Abu Dhabi: Etihad Rail – the master developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network – announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Nasser Al Mansoori as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect.
Dr. Mansoori served as a Board member at Etihad Rail for the past three years. He will continue in his Board role, in addition to now taking on his new Chief Executive Officer duties, and brings extensive transport knowledge and experience having previously held the position of Director General of the UAE’s National Transport Authority (NTA).
Commenting on this new appointment, Nasser Alsowaidi, Chairman of Etihad Rail, stated: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Nasser Al Mansoori as Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail. He has been working with us at Etihad Rail since 2009 and brings both a thorough understanding of the company and a wealth of transport and rail knowledge to the role. We are delighted to have him on board in this new capacity.”
Etihad Rail’s AED 40 billion 1,200km route network will connect urban and remote communities throughout the country. The network will facilitate trade, open up communication channels and foster economic development. The network will also form a vital part of the GCC Railway Network – linking the UAE to Saudi Arabia via Ghweifat in the west and Oman via Al Ain in the east.