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UAE's Arkan appoints new chief operating officer

Eng Asad joined Arkan as an electrical engineer and advanced within the organisation, becoming general manager of the company’s cement division

UAE-based Arkan Building Materials has appointed Eng Abdelaziz Asad as chief operating officer.
UAE-based Arkan Building Materials has appointed Eng Abdelaziz Asad as chief operating officer.

UAE-based Arkan Building Materials has appointed Eng Abdelaziz Asad as chief operating officer.

Eng Asad started his career in 1991 with Emirates Cement Factory, one of Arkan’s subsidiaries. He joined as an electrical engineer, and advanced within the organisation, becoming general manager of the company’s cement division.

Commenting on the appointment, HE Eng Jamal Salem al Dhaheri, chairman of Arkan, said, “With his 24 years of experience at Emirates Cement Factory, and his in-depth industry expertise, Eng. Asad is joining at a time where the company established its local market leadership and embarks on its next ambitious growth phase. His appointment will add value to the senior management team as it expands the company’s local dominance to the region.”

Eng Asad said, “Working for more than 24 years for one of Arkan’s subsidiaries, I have witnessed the company’s growth and transformation to become a major contributor in the development of the UAE’s construction and building materials sector. I am confident that Arkan will go stronger and bolder in the years ahead and look forward to contributing to its bright future.”

Eng Asad holds a master of quality management (MQM) from the University of Wollongong in Dubai. He received his bachelor of science in Electronic Engineering Technology from Colorado Technical, U.S.A.

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