Nader Paul Abbosh | Phone: + (971) 506506794| Email:
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Nader Paul Abbosh CV 7 May 2015

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  • 1. Nader Paul Abbosh | Phone: + (971) 506506794| Email: 1 Nader Paul Abbosh Address: Po Box 52750 Phone: +971 (0)50 650 6794 E mail: POSITION SOUGHT CEO / COO / Regional Director / Programme Manager Non-Executive Director/Consultant KEY EXPERIENCE - Full ExecutiveBusinessand P&LManagement - Programme Management of Capital InvestmentPrograms - Project& Commercial Managementof Major Projectsand Studies - ProjectStrategy, Contracts Commercial,Operational PerformanceReviews and Acquisitions PROFILE Multi-skilled businessleader with 35 years hands-on experience at major multinational EngineeringConsultancies in the Middle East and UK. My experience includes 20 years of Executive Board positions and Senior Leadership roles in Business Management, Strategic Business Development, Programme Management, and projectdelivery of major projects.I have worked for Government Clients, Private Sector Clients and Design &Build Contractors across the sectors of Rail, Commercial and Residential Prop erty, Hotels, Highways,Infrastructure,Defence, Pharmaceuticals,Industrialsand Oil & Gas. My management style is to engender a strong teamwork ethic in all my businesses and encourage appropriate devolved empowerment. I ensure that there is always clear responsibility and accountability in my organisations as well as appropriate mentoring. I enjoy excellent and well-developed client management skills in both business development and operational management scenarios. I am an excellent leader,ableto form committed and motivated teams that are results-driven.I embracechange and I amsolution orientated. I am flexiblein my approach and have multicultural and strongcommunication skills.I possessexcellentjudgment and am strategically minded with an in depth understandingof the markets, economics and politics of the regions I have operated in.I am skilled atusingthisinformation to setin placeand implementbusiness transformational changes in terms of geographical focus and targeted services to take advantage of the prevailingand anticipated conditionsover three, five and ten year time frames. I use the above skillsto focus my businesses on developingappropriateopportunities . I ensure my teams focus on, and secure,a growing mix and volume, of good, profitableand diversified projectwork in our selected services and geographies. My choices of areas and services are informed by the markets, the technical capabilities of the business and its ability to leverage onto other worldwide experience, its geographical presence and where we can best achieve appropriate barriers of entry to competition. I also strivehard to ensure work won is delivered well and on time by facilitating and rewardingoperational excellence. I have a demonstrable track record in growing, diversifyingand developing businesses successfully and securingmajor long term projects on a good commercial basis, all whilst simultaneously continuing to deliver stretched profit and cash targets. I possess over 20 years of full P&L management of major businesses within Atkins and Hyder. I have also had significant involvement in identifyingbusiness acquisition targets and due diligenceof such targets prior to acquisition My mixed UK and Arab parentage, education and bilingual English /Arabichaveenabled me to develop and exploitgood clientand strategic partner relations. I can utilise this to generate new business by developing and converting prospective partnering opportunities.I understand and use to my advantage the cultural differences that exist between the East and the West and I am ableto operate successfully in both environments often actingas a bridgefrom one to the other. I have considerable major programme management experience. Having won, managed and set up the successful delivery of a number of multi-million fee projects: key examples of which were the Red & Green Lines for Dubai Metro, Package 3 of Riyadh Metro, No 3 Minster Court Fire Reinstatement, Kings Cross Underground Station PM, Cross Rail Design and Project UK95 for SmithKlineBeecham Pharmaceuticalsas well as European wideprogrammes of work for Shell and Level 3 Communications. In summary, I am a strong, results driven,team-working leader.I have Business Management, ProjectManagement and Technical Management capabilities with good cultural awareness leadingto a demonstrable track record of succ ess.
