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Eurovent Middle East celebrates establishment as independent association

First honorary membership to be awarded to Emirati young achiever, Roudha Bin Bahr, association says

| | Sep 11, 2018 | 10:22 am
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Dubai, UAE, 11 September 2018: Eurovent Middle East has extended an invitation to its official inauguration as an independent association in the Middle East, following the official hand-over of its business licence to operate as a non-profit organisation, by the Dubai Chamber, the association said in a Press communiqué. During the ceremony, to be held on September 23, at the World Trade Club in Dubai, Eurovent Middle East will award its first honorary membership to Roudha Bin Bahr, in recognition and appreciation of her achievements, the communiqué said.

According to Eurovent Middle East, the licence to operate as a non-profit organisation, which was issued by the Dubai Association Center of the Dubai Chamber, marks the biggest milestone for the group’s development, since its inception in January 2017. The licence enables Eurovent Middle East to operate directly out of the Middle East and set up its own infrastructure in the region, the communiqué said.

Commenting on the development, Brian Suggitt, Chairman, Eurovent Middle East, said: “We have always emphasised that, given the Middle East’s environmental conditions and the role of proper cooling and refrigeration, it is of great importance to establish a dedicated industry association for the region. The licence puts us on solid legal ground and enables us to really act as the interest group for the Middle East, out of the Middle East.”

According to Eurovent Middle East, the official hand-over of the business licence, by the Dubai Chamber to Chairman Brian Suggitt, will take place on September 23, at an event at the World Trade Club, at Sheikh Rashid Tower, Dubai. Introducing the association’s main objectives of working towards lower energy consumption and better indoor air quality, as well as acting as a platform for information exchange and education, the association has invited representatives from government organisations and institutions from the GCC region, along with leading industry executives, trade delegations and other interest groups to attend the event, the communiqué said.

Roudha Bin Bahr

As part of the celebration, Eurovent Middle East will award its first honorary membership to Roudha Bin Bahr, the communiqué said. As the first Emirati woman to enrol in WorldSkills in 2017, and the first woman ever to compete in the HVACR category, Bin Bahr has since been very active in encouraging young people to turn to vocational and engineering education, while raising understanding of issues of the HVACR industry, the communiqué further said.

Naveen Shivakumar, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Danfoss Middle East and Board member of Eurovent Middle East, said: “Danfoss has supported Roudha Bin Bahr in her training for WorldSkills and we are really proud of her accomplishments. Far beyond the challenges of competing at WorldSkills, Bin Bahr shows so much enthusiasm to raising awareness on our industry and promoting technical professions to the younger generation. We are extremely honoured that she has accepted our honorary membership and are looking forward to working with her, connecting our industry with the engineers, technicians and developers of tomorrow.”

Eurovent Middle East also announced the employment of Nerissa Deoraj as Director Technical and Regulatory Affairs. Commenting on her appointment, Markus Lattner, Director, Eurovent Middle East, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Nerissa Deoraj to our team. Nerissa’s knowledge and enthusiasm will help us in increasing the knowledge of and understanding of the region’s regulatory environment.”

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