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Arkan appoints new COO

Abu-Dhabi based building and construction materials company Arkan has appointed Eng Abdelaziz Asad as the new chief operating officer.

Commenting on the appointment, HE Eng Jamal Salem al Dhaheri, chairman of Arkan, said, “Eng. Asad’s appointment will add value to the senior management team as it expands the company’s local dominance in the region.”

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.

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 I 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.