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.
Tania HasselConsultant Business Development
Tania is a professional with 20 years of experience in sales. Her career in fasteners started immediately after school, when she began working as a sales employee at Wasi in 1996. Over the next 13 years she developed an extensive knowledge in technical trade, commercial skills, business development, marketing, purchasing, sales and leadership. With her experience she fulfils a variety of roles like, Team leader, Key account Manager, Export Sales Manager.
In October 2009, Tania joined Lederer as Export Sales Manager, focusing on business development, marketing, business relationship and market share increase. In 2015 she got the offer to join DUFAST, taking the position as Business Development Manager Europe and Middle East to Since 2015 Tania supports Dufast with the Business Development in Europe and Middle East.
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.
Dufast International Trading LLC FZ
Po Box 450676
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 8838025
Fax: +971 4 8838052
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