Meet the team
Marlon ExnerManaging Partner
Marlon has been involved in construction all his working life. He gained vast experience in the façade- and construction industry and project management in Germany and Dubai before he started working for EJOT. During his years with EJOT, Marlon was heading the subsidiaries Middle East and Singapore and the building fasteners division of EJOT Turkey. Marlon’s strengths are in leadership, networking, business development and building long-term relationships with international and local customers and partners.
Dirk-jan SeretManaging Partner
Dirk-jan Seret moved to Dubai shortly after graduating with a degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Marketing Management from the Rotterdam Erasmus University.
He started his career working for a company specialised in medical products for diabetes patients. Dirk-jan was responsible for opening and managing their MENA subsidiary. In 2009 he founded his own company trading in multiple different commodities.
Together with Marlon Exner he founded Dufast International Trading LLC FZ in 2014. Dirk-jan is aiming to use his reliable, tolerant, and hard –working international experience towards leading Dufast International to become the Middle East’s leading Building fasteners supplier.
Maren GerberOperations Manager
Born in Bielefeld, Germany, Maren moved to Dubai in 2005 just after finishing her studies in business administration. Since graduating Maren has succeeded in the fields of marketing, customer loyalty, business development and operations. In 2006 she joined a multinational company to work in the building fasteners industry. In 2012 Maren moved to Singapore to help this company establish a subsidiary catering for the South East Asian market. After 2 years she returned to Dubai and started working for Dufast International shortly after. Maren enjoys helping the young company grow and being part of a dynamic and creative team.
Arnold D’SouzaSales Manager
Arnold has been previously working in Al Shirawi group as a sales manager in the building materials manufacturing division managing the sales team. He started off his career as a sales co-ordinator and has been working with major construction companies for over 3 years, having gained vast experience in both operations and sales.
Arnold has joined Dufast International in 2016 as Sales Manager; he is looking after clients in the UAE and Middle East.
Back office and warehouse team
Our back office and warehouse team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business. All our employees are pride to reflect the high company standards and values; from accounting and purchasing to logistics and warehousing every team member is highly qualified and experienced in his respective field.
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