Southern Global


David Hough – Director General


David Hough became Managing Director of Southern Global, Inc. in April of 2004. His current responsibilities include sales, marketing and business development. Mr. Hough has a broad aviation background. He is a pilot and has owned several high performance aircraft. Serving in the U.S. Army as an Officer for seventeen years primarily in Army Aviation, he was involved in all aspects of operations, maintenance and procurement with the main emphasis on rotor wing from 1969 to 1986. He became CEO of Hough International, in 1984 and did extensive international travel and contract negotiation throughout Europe and Asia. He sold his interest in Hough International in 1994 and established DMH Aerospace, Inc., which operated from 1994 to 2003, supplying tooling and aircraft parts to the Aerospace industry. Mr. Hough received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a current member of the Alabama Aerospace Industries Association.


Ibrahima Cherif – Manage Director Government Affairs


Ibrahima Cherif joined Southern Global, Inc. in April of 2004. His responsibilities include all West African sales and operations. Mr. Cherif’s work experience includes numerous positions in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Africa, for the Ministry of Health, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development and Vocational Training. He taught economics and acted as a project analyst involved in planning, project evaluation and cost analysis. He received a Master’s degree from the University of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Africa, in Economics and then attended the University of Reading, England, receiving another Master’s in Agricultural Economics.


Davis Lee Jr. - Managing Director

Davis Lee Jr. has over 25 years of experience in the poultry industry, in all aspects of the vertically-integrated industry, with 18 years being in sales of poultry products around the world. This experience has evolved unto trading of various food and construction products to international markets. Davis is a veteran of the U.S. Airforce and a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a bachelor's in business administration.


Richard Murray Hough - Special Projects

Murray Hough's work has been in the construction and design of feed manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. He began Hough Bros. Inc. in 1951 and operated it until 1983. He has been inducted into the Kansas State University Feed Milling Hall of Fame and holds numerous equipment patents.

Nancy Hough - Controller

Nancy Hough has handled financial activities at Southern Global, Inc. since its inception. Her work experience includes various financial/management positions at Oldsmobile (Division of General Motors) from 1969 to 1973, Aetna Life and Casualty from 1980 to 1988 and DMH Aerospace, Inc. from 1994 to 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lansing Business College.




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