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The 2nd Annual Municipality Excellence and Expansion Summit is a business platform introducing global pre-qualified solution providers to more than 450 pre-screened decision makers from Saudi Arabian municipalities.

Under the endorsement of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA), the summit will host key city officials from municipalities across Saudi Arabia. With the Kingdom investing US$ 500 billion into modernizing its infrastructure, they are keen to source solutions and services that will play a key role in their ongoing expansion plans. As the entity responsible for the administration of municipalities across Saudi Arabia, MOMRA is investing its resources into urban development, smart technology and government excellence.

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2016 speakers

H.E. Abdul Latif bin Omar Al Shaikh

H.E. Abdul Latif bin Omar Al Shaikh

Minister, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA) H.E. Abdul Latif bin Omar Al Shaikh View Profile
H.E. Abdulrahman Al Mansour

H.E. Abdulrahman Al Mansour

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA) H.E. Abdulrahman Al Mansour View Profile
H.E. Dr. Osama Bin Fadhel Al-Bar

H.E. Dr. Osama Bin Fadhel Al-Bar

Mayor, Holy Makkah Municipality H.E. Dr. Osama Bin Fadhel Al-Bar View Profile
H.E. Abdul Latif bin Omar Al Shaikh
He holds a bachelor degree in civil engineering from King Saud University. In 1436 A.H, H.E. became the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs, and prior to that he has worked for leading companies, including The High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh (KSA), Of-Orbos Consultancy (UK), CRS Consultancy(USA), and Embassies district development by The High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh, Head of ADA's projects and planning center on 1412 A.H.

He was also a member of various committees, councils and bodies such as, Chairman of advisory board, king Salman Center for Local Governance; member of International Society of City and Regional Planners; The High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh; the high commission for projects and planning of Riyadh; member of Historical Addir'iyah Development Program committee; the supreme committee for the development of Thumamah Park; Environmental Protection Committee in Riyadh; Road safety committee in Riyadh; Member of Centennial Celebrations Preparatory Committee, member of the board of Tourism development of Riyadh.

He was also credited with King Abdul Aziz 2nd Decoration class.
HE Eng. Mohammed bin Abdulhadi bin Mohammed  Al Amri
He holds a bachelor of civil Engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh, and a Master of Local Administration in municipality and rural community’s administration from Institute of Public Administration, KSA. He has held several roles during his career, including:

Director of technical affairs at the Northern Borders Region from 1/7/1417 A.H till the end of 1417 A.H

Mayor of Rafha from 1418 A.H to 30/05/1431 A.H

Mayor of Tabuk – 3/06/1431 till 29/06/1437 A.H

And he is the Mayor of Madina since 30/07/1437 A.H
H.E. Abdulrahman Al Mansour
Mr. Abdulrahman started working at MOMRA as a public health specialist on 1979, then he became a Director, a General Manager, assistant Deputy, later he became the f Deputy Minister for Municipal Affairs.

Mr. Abdulrahman is a member of various permanent committees including:
- Committee of solving commercial fraud issues (Ministry of Industry and Trade) (1991 -2005)
- Patients’ Friends Committee, Riyadh Chamber (1990 -2005)
- Saudi Society for Food Science, King Saud University
- Deputy of Saudi Society for Food Science
- National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment, SASO
- Integrity Committee, Saudi Accreditation Committee
- Board member of Wildlife Conservation
- King Abdulaziz Quality Award

Scientific and Practical Contributions:

Mr. Abdulrahman participated in many environmental studies that helped making development planes to save the environment, which also led to issuing a number of regulations and orders like the unifying rules and regulations regarding environmental health, and regulations and health requirements for the licensing activities related to public health, and municipal solid waste management system and its related executive regulations. He also worked on studies about implementing recycling to get rid of this type of waste, and monitoring disease outbreaks in the Kingdom through a phased program to end up covering the whole country.

Mr. Abdulrahaman participated in many workshops organized by Environmental Protection Agency , and in and ecosystem management course.

He was also the head of many scientific committees and NPCs. He was a member of a number of scientific and organizing committees.
H.E. Prof. Hani Mohammad Aburas
Dr. Aburas is an industrial engineer by training. He has over twenty years of experience in private and public sectors. In 1995, he joined King Abdul Aziz University as a lecturer and later became an Associate Professor. He has served Jeddah Municipality since 2005 and later became Deputy Mayor. He has served as Secretary General at JCCI and as an Advisor to the Minister of Commerce and Industry. In 2010, he became Mayor of Jeddah and in 2014, he was nominated on the World Mayor’s list.

He is committed to providing citizens with improved infrastructure. He recently implemented a major public transportation program for metro, tram, water ferries, buses, bridges and stations. He is encouraging private-public partnerships (PPP) to provide projects for housing, commercial development, leisure and recreation.

Dr. Aburas holds a PhD from Central Florida University.
H.E. Dr. Osama Bin Fadhel Al-Bar
Dr. Al-Bar was appointed as the Mayor of Holy Makkah Municipality in 2007. He previously served as Dean of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj Research, and as the Deputy General Manager of the Hajj Research Centre at Umm Al-Qura University. He holds key positions in several committees in Saudi Arabia, including Chairman of the Hajj and Umrah Focus Group Council of the Makkah Region, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Balad Al-Ameen, Deputy Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Supreme Commission for the Development of Makkah Region and Team Leader of the Quality in the Umrah Sector at Saudi Arabian Airlines, Rabi Al-Akhir. Dr. Al-Bar has multiple publications to his name, including articles in Renewable Energy Magazine and Solar Energy Magazine, as well as a paper presented at the First Environmental Conference of Saudi Arabia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from King Abdulaziz University, a Master’s degree in Physical Meteorology from King Abdulaziz University, and a PhD in Environmental Physics from the University of Nottingham. Additionally, he holds a Diploma in “Infrastructure in a Market Economy” from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
H.E. Eng. Fahad bin Mohammed Al Jubair
His Excellency Engineer Fahad Mohammad Al-Jubair has been the Mayor of the Eastern Region since 2013. He has over 33 years of experience in the field of municipal business, with both technical and administrative experience. He also manages many development and infrastructure projects, which has given him deep experience in sustainability and social responsibility issues.

His Excellency holds Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from King Saud University, and a Diploma in Advanced Project Administration from Arizona University.

He is a member of the many prestigious committees and associations, including the Saudi Society of Engineers, the Society of Civil Engineers in the United States of America, and the Roads Association in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Ismail Al Ghamdi
Mr. Al Ghamdi, a Harvard Business School alumni, has held his current position as Chief Business Officer at Mobily since 2014. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Sehati and the National Company for Business Solutions (NCBS), Mobily’s subsidiary company. His primary responsibilities include actively overseeing the business unit’s performance, solutions, growth and revenue covering all enterprise aspects.

