Al Masaood Automobiles LLC (AMA), part of the Al Masaood Group of companies and the authorized distributor in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for Nissan, Infiniti and Renault vehicles, has appointed Irfan Tansel as Chief Executive Officer.
Irfan Tansel was CEO Automotive for Al Masaood Group for 4 years from 2011 to 2015. In the intervening years he has been Chief Business Officer at Al Jomaih Automotive Company based in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has previously worked as General Manager at both Emirates Motor Company and Fouad Alghanim and Sons Automotive Company.
AMA has operated in Abu Dhabi for nearly four decades, bringing to its customers a complete range of 4x4, luxury, passenger and commercial vehicles, catering to a large and diverse range of individual, fleet and Government users.
AMA has an extensive network coverage, including 8 showrooms in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Madinat Zayed, together with an extensive flagship sales and after sales complex in Musaffah with a dedicated New Vehicle Delivery Centre, stand-alone Fleet Business Solutions Facility, 5 service centres, 2 bodyshops and 5 spare parts branches. It has the largest Nissan Service Centre in the world, providing 162 service bays. The division employs over 1,000 highly trained staff across its sales and after sales divisions, and has enjoyed a market share for new cars in the UAE over the past 10 years of around 5%. During Irfan Tansel's earlier spell at the helm of AMA, the division won the Global Award for Nissan for its remarkable sales performance, outstanding increase in market share and noteworthy customer care.
The Chairman of the Al Masaood Group, Masaood Ahmed Al Masaood, said: "Our automotive division continues to lead the field in Abu Dhabi based on its customer loyalty, excellence of service and unequalled high quality of our staff and facilities. Irfan is a seasoned and highly respected professional, and we warmly welcome him back. We have high expectations of his proven ability to deliver for our global principals. Though this is a very competitive market place, we have shown, year after year, that we can deliver excellence to our customers and our partners. We will continue to invest in our ability to do so in the future."