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Matthew Austin Appointed General Manager of Al Areen Holding Company

Further strengthening its corporate team, Al Areen Holding Company recently announced the appointment of Mr. Matthew Austin as its new General Manager.

Matthew brings to Al Areen a wealth of appropriate infrastructure development expertise of over 22 years of working with leading international engineering companies. Following four years working on major infrastructure projects in Africa, Matthew moved to England to join Conder Structures, a company that was at the leading edge of the design, fabrication and erection of Steel Framed Structures. In 1991 he joined Gifford an international multidisciplinary engineering Consultancy, where worked on many different projects, including Schools, Hospitals, Military Establishments, Industrial Estates, Offices Residential Apartments and Historic Buildings.

In 2001, he became a partner in a 120 large Engineering Consultancy (Upton McGougan) based in Winchester, where he worked mainly alongside developers of Industrial Estates, Residential Estates and Retail Shopping Centres. He was also involved in the complete redevelopment of Exeter Town Centre. In 2007 he left England to join Gulf Finance House before joining Al Areen a year later.

Matthew comes from Harare, Zimbabwe, and holds a BSC. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Importantly Matthew is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the infrastructure and the overall development of Al Areen, together with providing a pivotal daily interface with its many developers.