With almost 20 years of experience, Mr. Al Ghamdi has profound knowledge of the Saudi Arabian market and information technology, including software, hardware, services, networking and networking applications. He is equally effective in the public and private sector across diverse industries.

Prior to joining Mobily, he held leading positions with major blue chip multinational companies, including Microsoft and Cisco System. During his tenure at Mobily, Mr. Al Ghamdi became a board member of Mobily Ventures and Mobily InfoTech India Pvt Ltd.
Younus Al Nasser
Mr. Al Nasser is the Assistant Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, guiding the efforts to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest city by 2017. He is also the CEO of the Dubai Data Establishment, part of the Smart Dubai Office, charged with overseeing the implement of the Dubai Data Initiative, the most ambitious data initiative globally, and fostering a culture of data sharing in Dubai. Prior to that, he was a Director of Projects and Security Systems at Dubai Electronic Security Centre, implementing Agile and Lean methodologies in project management, and a member of the Dubai Open Data Committee, which was formed in November 2014 with a Decree from H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoom to deliver Dubai’s Data Strategy, Data Road Map and Data Law.
Dr Hernani Dias
Mr. Dias is the Mayor of Bragança. He previously served as President of the Parish Council of Sendas between 2001 and 2009.

He was appointed Delegate Regional of the Portuguese Youth Institute (Delegation of Bragança) between 2003 and 2005. In the 2009 municipal elections, he was elected as a full-time Councilman, responsible for the areas of urban planning, equipment, social housing, youth and sports. Since 2009, he has served as the Chairman of the Directorate of Bragança Live Science Centre.

He was elected Mayor of the Municipality of Bragança by an absolute majority in the local elections held in 2013 and took office that same year.

He is married and lives in Bragança with his wife and two children.
Olof Zetterberg
Mr. Zetterberg is a lawyer and the CEO of Stockholm Business Region, a position he has held since January 2007. He holds has a Master’s degree in Law and has worked for the City of Stockholm since 1981. He has previously served as CEO of Stockholm Parking.

He started his career as a Revenue Manager at the Department of Social Services, and thereafter worked as Administrative Director of Social Services in the social district of Katarina-Sofia in Stockholm. Since then, he has also served as Refugee Coordinator for the City of Stockholm, Director of Social Services in Bromma, Director of Recreation, Culture And Sports, Director of City Planning and Director of Traffic And Real Estate.
Muammar al Khateeri
Eng. Al Katheeri joined Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in April 2006 as the Director of the Planning and Construction Management Department, enriching DSOA with his wide knowledge and experience in construction and project management. He was subsequently appointed as the Chief Planning and Construction Officer.

In 2010, DSOA saw the need to merge the Planning and Construction Department with Operations and Facilities, under one leadership. Based on this decision, Eng. Al Katheeri was appointed the Executive VP of Engineering Management. In 2014, he was appointed the Chairman of the Smart City Project Committee at Dubai Silicon Oasis.

Prior to joining DSOA, he worked with major real estate companies in the UAE, including Emirates Real Estate Corp. There, he served as Projects and Maintenance Director, working on major projects including: Ministries complex project AUH, Ministry of Education DXB, Ministry of Public Works DXB, Ministry of Labor DXB, UAE Embassy in Germany, UAE Consulate in Munich, UAE Embassy in Australia, and many other prestigious projects.

He holds a Master’s degree in Innovation & Change Management from Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Al Ain University.
Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah
Dr. Abdullah previously served as the Assistant to the Mayor for IT at Holy Makkah Municipality. Since 2009, he has been an Assistant Professor at King Abdulaziz University. He has also worked as an IT and Process Reengineering Project Manager at the Presidency of Metrology and Environment.

He was appointed Deputy Director of the TQM program at King Abdulaziz University in 2007. He was the Alnahdi Medical Company Acting IT Manager in 2006 and the Vice Dean for Distance Learning Deanship at King Abdulaziz University from 2004 to 2005.

  He holds a PhD in IT from George Mason University, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from George Washington University, and Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from King Abdulaziz University. He is certified in ISO 900, ISO 27001 and Six Sigma Green belt. Additionally, Dr. Abdullah is a European Foundation Quality Management (EFQM) accredited Assessor, and holds a USA patent: US 8, 086,744 B2, 2011.
Allam Ahmed
Professor Ahmed is the Founding President of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD). He is also the Founding Director of the Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) at University of Brighton Business School. He held several senior lecturing appointments in Edinburgh, London and Sussex Science Policy Research Unit, where he established and led the MSc International Management program.

His work has been featured and archived by the World Bank, the United Nations, the European Commission, several governments and prestigious universities. He has served as an Expert Advisor to the European Commission on International Scientific Cooperation, International Co-ordinator at UNESCO Chair on Transfer of Technology (UNESCOTT), and as an Advisor to the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

He holds a Ph.D. in Technology and Knowledge Transfer for Development from Edinburgh Napier University. He is the recipient of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) Scholarship and Prestigious Book Prize for Best MSc/MBA Dissertation.

He is a Fellow and Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the recipient of several awards and medals for contributions to international scientific research. He was listed in Who's Who in The World 2009-2015, Who's Who in Finance and Business 2009/2010, and Who's Who in America 2012.
Prof. Abdullah Al Garni
Dr. Abdullah Algarni is a Professor at King Saud university in the Civil Engineering Department. He is recognized as the “Father of GIS in Saudi Arabia”. He is considered among the first to promote GIS for use in the Kingdom. He is a member of the GIS Saudi National Specification Committee, and Chair of the Spatial Data Standards and Specification Working Group.

His contributions have led the Saudi government and other key entities to give him numerous awards, such as: Cer tificate of Recognition for working with Bechtel Company on the project of King Khalid International Airport and Certificate of Recognition for working with Petrola International S. A. He was awarded by the Ministry of Farming and Irrigation as the best author of the research paper “Consulting Water Consumption in the Country”. He received the Edward Dolezal Award from the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; a Certificate of Support in Austria; and an official letter of acknowledgement and thanks from the Ministry of Defense and Aviation’s Military Survey Department (MSD) for being a consultant for them for one year(1993).

Dr. Algarni is currently a member of the Saudi National GIS Committee in which his strengths within the market, technical knowledge, high energy, and ability to predict where the geospatial industry is heading helped him assemble both strategic and tactical countrywide solutions that have added great value to the national GIS strategy.

