On January 1st 2021, Ayman Hassan joined the AVK UK team as Business Development Manager (Gas) for the Egyptian market. Ayman will be responsible for growing sales of both the AVK Donkin and Fusion Group portfolios of products within the Egyptian natural gas market.
Born and bred in Cairo, Ayman graduated in 2005 from the University of Cairo with a degree in Nuclear & Chemical Engineering. After university, Ayman worked as an applications engineer for control valves before moving to Dubai as Sales Manager for Emerson, a US multinational working in process engineering.
For the past five years Ayman has sold valves and other products into the Egyptian gas, water and wastewater markets, providing him with the market knowledge and relationships that will be helpful in his new role with AVK UK:
‘I am excited to be taking up this new role with AVK UK. Although I have experience of water and wastewater, gas is my favourite sector.
AVK UK’s, Donkin brand has a strong portfolio of gas valves, including valves developed specifically for the Egyptian market. Fusion Group established an electrofusion fittings manufacturing operation in Egypt over a decade ago and this is a key selling point when walking into gas distribution companies.
Despite the economic challenges of COVID-19, gas continues to grow in importance as part of Egypt’s energy mix. Exploitation of new reserves discovered in the Mediterranean means Egypt is now a net exporter of gas. Gas is widely used for electricity generation and the Government’s 2030 Development Plan seeks to ensure universal access to affordable energy services for all Egyptians.
My goal is to generate sustainable growth in sales by building strong relationships with customers. Customers will now be able to access AVK UK products directly without having to go through an intermediary. A key part of my role will be to understand the changing needs of customers so that we can continue to develop and innovate across the Donkin product range
Outside work, Ayman’s passions are his family and football. He has two children Hassan (8) and Farah (4), both of whom are at home at the moment with schools closed due to COVID-19. According to Ayman: ‘It’s not ideal as both of them have limitless energy to burn off!’ Ayman follows the fortunes of Liverpool FC.
Ayman attended a French high school where he learnt to speak French. Furthermore, despite never having been to the UK, Ayman speaks excellent English:
‘Since leaving university I have worked with large international multinationals where the language of business is English.’
Ayman will report to Gareth Toyer, AVK UK Gas Sales Director.
.Contact Ayman: Mobile:+201033288388 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org