Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) has appointed former financial journalist Tom Ashby as group vice president, corporate comms.
In the newly created role, Ashby will oversee all global internal and external comms, marketing and sustainable development efforts.
Most recently served as Business Editor of Abu Dhabi’s first English-language newspaper, The National.
He has also spent 15 years at Reuters and held a variety of editorial positions in Europe, South America and Africa specialising in the energy industry and emerging markets.
Carl Sheldon, CEO, commented: ‘Tom brings us strong communication expertise, international media experience and a solid understanding of the industry. We are proud that he will lead our global communications team. He will be an important asset as we develop our global brand and grow our operational hub in Abu Dhabi.’
Ashby will be based at TAQA’s HQ in Abu Dhabi and report to Sheldon.
Established in 2005, TAQA is a global energy group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.