He started DarGeomatics in 2010, and quickly grew it to become the leader of geospatial services in the Kingdom. The company rapidly won key accounts and nationwide initiatives such as the Smart City Project, the National GIS Training Center, Flood Prevention Projects for all Saudi Airports, and many others.
Thamer Al Harbi
Mr. Alharbi is the Country Manager for Oracle Saudi Arabia. He joined Oracle in 2014 and has over 13 years of experience in the technology transformation and consultancy industry. Over the course of his career, his main focus has been on the financial services market across the Middle East. He has served on the transformation committees of over 20 banks within the region.

He was previously the Middle East Regional Manager for Temenos, where he drove the company’s strategy in the Middle East to yield continuous growth and market share domination. During this time, he established a specialized Islamic banking development center that served clients globally. In 2011, he was named “Top Performer of the Year”.

Prior to joining Oracle, he was the FSI Sales Director for the Middle East at Accenture, where he led strategic consultancy programs in the region. In addition, he was the T24 and Odyssey lead for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

He has been featured in multiple publications as an interviewee and contributor.
Dr. Ghanem Al Mouhammedi
Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (1999) He started working at the Ministry of Defense in 1986 and led dozens of large construction projects. over the years he held several positions at the Ministry of Defence until 2005, where his last position was the Director of Engineering Department at General Directorate of Military Works. Dr. Ghanem led and monitored the designs of more than fifty mega projects worth billions of riyals and he worked on developing detailed designs and executing plans. He won several awards including; workmanship award granted by the late prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense and Aviation

In the following three years (2005 - 2008) Dr. Ghanem moved to work at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, where he served as assistant manager and advisor to the department of transport, infrastructure and logistics. He helped attracting foreign companies to invest in the infrastructure and transportation sectors in the Kingdom. This included the supervision and discussing the economic studies and strategic plans and converting these studies into real plans to enhance investment opportunities.

Between (2008 - 2014) Dr. Ghanem worked for Pan Kingdom Invest. Co. (PKI) as a board member and deputy of the Chairman.

Currently, Dr. Ghanem is the Special Adviser for the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Chairman of the Center for Achievement of Objectives and Head of Municipal Information Center. Dr. Ghanem is also the official representative for the National Transformation program at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, which is led by Council of Economic and Development Affairs
Abdulaziz Al Mohimeed
Abdulaziz M. Almohimeed is the Director General of Real Estate, Municipalities and Urban Planning at the Economic Cities Authority. He has 15 years of professional experience working for leading private and government entities, in real estate development & regulations, municipal/ infrastructure engineering including cities and mega and complex development projects master planning.

Within ECA, he manages the master plans of the Economic Cities and the establishment of development and approval process including selection of master planners and peer reviewers, and creation of land use and development standards and design guidelines to ensure that the Economic Cities Authority’s goals and objectives are achieved.
Ali Alomran
Mr. Alomran is a technology and banking executive with over 20 years of achievements in technology, banking, and investment. He brings wide banking knowledge and a distinguished record in delivering enterprise banking solutions.

In 2004, he joined Arab National Bank (anb.com.sa) to lead designing and delivering IT solutions for all banking services. He is a member of several product and technology executive committees. In 1993, he started career at Banque Saudi Fransi, where he worked in retail, headed IT development, and led international brokerage.

He is regular speaker at regional finance and technology conferences.
Eng. Ibrahim A. Alshaye
Eng. Al-Shaye began his career in the General Administration of Military Works within the Ministry of Defence and Aviation. Since 1993, he has worked at the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh.

His previous roles include Deputy Director of Urban Strategic Planning, and Chairman of the Technical Committee for Environmental Protection in Riyadh. He has contributed to local and global seminars and conferences.

Eng. Al-Shaya has a great deal of experience in water planning studies, sustainable development issues, environmental and urban planning, environmental assessment, region development studies, GIS and public utility studies.

He holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and a Master in Civil Engineering from King Saud University.
Yassin Alsuroor
Mr. Al Suroor has 20 years of experience in leading multinational companies, 4 years of experience as a government investment advisor, and 6 years of experience in successful project development on BOT, PPP, and BOO concepts.

He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Arab Economic and Business Group. In addition, he is a member of the following boards: Al Jomaih Energy Ltd Co., Ranhill Arabia Contractors Ltd. Co., RAM E&I Ltd. Co., TOTALSOFT Ltd. Co., Prime Cosmos Assets Ltd., Cosmos Capital Group Ltd., RHR Hotels and Resorts, and HEISCO (Heavy Engineering Industries and Ship Building Company).

Mr. Al Suroor has also served as President of the Digital Economy Commission and a member of the Energy Commission at the ICC in Paris.
Nizar A. Al Twaijri
Mr. Al Twaijri has been in the banking industry for more than 15 years. He is presently the Deputy Head of Corporate Bank – Arab National Bank. He is also a Board member of Al Arabi Heavy Equipment Leasing Company.

He is a strategic leader possessing organizational development and re-engineering expertise, a keen aptitude for team building and human capital development, and business expansion competence.

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine.
Eng. Mubarak Bin Ashban
Eng. Mubarak Bin Ashban is Business Development Expert at Saudi Telecom Company with over 14 years of technology and business development experience. He is experienced in the fields of smart cities, database management, and network planning and management.

Since 2003, he has headed the National Centre for Educational Information in the Ministry of Education where he plans, designs, implements and operates several ICT services and projects. Currently, he is working to develop new ICT business opportunities to transform the cities around the Kingdom into smart cities by building the capabilities, partnerships and technology.

Eng. Bin Ashban holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Science & Engineering from King Saud University.
Dr. Tarek Attia
Dr. Attia is a Project Management Consultant and Associate Professor with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is currently working as a PMO (Project Management Office) Director and Consultant to MOMRA.

He received his Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management at North Carolina State university, USA in 2002. He also received Bachelor ’s and Master ’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Cairo university, Egypt.

He is currently leading a consultancy project to develop the project management unit at MOMRA and to support all municipalities in developing their PMOs. He has professional consulting, academic research, and academic teaching experience in the USA, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Attia has led several PMO (Project Management Office) development projects in Riyadh, Dammam, and Makkah. He is an active member of the Egyptian Project Management Code development committee. He received PMP certification in 2006 and has taught the PMP certification course numerous times in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, united Arab Emirates, and Kuwait. He was also a guest speaker for several Project Management Institute conferences and forums. He has published 10 research papers in local and international conferences and journals, and has supervised several Master and PhD research studies.
Dr Bassem Younes
Dr. Younes led the Mohamad Bin Rashid School of Government (previously known as Dubai School of Government) through a major crisis and change management exercise. Prior to this, he acted in a consulting capacity to several higher education institutions in the UAE. In 2004, he established the first specialized outfit in the UAE to offer services in this regard and to advise on future and niche academic programs and research areas.