  • 2. Nader Paul Abbosh | Phone: + (971) 506506794| Email: 2 CORE COMPETENCIES Leadership & People Management: Strong Team Working ▪Motivational Influencingand Collaboration skills ▪Staff Mentoring and Development Business Management: Strategic Planning and Implementation ▪Change Management ▪P&L Management ▪PipelineManagement ▪Business Development ▪Commercial and Legal ▪Risk Management ▪Compliance▪Acquisitions ▪Corporate▪Compliance▪QHSE▪ Business Development: Client&Strategic Partner Relations ▪Sales & Marketing ▪Communications Performance Management: Promoting Excellence ▪Technical Mentoring ▪WinningAwards ▪Training Innovation ▪ Sustainability ▪Design Management Programme Management: Set up ▪Organisation ▪Execution Plan ▪Staffing ▪Project Controls ▪Delivery Management ▪Commercial Performance ▪Risk Management ▪Change Management ▪Resources Management ▪Quality Control Commercial Management: Contracts ▪Negotiation ▪Arbitration ▪ SELECTED RECENT KEY PROJECTS Dubai Metro, Dubai I was the successful bid Director in winningthelead design roleon the prestigiousDubai Metro project (Atkins largestever fee) with the D&B JV Consortiumof Obayashi Kajima and Yappi Merkezi known as JTM JV and then appointed ProjectDirector for the implementation setup phaseand ClientDirector for thelatter delivery phaseof thisproject.I wasresponsiblefor establishing our scopeand fee, the establishmentour delivery model (whichconsisted of a 200 man team here in Dubai and a 600 man team worldwideusing34 offices) to deliver the required design services and stakeholder management. Overall project fee value to Atkins for Metro Red and Green Lines: approx. £350m. Riyadh Metro Package 3 I was the successful bid Director and Later the Atkins Project Delivery Director responsible for the initial project set up and Design in Riyadh for the$300mfee Atkins Typsa JV workingon the three metro lines beingbuiltby FCC, Samsungand Structon. The role involves setting up the project teams in Dubai and Riyadh the Programme execution plan organisation and all the relevantprocesses and systems necessary to managea projectof this sizein order to deliver successfully to the clientas well as commercially for Atkins .Project fee value to Atkins approx. £250M. Qatar Ashghal Projects (Local Roads and Drainage Programme, Contract 2 Doha Expressway and Truck Orbital Road) As Client Director for Ashghal works, effectively directed the project teams in resolving project management and delivery challenges as per set time and programme specifications. I had and led regular client meetings at senior levels to resolve ongoing commercial issues. Project fee value to Hyder approx. £250m Etihad Rail Stages 2 & 3, Abu Dhabi I was Atkins Programme Director responsible for the delivery of all design services producing the full concepts and tender reference designs for Stages 2&3 of the1200 km Etihad Rail Freightand Passenger Network across theUAE and the commercial performance of the project for Atkins. During this period I established and improved cli ent relationships and enabled optimised service delivery utilising over 300 staff from multiple offices across the UAE, Middle East, UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Australia and India. The railway will consist of a network of 1,200 km stretching across the Emirates connecting the UAE to Saudi Arabia and Oman. Successfully issued to tender on-time and to set quality levels; Project fee value to Atkins approx. £100m
  • 3. Nader Paul Abbosh | Phone: + (971) 506506794| Email: 3 CAREER HISTORY Hyder Consulting Middle East (Dubai Based) February 2014 – Present HYDER MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL MANAGING DIRECTOR & PLC GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER REPRESENTING THE MIDDLE EAST REGION ( Based in Dubai UAE) As Regional MD I developed, and implemented a new fiveyear strategy with the aim of setting up the business,post-recession,to respond to the recovering markets in the UAE and growing markets in Qatar and KSA. In accordance with this strategy I oversaw the improvement, transformation and diversification of the business as well as introducingnew operational excellenceand corporate governance processes. As MD I held full P&Lresponsibility for theHyder businessin theregion comprising2000 staff and a turnover in excessof 100mpounds sterling per annum with offices in Dubai Abu Dhabi Al Ain, Doha Jeddah and Manama as well as Global Design Centres in Manila Bangaloreand Amman. Under my Leadership the business achieved significant top and bottom line growth, recruited a substantial number of key staff and delivered shareholder valuewith stretch againstall budgeted targets. The businessoperated in theSectors of Property, Infrastructure,Transportation and Utilities The success of the Middle Eastern business was a prime reason why Hyder PLC was recently acquired recently by Arcadis for a substantial upliftabovemarketata PE of around 14. WS Atkins & Partners Overseas (Dubai based) Feb 2005 – Feb 2014 ATKINS MIDDLE EAST REGION DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR& REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR (Dubai UAE) When I joined theboard of Atkins Middle East,atthetime, itwas primarily a buildingbusiness,based predominantly intheUAE. I was responsible for putting in place