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  • June 21, 2017
  • Dubai, UAE

Arcadis appoints new CEO for its Middle East business

Dubai, UAE - Dr. Kamiran Ibrahim to lead regional business effective from July 1st, 2017.

 Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Kamiran Ibrahim as CEO for its Middle East operations effective July 1st, 2017. Dr. Ibrahim currently holds the position of Managing Director - UAE and Oman and will succeed Graham Reid, who has accepted a position at RES Group in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Ibrahim joined Hyder Consulting in the UK in 2003 and moved to the Middle East in 2006. Prior to the Arcadis acquisition of Hyder Consulting in 2014, Dr. Ibrahim held a number of senior executive leadership roles, including Regional Business Director for Geotechnics/Tunneling and Regional Middle East Managing Director for the Utilities/Water sector. Following the Arcadis acquisition, he assumed two regional roles at Arcadis, Managing Director of Qatar and the Global Business Leader for Water, prior to his current role leading the growth of the UAE and Oman businesses.

Dr. Ibrahim is a civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience in business development and operations within contracting and consultancy firms across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has a proven ability to drive and implement operational success in large international organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Highways and Traffic Engineering (MSc), and a PhD in Civil Engineering (Geotechnics). Throughout his professional career, he has had key leadership involvement in the design and management of numerous high profile international projects, aimed at improving quality of life of the people within their respective localities.

“We are grateful for Graham Reid’s contribution to the integration of our activities in the Middle East and for building a resilient business in challenging times. Graham led the region with a strong focus on clients and successful project execution. We wish Graham all the best in his new role,” said Stephan Ritter, Arcadis Executive Board Member responsible for Europe, UK, the Middle East and Global Excellence Centers.

“Dr. Ibrahim’s unique combination of relentless client focus, outstanding track record and business acumen are amongst his strongest attributes. His significant leadership capability and deep understanding of the Middle East region as well as Arcadis’ clients and people, make him a natural successor. I am delighted that he has accepted the CEO role in the Middle East,” Ritter added.

Speaking about his appointment, Dr. Ibrahim commented, “I am passionate about leading multi-disciplinary teams to overcome clients’ business challenges, and I am committed to bringing the very best of Arcadis to our clients.”


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