June 24, 2024

Egis Strategic Leadership Appointments In ME Boosts Its SD Image

Egis strengthens energy & sustainable cities offering through strategic leadership appointments in the Middle East

Following a significant rise in the Middle East market, Egis, a global leader in the consulting, construction engineering, and mobility sectors, boosts its commitment to sustainable development in the Middle East (ME) region with vital strategic appointments.

Industry sources added that this initiative is in line with Egis consolidating its position as one of the top five firms in the Middle East, according to the 2023 Engineering News-Record rankings, as the company is dedicated to delivering expert-led, high-quality, and sustainable solutions. Moreover, their projects are driven by Egis’ best-in-class, in-house capabilities in tailor-made design, digital innovation, and environmental stewardship.

Leadership for a Sustainable Future

Jacques Khoriaty, Regional MD For Energy & Sustainable Cities

Spearheading the initiative is Jacques Khoriaty, who has been appointed as the Regional Managing Director for Energy & Sustainable Cities. Leveraging his proven track record includes boosting Egis’

Middle Eastern business as Chief Commercial Officer, Jacques will now lead a comprehensive portfolio encompassing Building Engineering, Architecture, Environment, Façade & Sustainability, Water, and Energy Services. He brings a wealth of experience in consulting, engineering, project management, and public-private partnerships (PPP) projects that have been vital in triggering the firm’s strategy across the infrastructure, buildings, and urban planning sectors.

Collaborative Sustainable Development

Dr. Ali Amiri, Regional Director for Building Engineering Service Line & Sustainability

Dr. Ali Amiri steps into the role of Building Engineering, Façade & Sustainability Director for the Middle East & South Asia. Known for his years of experience in project and design management of complex projects, and his commitment to sustainability, which is evident in his efforts to strengthen Egis’ ties with global and regional Green Building Councils and champion sustainability initiatives. Additionally, he will utilize the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital engineering tools to deliver general and specialist engineering services for buildings with a focus on sustainability.

Laure Russier – Bècle- Regional Director and Partner | Middle East and South Asia | Water & Energy, Marine & Port, Nuclear and Marine Environment

Laure Russier, a multi-award-winning industry leader, assumes the role of Director of Water, Energy, Ports & Marine Ecology for the Middle East & South Asia. Laure’s passion for large-scale sustainable infrastructure projects was recognized by multiple regional industry awards in 2023, including Eco-Friendly Professional of the Year, Women Executive of the Year, and Women Icon of the Year.

Pedram Rad, Egis Architecture Director for the Middle East and South Asia

Pedram Rad, has been appointed as Architecture Director for the Middle East and South Asia. With 25 years of experience in design across major sectors, including hotel & hospitality, residential, high-rise, and commercial mixed-use developments, Pedram will leverage the recent acquisitions of U+A in the UAE and Omrania in Saudi Arabia to tailor innovative design solutions that meet the specific and diverse client needs, while upholding the highest industry standards.

Yassmin Al-Khatib Regional Director For Environment

Yassmin Al Khatib joins as Environment Director for the Middle East & South Asia. With a strong background in leading environmental strategies for prominent clients, Yassmin’s expertise will bolster Egis’ commitment to environmental responsibility. Her role in managing strategic public and private sector contracts highlights her ability to blend technical skills with robust leadership capabilities.

Boosting Leadership in Saudi Arabia

From L To R – Charles Trad, KSAs Energy & Sustainable Cities Director And Marwan Bsaibes Chief Operations Officer of Omrania

Charles Trad has been appointed as the Energy & Sustainable Cities Director for Saudi Arabia. Leveraging his 30+ years of experience, Charles will oversee major design projects in architecture, building engineering, water & energy, nuclear, and sustainability & environment. This appointment emphasizes Egis’ dedication to delivering best-in-class sustainable infrastructure solutions in the Kingdom.

Marwan Bsaibes joined as Chief Operations Officer of Omrania, the leading architectural firm recently acquired by Egis. Marwan’s deep expertise will be instrumental in propelling Omrania’s success, solidifying Egis and Omrania’s position as pioneers in Saudi Arabia’s architectural design and sustainable urban planning landscape.

Alaa Abusiam, CEO of Egis in the Middle East & South Asia

Alaa Abusiam, CEO of Egis in the Middle East & South Asia stated “The Middle East is a region experiencing tremendous growth, and Egis is determined to lead the way in shaping its sustainable trajectory. I am confident in the diverse abilities that Jacques, Dr. Ali, Pedram, Laure, Yassmin, Charles, and Marwan contribute to our business. Their collective talent and experience bring innovative, cost-effective, and eco-friendly design and engineering solutions that cater to the evolving needs of our clients.”




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