the ME regional business strategies and plans for geographical and service diversification a nd then securing approval of the Regional and Worldwide CEO’s. Subsequently I was then tasked with leading the implementation of these strategies. This entailed the transformation and diversification of the business away from building by establishing in region, other Atkins worldwideservices,notpresentin the ME business.Thiswasachieved by growingour smaller businesses in Qatar,KSA,Oman and Bahrain. My roleinvolved formulating sector strategy and businessplans,business development,bidding,pipelineand resource mobilisation.Additionally I was responsiblefor internal reviews of all Atkins major bids as well as performance of major projects to time, cost& quality. I was successful in leadingthediversification of Atkins MiddleEastbusinessinto Rail,Highways,Infrastructure,Civils,Utilities,Master Planning,ManagementConsultancy,Defence,Energy, Health and Education and for recruitingthelocal leadersnecessary for success. The businessachieved a 60%diversification away frombuildings by 2008 justbeforethe collapsein theproperty markets of the UAE, As a resultAtkins isnowthepredominantRail consultancy in theGulf Region and was ideally placed to gain fromthegrowingnew Rail market acrosstheregion. The added regional focus and newkey recruits and servicesintroduced wereinstrumental in helping to growthe ME businessfroma staff level of 800 in 2005 to 3200 by 2008. Additionally I managed the P&L’s of the embryonic businesses established until they had reached critical mass.I also assembled and oversawthe implementation of the businessstrategiesfor the region from 2006 to 2010 including opportunity selection pipelinecreation,managementand reporting.Someof theprojects targeted won,setup and managed in this period include: MOI PROCUREMENT I worked closely with theDirector for Defence to identify structureand win a major commission fromthe MOI for the procurement of fast-speed customvessels and a securefibreoptic communicationsnetwork in Riyadh KSA. EHSMS AL AIN I led the team that bid and won the setting up of the EHSMS department in Al Ain that included setting up the organisation,puttingin placestheprocesses and staff necessary to deliver and then recruiting,trainingand mentoringlocalsto take over the ultimaterunningof the department. DUBAI METRO (red and green lines),ETIHAD RAIL and RIYADH METRO PACKAGE 3 see selected projects above. WHITE CITY BAKU I led the original Atkinsteamthatsecured the master planningof thisprestigious assignmentin Baku Azerbaijan MASDAR InfrastructureDesign SABRA off shoreplatforms for Oil and Gas Plus a number of prestigious master plans and commercial buildingand hotel projects in the UAE MiddleEast,Iran and theEx-Soviet republics
  • 4. Nader Paul Abbosh | Phone: + (971) 506506794| Email: 4 WS Atkins & Partners UK (London Based) Mar 2002 – Feb 2005 ATKINS RAIL & PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT BOARD DIRECTOR UK Operational Board member of the Atkins Rail and PMbusiness(turnover £200mper annum) also MD of theprogramme management unitwith full P&Lresponsibility for this£30mT/O businesscontaining300 plusprogrammeand projectmanagementstaff in 10 office locationsacrosstheUK, Scandinaviaand Western and Southern Europe. I was responsiblefor all AtkinsRail major projects includingthosefor Network Rail on signallingand renewal schemes for Basingstoke and PortTalbotplustheAtkins involvementon the WestCoastmain lineand variousCivil and track assignments .I was also theATKINS SHARE HOLDER REPRESENTATIVE on the Atkins Balfour Beatty and Thames JV for the management of the £500mre development at Kings Crossunderground station in London. WS Atkins & Partners UK (Epsom Based) Mar 2000 – Mar 2002 MANAGING DIRECTOR WS ATKINS MAJOR PROJECTS UNIT & BOARD DIRECTOROF PROPERTY and BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GROUPS DirectP&L responsibility for a central unitcomprisingsome150 plus staff located in 6 offices acrosstheUK and Europe, establ ished to identify secureand managekey projects of a sizeand risk profilethatwere corporately significant. Client Director responsible for the management of Pan European capital investment programmes under long term partnering arrangements for multinational companiessuchas Shell and Level 3.,Management of the regeneration scheme for Swiss Cottage on behalf of Dawnay day and Barratts,and varioushotel refurbishmentschemes for Six Continents. METRONET RAIL Responsiblefor strategic input,provisionof key resources and thecoordination of all Atkinsmanagementresources into the Metronet consortiumfor theultimately successful biddingprocesson theLondon Underground PPP. CHANNEL TUNNEL RAIL LINK Director for technical duediligenceon CTRL PhaseII to both Railtrack and UBS Warburg THESSALONICA METRO due diligenceand lenders technical adviser to the Bank of Mitsubishi & Japan. WS Atkins & Partners UK (Epsom Based) Jun 1997 – Mar 2000 MANAGING DIRECTOR WS ATKINS PROJECT MANGEMENT DIVISION & BOARD DIRECTOR INDUSTRY GROUP UK The Unit provided project management, cost control, programming, risk management, project finance and other project related services to clients in private and public sectors including Eurotunnel, London Underground ltd, CAA, Royal Insurance, SmithKline Beecham, Tate and Lyle, Crawford