ATCO names new GM for logistics business
Dammam, June 6, 2011
The ATCO group of companies has appointed David Scott as the general manager of its East and West Express (EWE) Logistics business.
He will also hold the position of general manager for the East and West Travel business within Saudi Arabia, said a statement.
Scott, a British national, joined the business at the beginning of May 2011.
Sheikh Abdulrahman Ali Al-Turki, the chairman and CEO of the ATCO group, said Scott has over 25 years of logistics and transport experience and importantly during the last eight years within the GCC where he has worked for a number of MNCs and large Arab owned logistics companies based in Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Asked about the business model for EWE, Scott indicated that the group had a very clear vision and growth strategy for the business.
He said his role will be to ensure within a relatively short period the EWE business is known as the partner of choice for all logistics related activities in the kingdom.
“The owners clearly want the business to be number one in the kingdom,” said Scott, “and are prepared to invest significantly by way of acquisition, partnerships and joint ventures to be clearly the number 1 operator in our market.”
The recent SR20 million investment in land and the building of a six-warehouse facility in Riyadh clearly shows the commitment the owners have to expanding the business and placing the company in a solid position to take advantage of the enormous growth in the kingdom, said Scott.
He also said further expansion plans are already under way in Jeddah, Yanbu and Jubail. – TradeArabia News Service