OPC has appointed Edna Travers (née Golboodaghians) as Business Development Manager for the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. Edna has significant experience of customer development in the region and will play a key role in developing MENA for the global upstream technical services consultancy.
Edna will work alongside OPC Middle East Manager Stuart Hart to expand the range of services offered to customers in this region. OPC’s office in Doha, Qatar was established in 2007 and has developed a significant demand for OPC’s technical and consultancy services within the Middle East.
Edna said “OPC was recommended to me by a previous client and, having
met all of the team, I am really excited to join the business at this time. OPC has a great mix of technical expertise and customer focus, which means we have developed long-term relationships with a number of excellent customers. My role will focus on increasing engagement with these customers as well as new clients, getting to know their challenges and developing solutions for OPC to help them in the future.”
David Carney, Global Sales Director for OPC said “Edna has impressed us with her understanding of Middle East culture, her experience of the sector and with her drive and commitment to help us develop OPC in the exciting and challenging MENA region. Edna also has significant experience of working with Russian owned exploration and production businesses and we believe she can play a vital role in developing these relationships for OPC.”
Edna added “As someone born and raised in the MiddIe East, I have a natural understanding of business culture in the Middle East and North Africa region. I look forward to building up OPC’s network of local engineers, working with OPC’s existing international consultants to train, mentor and develop an experienced workforce within the region.”
After an initial period training in the UK, Edna takes up her role on the 17th February 2014