New Rockwell Collins leadership to expand Middle East and North Africa presence
Aviation and high-integrity solutions pioneer Rockwell Collins has revamped its Middle East leadership to head an expansion programme.
With two decades of regional experience under its belt, the company is now expanding operations to help strengthen the industrial capabilities of the Middle Easts’ defence and aerospace industry. Its planning to accelerate its growth through partnerships and collaboration with regional entities.
“During 2017, we plan to double the business development team working out of our regional headquarters in Dubai and our offices in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi,” said Claude Alber, vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Rockwell Collins.
As the new managing director for the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa, Talel Kamel is now responsible for leading and developing the company’s commercial and government systems business interests in the region. Kamel, who has previously worked at Airbus and Strata, joined Rockwell Collins in 2013 as a Government Systems Principal sales account manager for the company’s International and Service Solutions (I&SS) business.
Bernard Bouillaud is now sales director for the Middle East and Africa leading a new team dedicated to the defence market and based in the Middle East. Bouillaud moves up from being strategy director for the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa.
“We’re fulfilling our strategy to strengthen and build new relationships in this region by putting the right resources where our customers need them," said Alber.
Bernard Bouillaud, sales director for the Middle East and Africa