Bilfinger appoints Jon Rokk as president and CEO of the Middle East division

Bilfinger appoints Jon Rokk as president and CEO of the Middle East division
Published: 4 November 2019 - 7 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
Bilfinger has appointed Jon Rokk as president and CEO of the engineering and maintenance division in the Middle East. The UK native will oversee the management and leadership of all of Bilfinger’s operating entities in the region – Bilfinger Tebodin Middle East, Bilfinger Deutsche Babcock Emirates, Babcock Borsig Services Arabia and Babcock Borsig Steinmüller Kuwait. Bilfinger’s Middle East core focus industries are in oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, as well as energy and utilities.

“I am pleased to welcome Jon Rokk, an experienced operations professional. He knows the region, he knows our industries and he will be instrumental in driving our strategy forward in the Middle East,” stated Duncan Hall, chief operating officer, Bilfinger.

Rokk has over six years of experience in the region, and over 20 years’ experience in Bilfinger’s core industries of oil and gas, and chemicals and petrochemicals. He has held a number of executive level positions, including managing director of Hertel Technical Services, group managing director of the JCM Group, and vice president, services and development at Sembcorp Utilities UK. Most recently, he was divisional director and group general manager, as well as a member of the board of Interserve’s Middle East oil and gas businesses.

Bilfinger has been operating for a long time in the Middle East and some client relationships go back many decades in some areas. With Bilfinger’s rich heritage, diverse portfolio, and the Middle East region’s growth potential, I am certain that we will be able to achieve a great deal moving forward,” stated Rokk.

Bilfinger is a leading international industrial services provider. The group enhances the efficiency of assets, ensures a high level of availability, and reduces maintenance costs. The portfolio covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, plant expansion as well as turnarounds and also includes environmental technologies and digital applications.

The company delivers its services in two service lines: technologies, and engineering and maintenance. Bilfinger is primarily active in the regions of Continental Europe, Northwest Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Process industry customers come from sectors that include chemicals and petrochemicals, energy and utilities, oil and gas, pharma and biopharma, metallurgy, and cement. With its 36,000 employees, Bilfinger upholds the highest standards of safety and quality and generated revenue of $4.63bn in financial year 2018. Bilfinger Middle East has been present in the market for over half a century and supports over 200 customers in the oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals, and energy and utilities industries of Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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