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mourjan marinas igy appoints new marina operations manager in qatar

Mohamed El Newishy
Dubai, UAE, 10 September 2012: Mourjan Marinas IGY today announced the appointment of Mohamed El Newishy to manage their regional operations across Qatar. The luxury marina operator manages Lusail City’s flagship marina, Lusail Marina, and the stunning Four Seasons Hotel Doha marina.

Mohamed will make the move to Qatar following a successful three years at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, where he worked as Marina Administration Manager. His primary responsibilities in his new role will include overseeing berthing agreements, planning and implementing the Marina Maintenance Programme across both facilities, managing operations and marina administration staff and ensuring all policies and regulations are met with Mourjan Marinas IGY’s standards.

Wayne Shepherd, General Manager Marina Operations Mourjan Marinas IGY, said: "Mohamed joins Mourjan Marinas IGY at an exciting time. As we continue to strengthen our regional presence, Mohamed’s experience and knowledge of the industry will have a significant impact on our Qatar operations. We are confident that, along with the rest of our team, Mohamed will help steer Mourjan Marinas IGY into its next phase of growth.”

Mohamed spent seven years working in the marina management industry in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Whilst at Dubai Marina Yacht Club he was primarily responsible for sales and customer service of the marina, which he managed successfully in keeping the occupancy levels above 95 per cent . Mohamed also played an active role in driving revenues up by 20 per cent in 2012 by creating additional concourse berths and converting larger berths into smaller ones in order to meet demand.

Mohamed’s appointment follows another recent appointment by the marina operator, with Khalil AbuJaber taking on the role of Marina Manager at Oman’s Almouj Marina at The Wave, Muscat.

Lusail Marina celebrated its one year anniversary in June. The marina can accommodate 93 yachts between 10-40 metres in length. The marina has been built from the very best materials to meet the highest environmental management standards. In line with all Mourjan Marina managed facilities, Lusail Marina currently boasts a five-star concierge service, 24-hour security and marina cart service. Lusail Marina is located within the futuristic Lusail City development, one of the most ambitious real estate projects in Qatar and the wider Middle East.

In February 2012 Mourjan Marinas IGY partnered with the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Doha to manage the 112 berth floating marina. The Four Seasons marina, which is only 15 minutes from Doha Airport, offers boaters easy access to the Doha Corniche and members can enjoy membership to the Hotel facilities. The marina also offers a boat ramp, round the clock security, Dockmaster assistance, along with seven-day per week fuel service for both diesel and petrol.


Mourjan Marinas IGY announcements key developments
in executive leadership


Dubai, 6 July 2010:  Mourjan Marinas IGY, the luxury developer and manager of marinas and yachting lifestyle destinations, today announced the formalization of Iain Bell’s role as Director of Development and Matthew Whatman’s promotion to Senior Project Manager.


Iain Bell maintains his directorial role in the company by continuing to focus on the development and design of all Mourjan Marinas IGY’s projects. He will also continue to manage the technical services teams that strive to ensure the success of the company as well as managing the complete development process of future marina developments. 


Previously employed as a Project Manager, Matthew Whatman has now been promoted to Senior Project Manager.  Whatman will maintain his management of the development phases with Mourjan Marinas IGY. This includes the master planning services, design and construction. Whatman also manages the communications with consultants, contractors and government regulatory authorities to direct and coordinate their activities in order to maximise efficient operations for Mourjan Marinas IGY.


Michael Horrigan, CEO of Mourjan Marinas IGY, said:


‘‘The executive developments we are making with Iain and Matthew are compatible with the objectives we have for the future of Mourjan Marinas IGY. As the MENA region has shown sufficient growth in the past year, we aim to maintain our footing in the market to develop and manage world-class marinas and yachting lifestyle developments.


“It is with great pleasure that we maintain our successful relationship with Iain and Matthew and we look forward to working closely together with them to ensure our success in the maritime and yachting industry in the Middle East.’’


The news follows the continued growth of Mourjan Marinas IGY as they extend their reach throughout the Middle East and North Africa with projects such as the Marsa Al Seef development in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sochi Grand Marina, Russia.


Mourjan Marinas IGY’s services include planning, design, development, operations and marketing consultancy. This holistic approach distinguishes Mourjan Marinas IGY from other marina consultancy service providers and positions itself as a key contributor to the marina and yachting industries.  The company is able to offer these services across the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

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