Barkat "BC" Charania is the Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board for American Fueling Systems. His invaluable contribution has directly led to the meteoric rise of AFS as a national leader in the alternative fueling industry. As a member of the executive team, Mr. Charania participates in strategic planning and operational decisions that guide our trajectory and growth models.
Mr. Charania has over fifty years of extensive experience in all aspects of international investments and business operations. During the last half century he has worked with some of the largest companies in the world. During his career, he has developed relationships and gained expertise in a multitude of business ventures. This experience provides him with tremendous insight that is being used to guide the future decisions of AFS. Many leaders of nationally recognized companies rely on Mr. BC for his perspective and knowledge of business operations in both the US and internationally. Through his in-depth knowledge of the global economy and its subtle yet important nuances, Mr. BC has led his investors to tremendous results in a competitive and fast-paced global economy.
Mr. Charania currently holds many designations including CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator), RPM (Registered Property Manager) and RIM (Registered Investment Member) and is a certified in both LNG and CNG through the Texas Railroad Commission.
Mr. Charania studied at UCLA and University of Pennsylvania. Mr. BC volunteers with the Aga Khan Foundation, which helps raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. He resides in Atlanta with his wife of 44 years, and his hobbies include reading, traveling, and serving his community.