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Bruno Meier
Chief Operating Officer
ART Marine Marinas
E bruno.meier@artmarine.ae

Bruno Meier, Chief Operating Officer, worked before as Director of Marine Operations, and was responsible for ART MARINE’s yacht charter, water sports and marina development in the Middle East. Bruno, a Swiss citizen, studied Biology and also graduated from the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences at Geneva University. He started his career in 1986 as captain, and in 1992 became General Manager of Sunsail International in Turkey, managing a fleet of 120 charter yachts, a 200-vessel boatyard, and 5 holiday resorts specialized in water sports. In 2001, Bruno joined Camper & Nicholson Marinas as General Manager of Port Gocek, one of the most prestigious marinas in the Mediterranean, and in 2003 he joined the famous marina resort of Port Bodrum as C.O.O. and General Manager. Bruno lives and works in the UAE since January 2006.

Bruno has in-depth experience in yacht charter, fleet management, water sports, boatyard operations, marina management and waterfront development, and is a Certified Marina Manager. Bruno is also a skilled scuba diver and sailor, he launched many regatta and nautical events in the East Mediterranean and was Commodore of several Yacht Clubs.

Toby Haws

Toby Haws
Head of Marinas
ART Marine Marinas
E toby.haws@artmarine.ae

Transferring from a pivotal role managing the 170-berth superyacht marina at Emirates Palace, In Abu Dhabi, Toby Haws brings a fresh operational and analytical approach in directing the marina division, with a decade of UAE experience from significant roles in the region's leading leisure marine projects. Combining management positions at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Al Hamra Marina, Hatteras Yachts and as an accomplished yachting editor, Toby has a firm grounding in operational success, based around his knowledge of the needs of the modern yacht owner.

Shadi Asefi
Marketing Manager
ART Marine Marinas
E shadi.asefi@artmarine.ae

Shadi joined ART Marine marketing team in 2012. She is a Master graduate in Marketing Communications from Middlesex University and has over 6 years of experience in marketing and customer relationship. Previously, she worked in healthcare and technology industries. Throughout her careers she launched various marketing strategies and campaigns, and was involved in organizing large events.

Her work experience along with her education background has enabled her to have a profound understanding of consumer behavior and implementing effective marketing strategies.

Evertt Ucat
Marina Manager
Al Bandar Marina
E Evertt.Ucat@artmarine.ae

Evertt works in marina operations since 2005, but has more than 12 years total experience in marine / maritime industry. In the past, he worked for Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Yas Marina in the UAE. He has excellent experience in a wide range of marina facilities including commercial, recreational, hard stand operations, community based marina and super yacht facilities. Evertt has an international experience as a seafarer and holds a Bachelor Degree in Maritime Transportation.

Oliver Hill
Deputy Marina Manager
Al Zorah Marina
E Oliver.Hill@artmarine.ae

After a diverse career building luxury leisure yachts at various shipyards around Europe, Oliver joined Al Yousuf Motors in 2010 as Marine Service Manager where he commanded a team of over 40 staff and managed the company’s many marine service yards across the Emirates. After 3 years Oliver transferred to Abu Dhabi and took appointment as Marine Service Manager for MTM Powersports, overseeing the company’s dealership brands including Seadoo, Hydrospace, Benelli, Westerbeke, Can-Am and RIVA Motorsports. Oliver joined ART Marine in 2016 as Marine Operations Manager, overseeing three marina locations and launching the region’s first dry stack. Outside of work, Oliver is a muscle car fan, having built his own performance beach buggy and enjoys powerlifting.

Imad Farooqi
HSE Officer & Senior Dock Master
Marsa Bateen, Eastern Mangroves
E HSE@artmarine.ae

Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Imad was raised in Toronto, Canada and as such embraced the natural environment with a passion for the outdoors and fishing. Imad is a Disaster and Emergency Management Professional, with a keen sense for Occupational Health and Safety. Imad studied Disaster & Emergency Management (BDEM) at York University, as well as Health Studies (BHS), followed by a role as the Parts Manager at Bluffers Park Marina in Canada, which lead him to complete Marine Engine Mechanical Techniques (MEM) program in 2016. Imad joined ART Marine in 2016 in a dual role as HSE Officer and Senior Dock Master for the Marina Division.

Wyndham Tops
Marina Manager
Emirates Palace Marina
E Wyndham.Tops@emiratespalace.ae

Hailing from South Africa, Wyndham’s succession as Marina Manager is the culmination of a lifetime on the sea. From competitive sailing in World Championship events, Wyndham started his career as a yachtmaster instructor at the RYA Ocean Sailing Academy, while completing numerous worldwide yacht deliveries. Following a period with the Ferretti Group, he relocated to the UAE in 2008 as fleet captain for an Abu Dhabi businessman, becoming shorebased in 2012 as his role expanded to include facility management of real estate and villa complexes.

Combining his years offshore with facility management and a depth of local knowledge, Wyndham also has the inside track as an ex-bertholder to take Emirates Palace Marina to new heights and new challenges of Abu Dhabi becoming a premier large yacht destination.

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