Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative solutions to solve the world’s water challenges, today announced the appointment of Naji Skaf as managing director for the Middle East and Turkey.
Bringing with him a wealth of experience, Naji will be stepping into his new role as managing director with a track record of 23 years in the energy sector and 17 years of experience working in the region. Previously, he served as President, Middle East & Turkey at Air Products, as well as CEO of Air Products Qudra – a regional development and investment joint venture between Air Products and Qudra Energy, a subsidiary of Vision Invest (previously ACWA Holding).
Throughout his career, Naji has served on, and chaired boards of multiple organizations such as the Middle East Gas Association, AJWAA, and the Egyptian Industrial Gas Company, and brings with him a wealth of expertise in the energy sector.
Based in Dubai, Naji will be leading the business by expanding and developing internal operations and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders and clients, ensuring continued business growth across the Middle East and Turkey. Originally from Lebanon, and having lived and worked in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Middle East – Naji holds Canadian citizenship, and has earned a B.Sc. from McGill University in Canada and an MBA from the University of Houston in the U.S. With that, Naji is well placed to bring a plethora of relevant experience and insights to the role.
Commenting on his new role, Naji Skaf said: “I am delighted to begin my new role within the Middle East & Turkey market. This region is at a crucial turning point, with unprecedented technological advancements and forward-thinking government visions. My first order of business will be to lead and support the local team, as well as our partners and stakeholders in leveraging digital technologies that move us towards the future, and to establish my commitment to building upon our proud legacy and empowering our employees, partners and customers to continue solving water”.
Succeeding Frank Ackland in his new role, Naji will continue to cement Xylem’s position as the region’s leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with innovation. Xylem’s mission is to continue working towards creating a more sustainable world by enabling customers to optimize water and resource management – helping communities in more than 150 countries become water secure.