ENOC Group has appointed Mohammad Sharaf as its new group chief financial officer to lead the origination’s strategy and finance functions.

A senior financial executive with more than 27 years of experience, Sharaf previously led the finance functions in Emirates Aluminium Company (EMAL), a company of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA).

HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group CEO, ENOC, said: “Mohammad Sharaf’s diverse experience in corporate financing and strategic planning across telecommunications, energy and government sectors will be vital in executing our long-term growth strategy and ensuring we continue on the path of long-term financial sustainability.

Sharaf also worked for Thuraya, a $1.3bn satellite telecommunications company operating across Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Earlier in his career, he served with the Dubai Police’s finance affairs division.

Al Falasi added: “Sharaf’s appointment underlines our commitment towards promoting national talent and competence within our organisation and achieving 50 percent Emiratisation by 2020 – in line with Dubai Plan 2021.”