Cofely Besix Facility Management appoints new Head of Airports Division

Dubai, UAE, 09 July, 2018: Steven Zehr has been appointed as the new Head of the Airports Division for Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM), the region’s leading FM service provider.

Zehr brings over 25 years of specialised aviation experience, managing and planning some of the most critical airport operations globally. His career started in airport operations at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and he has since worked in various countries in the areas of operations, commercial, planning and development and overall airport management.

Zehr’s experience in airport operations and facilities management experience in the Middle East spans over 20 years, and he has successfully contributed to the opening of the King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, as well as the opening of T3 and the second runway at Abu Dhabi Int’l Airport.

In addition to the Middle East, Zehr also worked for various multi-national companies such as ADC & HAS Airports worldwide, as well as MDC Business Management in the UAE, Hong Kong and South Korea.

As head of the airports division, Zehr is responsible for managing and developing innovative airport/aviation solutions across the MENA region.

“My role primarily includes the management of airport operational services as well as airport sector business development support,” explained Zehr.

“Initially my focus is optimising current operations and expanding CBFM’s airport services’ presence throughout the region, as well as raising the standards of the facilities and airport systems management in aviation. It is important to continually strengthen our business operations by leveraging our international group capabilities and strengthening our current client relationships and operations by applying operational excellence and innovation.”

“With regards to Aviation FM, there is usually a much higher risk associated in managing the various service elements within airports such as loading bridges and baggage handling, for example. Our systems and procedures are therefore critical, as any failures can have a serious impact on airport and airline operations, which is why we need to make sure that the service we provide is up to the highest possible standards at all times,” added Zehr.

Steve holds a BS degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is an Accredited Airport Executive (A. A. E.) with the American Association of Airport Executives.

About Cofely Besix Facility Management
Cofely Besix Facility Management LLC is a joint-venture established in 2008 by Cofely and the BESIX Group, to provide first-class integrated facility management services in the Middle East.

Cofely is part of ENGIE, a worldwide energy leader. The Group has been present in the Middle East region for 30 years, where it develops large gas and power infrastructures and provides energy services. The BESIX Group, active for more than 50 years in the Middle East, has a wide range of experience of real estate and infrastructure construction.

The strengths of these two companies were combined in order to deliver the most critical part of facility management – the maintenance of technical installations and energy management.

Cofely Besix Facility Management delivers an Integrated Facility Management Model which provides the ability to offer multiple services on multiple sites, all through a single point of contact. That means that we offer a complete range of maintenance, cleaning, management solutions and essential multi-disciplinary trades, supported via a 24/7 call centre, to every industry sector, from residential and commercial to educational and airports.

Clients include The Emirates Group, Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountains, Al Sufouh Tram, Emirates Real Estate Corporation, Masdar, Yas Island and Adar Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, to name a few.

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