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Arabtec appoints new Qatar chief

Samer Abu-Hijleh has 22 years of experience in the industry

NEWS, Business

Dubai-based contractor Arabtec has announced the appointment of a new regional director to head its Qatar business.

The company has appointed Samer Abu-Hijleh as its new country manager and said it would draw on his 22 years worth of experience in delivering complex construction, infrastructure and oil & gas projects.

Mr Abu-Hijreh joins after a three-year spell at Saudi Oger, where he initially served as country manager for Jordan before moving onto a shareholder's relresentative role. Prior to that, he had been chief operating officer at Sorouh Real Estate in Abu Dhabi and held roles at both Wood Group and at Bechtel.

Arabtec CEO Hasan Abdullah Ismaik said: "As we forge ahead with our growth strategy, we are confident that Samer’s leadership, business development, commercial and technical expertise will play a significant role in achieving our strategic footprint expansion across the region, diversifying our client base and extending our operations in Qatar specifically.

"Samer will oversee the operational delivery of Arabtec's expanding portfolio of real estate and infrastructure construction projects, to ensure successful execution and client satisfaction. He will also direct the executive management and technical teams in all aspect of these projects.”

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