ASRY Names New Ship Repair GM

MANAMA: ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has appointed Charles Maher as the new General Manager (GM) of the Ship Repair division, effective 4 January 2016. Maher brings more than 15 years worth of corporate and hands-on technical shipyard experience at Dormac Marine & Engineering, Grand Bahamas Shipyard, and Southern African Shipyards. He will lead the newly restructured Ship Repair division of ASRY. Maher’s appointment will overlap with the outgoing Ship Repair GM, Magdy Sharkawy, who retires in February, to ensure a comprehensive transition of the role and a seamless client handover.

“This new addition to the senior management team,” commented ASRY Chief Executive, Nils Kristian Berge, “will not only carefully pass on ASRY’s client portfolio to fresh hands, but will also inject a new energy and vitality into the process of attracting new customers. Maher’s previous experience, both corporate as a New Business Development Manager, and technical with years of Project Management experience, will no doubt build on Magdy Sharkawy’s hard work and provide a strategic advantage as ASRY continues to navigate the global shipping markets ever-changing conditions. We wish Magdy best of luck in his retirement, and express the firms’ deep appreciation for his decades of service.”

Maher, a South African national, was previously General Manager Marketing New Business Development at South African Shipyards. Prior to that Maher was Business Development Manager Offshore at Dormac Marine & Engineering for several years, after over a decade of Project Management experience at Dormac and Grand Bahamas Shipyards.

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