ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard) is the Arabian Gulf’s leading maritime repair and fabrication facility. Founded in 1977 in Bahrain, the multi-service yard operates in four sectors – Ship Repair & Conversion, Rig Repair & Conversion, Naval Repair & Conversion, and Fabrication & Engineering.
ASRY’s variety of facilities, from graving dock to floating dock, to slipways, to 4km of alongside berth space, means maximum flexibility in accommodating ship schedules.
Every major repair sub-contractor, classification society, and specialist workshop has an on-site presence at ASRY so that any repair requirements can be met without delay.
Bahrain’s trade policies mean that importing and exporting parts and labour is quicker and more efficient than regional yards, meaning faster turnaround for all repair projects.
ASRY, the Arabian Gulf’s leading maritime repair and fabrication facility, has announced that Sahar Ataaei has been appointed the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the shipyard. She joins the company after 19 years with Bahrain’s national airline Gulf Air, most recently as the CFO.
ASRY CEO Andy Shaw confirmed the selection: “As ASRY stabilises its financial position and seeks greater efficiencies, we sought a candidate that combined deep financial knowledge with an understanding of the critical role the company plays in Bahrain’s economy. Sahar appreciates our mission to ensure sustainable shareholder returns while remaining a national employer of choice, and we look forward to her valuable contribution to our development.”
Ataaei has more than 20 years experience in the Bahrain financial industry. She was most recently Chief Financial Officer of Gulf Air, having served a variety of financial and auditing roles in the airline over 19 years. Ataaei is also a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Financial Committee, and has sat on several Boards of Directors including Gulf Hotels Group and Bahrain Airport Services. As CFO of ASRY, she will oversee the Human Resources, Financial and IT divisions.