Executive Profiles

The People in Zamil Steel are a team of professionals with unique talents and diverse backgrounds.

Each has a distinct role, yet we draw on all our colleagues' areas of expertise and experiences to develop strategies that work, plans that succeed, and programs that can be implemented.

Nawaf Mohammed Al Zamil

Nawaf Mohammed Al Zamil

President, Zamil Steel Holding

Nawaf Al Zamil was appointed President of Zamil Steel Holding in December 2021. Previously he was serving as Executive Vice President of Zamil Steel Holding and, as General Manager of Towers & Galvanizing division of Zamil Steel. Since July 2004 he was serving as General Manager of Zamil Glass Industries (ZGI). Prior to joining ZGI, he was Deputy General Manager for International Sales of the Pre-Engineered Buildings Business Unit in Zamil Steel in January 2003.

He joined Zamil Steel in 1996 as a Purchasing Coordinator and in addition to this role was also promoted to Transport Manager in 1997, where he oversaw the import and export of the company's raw materials and finished products. In 2000, he was promoted to the position of Purchasing Manager and was also the Purchasing Manager of Zamil Steel Egypt as well as Zamil Steel Vietnam.

He holds a Business Administration (BA) degree from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA, and an Executive MBA from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). 

Khaled Ezzat

Khaled Ezzat

General Manager - GETS, Zamil Steel Holding

Khaled Ezzat is the General Manager of Global Engineering & Technical Services (GETS) of the Pre-Engineered Business Unit. He started his professional career in the steel construction industry in 1985, and worked with leading companies in the Gulf prior to joining Zamil Steel in 1993 as Sales Engineer. He transferred to the position of Design Supervisor in the Engineering Department and was later appointed to the post of Supervisor of Product Research and Development (PRD).

He was promoted two years later, and assumed responsibility for Technical Services (TSD), the department entrusted with the critical activities of all research and product innovation. In addition, TSD is responsible for developing and continuously upgrading all engineering design programs and systems used within Zamil Steel. Khaled Ezzat graduated from Cairo University, Egypt in 1984 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering.

Akilan Sankara

Akilan Sankara

General Manager, Zamil Pre Engineered Buildings Company Ltd.

Akilan graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and completed his Master's from NIT Trichy, specializing in Welding Engineering.

In addition to his current responsibility in Saudi Arabia as General Manager of Zamil Pre Engineered Buildings Company Ltd., Building Component Solutions LLC., and Zamil Structural Steel Company Ltd. Akilan has been assigned as Managing Director of Zamil Steel India effective from January 2022.

He brings 28 years of wealthy experience and long association with Zamil Steel, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). His outstanding contribution in various strategic and top leadership role includes managing diverse business verticals such as Pre-Engineered Buildings, Sandwich Panels, Structural Steel, Pressure Vessels and Transmission & Telecom Towers.

Akilan's business acumen, global industry connects, dealing with major national and international customers and continual customer focus will benefit Zamil Steel India to rise to the next level.

His professional certifications include European Engineer by FEANI-Brussels, Professional Engineer by Engineering Council of UK, Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence (CQM) and Quality Engineer (CQE) by American Society of Quality (ASQ).

He is an active member of several renowned national & international associations like Institution of Engineers (India), American Welding Society (AWS), American Society of Quality (ASQ), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE, USA), American Society of NDT (ASNT) and the Welding Institute (UK).

Khaled Saad

Khaled Saad

General Manager, Zamil Steel Buildings Co. Egypt (S.A.E.)

Khaled Saad joined Zamil Steel Egypt in 2002 as a Country Manager for Sales & Projects; He was promoted in 2009 to the position of General Manager/ Zamil Steel Egypt and was responsible for further development of the company.

He started his professional career with a major steel building manufacturing in Egypt, and held various positions in the steel construction and sales management, and was subsequently promoted to sales and projects manager. He has over 27 years experience in senior sales, marketing and vice-president roles in the steel construction field in Egypt.

He graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Ain-Shams University 1981, and also attained successfully his Sales Management Diploma, at the American University of Cairo (AUC) in 2005.

Krishnakanth Kodukula

Krishnakanth Kodukula

General Director, Zamil Steel Vietnam

Krishnakanth, an engineer by profession, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and has an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, USA. He also holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Krishnakanth brings a wealth of expertise to Zamil Steel Vietnam, having served in several senior leadership capacities over the past 15 years at Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), Uniquest Infra Ventures Private Limited (a joint venture of United Engineers Malaysia Group Berhad & IDFC), and global accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Krishnakanth joined Zamil Industrial in 2014 and have worked at the positions of Manager of Strategy & Investment and Manager of Planning & Performance. August 2021, he was appointed by Zamil Industrial as General Director for Zamil Steel Buildings Vietnam Co. Ltd.

His international career is characterized by solid geographical mobility, particularly in the United States, the Middle East, India, and Vietnam, contributing to his strategic development and cross-cultural management. With a proven track record of developing diverse and high-performing teams, Krishnakanth will lead the next phase of Zamil Steel Buildings Vietnam's growth in the Asia Pacific with enormous opportunities in the post-Covid-19 era.