• Press Release
  • May 4, 2020

Arcadis appoints new Director of Asset Management to strengthen asset optimization delivery in the Middle East

Martin Cordwell to lead Asset Management and Operations & Maintenance for the regional business

Middle East, May 4, 2020: Arcadis, the leading global design & consultancy firm for natural and built assets, recently announced the appointment of Martin Cordwell as Director of Asset Management to support its plans to strengthen its program management and business advisory services in the Middle East.

A civil engineer with over 30 years of industry experience, including 13 years in the Middle East, Martin will help to ramp up Arcadis’ asset optimization delivery and technical digital offerings for clients in the region, whilst also leveraging the company’s global capabilities and best practice in asset management including operations management. In his new role, Martin will be responsible for providing technical advice for asset project lifecycle services including policy and strategy development, business case, risk management, optimization, lifecycle development, capital investment planning and PPP advisory services.
“Undoubtedly, there is an urgent demand within the industry and from our regional clients to optimize capital and operational expenditure of assets,” said Anita Foley, Program Management Business Unit Director, Middle East at Arcadis. “By strengthening our program management and advisory services through Martin’s recent appointment together with our growing digital capabilities, we are confident that we can offer our clients a stronger and smarter solution to asset management, engineering and technology moving forward.”
Martin joins Arcadis from Jacobs where he was in-charge of the strategic consulting practice covering market strategy, business development, risk management, delivery and resourcing for the regional business including asset management, economics, sustainability and PPP advisory. His prior experience also includes a management consultant role with WS Atkins & Partners Overseas.
Commenting on his recent appointment, Martin Cordwell, Director of Asset Management, Middle East at Arcadis said: “Although we are facing unprecedented times today, I am pleased to join Arcadis and look forward to utilizing my technical and consultancy experience to support clients and partners whilst positively contributing to the changing dynamics of our industry.”

For more information about Arcadis’ asset management services, please visit this webpage.
For more information about Arcadis’ digital capabilities, please visit this webpage
For more information about Arcadis’ program management capabilities, please visit this webpage.
For more information about Arcadis Middle East, please visit this webpage.


Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy organization for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 28,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate 3.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com

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