Speakers

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.

Holley Chant

Director of Sustainability and Environment - Qiddiyah Investment Company

With more than 19 years of senior leadership experience, Holley have educated design professionals, municipal officials, and individuals at corporate entities on the principles of sustainability, contributed to public policy development, and driven thought leadership at numerous conferences and architectural competitions.

Ian Williamson

Chief of Project Delivery Officer - The Red Sea Development Company

Ian Williamson joined the organisation as Interim Chief Development Officer in October 2017. He is responsible for leading development and delivery of the planning, design and construction of the project.

As an Executive and Board Director for over 25 years, Ian has undertaken both strategic and operational roles, developing a leadership style that enables his colleagues to reach their potential.

Earlier in his career, Williamson worked with Sainsbury’s for a decade, as a senior member of the development team, responsible for marketing, finance, store planning, and project management. He later acted as Senior Vice President between AECOM Europe and AECOM Middle East, where he directed projects on both continents for over 15 years.

Prior to joining TRSDC, Williamson served as Managing Director at Arcadis Middle East.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from Cass Business School, London, UK, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Mathematics from the University of Reading, UK.

Nuha Eltinay

Director of Urban Planning and Sustainable Development - City Development Strategy (CDS)

Galal Abada

Advisor, Planning, Studies and Development - Madinah Development Authority

I am an architecture, urban design, and planning advisor and consultant. I am currently the planning and development advisor for the Madinah Development Authority MDA, KSA (2010-todate), where I am advising the planning of the future development of Madinah. Also, I am an associate professor of architecture and urban design at Ain Shams University in Cairo ASU since 2005 (on leave). I was trained at Ain Shams University ASU (B,Sc. & M.Arch.) the Institute for Housing and Urban Studies IHS, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (Diploma), Ecole Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville (Diploma), and the University of Leuven, Belgium, (M.Sc.). I have received a Ph.D. in Urban Design from Stuttgart University, Germany.

For more than 25 years, I have been provided outstanding technical contributions to a wide range of multidisciplinary urban projects of various scales; from city and masterplanning to urban and detailed design. I have carried out various technical, consultancy assignments and advisory services for a number of public agencies, private bodies and some international organizations. My designed and built projects as well as several winning competitions are located in Egypt as well as in some locations in Belgium, Germany and Saudi Arabia.

I am specialized in developing linkage between the urbanism, cultural and environmental, institutional development, and its relationship to the multi-dimensional design, planning and management activities of various development projects. My notable capacity to translate vast amounts of information and multi-dimensional ideas into pragmatic solutions is demonstrated thorough my understanding of complex projects from design concept and preliminaries to detailed design. I have a long and advanced professional experience in business development and project acquisitions, contracts and tender management, supported by solid client relations and proficient and program management skills.

Dr. Giancarlo Mangone

Principal - Symbiosis: Sustainable Design 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

Majid Khan is the only architect of the garden at WSP-pb (Parsons Brinckeroff), which is provided for the care of Jeddah Municipality in all O&M (15 running projects) and CMS (4 running projects) works. He has delivered 6 walkways (Yamama, AlSafa, UmAlkhir, Alsamir, AlGhulail & Jamia) and 3 garden projects.

Prior to joining WSP, Khan has a versatile experience in the field of construction supervision of projects ranging from landscape, golf course and infrastructure projects of International stature with renowned developers and clients (EMAAR, RPGCC, MODON, Royal Commission Yanbu & Jazan) and consultants Mouchel, CH2M, NESPAK. Notable is his 7 years as Golf Course Superintendent/Architect for RPGCC.

Khan received MSc degree in Turf Management from UAF from 1997 to 2000. His professional interests includes Turf Management and Innovation in low cost Garden Projects Maintenance.

In addition, he is a Member of Golf Course Superintendent Association of India and Saudi Council of Engineer
Khan was recently honored with the Guinness World record for his contributions to the 11th Flower festival Yanbu designed, executed and maintained, received officially Amazing from Guinness book of records.
 

Mauricio Diaz

Principal Master Planner and Architect - Atkins

 

Design Professional with more than 12 years of extensive experience working on a wide spectrum of Master plan and architectural projects in the UAE and across the Middle East. I aspire to work on the design of large scale urban projects and comprehend their logical interpretation at the building level.  

Key Skills: proven skills in Team management, design development, land use analysis, feasibility studies and detailed master plan design. Abilities to coordinating large com-plex tasks and work with and solve the more detail-oriented challenges and aspects of the projects.   

  • Strategic City Planning, Idea and vision development 
  • Project Frame work and design concept development 
  • Drawing master plans with developments guidelines
  • Urban design reports and Presentation drawings
  • Detailed Urban planning with coordination with all technical disciplines 
  • Sustainable City Planning
  • Experience with building and planning projects in UAE, Middle East, Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
  • Balancing the social, financial and environmental requirements of each project

Muhammad Abdullah Quadri

Senior Architect - TYPSA

Marlon van Maastricht

Senior Manager, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning & Design Departments, - Khatib & Alami

Ahmed Elsherbiny

Senior Irrigation Engineer - Dar Al -Handasah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Professional landscaping and irrigation engineer with over 18 years of work experience in the design, construction and management of the landscaping irrigation projects and water resources in the gulf area.

Dynamic leader with a creative thinking and high communication skills, My ambitious personality with the work experience gave me the ability to deal with the challenges and overcome all constrains to make the achievements.
I’ve worked in several fields and positions as a designer, senior engineer, project manager division manager, contractor, consultant and trainer.

CORE EXPERIENCE:-
Project manager, Team leader, trainer and speaker, working in multi tasks, projects planning, landscaping management, irrigation design and construction, water resources managements, site supervision, design and shop drawing review, specification review, bids pricing, quantities estimating, potable water networks, fire systems, water tanks, RO. Plants, Pumps and pump rooms, central control and SCADA systems, filtration system, valves and chambers, Wells, Fog system, Waterfalls, fountains, Ponds and pools.

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).

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