Evertt Ucat
Operations Manager - Al Bandar Marina

E eucat@aldar.com

Evertt works in marina operations since 2005, but has more than 15 years total experience in marine / maritime industry. In the past, he worked for Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Yas Marina in the UAE. He has excellent experience in a wide range of marina facilities including commercial, recreational, hard stand operations, community based marina and super yacht facilities. Evertt has an international experience as a seafarer and holds a Bachelor Degree in Maritime Transportation.


Miguel Contreras
Marina Manager - Al Bandar Marina

E Miguel.Contreras@artmarine.ae

A sailor for 43 years, with an easy smile and ready for a joke, Miguel has been racing at professional level internationally sailing from dinghies to TP52 and Maxis, parallel to sailing he become a marine consultant, expert in marinas conceptual design, in the UAE he was heavily involved in the Volvo Ocean Race stop over, from the conceptual design of the marina, race village and access channel. Miguel has been involved in the organization of several sailing events and was the skipper of an Emirati team for several times. He worked also as dealer for some of the top brands for sailing and power boats in the region, from delivery yacht captain, to sales, shipyard and maintenance. A real long time expert when related to boats and related subjects. Miguel is highly respected among the sailing community and some Government entities as an enthusiast pushing for sailing for the whole community, he is one of the mentors of sailing for people with special needs in Abu Dhabi, he has also been involved with Dhow sailing. His hobbies, are sailing and more sailing. Been a marina manager is the culmination of a long time experience at sea at different levels.


Lorena Lapuz
Marina Administration – Al Bandar Marina

E llapuz@aldar.com

Lorena Lapuz joined Al Bandar Marina in April 2013 as Marina Administrator and she is responsible for overseeing overall office administration. She has attended various numbers of customer care trainings & workshops therefore she is fully trained for her role. In the past, Lorena has also been working as customer service and support for 15 years. She is from Philippines & has a Bachelor’s degree in Business.


Jennifer Velarde
Accounts Administrator - Al Bandar Marina


Jennifer Velarde joined Al Bandar Marina in May 2017. Previously, she worked in Aldar Real Estate as general accountant. Jennifer studied accountancy and holds a Bachelor’s Degree. She started her career as an accountant in a manufacturing corporation in Philippines prior to her relocation to the UAE.

Toby Haws
'Head of Marinas’-leads the marina management division of ART MARINE

E toby.haws@artmarine.ae

Transferring from a pivotal role managing the 170-berth superyacht marina at Emirates Palace, In Abu Dhabi, Toby brings a fresh operational and analytical approach in directing the marina division, with a decade of UAE experience from significant roles in the region's leading leisure marine projects. Combining management positions at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Al Hamra Marina, Hatteras Yachts and as an accomplished yachting editor, Toby has a firm grounding in operational success, based around his knowledge of the needs of the modern yacht owner.

Shadi Asefi
Marketing Manager - ART Marine Marinas

E shadi.asefi@artmarine.ae

Shadi joined ART Marine marketing team in 2012. She is a Master graduate in Marketing Communications from Middlesex University and has over 6 years of experience in marketing and customer relationship. Previously, she worked in healthcare and technology industries. Throughout her careers she launched various marketing strategies and campaigns, and was involved in organizing large events.

Her work experience along with her education background has enabled her to have a profound understanding of consumer behavior and implementing effective marketing strategies.






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