Veka plc has announced the promotion of head of finance Mohmed Namaji to finance director in succession to Graham Fitton who has retired after 15 years with the company.

VEKA’s long-standing Finance Director, Graham Fitton, who joined the industry-leading window and door manufacturer in 2008, has retired. VEKA’s head of finance Mohmed Namaji, who has been with the Burnley-based business for 12-years, has been promoted to fill the role. 

Colleagues credit Graham for navigating the company through the global financial turbulence of 2008 and the economic difficulties posed by the pandemic, as well as with the acquisition of Bowater Building Products, including the Halo brand.

Mohmed and Graham had worked closely together for many years. The pair marked the succession with a ceremonial ‘passing of the calculator’.

Graham said on his retirement: “It was obviously a difficult decision, but I am confident in the knowledge that I leave the role in a more stable place than I found it, and it couldn’t be left in more capable hands.

 “VEKA is a family-owned business, and as such it feels like I am leaving my family. I have enjoyed a long career and truly believe that if I don’t leave now, I never will.”

MD Neil Evanssaid: “It is an incredibly difficult departure to accept as Graham has been ever-present during my time at the company. He has been integral in the company’s success, and we would not be where we are today without him.

“I also congratulate Mohmed on his promotion. I have the utmost confidence that he is an astute finance expert, who I have no doubt will continue to play a key part in VEKA’s future success.” 

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