Emrill, one of the UAE’s largest facilities management providers with over 7,000 employees, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director

The firm’s previous Operations Director, Alex Davies has taken over as Managing Director, stationed at their Dubai-based head office.

Davies’ appointment is a result of his proven track record in delivering all aspects of facilities management within the UK and here in the UAE. His experience and hands on approach is seen as a critical asset to the Emrill Leadership Team.


Davies’ brings a wealth of international experience acquired over 13 years with Emrill’s shareholding company, Carillion. During this time, Davies advanced through engineering, delivery and business management roles. Prior to moving to the UAE to take on the role of Operations Director at Emrill in 2014, Davies held a number of Director positions at Carillion within their Engineering, Energy Services and Facilities Management divisions.

Alex Davies said: “As the leading facilities management company, Emrill is well positioned for continued and sustainable double digit growth. Our focus firmly remains on service excellence to continue building value partnerships with our existing clients, whilst forging new relationships within the industry. Further to this, we are looking to drive world class standards of facilities management across the UAE through innovation, and most importantly, our excellent people.”

Davies adds: “The UAE is experiencing further growth as it moves towards Expo 2020 and the UAE’s Vision 2021. Emrill is seeing growth in its core sectors of aviation, infrastructure, residential, and commercial as a result of this significant investment. We are expecting long term growth in the leisure, retail and healthcare sectors, in addition to enhancing Emrill’s footprint across the UAE.”

Emrill’s People Director, Minelle Gholami, comments: “The decision to promote Alex to Managing Director, internally, is true to Emrill’s on-going strategy to encourage professional development and to recognise and elevate talent from inside the company wherever possible. A significant number of vacancies are filled through internal promotions in the business.”

Alex Davies holds a Masters in Civil from The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He has recently been granted Certified Status by the British Institute of Facilities Management (CBIFM). He lives with his wife and two Dachshunds in Dubai.