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North Star Opens Middle East Office


Mariana joins North Star bringing a total of 14 years of international experience in management systems, risk management and compliance of which the last six years were with the Dubai Metro where she was head of quality and environment. She worked with the operating company from the shadow operations phase and staged growth to delivering world-class service levels.

She was responsible for the architecture, development and implementation of Dubai Metro’s integrated management system and achieving its external certification to ISO standards. She previously worked as environmental, health & safety manager in Granite Services International, a wholly owned affiliate of General Electric, in the energy sector throughout South America. Mariana holds an engineering degree in environmental safety and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA.

Dubai-MetroRichard Brown, MD of North Star said “We are delighted  to welcome Mariana to our team and look forward to much success in her leadership of the Middle East business. She brings excellent experience and knowledge of what it takes to deliver our customers’ vision. We are in the Middle East for the long term and this appointment reinforces that commitment.”

Mariana said on her appointment as MD of North Star Middle East “I am thrilled about opening our first office in the Middle East and very excited about North Star’s prospects in the region. We are highly committed to providing exceptional tailor-made, customer-focused solutions and continuing to contribute with our expertise to the development of the region’s transport infrastructure.”

We will be holding launch events in London and Dubai to celebrate this. We will be in-touch soon with the details. Meanwhile, Mariana can be contacted at

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