Arkan appoints new chief operating officer, UAE

Arkan appoints new chief operating officer, UAE
Published: 13 January 2016

Arkan Building Materials, a leading construction and building materials company in the UAE, has appointed Abdelaziz Asad as its new chief operating officer.

Mr Asad, a UAE national, started his career in 1991 with one of Arkan’s subsidiaries, Emirates Cement Factory. He joined as an electrical engineer and quickly advanced within the organisation, becoming the general manager of the company’s cement division, said a statement from Arkan.

In his new role, Mr Asad will be reporting directly to the CEO, Abdellatif Sfaxi.

Commenting on the appointment, Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, the chairman of Arkan, said: "With his 24 years of experience at Emirates Cement Factory, and his in-depth industry expertise, Asad joins at a time when the company embarks on its next ambitious growth phase after establishing its local market leadership."