G4S UAE appoints Alida Scholtz as CEO and MD

Alida Scholtz, former vice president and international controller at Hertz, has been appointed as G4S's UAE CEO and MD

Alida Scholtz has taken over as G4S's CEO and MD for UAE.
Alida Scholtz has taken over as G4S's CEO and MD for UAE.

Security solutions provider G4S announced it has appointed a new CEO and managing director (MD) for its UAE operations. 

Alida Scholtz has been picked as the company's UAE CEO and MD, and will directly report to Claude Allain, president of G4S's Middle East and India markets.

In a career spanning two decades, Scholtz has managed more than 67 markets, including Middle East, Africa, South America, and Europe.

Scholtz was formerly vice president and international controller at Hertz.

At Hertz, Alida led a five-year corporate and global programme that will deliver $250m in savings through transformation activities.

She also appointed as general manager and site lead of Hertz in Dublin, in addition to her role in international finance. 

Scholtz was part of the Probus board of directors, where she served a non-executive director advising on risk management for Europe. 

Prior to this, she was the regional director for finance and shared services at Johnson Controls in Dubai.

Remarking on her appointment, Scholtz said: "I look forward to the opportunity to implement the robust expansion and development plans that G4S UAE has. 

"The company offers industry leading, customer centric security solutions across various verticals and has a solid reputation for being a good employer," she continued. 

"I am confident that my experience will result in delivering positive results for the customers and staff of G4S UAE." 

Commenting on Scholtz's appointment, Allain added: "G4S in the UAE is gearing up for further growth and new developments in the region.

"Alida has the ideal combination of passion, relevant experience, and proven leadership abilities that will have a positive impact on the progress and better performance of the company."

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