Growing RWL Water Announces: New Hire, Karim Nasr, Managing Director of Middle East, FZE, Dubai

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RWL Water continues to expand geographical reach and personnel.

Karim Nasr

Establishing an office in the Middle East is an important and major step for RWL Water and supports the Company's vision to expand and access more markets and countries in need of water treatment solutions.

Global water, wastewater and waste-to-energy solutions provider, RWL Water announces the addition of another key executive. Karim Nasr is appointed RWL Water’s Managing Director of Middle East, FZE, Dubai and joins the Company in March 2014.

Karim Nasr brings 25 years of extensive experience in water treatment and desalination. Since 2005, he has served GE Water & Process Technologies as Products & Systems P&L Manager in the Middle East and Africa. He successfully launched and established the GE Water equipment business in the Middle East and Africa. Nasr also worked with the global engineering team on improving upon existing products as well as designing new products suitable for each region.

Prior to joining GE Water & Technologies, Nasr built his water background at Siemens Water Technologies (formerly US Filter & Veolia) where he managed global EPC projects in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He built a reputation for executing turnkey water projects, including the design, engineering, procurement, sub-contracting, fabrication, assembly, installation and startup of municipal and industrial water treatment systems. Some major projects in Mr. Nasr’s portfolio include: Rijnmond Energy Center in Rotterdam, Holland; Prairie Island Nuclear plant in Wisconsin, USA; Hitachi Power in China; Con-Edison in New York, USA; and IBM in New York, USA.

“We believe that Karim is one of the most outstanding water and wastewater engineers with proven expertise in his long tenure with formidable industry suppliers,” says Henry Charrabé, President and CEO of RWL Water. “He has a proven and successful track record in the Middle East and brings cultural sensitivity to the region. In combination with his North American experience, Karim is a phenomenal fit for a multinational company like ours.”

As part of RWL Water, Karim will be responsible for vastly expanding the Company’s footprint in North Africa and in the Middle East, two large focus areas. He will work from the Company’s newly established sales office in Dubai, a central location for business in the Middle East. "Establishing an office in the Middle East is an important and major step for RWL Water and supports the Company's vision to expand and access more markets and countries in need of water treatment solutions," says Nasr.

“We see this as an extremely important market for wastewater, food and beverage and oil and gas treatment,” says Henry Charrabé. “We’re excited to open our newest office in Dubai, where Karim will handle all of RWL Water’s opportunities reaching from Morocco to Afghanistan.”


Founded by Ronald S. Lauder, RWL Water was established with a vision to meet the world’s increasing need for clean water and environmental sustainability. The Company offers global solutions for desalination, food processing, reuse & recovery, waste-to-energy, wastewater, and water treatment. RWL Water strives to provide responsible solutions through the utilization of advanced water purification and recycling technologies.

The Company has designed plants for clients on all seven continents to help industrial and municipal clients treat their complex wastewater effluents in affordable, energy efficient ways. With more than 6,000 sites installed in over 70 countries around the world, RWL Water has a reputation for superb engineering, fast deployment and affordability.

The Company’s core operations are strategically located in the Americas, the Middle East and Europe to provide rapid response through its network of sales, service, technical and engineering professionals worldwide.

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To learn more about RWL Water’s new office in Dubai or to arrange an interview with Henry Charrabé, President & CEO of RWL Water, or Karim Nasr, RWL Water’s Managing Director of Middle East, FZE, please contact Samantha Kelman at +1 (212) 572-4350 or skelman(at)RWLwater(dot)com.

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