Leading engineering major thyssenkrupp has appointed Volker Hellberg as the new country chief executive officer of its industrial solutions unit in Saudi Arabia replacing Thomas Dreiling who moves to Germany as head of the operating unit cement plants.
Hellberg has a long track record in the Middle East and has been with thyssenkrupp since 2015, said a statement from the company.
He has a long-standing connection to Saudi Arabia and will continue to drive the growth of thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering and construction business in the country with a special focus on the industrial service portfolio.
Previously, he served as the vice-president Service and Business Development Cement & Mining at thyssenkrupp Saudi Arabia.
In the past, Hellberg had worked at various multinational companies including Humboldt Wedag GmbH and Claudius Peters Technologies GmbH, and has vast experience in industrial services.
Lauding Dreiling's efforts, the German group said he had made immense contribution to thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions in Saudi Arabia over the last four years.
He was responsible for combining various thyssenkrupp businesses such as cement, mining, chemicals and services into a single entity - thyssenkrupp Saudi Arabia Contracting, it stated.
He also played a major role in growing a strong network of clients, government entities and stakeholders such as for the Yamama project, the statement added.-TradeArabia News Service