Tuesday 8 September 2015
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Jordan: Eng. Yaser Krishan appointed new Director General of Aqaba Railway Corporation (ARC)

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Eng. Yaser Krishan, previously Rolling Stock Manager, was appointed in August Director General of Aqaba Railway Corporation (ARC), the Jordanian railway company in charge of freight transport (essentially transport of phosphate to the port of Aqaba on the Red Sea).

He succeeds Eng. Hussein Krishan who had been leading Aqaba Railway Corporation for the last eight years and was also Vice-Chairman of the UIC Regional Assembly for the Middle-East (UIC RAME). In May, Eng. Hussein Krishan was appointed CEO of the Ma’an Development Company by the Government of Jordan.

Eng. Yaser Krishan, born in 1965, has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (University of Volgograd, Russia), CE in Mechanical Engineering/Transportation.
He is President of the Jordan Engineers Association, Ma’an Branch.
Eng. Yaser Krishan has held a number responsibilities within Aqaba Railway Corporation – as Workshop Engineer (1991 – 1994), Wagon Section Engineer (1995-1999), Workshop Manager (2000 – 2009), Acting Planning Manager (2005 – 2010) and finally Rolling Stock Manager. He was appointed Director General of Aqaba Railway Corporation in August.

UIC expresses its warmest congratulations to Eng. Yaser Krishan on his appointment and its most sincere wishes of success in his new responsibilities at the head of Aqaba Railway Corporation in a period marked by extremely ambitious railway projects for the Kingdom of Jordan.

(Source: Aqaba Railway Corporation)

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