East and West Express hires Saudi general manager
The ATCO group of companies announced today the appointment of British national, David Scott, to the role of general manager, East and West Express (EWE) logistics (Saudi Arabia office), as well as general manager for the East and West Travel business within the Kingdom.
Sheikh Abdulrahman Ali Al-Turki, chairman and CEO of the ATCO group, commented that Scott has over 25 years of logistics and transport experience, and importantly, has spent the last eight years within the GCC where he has worked for a number of MNC (multinational companies) and large Arab owned logistics companies.
When asked about the business model for EWE, Scott indicated that the group had a very clear vision and growth strategy for the company. The role involves ensuring - within a relatively short period of time, that the EWE business is known as the partner of choice for all logistics related activities in the Kingdom.
“The owners clearly want the business to be number one in the Kingdom and are prepared to invest significantly by way of acquisition, partnerships, and joint ventures, to be the number one operator in our market,” said Scott.
“The recent 20 million Riyal investments in land and the building of six warehouse facilities in Riyadh, clearly show the owners commitment to expanding the business and placing us in a solid position to take advantage of the enormous growth in the Kingdom,” added the new general manager.
Scott also outlines further expansion plans are already underway in Jeddah, Yanbu, and Jubail.