Danfoss has appointed Ziad Al Bawaliz as its new regional president for Turkey, Middle East and Africa (TMA), following the departure of Levent Taskin.

Al Bawaliz joined Danfoss in 2012 and had previously held the position of Danfoss’ regional sales director for five years. In 2015, he was appointed as Danfoss' general manager for MENA region where he held the responsibility for all Danfoss segments.

Al Bawaliz has more than 25 years of experience working in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry.

He has management experience from leading positions in global industrial companies and will now hold responsibility for over 243 regional employees.

Commenting on his appointment, Al Bawaliz said: “This is an exciting time for Danfoss in the region and I am delighted to be taking on this role.

"As a management team we have now defined the strategy and future direction for Danfoss here in TMA, and we are committed to driving the business forwards in the region by continuing our investments and growth in order to stay ahead of the competition and serve our customers in the best possible way.”

Al Bawaliz will continue to be based at the regional headquarters in the UAE and will be responsible for the TMA region.