Managing Partner - Director of Projects

Last Updated: 19th November 2017 (over 4 years ago)

Saudi Arabia


Phone Number


Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level

Arabic, English, French, Spanish


A highly educated, visionary and financially astute Senior Executive with significant credentials and expertise operating within the Real Estate and Engineering environment providing Management Consultancy, Contract Management, Commercial Management, Planning & Scheduling, Claims & Dispute Resolution and Client Representative Consultancy to multinational and public sector organizations throughout the Middle East and Africa (
Significantly experienced leading large, multi-disciplined Client Project teams of up to 200 people and equipped with extensive senior level credentials representing large-scale prestigious clients on multi-billion US Dollar transaction negotiations. Widely experienced operating across the full project investment lifecycle and adept at nurturing relationships with a network of C level contacts, political & governmental officials.
A highly credible Executive with world class professional principles and a demonstrable track record of success simultaneously supporting complex engineering projects, combined with the use of best practice project management methodologies and a highly developed knowledge of current construction practices, legislation & project controls.


American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon
Masters in Engineering Management (MEM)

   Sep 1999
— Jan 2002

University of Balamand (UOB), Tripoli, Lebanon
Masters of Science in Civil Engineering (Msc)

   Sep 1997
— Jun 1999

University of Balamand (UOB), Tripoli, Lebanon
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSc)

   Sep 1994
— Jun 1997

Lycee Franco-Libanais, Tripoli, Lebanon
French Baccalaureate Scientific

   Oct 1991
— Jun 1994

Lycee Rene Descartes, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ex-Zaire
French Brevet

   Sep 1981
— Sep 1991


Nesma & Partners
Director of Projects

   Apr 2017
— May 2017

Leadership responsibility for Nesma projecs in Makkah.
Key Achievements
Accelerated the King Abdulaziz Road (KAAR) project for Umm Al Qurah (UAQ), a SAR 7 Billion infrastructure project that will link Makkah 3rd Ring Road to Jabal Omar comprising metro tunnels and stations, car parks, vehicles and pedestrian underpasses, bridges, roads and public realm.

Encozen Engineering Consultants
Managing Partner

   Jan 2007
— Current

Leadership responsibility for the operational and financial performance of this USD $2M, 25-employee strong practice which encompasses managing the commercial, contracts, claims & dispute resolution, planning & project management and management consultancy functions. Wider remit also involves management responsibility for the marketing, accounting, administration and legal support functions. Play an active role in establishing and nurturing strong relationships with clients, consultants, banks and official authorities. Regularly take the lead role in leading onsite client teams to execute Company Establishment, Re-Structuring, Strategic Management, Project Management, Contract and Commercial Management, Planning and Scheduling programmes.
Key Achievements
♦ Founded and successfully grew Encozen over a ten-year period delivering a wide range of consultancy services to a range of prestigious private and public sector organisations across Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman and China. (See Completed Project Portfolio Section below)
♦ Orchestrated the delivery of the client’s project objectives through leading multi-disciplined and multi-cultural teams of up to 200 people across the client’s organization ensuring project / contract / commercial / planning and claims deliverables were achieved.
♦ Regularly represented clients with third parties entities in order to finalise diverse multi-billion dollar transactions, often faced with challenging client positions requiring complex and detailed negotiations to successfully navigate through & conclude.
♦ Led the Establishment of large organizations in the MENA region including cross-countries’ processes.
♦ Personally led several TQM (Total Quality Management), BPR (Business Process Re-engineering), KM (Knowledge Management) and Strategic Management Programmes for large scale multinational organisations establishing best
practice manuals and procedures in terms of goals, organization structure, processes and resources.

Amerfa-Interphoto-TQM-Davis Langdon

   Jan 1982
— Dec 2006

Consultant; Davis Langdon; Saudi Arabia / Lebanon (1999-2006)
Contract administration, quantity surveying, claims, planning, project management and representation with clients in Lebanon & KSA.
Consultant; Total Quality Management (TQM); Lebanon / Kuwait (1999-2001)
Lead and delivered a range of TQM exercises and Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) programmes from a Knowledge Management (KM) Perspective. Key project: restructuring of the Kuwait Finance House (KFH).
Planning Engineer; Opere Publice; Lebanon (1998-1999)
Key project: Rehabiliation and Development of North Lebanon Infrastructure Network, USD 500 Million.
Purchaser, Salesman and Cashier; AMERFA and Inter Photo; Zaire (1982-1991)
Family retail business selling all ages clothing and electronics.