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Abu Dhabi Ports Company names CEO

Abu Dhabi, June 27, 2010

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), a developer of ports, industrial zones, trade & logistics zones, and related services, has announced the appointment of Tony Douglas as its new chief executive officer.

The new CEO will steer the development of ADPC’s extensive portfolio of projects, including the flagship Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ), said a statement from the company.

Douglas is the former chief operating officer and Group chief executive designate of Laing O’Rourke, the UK’s leading privately-owned international construction solutions company, and a previous chief executive of Heathrow, one of the world’s leading airports.

Announcing the appointment, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber, chairman of ADPC, said: "I wish to acknowledge the work of previous management of ADPC for their contributions to the company. Their work is appreciated and has provided firm foundations on which to move forward."

"As we enter a new phase in the development of our organization, we are delighted that Tony Douglas is part of our team. He brings with him great experience and talent in the management of infrastructure projects across the world and in the region."

"The company is developing major projects as part of the Abu Dhabi Vision Plan 2030 and I am confident his stewardship will contribute to the success of their implementation," he added.

On his new role, Douglas said, "I am thrilled to be joining ADPC at this time with the company taking center stage in the diversification of Abu Dhabi’s economy, and there are exciting times ahead."

"Our remit is broad – from managing ports throughout the emirate, supporting partners with their infrastructure projects, ensuring trade is encouraged to creating one of the world’s largest concentrations of industry and business at the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone," he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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