Facilities Management Power 50 2012

Welcome to the first facilities management Middle East power list, and meet the 50 people who are shaping the future of the facilities management industry in the GCC region

40 )Niek Bragt

Niek Bragt
Industry : Construction & Industry
Job Title: Managing Director

Niek Bragt heads a team of Nedap entrepreneurs in the field of security and identification technology at the firm’s office in Dubai Silicon Oasis, UAE. With a people and service orientated mind set, a degree of the Stenden University for Hotel Management and Hospitality was a logical start for Bragt.

The lift-off of his career was at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, USA where he worked through the ranks from stewarding to front-of-the-house F&B management. Translating guests’ requirements and needs into on the spot deliverables became a second nature to Bragt. It was this ability and his keen interest in technology that moved him towards Nedap in The Netherlands. Starting as a financial controller, he quickly moved to facing the end users, focusing on business development in Belgium and the United Kingdom. “Nowadays technology more and more plays a big role in the hospitality industry; it helps to increase the experience of guests and with that directly influences customer satisfaction,” said Bragt.