His role as a Chairman of the Civil Engineering Committee of the UAE Society of Engineers and a member of the Society’s Technical Committee helped him build a wide network of valuable contacts and professional relations. He serves on several committees at both college and university levels.

Dr. Younes has presented a number of technical papers in national and international conferences and professional journals. He has also published a number of commissioned reports, which have been used as a reference in public enquiries and parliamentary discussions in the UK.

He has participated in many international conferences and seminars on transportation planning and traffic management, as well as safety and security conferences and symposiums in Egypt and the USA.
Andreas Baumgartner
Dr. Andreas Baumgartner is a partner of Tony Blair Associates (government advisory), focusing in particular on the Middle East, Central Asia, and Central/Eastern Europe. Tony Blair Associates provides advice and support to leaders around the world, working with governments on the path of reform for the benefit of all citizens and facilitating the successful implementation of ambitious reform and development strategies through technical expertise, political judgement, an understanding of effective government machinery, and experience of delivery. Before joining the Office of Tony Blair and Yony Blair Associates, he worked for McKinsey & Company.

Initially based in Europe, he moved to the Middle East in 2006. His client work has focused on (i) economic development, (ii) infrastructure, tourism, and logistics, and (iii) regulatory and labour topics as well as public sector reform.
Omar Bondogji
Mr. Bondogji is a Silicon Valley senior executive with an entrepreneurial background coupled with 25 years of experience in mobility innovations, hi-tech, transportation, rail, environment, smart cities, urbanisation, sustainability, environmental solutions, Internet of Things (IoT), strategic planning, general management, and in heading PMO offices.

Prior to joining QMIC, he spent most of his professional career in Silicon Valley, working with a range of companies including startups and enterprises in the fields of high-tech, data analytics, and informatics. In 2009, he joined QMIC in its infancy stage and led the business and marketing department. In his current position at QMIC, he is leading key functions such as deploying smart city services, intelligent municipality and urban planning services such as traffic management, connected vehicles, commercial fleet management, IoT platforms, traffic modeling, smart parking, environmental innovations, and other smart city solutions.

Mr. Bondogji received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Texas A&M, and attended a Master’s program at California State University.
Tarek El-Sheik
Dr. El-Sheikh has more than 21 years of experience in housing and urban development policy formulation, training, advisory services and project implementation.

He is currently the Regional Representative for Gulf States in the Kuwait Office for Arab Cities, and Director of the UN Habitat Program in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. El-Sheikh also contributed to the preparation of the State of Iraq Cities Report, Iraq Housing Market Assessment, Iraq Housing Policy, Egypt Urban Development Strategy and led several urban development initiatives in the Arab region. He has trained professionals from various Arab states on land development and informal settlement upgrading. He has also authored a number of publications and articles in international journals.

Dr. El-Sheikh is a member of a number of international, regional and national networks and groups – including the British University Graduates Association, the European Network for Housing Research, International Society for City and Regional Planners and The Eisenhower Fellowships Network.

He gained his Ph.D. from Cairo University and holds a Master’s degree in Development Administration and Planning from University of Bristol, as well as a Master’s degree in Community Development from Cairo University.
Alaa Fattani
Mr. Fattani has more than 33 years of vast experience in doing business in Saudi Arabia and neighboring GCC countries, covering various sectors including consulting engineering, project management, construction, environmental work, information technology, trading and other related activities.

He is currently the CEO & Board Director of Amec Foster Wheeler & Partners Engineering Co., Chairman of SOFCON Engineering Consultants, Chairman of PROJECO in Dubai, Vice Chairman of CMCS Group, a Board Member of Environmental Development Co. (EDCO) and a Board Member of Pioneer Project Contracting Co.

Mr. Fattani is a member of the following professional societies: Saudi Engineering Council, Project Management Institute (PMI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Building Industry Consultation International Inc. (BICSI).

He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals.
Carlos Alberto Guevara
Mr. Guevara is a seasoned consultant specialized in the field of innovation management and strategy execution. Over the last 16 years, he has advised and trained over 500 managers, in over 50 organisations across 15 countries, in the areas of strategy, performance management, innovation and change. Before creating ShiftIN, he held leadership positions at The Palladium Group where he led major projects across Spain and the GCC region.

Prior to that, he worked at Cemex leading a number of transformational initiatives as part of the Corporate Strategic Planning Unit. He is a frequent speaker and writer on strategy and execution. He is a Certified Strategy Execution Trainer by Jeroen De Flander and a Certified Innovation Management Practitioner by the Global Innovation Management Institute. A mechanical engineer, he holds an MBA from IE Business School.
Eng. Wajdi M. Haider
Eng. Haider is the Director of the Project Management Office (PMO) for Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company, a company established by Jeddah Municipality and co-owned by Jeddah Municipality and The Public Investment Fund. The company seeks to improve the services provided to Jeddah's inhabitants and visitors, as well as to diversify its project portfolio to include urban regeneration, infrastructure, housing, mega projects, environment and quality investment opportunities for the private sector.

With over 12 years of experience in project management and a proven record of managing and delivering multiple projects and coordinating large teams, Eng. Haider started a career in project management and real estate development in Saudi Arabia and built his career through working with some of the world’s most valuable and admired real estate development companies, such as Old Mutual Properties, EMAAR Properties, and Kinan International (Savola Group).

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is also the President of the Architectural Engineering Division at the Saudi Council of Engineers.
Dr. Tarek Hamade
Dr. Hamadé’s experience covers applications in construction, geotechnical, environmental, and water resources systems engineering, as well as project management. He has worked extensively on: construction and engineering management of complex projects; design of integrated site surface water control and containment structures (including design of ditches and settling basins); seasonal operation of inter-connected water reser voirs; risk assessments for dams and basins; site infrastructure development for capital expansion projects; and capital and operational project management support.

He has led scoping, pre-feasibility, feasibility, detailed engineering and constructability review studies, as well as geotechnical investigations and borrow pits studies. He is experienced in developing and implementing cleanup operations on heavily contaminated sites, and devising conceptual site models and site investigation for sites with contaminated surface water and groundwater. He has previously provided construction supervision, including on sites involving deep foundation engineering, and conducted write-ups for permits.

Dr. Hamadé implements an integrated analysis approach to project operations during all design and construction phases.
Michael Vincent L. John
Michael has more than 30 years of experience in Advisory Professional Services. As an executive at three global firms, he has held senior leadership positions in Delivery/Practice Management, Program Management, Business Development, and Strategy.

He has expertise in the domains of State & Local Government, Operational and Organizational Restructuring; Smart Cities; and Human Capital Management.

