About East of West Group

History & Current Company Profile

The Nouman Soufrakis family is an established Libyan family well known in the business and social community with a significant recorded trading history between Libya, Russia, Japan and Italy from the late 19th century.

Nouman Soufrakis was an industrialist with numerous business interests including wholesale building materials (cement, steel and timber regularly importing from 15 – 20 ships per month).  His sons, (Hassan, Hussein & Fehim) were amongst the largest commercial contractors in Libya, traded extensively in heavy construction equipment and materials and were the exclusive country agent for Ingersoll Rand construction, oil and gas equipment, Baioni crushers, Lombardini (motors and water pumps), amongst other construction and development equipment manufacturers.