Averda, the leading end-to-end waste management, treatment and recycling company in emerging markets, today announces the appointment of Jean-Claude Nasr as the new Vice-President for Growth. Jean-Claude has over two decades of experience working with some of the biggest names in energy generation, including GE and Siemens and will be responsible for executing Averda’s growth strategy, following the recent move into India.
Jean-Claude holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He started his career in marketing and sales in the energy industry and went on to hold several leadership positions, covering territories that included the Middle East, Africa, India, Pakistan, and Turkey.
Jean-Claude is based at Averda’s international headquarters in Dubai where is responsible for sales, marketing and customer experience functions in all of Averda’s territories. He will be responsible for ensuring strategic, customer-focused growth across the various markets, from South Africa to India.
This appointment underpins Averda’s strategic focus to ensure it is optimised for growth and will allow the management team to take advantage of a strong pipeline of new business. Averda has recently moved into the Indian market with services launched in Amritsar and made a significant investment in digitalisation, to ensure leading waste management standards continue to be offered to all its clients.
Jean-Claude commented: “I am delighted to be taking on this role at a very exciting time for Averda, as the business expands into new territories and broadens its service offering. In particular, I look forward to supporting the business as it takes a lead role in driving a green agenda in its territories by introducing recycling initiatives, recovering energy from waste and supporting responsible environmental management. I am already enjoying working with Averda’s leadership and sales team to deliver quality and sustainable waste management solutions to clients large and small.”
Averda’s Chief Growth Officer Mazen Chebaklo welcomed Jean-Claude’s arrival: “Averda is deepening its talent pool with expertise and experienced people who can bring exponential value to the cities and communities that we serve, in sustainability, circular economy and energy recovery. Jean-Claude’s wide experience and skill set will strengthen and support the expansion of our growth and service lines, and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Averda is the leading waste management and recycling company in the emerging world, operating in India and across the Middle East and Africa. The company provides a broad and specialised range of services to over 60,000 clients - large and small - across the private and public sectors. These include the municipal authorities of major cities and household names in a wide range of sectors including oil & gas, automotive, retail and hospitality.
Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Dubai, Averda increasingly focuses on providing sustainable solutions which extract value from waste, reducing use of the planet’s limited natural resources and driving the circular economy. The company’s portfolio of services range from collecting bins and cleaning city streets to sorting, composting, recycling and disposing of household waste as well as safely managing highly-regulated hazardous waste streams including medical waste and dangerous chemicals. Recent investments have further developed the company’s waste treatment capabilities, with the goal of providing circular recovery options in all markets.
The company currently employs over 14,000 people worldwide, helping to provide secure employment amongst the communities it serves. Protection of environmental and human health is the company’s highest priority, and it operates in full compliance with international standards for quality control wherever it operates, currently: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Morocco, South Africa, Congo and India.
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