Dubai – MENA Herald: Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities management and waste management solutions in the GCC, has announced the recent appointment of Gary Reader as the Executive Director of Facility Management. He will provide new strategic directions to the rapidly expanding department and lead the FM team through his experience and expertise to deliver high standards of service to clients. In his new post, Reader will plan, direct and monitor the activities and operations of the FM division and coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies.

Reader brings with him over 27 years of experience in increasing efficiencies in systems, procedures and analytics in the course of managing exclusive properties. Prior to joining Imdaad, Reader was working with Dutco Balfour Beatty’s (BK Gulf, Middle East) FM Division since 2007, initially joining as a Senior MEP Manager before rising to the position of General Manager of the FM Division.  

Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “Reader has considerable experience in the UAE and the UK which will be helpful in reinforcing Imdaad’s FM division as per market and client dynamics. Besides, he will provide the insight and leadership to the team and the department to continue its growth by planning innovative strategies. We welcome Reader to our team and look forward to his valuable contributions to Imdaad’s growth.”

“The UAE’s FM sector has come a long way and is one of the region’s most developed industries. Imdaad is a pioneer in the country’s FM sector and it is an honour to be part of a successful and growing company. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with the team to drive Imdaad to new heights,” concluded Reader.

Reader holds a numbers of professional qualifications, including a JIB Diploma and an ONC Degree in Building Services. He has also completed several management courses with Lloyds Training, ECA and CITB Management of Health and Safety Welfare.  

Imdaad has gained a strong reputation in the region as an adopter and implementer of the latest facilities management technologies and practices. The company acquires eco-friendly equipment and prioritizes sustainability across all its operations. It also conducts recycling training for its clients, corporate partners and staff, in addition to providing free recycling bins in certain projects where it handles waste management and collection services.