Michael currently serves as the Global Lead for EY Smart Cities and as Coordinating Partner for EY’s NJ Government account.

He has also served as the North Americas leader for Smarter Cities where he was tasked with developing and growing a unit that created, and delivered, a range of services focused on making government functions smarter - such as transportation, public safety, utilities, education, public healthcare, and general services.
Stuart Maister
Mr. Maister is a former national TV and radio reporter for the BBC, Sky News, ITN and ABC Australia. Over the past 20 years he has led three award-winning businesses in the marketing communications area, pioneering digital and broadcast techniques to reach key audiences around the world.

He now helps organisations and individuals define and articulate their market leadership story and then help them activate it through content strategy. This gives them a strategic narrative which provides a platform for effective engagement of customers, colleagues, investors and other key audiences.

He is also a highly experienced moderator of conferences, round tables and webinars as well as an experienced leader of strategic workshops.
Abraham Akkawi
Abraham leads Ernst & Young Middle East Transaction Advisory Services Government and Public Sector. He transferred from EY Canada in April 2008 where he was leading the Infrastructure Advisory Services in Québec and Eastern Canada. In his role in the Middle East, he provides leadership to all the offices and ensures that the highest quality of services is provided. Since being in the Middle East he has been advising the governments of Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait, Libya and Oman on landmark government transformational programs and projects to introduce project finance, private sector efficiency and investments. He has also supported several private sector bidders on major government initiatives. He is a renowned expert and advisor on public infrastructure projects having led or advised on the development of more than 100 projects in the Middle East, Canada and the USA including several in the health, housing, municipal services, education, transportation, utilities and real estate sectors. Before joining E&Y, Abraham was a founding partner in the firm P3 Advisors Inc and was the leader of the Ottawa Public Private Partnership (PPP) practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to getting involved in the advisory sector he was a senior executive at Serco Canada one of the global leaders in the development of public sector infrastructure and facilities. Abraham holds a Bachelors Degree in Administration and an MBA in Finance both from the University of Ottawa. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French.
Harry Verhaar
Harry Verhaar has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, and is Head of Global Public & Government Affairs for Philips Lighting. He is responsible for the strategy, outreach and stakeholder management on energy & climate change, resource efficiency and sustainable development, with a key focus on the role of the LED lighting revolution.

He has since the end of 2003 been the architect of the lighting strategy on energy and climate change, which has resulted in a global momentum on phasing out of old lighting technologies.

He is an active member of a number of partnership and stakeholder networks, among which The Climate Group; Regions20 and the World Green Building Council and is a member of the Advisory Boards of The Lisbon Council and the Global Cities Institute (and their World Council on City Data). He is responsible for Philips’ relationship management with the UN and the World Bank and is a founding member of UNEP’s en.lighten program and the SE4All’s Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform. He is chairman of the European Alliance to Save Energy and is president of the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association.

Harry is a recipient of the 2011 UN Leader of Change Award, and has received the Carbon War Room’s Gigaton award on behalf of Philips.
Roberto Wyszkowski
Mr. Wyszkowski is an experienced practitioner and lead trainer in the field of strategy execution, strategic planning and performance management. Over the last 15 years, hehas trained and coached hundreds of managers in both for profit and non for profit organisations around the world.

Before founding ShiftIN, he worked at several consulting firms including Arthur Andersen, Palladium Group, Hitachi and BearingPoint. He holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from a university in Sweden and carried out postgraduate studies at Northwestern University.
Ms. Rabia Al-Ajaji
Ms. Al-Ajaji is a Business Development Specialist at Hudoud Alteqnia, a leading Saudi technology system integration firm and a trusted advisor and solution implementer to Saudi businesses and government institutions. She works with public and private institutions to promote their efficiencies and productivities using the latest information technologies.

Prior to that, Ms. Al-Ajaji worked with several private corporations. She was responsible for providing technical assistance to private investors to establish and promote their businesses. She also presented the functionality and benefits of the Monorail System in King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) to the official decision makers involved in the project.

She holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Communication at Middlesex University of London, and a Bachelor's degree in Business and Management at Leeds University.
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Orainy
Dr. Al-Orainy currently serves as the advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and the Director General and Member of the Steering Committee of e-Government Program (Yesser). Furthermore, he is the General Supervisor of the Digital Excellence Award and voluntary Chief of the IT Committee for the Disabled Children Association. He also serves as a member of the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh and as board member of Saudi Post.

He headed the CIT team for the Riyadh Economic Forum in 2015 and previously held several positions at King Faisal Air College including Chief of Research, Development and Information. He also served as a board member of the Saudi Industrial Property Authority Technology Areas, the Saudi Computer Society and the Saudi Chartered Accountants Association.

He served as an advisor to the civil defense, joint forces and air forces sectors during the Gulf War, and the girls’ education department of the Ministry of Education. Dr. Al-Orainy holds a PhD from Denver University in Information Systems and Higher Management, and a leadership certificate from Oxford University.
Eng. Ibrahim Hamed Saigh
Eng. Ibrahim has a proven track record in quality and organisational excellence. He is currently a Director of Quality and Organisational Excellence and Change Management at Makkah Municipality. He is a recipient of the Quality Manager Excellence 2014 Award from the Saudi Quality Council, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.

Eng. Ibrahim is also a certified Strategic Management Consultant, certified EFQM Assessor (Belgium), and lead auditor for Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015.

He received the Distinguished Employee Award within Holy Makkah municipality. He is also a certified international assessor for mutable excellence awards - both local and international.

Eng. Ibrahim is an executive member of the Saudi Quality Council, a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), a member of the Saudi Council of Engineers, an executive member of Makkah International for Quality, a Member of the Quality Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of the Egyptian Society for Quality (ESQ), and a member of the Knowledge Management Institute (KMI).

He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering.
Marwan Aljahadi
Mr. Aljahani works with leaders to grow their skills to grow business and societies. He has a great deal of experience in the development field as a Leadership Coach in Strategy and Change to large global and medium sized international companies and government institutes. He has consulted for different global organisations, governments agencies and public companies.

Before joining ShiftIN, he was the CEO of a successful advisory firm in the field of executive development in Saudi Arabia. Previously, he worked for the global petrochemical leader SABIC, where he led several major initiatives as the Head of Change Management & Learning.

He is also a Board Member at Riyadh Chapter, the Saudi branch of the entrepreneurs network of over 11,000 members in 153 chapters and 48 countries. He brings practical experience advising leaders in different fields including strategy development, strategy execution, leadership development and change. He is a graduate of the University of Warwick in the UK, with a Master's degree in International Management. He is fluent in both Arabic and English.

