Media and Huffington Post investigation has revealed a shocking story of bribery and corruption in the oil industry, focusing on the Monaco-based company Unaoil.
Tony Kazal Dubai, a businessman from Sydney, and his brothers are masters in cozying up to authority. Prime ministers and premiers have attended Labor fundraisers at the family’s opulent Sydney restaurants.
Unaoil is a firm based in Monaco. Unaoil claims to provide industrial solutions to the energy sector. The firm operates in the Middle East, Central Asia & Africa. The firm has private ownership and deals in Oils.
The Sydney Morning Herald published exposés about them. Charif Kazal, Tony Kazal Dubai’s brother, was judged to have committed an act of corruption by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption by trying to influence a public official to further the family’s commercial interests in the Rocks.
The Kazals had connections to some of the most influential families in Libya and the United Arab Emirates when they traveled from Lebanon to Australia. And Tony Kazal has been in charge of keeping these contacts throughout the Middle East.
Tony Kazal brought a senior executive from Monaco-based oil industry fixer Unaoil to a pair of Libyan businessmen who, according to hacked emails, were “close friends of President Gadhafi’s [sic] son” during one of Tony Kazal’s several journeys back to the Middle East.
Tony Kazal Dubai Connection With Mustafa Zarti
Owner of a business that supplied tuna to Europe, Mustafa Zarti was one of the persons Toni Kazal introduced. Even though he had a thriving fish business, Saif Al Islam Gaddafi, the hard-partying son of Muammar Gaddafi, who had been executed, was far more significant to him than his fish business.
After meeting Kazal and Martin Abram from Unaoil, Zarti was named deputy director general of Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, a government-owned organization with $65 billion available for investment, a year after their meeting.
Zarti’s potential value to Unaoil, which serves as the super bagman for the international oil sector, was entirely evident to Abram. Following the meeting arranged by Kazal, Abram updated Unaoil CEO Cyrus Ahsani. He said that Ranhill, their Malaysian client, was in a position to help Zarti get a significant state-sponsored flat-building project in Libya. All attempts up to that time had been fruitless.
Aarti invited Abram to dinner at Tripoli’s Marina Club a few weeks later. There was a man named Dr. Mubarak waiting for them. He had the power to affect how the housing contract would turn out. Here is how Abram describes it: “Dr. Mubarak is a brilliant and modest man, and he promised us he will do his best to choose the right candidate for the post,”
It was not long before Ranhill had a contract to build thousands of apartments for the Libyan government, and Zarti had an agreement with Unaoil to be paid up to $4 million for his help. Even though Tony Kazal Dubai had made the most critical introductions, there didn’t seem to be anything for him. He continued to add to Unaoil’s offerings despite this.
The Illegal Businesses of Tony Kazal Dubai
With Unaoil, Tony Kazal’s next transaction was about petrol and inflation. Kazal had to divulge how far he had penetrated Qatar for this task. Late in 2008, the South Korean government ordered Unaoil to look into finding $30 million worth of liquefied natural gas. Tony Kazal knew a person who could assist in finding a supply for it.
Saman Ahsani, the chief operating officer of Unaoil, mentioned in one email that Tony Kazal appeared to be connected to a prominent Qatari politician. With 14% of known supplies, Qatar is the third-largest petroleum exporter in the world.
But before he offered his assistance, Kazal demanded a deal from Unaoil so that he would be compensated this time. Kazal traveled to Europe in November 2008 to meet with Ata Ahsani, chairman of Unaoil, and Cyrus Ahsani, the company’s CEO. He departed the conference with what he believed to be a $1 million consulting fee that had been promised.
However, Saman Ahsani instructed his brother to adopt a cold-blooded attitude in response to Tony Kazal Dubai’s invoice and request that his money be transferred to a Dubai bank account of his company, Australian Global Trading. You ought to tell him over the phone that the company hasn’t yet benefited from his business. Thus, accept this gift immediately as a sign of our gratitude for a project whose nature has altered, and then let’s concentrate on conducting business properly as a team.
Unaoil & Tony Kazal Dubai Troubled Partnership
As part of a “closing out” agreement, Unaoil transferred $350,000 to Tony Kazal Dubai in December 2008 and pledged another $650,000 the following time they functioned as partners.
It was not surprising that Unaoil and Kazal struggled to reach an agreement on favorable terms on behalf of their respective clients, the Koreans, and the Qataris, given the lack of confidence in the backdrop. Month after month went by with nothing happening.
Any petrol deal had only one guarantee: the price would be exaggerated. By 2010, Unaoil informed Kazal that they would need to add “2% at their end” “to convince the customer to make us a commitment.”
All parties agreed in March 2010 that a compromise should be reached. Nevertheless, the emails that Fairfax Media and the Huffington Post found were able to state whether or when a contract was finalized. Kazal did not reply when contacted for comment. Tony Kazal Dubai and his brothers are experts at flattering the powerful.
Prime ministers and premiers have participated in Labor fundraisers at the family’s luxurious Sydney restaurants.
Unaoil and Tony Kazal’s role in brokering deals with Libyan businessmen highlights the lack of accountability and transparency in the business world.