UAE-based total facilities management (FM) services provider, Emrill, has appointed Sijo Elias as the new general manager for Abu Dhabi as the company expands further into the capital.
Elias, a regional veteran with a decade of experience in the FM sector, will lead the group's operations in Abu Dhabi.
In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of Emrill’s facilities management offering, including technical, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), cleaning and security services, as well as energy management. He will be reporting to Emrill’s operations director, Gopalakrishnan.
In his tenure, Elias has worked across a diverse range of sectors, including horizontal and vertical residential master communities, commercial and retail.
He played an integral role in Emrill’s first energy performance contract, achieving savings of Dh5.3 million and reducing carbon emissions by 6,027 metric tonnes for a residential tower in Dubai Marina.
Elias also led the team that broke Emrill’s previous record for cleaning Downtown Dubai after the New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebrations, returning the community to its original state in under three hours in 2020.
Lauding the appointment, Gopalakrishnan said: "Elias' considerable experience in the UAE and in-depth understanding of Emrill’s value proposition will be integral to implementing our growth strategies in the capital."
"We are looking to expand our presence in Abu Dhabi, adding to the existing MEP and integrated facilities management contracts we currently have," he noted.
Elias holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in mechanical engineering and an MSc in Energy Management. He is also NEBOSH and ISO-certified.
"Appointing him as a dedicated general manager to look after our ongoing operations and create new partnerships in Abu Dhabi will enable us to establish greater operational capabilities," he added.
Last year, Emrill expanded into the northern emirates, opening new offices in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. While the company has been operating in Abu Dhabi for several years, appointing a new general manager to oversee operations in the capital marks the next step in Emrill’s ambitious growth plans for the emirate.
On his new role, Elias said: "I am delighted to take up this challenge and put into effect the knowledge and experience I have gained from working on Emrill’s prestigious contracts in Dubai."
"Our primary focus is introducing continuous improvements in our current scope of operations with existing contracts in Abu Dhabi and striving towards meeting the highest standard of safety, quality and customer satisfaction to reestablish the core strength of the business to enhance the end-user experience," he stated.
"Our priority in Abu Dhabi for 2021 is strengthening our spectrum in the residential sector as well as offering an integrated mix of technical, MEP, cleaning and security services to other sectors such as the commercial and logistics," he added.-TradeArabia News Service