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Donald MacMillan to lead ABL Middle East, North & South Africa & India

Donald MacMillan has been appointed to the new role of Regional Managing Director to ABL in the Middle East, North & South Africa and India (MENSA & India).

He takes on the role from Ben Lazenby, who has recently been promoted to lead ABL globally – reporting to the ABL Group CEO Reuben Segal.

“Donald combines long-term experience across the Middle East with a wealth of knowledge in maritime and offshore energy sectors. He takes on the position following successfully expanding ABL’s presence in Bahrain and establishing a new presence in Saudi Arabia. He’s now actively involved in expanding ABL’s wide technical offering in energy transition services to support the region’s initiatives in this field.”

Ben Lazenby, ABL CEO

Donald began his career at sea, where he reached the rank of Master before coming ashore following 14 years. Since then, he has amassed experience in surveying for both maritime and offshore oil & gas markets.

He has more than 10 years of experience working in the Middle East, with previous positions in Abu Dhabi and Qatar. He joined ABL as Country Manager for Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in 2018, successfully establishing ABL’s office in Saudi Arabia in 2022.

Donald MacMillan

“I am really pleased to begin this new position at ABL. We have a really great team across the region, and always growing.

“I am particularly looking forward to further supporting clients across the Middle East, North and South Africa, in the integration and delivery of energy transition and renewable energy technologies. ABL has a very strong portfolio across non-traditional technologies including hydrogen, carbon capture & storage, and battery energy storage. Our involvement in projects like NEOM, Port of Mombasa shore power and the UAE’s pilot onshore wind project, show our active involvement in helping the region to meet its climate goals.”

Donald MacMillan, Regional Managing Director for MENSA & India

Donald begins his new role on 1st August.

Contact our office in Bahrain for more details on ABL’s work in driving the energy transition in the region: