CBFM appoints former Burj Khalifa FM as new UAE general manager

Holsters also previously worked for Cofely Services in Belgium from 2004 to 2009

Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) has announced Bart Holsters as its UAE general manager. In his role, he will be responsible for 1,600 employees and will oversee day-to-day business operations and collaborate with company executives to develop strategic plans for business growth.

Holsters will also be responsible for communicating company goals to the broader team and driving them forward, the statement said.

“I am delighted to take on my new challenge as the general manager of CBFM as I have seen the company grow from its infancy back in 2010 to become the market leader it is today. The current FM service delivery model is expected to go through rapid transformation due to the availability of emerging technologies and data science. I have always had a passion for systems and technology, and I am determined to further digitalise the way we operate today by driving efficiencies through data science and becoming a long-term strategic partner rather than being a traditional ‘cost centre’ for our customers is my ultimate goal,” said Holsters

Holsters previously worked for Cofely Services in Belgium from 2004-2009, before moving to the Middle East. He joined CBFM in 2009 as facility/operations manager of the Burj Khalifa for three years and then moved to Qatar in September 2012, as lead project manager for the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), said a statement from the company. In 2014 Holsters returned to the UAE as operations manager for CBFM, and was then promoted to head of energy services, ESCO & Renewables in 2016.

Miles Webb, chief operating officer at CBFM added, “We are very excited to have Bart on board in his new role, as he knows our company very well and is a system level thinker with a great passion for sustainability and operational efficiency. Bart has been actively involved in defining and implementing of company strategy as well as with the development and implementation of business standards, processes and platforms leading the company in accordance with strategic plans, operating and capital budgets for many years now.”

“He shows extreme commitment and ownership towards the business and continuously seeks for improvement of both operational and commercial results in view of assuring long-term competitive advantages within the industry,” Webb noted.

Holsters has an MBA in Energy and Sustainability RKC from the University of Cumbria in the UK and a Master’s Degree in Electro Mechanics from the Erasmus Hogeschool in Brussels.

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