May 27, 2024

Darren Shrives leads GHDs UAE business as RGM

Darren Shrives RGM UAE GHD

Global professional services company GHD has recently announced the onboarding of Darren Shrives as Regional General Manager (RGM) – UAE. 

Industry sources added that Darren has previously led the company’s Philippines business. He is a civil engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the planning and leadership of multidisciplinary projects in Australia, the UK, and the Philippines. 

Industry sources also added that operating continuously in the UAE since 2001, GHD employs about 200 people across its offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The company was recently appointed by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to develop the National Hydrogen Strategy. 

Simon Light, GHD’s CEO – EMEA

Simon Light, GHD’s CEO – EMEA stated “GHD is at the forefront of helping the UAE build sustainable resilience for its economy, maintain the country’s market share of the global energy market, and in delivering its ambitious social infrastructure and tourism programs. It is exciting to see the live potential that exists for our Future of Energy, Future Communities, and Future of Water offerings.”

Darren stated: “This is a very exciting time to be leading our UAE business. The COP28 summit in Dubai will be symbolic of the vast transition underway in the UAE and the GCC more broadly as these economies transition from oil and gas towards a low-carbon future. We look forward to supporting our clients in solving the world’s biggest challenges in water, energy, and urbanization.”


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