Rob Bricker joins Marshall Middle East to lead business development

Marshall Middle East has appointed Rob Bricker to the newly created role of Business Development Director, reporting to Managing Director Chris Walton.

Rob Bricker

Drawing on nearly twenty years of experience across defence and security exports, training transformation and programme management, Bricker will build relationships with new and existing customers in one of Marshall’s fastest-growing regions.

Bricker joins Marshall from the UK Department for Business and Trade, where he led a large and diverse team across a range of sectors as UAE Country Director. In his two prior roles within the Department, he served as First Secretary for Defence and Security for the UAE and Kuwait, in both cases leading defence and industrial collaborations, building strategic partnerships and intergovernmental contact networks.

From 2012 to 2018, Bricker was also responsible for planning and delivering technology and knowledge transfer initiatives for the UK Ministry of Defence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“The Middle East is a key strategic region for Marshall’s global expansion, and Rob joins our team at the perfect time to support our growth plans,” said Marshall Middle East Managing Director Chris Walton.

“Rob’s experience in the UAE and Saudi Arabia will prove invaluable as we continue to partner with local organisations, exchange technology and knowhow, strengthen industrial partnerships and deliver engineering capabilities in line with shared strategic priorities.”

Bricker has lived in the Gulf throughout his professional career, and will be based in Marshall’s Abu Dhabi regional headquarters. Bricker added, “I’m delighted to be joining Marshall at a pivotal moment in its regional growth. Across the Middle East, partnership is the key word and we have the ambition to drive it forward.

“It’s an exciting time and I look forward to continuing the development of mutually beneficial cooperation across the region.”

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