Jadaf Dubai announced last month that Khamis Abdulla Bin Jarsh has taken charge as the new managing director following the appointment of his predecessor, Hamed Mohammed Matar Bin Lahej, as chief operation officer, Drydocks World, the holding company for Jadaf Dubai.
Bin Jarsh takes over the reins of the Gulf's oldest ship repair yard at a critical time.
Jadaf Dubai is currently in the process of relocating its entire operation from upstream Dubai Creek to Dubai Maritime City, which is being positioned as a central hub for the regional maritime sector.
"Jadaf Dubai has been going through a transitional period since it was brought under the umbrella of the Drydocks World in May and the shifting of all our operations from the old facility to Dubai Maritime City," said Bin Jarsh. "The new expanded ship repair yard will increase our handling capacity from 2500 tonnes to 6000 tonnes. It is being equipped with some of the most advanced ship-lifting technology and maintenance facilities available."
Bin Jarsh joined Jadaf Dubai in 1995 as the deputy head of the accounts department and has occupied several key management posts, including that of assistant general manager.
"As part of Drydocks World, we have set many important targets for the next stage of our development," explained Bin Jarsh. The new managing director was keen to promote Jadaf's desire to integrate more national employees under his stewardship. "The Emiratisation process will progress in full gear in view of the demand for qualified personnel."
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