Drake & Scull appoints new chief executive to meet “challenging times”

Dubai-based contractor Drake & Scull International (DSI) has announced that its chief operating officer, Wael Allan, will take over the role of chief executive.

Khaldoun Tabari, the company’s present chief, will continue as vice-chairman.

DSI describe Allan as an "industry veteran" who has more than 26 years of management experience across the USA, Europe, the Far East and the Middle East.

He was previously the chief executive of Arcadis Middle East, and progressed through senior management roles for firms such as Hyder Consulting, Skanska USA, Washington Group International and Raytheon Engineers and Constructors.

Majid Al Ghurair, DSI’s chairman, said: "Khaldoun’s valuable contribution towards DSI’s remarkable growth continues to inspire us and has laid the foundation of our future growth path.

"We are pleased to have him continue to lend his expertise and wisdom as the vice-chairman in guiding the company during and after the transition to the new management structure.     

"I am confident that Wael Allan’s vision and commitment will help DSI emerge stronger, leaner and more efficient through these challenging times."

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