Richard Bowker leaves Etihad Rail

Board member Dr Nasser Al Mansoori will take over as CEO with immediate effect

British rail executive Richard Bowker has been replaced as CEO of Etihad Rail, the master developer of the UAE’s 1200km rail network, by Dr Nasser Al Mansoori with immediate effect.

Bowker, who is only 18 months into his tenure on the UAE’s largest ever transport infrastructure project, will be replaced by Al Mansoori, who was appointed by the board of directors on September 18.

Al Mansoori has served as a board member on the $10.8bn project for the last three years.

In a statement, Etihad Rail said Al Mansoori will continue with his board duties in addition to the new role of CEO. He “brings extensive transport knowledge and experience having previously held the position of Director General of the UAE’s National Transport Authority (NTA),” the statement continued.

Commenting on this new appointment, Nasser Alsowaidi, chairman of Etihad Rail, stated: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr Nasser Al Mansoori as chief executive officer of Etihad Rail.

Dr Mansoori has been working with us at Etihad Rail since 2009 and brings both a thorough understanding of the company and a wealth of transport and rail knowledge to the role.

We are delighted to have him on board in this new capacity.”

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