PetroZone was founded by partners Salim Thobani and Malik Ali more than a decade ago. Together, the principals have over 30 years combined experience in the petroleum industry. Specializing in both real estate development and convenience store operations, PetroZone is an ideal fit to help with all of your c-store needs. PetroZone works with a number of partners within the petroleum industry and has the resources to help you along the way, a true turn key operation. From finding and selecting the right property all the way to branding, servicing, and operating your c-store, PetroZone can help. We provide a number of services that our competition simply cannot match.
Salim ThobaniManaging Member & Chief Executive Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry, Salim has crafted a business plan commanding an unrivaled growth strategy to take the Convenience Store & Gasoline business to the next level. Several brands are under his company umbrella control, including Chevron, Texaco, Shell, BP and others.
Salim has owned and operated multiple stations at multiple locations, while both buying and selling properties as an active member in the real estate marketplace. Over the years he has honed his development and management skills involving, remodels, ground-up gas stations, and shopping centers.
Malik AliChief Operating Officer
Malik Ali has more than a decade of experience in the Gasoline and Convenience store business. He has worked in the industry since 2004, specializing in operations, accounting, inventory control, and theft prevention.
Mr. Ali is responsible for directing the company operations for several facilities. In addition, he reviews daily activities, executes all the various activities in site selection, negotiation, purchase, and enhances the growth of PetroZone.
Ben is a licensed architect and NCARB certified. He graduated from the University of Kentucky, College of Architecture in Lexington with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Design. Ben has worked in various architectural roles including design, construction, and development projects in the U.S., Japan, and Korea.