Global packaging and processing solutions specialist, tna (, is pleased to announce the appointment of Moataz Hafez as sales manager for its Dubai office in response to the growing demand in the Middle East. Moataz is the newest addition to Mukul Shukla’s team in the Middle East & India, responsible for further developing sales and customer support in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon.

Academically trained in Mechanical Engineering, with a Bachelor of Science from the American University in Cairo (AUC), in Egypt, Moataz is fluent in both English and Arabic and brings over 16 years of relevant and valuable experience to his new role. He has spent nine years in sales and promotions for packaging solutions in the food industry, four years in the field of engineering, and three years in the sale and marketing of petrochemicals.

Commenting on his new appointment, Moataz says: “I’m excited to be taking on this new role with tna in Dubai. It’s a position I feel well-equipped for, having had the unique experience of working in both the technical field of engineering, as well as sales and promotion. I hope to be able to bring this unique perspective and broader understanding of the industry to tna.”

Mukul Shukla, general manager, tna Middle East & India, adds:  “The Middle East region is a fast-growing one, and we are seeing rapid market expansion. With Moataz’s length and depth of experience, I believe he will be able to lead us forward by providing strong sales support both to our customers and the business.”