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  Arab National Bank is a Saudi-listed joint stock company established in 1979. It currently ranks among the 10-15 largest banks in the Middle East. Headquartered in Riyadh, ANB is supported by regional offices in Jeddah and Khobar, and has a branch in London. ANB is a universal commercial bank catering to the diverse needs of its corporate and retail clients. To service its large and varied customer base of over 2 million, ANB has an extensive distribution network, with 314 premises across Saudi Arabia. These include over 200 branches (of which 48 are ladies’ branches) 96 remittance centers (TeleMoney), and 18 sales centers. ANB’s Corporate Banking Group (CBG) focuses on providing a customized suite of financial products and services to large and medium-sized Saudi entities in both the public and private sectors, as well as to international and joint venture companies.
The Saudi Telecom Company’s Enterprise Business Unit fulfills the needs and requirements of customers within both the public and private sector, including large corporations, small to medium enterprises, and small office and home office segments. Basing its operations on best practices and partnerships with the largest global IT players for a distinguished customer experience, the Enterprise Business Unit (EBU) is the first choice for customers when it comes to robust, secure and efficient solutions and services provided in an optimized, redundant and connected manner. As a leader in the IT industry, EBU provides IP-VPN, managed services, cloud computing and hosting solutions and services utilizing unmatchable infrastructure, operating out of the largest data centers, and interconnected all over the Kingdom through a 300,000 kilometer long fiber-optic network offering limitless connection speeds.
Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) was established in 1989 by some of the sons of Mohammad Awad Binladin, the founder of the Mohammad Binladin organisation (MBO). The implementation arm of SBG is its operating division, which is responsible for undertaking a wide range of projects including roads, railroads, airports, commercial and public buildings, universities, gas and oil, petrochemicals, mining, and operation and maintenance. Since its establishment SBG has constructed several prestigious mega projects, increased its workforce to over 150,000 people, and won several international awards and certifications. The company's international recognitions include: an international first prize in Innovation in Robotics and Automation for the sliding domes of the Prophet's Holy Mosque in Madinah, and two Global Road Achievement Awards in Research and Construction Methodology for the Jamarat Bridge in Makkah. SBG holds ISO certification 9001:2008, 18001:2007 and 14001:2004, as well as LEED certification, for quality, safety and environmental protection. The company now stands committed to serve its community, participate in talent development plans and to raise its performance quality to at least international best practices.
Oracle offers an integrated array of applications, databases, servers, storage, and cloud technologies to empower modern business. For most companies, flexibility is critical. Oracle provides a wide choice of software, systems, and cloud deployment models - including public, on-premises, and hybrid clouds - to ensure that technology flexes to the unique needs of a business.

Oracle Cloud is a complete, integrated stack of platform, infrastructure, and application services. With advanced scalability and security, Oracle Cloud enables technical agility across the enterprise, connects people to information for clearer insights, and fosters efficiency through simplified workflows. More than 420,000 customers across 145 countries have harnessed Oracle technology to accelerate their digital transformation.
BoardMaps is the first comprehensive solution for decision management, compliance and digital transformation for Boards and Executives. BoardMaps is a market leader and a success story in Russia with over 30bluechip customers, including 9 top-tier banks.

Within BoardMaps, opportunities or problems are identified and organizedinto Matters. Business leaders can then document, prioritize and resolveMatters in a secure, structured yet flexible environment. BoardMaps follows the full lifecycle of a Matter, from the time it was first raised until it is resolved.Transparency and effectiveness is achieved by:

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With BoardMaps, leadership teams make the most of their time together and multiply their impact on business.

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  CMCS is the leading project management consulting organization in the Middle East, combining deep industry knowledge, an unmatched track record in delivering Oracle Primavera, PMWeb, TILOS, Deltek Acumen and other leading solutions, internationally accredited project management training, and disciplined project and risk management practices. CMCS provides integrated, 360°, sustainable, quality Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, helping capital-intensive organizations in the engineering and construction, infrastructure, oil and gas, power and energy and public sectors to identify, prioritize, select and  deliver all projects right, the first time. Over the past 30 years, CMCS has served over 2,500 clients in 40 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, earning more than 55 performance achievement awards. In the past 10 years alone, CMCS has completed more than 3,600 project assignments and delivered more than 5,500 days of professional project management training attended by more than 14,000 professionals.
The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 90 years, we have grown to over 6,000 people united across 20 offices and 15 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region.

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At Philips Lighting Saudi Arabia, we observe and listen to people - our customers, consumers and stakeholders - to ensure that we address their real needs and aspirations in life. Together with architects, lighting designers, city planners, public authorities, and with consumers in their homes, we seek to create meaningful innovative products and solutions which simply enhance people’s lives with light. We serve our customers through a market segment approach which encompasses homes, office and outdoor, industry, retail, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare and automotive. For these segments we provide a wide range of offerings from across the entire lighting value chain, from light sources, luminaires, and lighting controls to lighting solutions and services. We are truly focused on the people we serve. We want to offer a better, simpler experience for all the people we work with to deliver meaningful lighting solutions that improve people’s lives.
Hudoud AlTeqnia is a Saudi technology company, with a history of delivering national-level projects and teaming with international market leaders in specific focus areas. The company has unparalleled experience and unique capabilities in its board and management, with rich know-how and subject matter expertise across several vertical industries. The company focuses on embracing modern technology implementation, leading enterprise change from strategy to architecture, project execution, to operation and maintenance. Hudoud AlTeqnia collaborates with government and corporate clients to enhance their technology adoption, re-engineer their processes, and implement innovative systems to build internal capacities and boost employees’ throughput. Areas of expertise include consulting, building technology projects, and outsourcing. The company is engaged in implementing largescale information technology projects, building mobile applications and web applications, data warehousing and decision support, integration of various IT systems and applications, and consulting on major IT initiatives. The company’s customer base includes various ministries, local governments, financial institutions, national planning agencies, and sectors that span utilities, telecom, oil and gas, security and defense, among others.
With offices in Riyadh and Jeddah, Dimension is a boutique consulting firm established by a team of visionary and dynamic regional business leaders. Since its inception, we have created a niche market for ourselves by providing high caliber consulting advice specifically suited for the Saudi market.

At Dimension, we are always on the lookout for new challenges and ways to stretch our capabilities. We approach these challenges with our best efforts, passion and faith, and aim to deliver successful tailor-made solutions.

