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George Franks

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George franks - managing director, international

George Franks

George joined Interserve in September, 1984, gaining a comprehensive understanding of Interserve and its operations across three decades. In 2008, George was appointed Managing Director of Interserve’s international division, to be responsible for managing nine businesses and driving growth in the developing Middle Eastern market. 

Today, George oversees 17 trading businesses with a headcount of over 25,000 employees spread across Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Capabilities delivered in the region leverage Interserve’s core capabilities whilst being tailored to a regional market context. These include particular strengths in the delivery of support services to the oil & gas sector, as well as key infrastructure and major commercial real estate projects.

George has been instrumental in the establishment of strategic partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions across the region. A testament to the importance placed on integrity and collaboration, the international division has enjoyed ongoing partnerships with regional organisations since 1981.


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