August 2018

Zuberi: accomplished professional

Zuberi: accomplished professional

APM Terminals Bahrain appoints new CFO

APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), has appointed Farooq Zuberi as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Zuberi in his new role will be part of the company’s strategic leadership team, said a statement from the company.

He will play a pivotal role in aligning the business and financial strategy to ensure value creation for all stakeholders of KBSP. Zuberi will be responsible for APMT’s accounting and finance, investor relations, legal affairs, procurement, and treasury function, it said. He will also play a key role in the Public listing of APM Terminals Bahrain in Bahrain Bourse later this year, it added. Prior to joining APM Terminals Bahrain, Zuberi has worked in senior leadership roles with Global Fortune 500 companies across several industries. He has worked with PwC, Unilever, GSK and Emirates Group. He is a chartered accountant from ICAP as well as chartered certified accountant from ACCA – UK.


Wood: strategist

Wood: strategist

Infor appoints new GM for region

US-based Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, has appointed Jonathan Wood as the general manager for India, Middle East, and Africa (IMEA).

 Wood has led Infor’s consulting services team for Europe since joining in 2016, said a statement from the company.

 In his new role, Wood will be reporting to Cormac Watters, executive vice president and general manager Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), it said.

Wood will lead the IMEA business unit from Infor’s office in Dubai, UAE. With plans to double the region’s business in two years, he will be responsible for reinvigorating the channel, expanding direct customer relationships and forming new strategic alliances, it added.

Wood will lead Infor’s customer-centric strategy which will leverage a new digital transformation hub within Infor’s Dubai office, where customers and partners will collaborate to imagine and realise their digital potential.


Al Nasr: new role

Al Nasr: new role

KAUST president named as new CEO for Neom

Nadhmi Al-Nasr, the current interim president for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), has been appointed as the new CEO of Neom, a megacity that is being planned in Saudi Arabia.

The decision follows the appointment of Klaus Kleinfeld, the CEO of the project, as an advisor to the Kingdom’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, reports have said.

Al Nasr has more than 30 years of experience with Saudi Aramco and KAUST and has worked on creating the strategy and development of Neom Bay, an initial state of Neom’s development, the statement added.

He will be responsible for ‘developing the business plans for the core economic sectors of the new city’, it said.

NEOM will be built in the northwestern region of Saudi Arabia, and will span over 26,500 square kilometers. The $500bn megacity on the Red Sea coast will be part of a huge national push to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy.


Cudos: achiever

Cudos: achiever

New MD for Sener Group’s engineering and construction area

The engineering and technology group Sener has appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the engineering and construction area. He was, until now, the country manager of Sener in Mexico.

Sener’s engineering and construction area, which will be managed by Cudós, comprises three business units: Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine. It has branches in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, China, UAE, Spain, US, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.

Cudós joined Sener in October 2012 in the energy sector and worked as assistant project manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain). Later, he was the project manager for the LNG terminal in the Zeebrugge Port (Belgium). In 2015, he was appointed as Sener country manager in Mexico, one of Sener’s main offices in the area of engineering and construction, with nearly 500 employees.

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