DSI Announces the Appointments of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer

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Published February 19th, 2019 - 07:16 GMT
Drake & Scull International
Drake & Scull International

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) a regional leader in engineering and construction services, today announced the appointment of Mr. Khaled Jarrar as Group Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Mohamed Ghanem as Chief Legal Officer and Mr. Mike Grant as the Chief Restructuring Officer.

The Board of Directors also announced that going forward the Restructuring Committee would be chaired by Mr. Obaid Bin Touq (Chairman of the Board of Directors), with the Restructuring Committee members being, Mr. Khamis Buamim, Mr. Ahmad Kilani and Mr. Tawfiq Abu Soud (Group CEO).

Mr. Bin Touq stated: “The Board of Directors have focused on rebuilding DSI’s leadership management team with industry professionals who have experience within the sector and with the company and have entrusted Mr. Tawfiq Abu Soud to lead the leadership team. We believe that these appointments will provide a vital impetus to the company’s ongoing restructuring aims and at the same time support our efforts to put in place a turnaround strategy that will provide a stable platform for the future. The company is working with the relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary approvals so as to be in a position to brief our Shareholders on the restructuring plans at the upcoming General Assembly Meeting.”

“Once we have obtained the requisite formal approvals, we will be able to engage with the various stakeholders whose support will be essential in delivering our turnaround strategy”, he concluded.

Mr. Jarrar is a veteran of corporate finance and accounting and led DSI’s historic IPO efforts as the CFO in 2007/08 and has nearly 30 years’ International experience. Prior to rejoining DSI, he served as the CFO for Al Jaber engineering (based in Qatar), AlNasr Contracting, ABC Imaging, and worked with Arthur Andersen previously. He holds a Sloan master’s in leadership and Strategy from the London Business School, as well a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the Cleveland State University.

Mr. Ghanem is an experienced law professional with over 15 years of experience in Legal Consultancy, Litigation support, Statutory & Regulatory Compliance. He has led the legal function of well-established organizations such as Damac Properties. He has significant experience in the Construction, Engineering and Real-estate industries having managed numerous arbitrations and legal cases relating to commercial disputes and joint ventures. He holds an MBA from Alexandria University, he is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Alexandria University and currently serves as legal advisor and lecturer at the Dubai Real Estate Institute.

Mr. Grant has extensive experience in the corporate restructuring arena for over 30 years and has led some of the largest and most complex restructuring projects internationally. Prior to his appointment at DSI, he led/coordinated the restructuring efforts of prominent firms in the MENA region, including Al Jaber Contracting (UAE), Energy City (Qatar) and the Investment Dar (Kuwait).

Mr. Grant has a first degree in Civil Engineering, is a qualified Civil Engineer and holds an MBA, specialising in Finance, from London’s Cass Business School. He has also completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the UK Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers and a Member of the UK Institute for Turnaround.

Background Information

Drake & Scull International PJSC

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) is a regional market leader delivering world class quality projects via end to end solutions that providing integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Civil Contracting, and Water & Power Infrastructure, through People, Innovation, and Passion.

DSI established its first office in Abu Dhabi in 1966.

DSI ‘s main business streams include Drake & Scull International, which serves as the MEP arm, Drake & Scull Construction (DSC), which is the General Civil Contracting unit and Drake and Scull Water & Power (DSWP), which focuses on the Water & Power and Infrastructure sector.

Contact Information

Drake & Scull International PJSC
P.O. Box 65794
Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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+971 (0) 4 811 2315
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"قاطع الرؤوس" في قبضة الاستخبارات العراقية

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:39 GMT
مقاتلين من داعش/ أرشيفية
مقاتلين من داعش/ أرشيفية

أعلنت الاستخبارات العسكرية العراقية، أمس الجمعة، عن اعتقال قاطع الرؤوس في "داعش" على الحدود العراقية السورية، الذي ظهر في أكثر من فيديو وهو ينفذ عمليات إعدام.

وقالت المديرية في بيان على صفحتها في موقع "فيسبوك" إن "مفارز مديرية الاستخبارات العسكرية في الفرقة 15 ، وإثر معلومات استخبارية دقيقة، ألقت القبض على أحد الإرهابيين الذين تسللوا عبر الحدود العراقية السورية والمعروف بـ (قاطع الرؤوس)".

وأضافت أن "هذا الشخص معروف بقاطع الرؤوس"، وأنه "ظهر بعدة إصدارات للدواعش أمام أشخاص قام بقطع رؤوسهم في العراق وسوريا".

 


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