EnerMech has appointed Shahed Iqbal in a newly created senior position to maximise the company’s diversification strategy across the wider energy and infrastructure sectors in Europe and Africa.
Mr Iqbal has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas, nuclear, industrial and pharmaceutical industries and has taken up the role of head of sales and business development for Europe & Africa as of March this year.
Mr Iqbal was most recently the director of business development at KBR and for the last two years has overseen upstream and downstream projects in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to this, he was an executive director at Jacobs Engineering for 13 years where he helped to expand the business into the Middle East and Africa with a number of significant processing industry wins.
As well as a proven track record for negotiating and securing multi-billion-dollar contracts, Mr Iqbal also has vast experience of developing sales teams and setting up strategic partnerships with service companies.
Mr Iqbal is based in Manchester, UK and reports directly to Ross McHardy, regional director for Europe and Africa. Mr Iqbal said: “The team at EnerMech has an excellent reputation for delivering reliable, high quality integrated services with an incredible energy and passion which has catapulted the business into various new sectors over recent years.
“My focus will be to build on this and implement a strategic sales plan to underpin the leadership team’s growth ambitions across both territories by securing further integrated commercial opportunities. There’s a growing momentum for EnerMech’s skilled multi-disciplined teams across the industries in which we work, such as oil and gas, renewables, petrochemicals, rail infrastructure and defence, and I’m excited to be part of the business’ next chapter.”
EnerMech currently operates in 40 key locations across 23 countries, with nine operations which fall under its Europe and Africa banner. This includes Aberdeen, Great Yarmouth, London and Bristol (UK), Stavanger (Norway), Angola, Nigeria, South Africa and Mozambique (Africa).
Ross McHardy said: “We have the combined strength of nine operational teams and equipment to rely on across Europe and Africa which means we are ideally placed to respond quickly and efficiently to clients’ requests with a tailored, scalable and sustainable solution.
“Shahed demonstrates the right balance of ambition, commercial sense, and regional experience to harness the expertise of our workforce and widen our geographical footprint. He will be a great asset to the business as we push forward and expand further into key markets.”