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Schneider Electric appoints new Saudi chief

Ziad Mortaja named president of US company's KSA operations.

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Ziad Mortaja
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Schneider Electric has appointed Ziad Mortaja as country president for its operations in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

The US-based energy management company has a strong presence in the Kingdom with three manufacturing plants employing more than 1,200 staff, and a robust network of marketing partners.

As part of his role, Mortaja is tasked to plan and implement strategies that further drive Schneider Electric’s growth, profitable revenue streams and market expansion.

Turhan Turhangil, Middle East and Turkey Zone president, Schneider Electric, said: “We are delighted to have Mortaja on board. He brings nearly three decades experience supported by an in-depth knowledge and expertise of working in Saudi Arabia.

“The Kingdom is a strategic growth market for us and we needed someone that can convert challenges into profitable business ventures.

“We are confident Mortaja shares the Schneider Electric vision and look forward to seeing the business register sustained progress under his leadership.”

Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Mortaja served in a number of senior sales, business development and general management roles with leading companies including HP and Cisco.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “Saudi Arabia is currently witnessing huge diversification with the industry providing ample opportunity for growth and expansion.

“I am excited to join Schneider Electric at such a time and lend my expertise to develop and increase the company’s presence in the market.”

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