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Executive 82190

Richard's Profile

iCEO #82190

Position: COO/Managing Director

Nationality: UK


Experienced CEO/COO and Board Member. Led businesses with more than £200M annual turnover, projects of value up to £400M, diverse groups with 27 companies and more than 3500 staff. Multiple sector companies from Coatings/Chemicals to Concrete/Cement/Building Materials to Testing Laboratories. Locations resided/worked out of include UK, UAE, Saudi, Hong Kong China.

Major Achievements

1. Achieved 150% EBITDA growth and significant sales growth (from 80M to $200M+) for coatings group within four years. 2. Rebuilt organisation after a destructive fire wiped out the primary manufacturing facility. Before the fire, the company had a global ranking of 250, and within 18 months after the incident, it improved to number 65. 3. Completed SAR1.2B Project that had stalled for several years within 12 months, with significant cost reductions including one material adjustment saving SAR25M (£5M).

Industry Sector Competencies

Cement Industry
Construction Industry

Professional Objectives

Function: Chief Executive Office or Chief Operating Officer
Sector: Chemical, Coatings, Construction, Concrete, Cement, Laboratory Testing
Interim Manager: Yes
Permanent Position: Yes
Operational: Yes
Availability: Full time, part time, coaching on demand
Prefered Locations: UK, Middle East, Hong Kong, SE Asia

Additional Professional Interests

Operational coaching on demand
Non executive director assignments

Countries Covered

Hong Kong
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates (The)

Operational Competencies

Technologies to market (Expert)
Business development (Expert)
Acquisition and shadow management (Expert)
New product or service launch (Expert)
Geographical expansion (Expert)
Company rescue or turnaround (Expert)
Close down or sell off (Professional)
Pre or post investment audit (Professional)



Home Country



Full time
Part time
Coaching on demand


Graduate / Masters Equivalent



Management Experience

More than 15 years

Company Size

Start-up, SMB, Multinational

Interim Manager


Founder or Co-Founder


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