Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) has appointed Bart Holsters as the UAE’s new general manager.
Holsters brings over 15 years of experience working in FM and construction in Europe and the Middle East across various roles within business management, planning and financial oversight.
Prior to joining CBFM, Holsters worked for Cofely Services in Belgium from 2004-2009, before moving to the Middle East.
He joined CBFM in 2009 as facility/operations manager of the Burj Khalifa for a period of three years and moved to another GCC country for two years thereafter where he was the lead project manager.
In 2014 Holsters returned to the UAE as UAE operations manager for CBFM, and was later promoted to head energy services, ESCO and renewables in 2016.
“I am delighted to take on my new challenge as the general manager of CBFM as I have seen the company grow from its infancy back in 2010 to become the market leader it is today,” said Holsters.
“The current FM service delivery model is expected to go through rapid transformation due to the availability of emerging technologies and data science. I have always had a passion for systems and technology, and I am determined to further digitalise the way we operate today by driving efficiencies through data science and becoming a long-term strategic partner rather than being a traditional ‘cost centre’ for our customers is my ultimate goal,” he added.
As UAE general manager, Holsters leads a team of 1,600 employees and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business operations and collaborating with company executives to develop strategic plans for business growth based on short-term and long-term goals, as well as communicating those goals to the team, and guiding them to success.
Holsters has an MBA in Energy & Sustainability RKC from the University of Cumbria in UK, and an
Masters degree in Electro Mechanics from the Erasmus Hogeschool in Brussels.