Seatronics, a marine electronic equipment specialist and part of subsea services group Acteon, has appointed Akram Ali as the new manager for Middle East as part of its regional expansion strategy.
Ali, who will be based at Abu Dhabi, is responsible for leading and developing opportunities in the Middle East region with a particular focus on establishing long-term relationships with key authorities and survey companies within the region.
He brings more than 15 years’ experience in hydrographic survey to the role, having held the post of senior surveyor and party chief in companies including Fugro, Subsea 7, Horizon and Acergy,
During his tenure as operations manager and business development manager at Global Offshore, Akram established a new ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) division as well as opening new branches at UAE and Cyprus.
Ali also worked with Ships and Boats Oil Services to establish its hydrographic survey division and opened its new office in Canada.
Phil Middleton, the group managing director, Seatronics, said: "We are committed to working in partnership with our clients to truly understand their challenges and develop cost effective solutions to increase efficiencies in their business."
"This will be a focus for Ali, who will continue to use his extensive experience to benefit our customers. His appointment has already seen the award of several long-term projects. I welcome him to the leadership team at Seatronics," stated Middleton.
On his new role, Ali said: “This is a new challenge that I am ready to take on, working alongside Seatronics’ senior management to achieve our company expansion plan in the region.”
A major supplier of specialist subsea solutions pursuing excellence both in engineering capability and customer support, Seatronics is based at Aberdeen, UK.
It is also involved in the rental and sale of electronic marine equipment including ROV tooling and geophysical survey equipment for use in subsea environments.-TradeArabia News Service