2019 Advisory Board

Dr Abdulgadir Amir

Deputy Minister, Technical Affairs - Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs

Dr Abdulgader Amir is the Deputy minister for Technical affairs at Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs with responsibility for Drafting buildings and regulation polices and guidelines and technical manuals for city civic works and amenities .
Prior to joining MOMRA, Dr Abdulgader Amir worked in senior and high ranking positions  at several companies, including Municipality of Jeddah, Shamayel development company  and Jeddah redevelopment and regeneration company  mention firms you have previously worked for.Notable is his/her 10 years as vice and mayor and deputy minister for Momra and Municipality of Jeddah.
Dr Abdulgader Amir received masters and PhD Degree for the USA in architecture and urban planning from university of Washington 1990, Georgia Institute of Technology 1998 respectively  from 1990 t0 1998.

Eyad M. Fadul

Advisor, Vision Realization Office (VRO) - Ministry of Hajj and Umra, Jeddah

Eyad Fadul currently serve as an advisor for the Vision Realization Office (VRO) for the Ministry of Hajj and Umra in the capacity of project manager and consultant. He is responsible for delivering the International Oasis initiative, as part of plans to achieve the National Transformation Program NTP goals, he is a Torch barrier leading urban design, knowledge, financial, marketing and legal consultant’s teams.

Eyad has over 17 years of professional experience in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design fields including project management, in local and international firms such as zuhair fayez partnership, Fluor Arabia and AECOM.

He also taught professional Landscape architecture courses at King Abdul Aziz university, and has experience in CSR field through managing Friend of Jeddah Parks (NGO).

Eyad has a Master's degree, Architecture and Urban Design from College of Fine Arts, Helwan university, Cairo, Egypt. And a Bachelor's degree, Landscape Architecture from School of environmental design, King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Samer Kahil

Chief Executive Officer - Kidz Holding

Mr. Samer Kahil is the Executive Officer at Kidz Holding and KidzMondo with responsibility for strategic planning, business development, maximizing investments and discovering additional industries and opportunities for the KidzMondo brand worldwide.

Prior to joining Kidz Holding, Mr. Kahil worked in large-scale financial and real estate projects. Beginning his career as an auditor and continued to advance his skills as financier at several companies, including Deloitte, SARA General Trading, SCAS Capital, and MENA Capital SAL. in Lebanon and Gulf region.

Samer Kahil received a master’s degree in finance at Saint Joseph University and in addition to other certificates in Islamic Finance, real estate, strategy design thinking and from different well know institutions (MIT, INSEAD and ESA business school).

Dr. Giancarlo Mangone

Principal - Symbiosis: Sustainable Design + Consulting and Master Urban Planner

Giancarlo Mangone, PhD, M. Arch., works on maximizing the sustainable performance of buildings, landscapes, and communities, both as a Master Urban Planner at Buro Happold and as Prinicipal of Symbiosis: Sustainable Design + Consulting, in close collaboration w/ municipalities, communities, and developers throughout the world.

Giancarlo's unique interdisciplinary + multiscalar social, economic, +technical infrastructure driven community development expertise, from the scale of buildings to cities+regions, is recognized internationally as pushing the boundaries of a project's social, economic, and ecological performance, and the ability of design to improve people's quality of life, through his development of award winning projects with deeply interdisciplinary and cutting edge project teams, such as experts in sustainable business development, psychology, public policy, + engineering, and invited collaborations with leading design + engineering firms, including Buro Happold, AECOM, Ken Yeang, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, William McDonough+ Partners, Transsolar, LOLA landscape architects, and Mecanoo.

Giancarlo is regularly invited to lecture + give workshops on his innovative work internationally, including the Canadian Museum of Nature, City of Jakarta, Institute of Sustainable Urbanism, University of Sydney, serve on technical committees of international sustainable city conferences, and participate as a Guest Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Guest Researcher at Delft University of Technology. His work + research is published internationally in peer reviewed academic journals and professional industry venues from diverse disciplines, and in books on cutting edge sustainability issues, such as a book chapter investigating the potential of designing urban nature to contribute to generating a circular economy in a forthcoming book for the Dutch national government.

Muhammad Majid Khan

Garden Engineer (Jeddah Municipality) - WSP Middle East

A proactive and committed professional with solid 18+ years' of diverse experience in Landscape (Soft & Hard) designing, planning and schedule development, contract administration, and hands-on experience in project execution and construction management. Proven multi-tasking capabilities in a deadline driven environment, building collaborations in a cross-functional team to create synergies for continuous improvement, revamping or management of business / departmental processes by indoctrinating industry best practices, setting long / short term objectives for performance measurements, stakeholder communications and monitoring business risks.

Specialties: Agriculture,Landscaping (hard&soft)Planning, Designing, Construction and Maintenance; Automated Irrigation System;Monitoring and Evaluation of Water Sector Improvement Project; Golf Course Superintendent, Designer&Consultant; Horticulturist; Project Management; Results oriented team player and like to lead from the front; Proficiency in software MS Office, CROPWAT; Preparations of Technical & Financial Proposals (RFPs), tender documents; Strong administrative & Resource management skills.

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