We offer an entire spectrum of consulting services – including organisational, functional and business transformation areas – to help organisations reach their true potential. Our clientele consists of large and medium sized private and public sector organisations. Our team is comprised of passionate, experienced, highly educated consultants from diverse cultural, national and ethnic backgrounds.
Amec Foster Wheeler is headquartered in London, and was founded to create a new force in global engineering, project delivery, asset support, specialized power equipment, project management, and consultancy. Our shares are traded on both the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange, where the company is listed in the oil equipment and services sector (AMFW). Over the course of a history spanning more than 150 years, we have achieved many milestones, consistent growth in business and skills, and extended our geographical reach to around 50 countries. We design, deliver and maintain strategic and complex assets, and employ around 40,000 people worldwide. Our operation spans four key markets: oil and gas, mining, clean energy, and environment and infrastructure. In each market, the range of services provided to our customers is very similar and runs right across the lifecycle of assets. We have a clear vision which encompasses our ambitions for the future: to be the most trusted partner for our customers by consistently delivering excellence – bringing together the knowledge, expertise and skills of our people from across our global network. Our values express who we are and what we stand for in delivering our promises, developing the full potential of our people, and doing the right thing. Amec Foster Wheeler offers connected excellence in all we do, which is why we are wellpositioned for a strong future in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The National Advanced Consulting Engineering Company (NACEC) is committed to being the partner of choice in building the future for all key customers in the Gulf region by providing them with full service engineering and project management solutions.
The National Advanced Consulting Engineering Company (NACEC) is committed to the inspirations of the 2030 National Vision. The National Advanced Consulting Engineering Company (NACEC) employs world-class capabilities with talented professionals and leverages the latest leading practices and advanced solutions in the field of engineering and project management to service clients across various sectors: chemicals, education, healthcare, infrastructure, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, and other specialised services.
The National Advanced Consulting Engineering Company (NACEC) is active across the Gulf region and has offices in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Edge (Ahmed Zaidan Consulting Architects) is a leading Saudi Architecture and Engineering firm established to undertake highly sophisticated and technologically complex projects. The firm specializes in hospitals, airports, educational, and civic buildings. Since its establishment, the firm has continually sought to distinguish itself from other local firms by being agile, customer service minded and end user oriented, and to compete with international firms on highly sophisticated and challenging projects. Over the years, Edge has grown from a single-person operation to one of the region’s leading Architecture and Engineering firms, with multi-billion dollar projects built or on the drawing boards. We have planned and designed major regional airports, hospitals, higher education buildings, diplomatic missions, cultural buildings, as well as commercial and private buildings. We have collaborated with some of the largest international firms and consultants to serve government, institutional, and private clients. Edge’s value proposition is that it brings together, in a well-managed and highly structured organization, expertise from around the world tailored specifically for each project and owner. Our clients therefore receive the best value by employing international expertise where it matters, without paying unnecessarily high fees.
Horizon Information Technology is a leading IT service provider in Saudi Arabia, specializing in IT solutions and systems. We provide both infrastructural and systematical solutions through our experienced, well-trained, and knowledgeable teams. We also provide IT related consultations using experience gathered over nearly three decades of supporting hundreds of public and private sector organizations. We intend and are prepared to enter the GCC and Arab markets in the near future, as we have received great interest in our products and services in recent exhibitions within those markets. Our systems cover: document workflow, electronic transactions, geographic information systems (GIS), SMS gateways, warehouse systems with barcode recognition, and many other functions and areas.
Trustangle is one of the few business excellence and governance focused companies in the Middle East. With offices in the Levant, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf, Trustangle operates in multiple sectors, including banking, finance, government, telecoms, utilities, manufacturing and distribution. Our extensive experience in business solutions, governance and customer experience services allows us to offer best-of-breed business solutions. Our vision is to become a trusted advisor for our customers, and to be a leader in the areas of business excellence, corporate and IT governance. We aim to help organisations to operate to global market standards and achieve their business goals; to help our customers in the Middle East to improve their corporate performance, ensure their IT business continuity, focus on their customer satisfaction, adopt international best practice and standards, develop knowledge and capability, build strong internal processes, and help customers to cope with the growing needs of various business demands in highly competitive markets.
CATEC was established in 2004, and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE. CATEC is a specialized leading company, with 11 years of experience in providing top-notch enterprise services and web development projects to all its clients. CATEC has expanded its operations by opening a branch in Dubai, UAE; a Business Development and Research Center in Amman, Jordan; three offices in Saudi Arabia (in Riyadh, Khoper, and Jeddah); and an office in Doha, Qatar. These offices extend CATEC’s base of operations, allowing it to maintain its recognition as a leading company in the region. CATEC is focused on fulfilling its customers’ needs while maintaining high quality standards.
SAUDCONSULT is one of Saudi Arabia’s oldest and largest multi-disciplinary engineering and architectural firms, founded in 1965 by Chairman of the Board, Engineer Dr. Tarek M. A. Shawaf. It is a 100% Saudi privately owned, sole proprietorship, engineering consultancy firm. SAUDCONSULT now comprises a work force of more than (2500+) engineers, technicians and support staff in all disciplines. SAUDCONSULT can provide all the services necessary to take management and production projects from initial feasibility studies and conceptualization through detailed design and engineering, construction supervision, management of erection, procurement assistance, commissioning, and finally operation and maintenance programs. It can also furnish each of these services individually, or assemble them in a combination to meet the client’s need. In addition to the headquarters in Riyadh, SAUDCONSULT has offices all over Saudi Arabia, and international offices in Bahrain and Egypt.
FNT is a leading provider of integrated software solutions for IT management, data center infrastructure management and telecommunication infrastructure management worldwide, with headquarters in Ellwangen, Germany. FNT’s innovative software suite FNT Command is used worldwide as an OSS/IT management application for communications service providers, enterprises and government organizations, serving over 25,000 users. FNT’s customer base includes more than 500 customers worldwide with a broad range of wellknown organizations working in various sectors. More than half of Germany’s DAX30 listed companies are part of its customer base. FNT operates internationally and has subsidiaries in the United States (Parsippany, New Jersey), Singapore, the UAE (Dubai) and Russia (Moscow). FNT cooperates in close partnerships with well-known IT service providers and system integrators worldwide.
Urbanization is a global megatrend; people are moving to cities and cities will become denser. Consequently, the amount of vehicles is exploding, and transport hubs like airports and railway stations are becoming busier. To address these challenges, Leanpark delivers solutions to property developers where at least double the amount of vehicles can be stored in the same space. This allows more space for other property functions, and the whole system is easy to design and quick to build. Additionally, Leanpark allows switching between private vehicles and mass transit with ease. Leanpark robotic parking system changes traditional parking by offering a fast, safe and convenient parking experience. You simply need to drive to a large and bright parking room, and the system does the job for you. The core is Leanpark Omnilift Smart, which guarantees fast and reliable car transfers between parking, entry, and storage locations.
