UAE midstream company Brooge Energy has appointed Lina Saheb as deputy CEO.
Saheb was formerly the company’s chief strategy officer. In her new role she will continue to lead the company’s strategic growth initiatives and will work closely with Nicolaas L Paardenkooper, CEO of Brooge Energy and BPGIC. This will include looking into expanding into the renewable energy sector alongside the existing energy business.
Saheb joined Brooge Energy in 2010 and has extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure industries. She worked closely with the company’s principal shareholder in the development of subsidiary Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company (BPGIC) in Fujairah in 2013. This included leading market research and terminal design, finding and executing environmentally friendly and high-tech solutions, assigning and supervising advisors and contractors, and leading the successful delivery of the business. Saheb has a bachelor’s degree in software engineering and a banking and finance certificate.
‘We are delighted that our board has recognised the many accomplishments and expertise that Lina has brought to the company over the past decade. Her appointment as deputy CEO is in recognition of this. She has been spearheading our [environmental, social and corporate governance] ESG initiative and is working on the development of our ESG policy going forward, which is an important area for all of our stakeholders. I look forward to continue working with Lina in her new and expanded role as we further solidify our leading market position,’ says Paardenkooper.