THG, The City of London, Hilton Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, Bridgend Custodial Services and the FSA. Responsiblefor the P&L performance of the ProjectManagement business.Aunit containingsome70 professional Project Management staff. Duties included thesettingof strategy for the unit,the selection and recruitmentof personnel,the resourcingof projects as well asthemarketingand sales of services. ACQUISITIONDUE DILIGENCE Was a member of the Atkins pre-acquisition and post-acquisition due diligence teams for the proposed purchases of the Property Services Agency, Faithful and Gould, Benhams, Mace and Bovis with responsibility for reviewing the business risks, P&L’s and performanceof projects. PROJECT DIRECTOR FOR A SERIES OF CLIENTS INCLUDING: CRAWFORD THG (Loss Adjusters) Aseries of projectsunder theAtkins Crawford THG framework agreement. TATE & LYLE Advisor to the board on all major CAPEX projects undertaken attheThames sugar refinery. SMITHKLINE BEECHAM ClientPM roleon project“Bridge” the New CorporateHeadquarters Buildingin Brentford (1Msquarefootof officespace) JOHN MENZIES WHOLESALE. Management of the development, design and construction of a network of distribution centres throughout the UK. LORD CHANCELLORS DEPARTMENT Management of the design and construction of variouscourts. LONDON DOCKLANDS Planningand Design Management work on the London Docklands Railway extension WS Atkins & Partners UK (Harlow Based) 1993 – 1997 1993-97 PROGRAMME MANAGER - SMITHKLINE BEECHAM PHARMACEUTICALS (SB) ON THE NEW FRONTIERS SCIENCE PARK PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS (Capital cost £260 million). 5 years Client Executive project management on the strategic set up and implementation of this major programme of works. Put together and implemented the overall Programme Execution Plan covering the funding,design,planningconsents,contractstrategy and execution. REVIEW TEAM MANAGER for the Burj Al Arab and Jumairah Beach hotel complexes inDubai ( cost£800m) Member of a two man projectreviewteam reportingto the ManagingDirector of Atkins on theprogress of this key prestigious Atkins project.
  • 5. Nader Paul Abbosh | Phone: + (971) 506506794| Email: 5 WS Atkins & Partners UK (London Based) 1991 – 1992 SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE ROYAL INSURANCE COMPANY on the reinstatement of the London Underwriting Centre at MinsterCourt following a major fire (capital cost £110 million) CONSULTANT TO SAMASRONEO on the reinstatement ofa fire damaged factory PROJECT REVIEW TEAM LEADER on the construction ofWoolwich Crown Court for the Lord chancellors Department WS Atkins & Partners UK (Epsom Based) 1986 – 1990 CONSULTANT / PROJECT MANAGER / DESIGN ENGINEER UK LEAD CONSULTANT TO SMITHKLINE BEECHAM PHARMACEUTICALS R&D (SB) offeringprogramme/projectmanagement and control services on a largefacilitiesrationalisationprogramme( cost£100million). PROJECT MANAGER on secondment to a confidential defence contractor on a development contract for submarine command and control systems. (Capital Valueapprox.£60 million). PROJECT REVIEW TEAM MEMBER to a confidential systems defencecontractor. PROJECT SERVICES MANAGER for the design work on the Al Yammah (Tornado airbasesin Saudi Arabia). STRUCTURAL ENGINEER for the station servicescomplex atDrax and on the Kowloon Bay waste transfer station.CIVILENGINEER on the infrastructureand roadsfor theWestBurton power station PM on the Docklands LightRailway under a D&Bwith Mowlem PROJECT SERVICES MANAGER TO THE PROPERTY SERVICES AGENCY (UK). On the £900m Coulport and Faslane submarine bases. PLANNING ENGINEER WITH PHILLIPS PETROLEUM on their management contractfor the Hewitt Investment Packageoff Yarmouth. Iraq Consult UAE (Abu Dhabi Based) 1982 – 1985 GRADUATE CIVILENGINEER EMPLOYED AS A CONSULTING ENGINEER BY IRAQ CONSULT IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Commercial buildings, Assistant RE on a new 17 storey reinforced concrete framed commercial building, Assistant RE on a series of policestationsand border policeposts for theMinistry of Interior and AssistantREon a series of gymnasiums and indoor swimming pools atschoolsfor theUAE Ministry of Education. LANGUAGES SPOKEN WRITTEN READING English mother tongue Arabic fluent(bilingual) fluent fluent EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS MEMBER of the ASSOCIATION of PROJECT MANGEMENT UK (since 1984) MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE (Construction Management) from Loughborough University UK 1985 – 1986 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE (Civil Engineering) from Southampton University UK 1978 – 1981 Included a six-month study on developing a finite element computer programme to analyse the effect of wind loading on tall multi storey buildings with shearwallsusingthemethodology of transfer matrices. Pierrepont School Farnham SurreyUK (O and A levels) 1974 – 1978 Mansoor School Baghdad Iraq INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CERTIFICATE 1971 – 1974 Completed 9 years primaryand intermediateschoolingin Baghdad Iraq in Arabic. PERSONAL DETAILS Date of Birth: 13 December 1958 Nationality: British Marital Status: Married Driver’s Licence: UAE/UK References available on request

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