Retaam Solutions is a leading Machine-to- Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Retaam provides professional and flexible nearshore services in the areas of development, implementation, consultancy and integration of different vertical applications of businesses. With our industrial background and broad knowledge of ICT systems, wireless applications, and front and back-end solutions, Retaam delivers state of the art solutions with related services and provides the entire chain of Internet of Things. As a service provider, system integrator and strategic partner to the world leaders of IoT such as Wyless and ThingWorx, we use the most innovative technologies available in the market to design and build world-class IoT solutions. Retaam Solutions brings business solutions and technology products that are of an interest to various sectors such as industrial (oil/gas, energy, etc.), health, engineering and technology. The company is involved in fleet management, remote monitoring and sensing, industrial smart systems, smart cities, mobile health, and truck terminal management, among other solutions.
AREP is a leading architectural design firm based in Paris, France with six global branches in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, China, Russia, Morocco and Vietnam. AREP provides a portfolio of projects to cover lifestyle, sustainability, spatial and corporate identity, and financial viability needs. In addition to architectural design, the firm’s areas of expertise include: complete architectural consulting services, urban planning and design, regional master planning, urban studies and transport master planning, transportation inter-modality hub expertise, and pedestrian flow studies. The firm also provides designs for public and private spaces, interior designs for public, private and corporate clients, wayfinding and information design, product and furniture design, branding and corporate identity, acoustics, heritage conservation, and museum design. AREP will beautify and functionalize your new or existing empty spaces with the utmost sophistication, be it opaque or transparent, and provide high-end finishing.
Laceco International carries out full multidisciplinary architectural and engineering consultancy services for various clients across the Middle East and Gulf area. With a staff of 400 employees, Laceco has a presence in Lebanon, UAE, Jordan and Erbil, with immediate plans for an office in KSA in partnership with Shukri. The company has been involved in all sorts of projects, including urban planning, infrastructure works, commercial buildings, sports facilities, residential complexes, educational buildings, etc. Recently, through its affiliation with leading healthcare planners N+ Parametric in Warsaw, Laceco extended its expertise to all engineering domains. Through its aggressive marketing vision, Laceco is currently seeking professional association with leading oil and gas consultants in order to compete in the industrial sector. Laceco International was founded in 1988 and has gone from strength to strength, growing from a small group of employees to its present staff of 400.
Morganti Group Inc. has been providing professional services in the construction and building industry for over 95 years, bringing our clients an excellent track record in a variety of specialized services including: logistics management, program and project management, master planning management, resident engineering and site supervision, and design management consultancy. In addition, Morganti provides cost consulting services, facilities management consultancy services, environmental services, risk analysis and contract administration, arbitration and claims preparation, value engineering and project cost analysis, safety management and service life study, and interior fit-out management and construction. Morganti brings a depth of qualified talent with knowledge of the Saudi Arabian market, operating regionally and globally. Our vision is to become the consultant of choice for all clients in KSA. From a century of experience, Morganti has developed a suite of products, and services supported by bespoke and industry leading systems that ensure we deliver and keep our promises to customers. We offer all our services from a platform of practical knowledge and experience, and you can be sure that we have met the challenge before, whatever it might be. We believe that our services need to be agile and continuously aligned with our customers’ requirements, whether technical or commercial, to meet the dynamic demands of modern business in the Gulf. Our talented people are the cornerstone of our business, and are selected and developed  with the objective of creating subject matter professionals with first class communication and deep commercial understanding. The firm grew to national prominence and was acquired in 1988 by the Consolidated Contractors Company of Athens, Greece.
Founded in 1950, Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker was one of the first companies to introduce air-conditioners and household appliances in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company has distribution rights for many of the leading global brands, and is the sole distributor for LG air conditioners in Saudi Arabia. Over the years, Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker has grown at a steady pace and with a clear vision, becoming a distinguished trademark in the marketing of home appliances and air conditioning. The company aims to consistently be the best refrigeration and air conditioning solution provider in the Kingdom and the region. Named on the list of the top 100 companies in Saudi Arabia and well-known to Saudi consumers, Shaker Company provides the best products and after-sales services to give customers a sense of comfort and complete satisfaction. In addition, it played a leading role in supporting the national industry by establishing the first joint venture with LG Electronics Global in 2006, for the manufacture of air conditioners in the Kingdom. In addition, the company provided outstanding support in initiatives of the state aimed at energy conservation – most notably, by succeeding in establishing the first center for advanced energy and safety in Riyadh.
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Atheeb Intergraph Saudi Company (AISC) is a member of the Atheeb Group, a wholly owned Saudi company that was established in 1985 and has its head office in Riyadh. Atheeb Intergraph is the authorized distributor for Intergraph and Hexagon GeoSpatial products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We provide world-class geospatial solutions and related services for a wide range of industries and market segments that include municipalities, railway, public safety and security, defense and intelligence, utilities, telecommunications, transportation, mapping and GIS, and 3D process plant modeling and design. Atheeb Intergraph’s experience in providing municipalities and governmental bodies with smart GIS technologies is well-demonstrated by our successful Enterprise GIS implementations at organizations such as MOMRA, Riyadh Municipality, Jeddah Municipality, Saudi Aramco, and Royal Commission in Jubail. Our GeoSpatial product line includes a full suite of products for the entire GeoSpatial value chain including industryleading products for GIS, photogrammetry and remote sensing, data management and compression, and web and mobile GIS.
Founded in 2009, the Global Innovation Management Institute, GIM Institute or GIMI (pronounced as \ˈji-mē\) in short, is the global nonprofit standard certification board for innovation and innovation management. GIM Institute was initiated by a group of chief innovation officers, innovation executives, academics and consultants from around the world. GIM Institute’s worldwide advocacy for making innovation a professional business discipline is reinforced by our globally recognized standards and certification program, extensive academic programs, communities of practice, and professional development opportunities. Over 200 Fortune 500 companies have participated in developing competencies in innovation based on the innovation frameworks and processes of GIM Institute. Companies such as Johnson Controls, Cigna, Natura, Verizon, EmiratesNBD, BAE Systems, Bunge, P&G, Eastman Chemical, Alibaba and many others around the world have been trained. Additionally, over 10,000 MBA students worldwide have developed mastery of innovation through the structured courses and manuals of GIM Institute. We have delivered innovation training at top MBA universities such as Yonsei University, Rotman School of ManagementSingapore Management University, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Hult International Business School. The innovation frameworks are developed, approved and endorsed by innovation experts, leading management consulting firms, academia and industry practitioners. Four levels of mastery certificates are available. Website: www.giminstitute.org
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