Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has appointed Shakir Rasheed as general manager of its Oman laboratory.

Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has appointed Shakir Rasheed as general manager of its Oman laboratory.

Shakir joins Exova from testing group Bureau Veritas, where he was most recently country chief executive for Dubai. During an eighteen-year career with the company, Shakir also held similar positions in Oman, Bahrain and Pakistan, developing significant experience in driving commercial growth and operational improvement.

In his new role with Exova, Shakir will lead a team of over 100 experts providing technically demanding services to customers in the construction, industrials and oil & gas sectors. Shakir will also work with Exova’s teams in UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to develop integrated solutions for customers across the Middle East.

Jason Dodds, general manager of the Southern GCC Cluster at Exova, said: “I am delighted to welcome Shakir to Exova. He brings excellent experience and a proven track record of delivering commercial growth and operational improvement. When combined with his extensive knowledge of the Middle East market, he has the qualities to lead our Oman laboratory through the next phase of its ambitious growth plans.”