UAE-based facilities management services provider has appointed Phil Johnson as business development director. In his new role, Johnson will be responsible for building and developing the organisation’s strategic vision and accelerating growth across Emrill’s key services in the UAE and the wider GCC region. He will report to Emrill’s CEO, Stuart Harrison, and will lead all aspects of the organisation’s business development, solutions and continuous improvement activities and initiatives to further consolidate Emrill’s position as the leading integrated facilities management services provider in the region.
With over 25 years of senior management experience, Johnson has held managerial roles in the UAE, UK, Europe, and Australia. He has played an integral role in the development and growth of several businesses through the implementation of strategic growth plans, the creation of high-performance team environments and a commitment to continuous improvement across all levels of business operations.
Johnson’s experience in the construction, commissioning and maintenance of process and infrastructure assets spans a diverse range of industries and sectors, including utilities, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and water and wastewater.
Harrison commented on Johnson’s appointment: “This newly-created role is critical to Emrill’s continued success and ambitious expansion plans, and we are very pleased to have Phil come on board to help us realise our targets. Phil’s vast experience and expertise will undoubtedly be a great asset to the business development team and the wider business. I am confident the knowledge and proven track record of delivering outstanding results he brings to the business will enable us to meet our growth objectives.”
Commenting on his new role, Johnson said: “I’m delighted to join the fast-growing and challenging FM industry with the leading total facilities management provider in the UAE. Emrill is an exceptional company with a strong track record of delivering the highest quality facilities management services, evidenced not only by the awards the organisation has received for its health and safety, education and development, technology and engineering initiatives over the years but also by its stellar client retention rate, which demonstrates Emrill’s commitment to customer satisfaction and providing world-class services.
“I’m passionate about delivering business growth, which perfectly aligns with Emrill’s ambitions for the remainder of 2022 and in the longer term. In the coming months, we will continue to hone our strategies to build, enhance and develop our service offerings across the diverse sectors within which we work, with a strong focus on our existing clients, continuous improvement and the further development of our footprint in the UAE and the wider GCC. I relish the opportunity to contribute and utilise my experience and expertise to help Emrill deliver on its future growth objectives.”
Johnson holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Liverpool John Moores University in the UK and is a Chartered Professional Engineer Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia. He also holds a diploma in project management.
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