Crystal Lagoons appoints new regional director
Crystal Lagoons has projects located in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman, including the Meydan mega lagoons project
Crystalline lagoons developer Crystal Lagoons Corp. has appointed Carlos Salas as its new regional director for the Middle East.
Salas will oversee the company’s strategic growth, inheriting an existing portfolio with a total of 40 active, under-development and pipeline projects spread across the Middle East, valued at over $13bn.
Based in Dubai, Salas brings with him extensive regional experience, having spent the last six years as head of the Embassy of Chile in the UAE’s economic department and GCC commercial representative for ProChile.
“Salas has a thorough understanding of the Middle East business environment as well as an extensive network of governmental and commercial contacts, which places him – and Crystal Lagoons – in prime position to take our existing projects forward and capitalise on new opportunities in the region,” said Uri Man, CEO, Crystal Lagoons.
Crystal Lagoons has projects located in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman, including the Meydan mega lagoons project.
In Saudi Arabia, the company’s brace of Jeddah projects include the under-construction Prince Sultan Cultural Center Lagoon, with its total area of 9.3ha set to be handed over in early 2016, and the 9.9ha Mayasem Lagoon, which is currently in the engineering phase.
In Egypt, Crystal Lagoons has a total of four active projects, including the 12.2ha CityStars Sharm El Sheikh lagoon, the regional flagship for the company.
The company will return to Dubai for the annual Cityscape Global showcase, taking place 8-10 September 2015, with an update on its growing portfolio of GCC projects and its expanding regional team.