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Executive search comes to an end for ECQ

After operating for the last three months without a CEO at the helm, Energy City Qatar has finally appointed a new chief executive.

After operating for the last three months without a CEO at the helm, Energy City Qatar has finally appointed a new chief executive.

Just 15 months ago, the Gulf's energy business hub appointed industry expert Bob Moore as its CEO, following "an extensive global search," according to Esam Janahi, chairman of ECQ's parent group Gulf Energy.

An ECQ spokesperson told
Arabian Business

however, that Moore resigned back in February for "personal reasons" and confirmed that he had left Qatar.

Meanwhile, the US$2.6bn business has announced the internal promotion of Hesham Al Emadi to the chief executive's berth. Joining the company as deputy CEO in September 2006, Al Emadi has held previous roles as a senior researcher and an industrial investment expert, with many years of experience in the energy field. "I am honoured for the challenge of leading ECQ, a phenomenal project and the first of its kind in the region," said Al Emadi. An expert on Qatar's energy sector, he previously set up an industrial assessment program for the GCC to help improve the region's energy sector.

Comprising commercial and residential accommodation for 30,000 people, ECQ is billed as the world's first energy city and will be home to several oil and gas production companies alongside various other organisations from the international energy sector.

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