Arcadis appoints CEO for Middle East

Arcadis appoints CEO for Middle East
Dr Kamiran Ibrahim will take over as Arcadis’s Middle East CEO on 1 July, 2017.
Published: 21 June 2017 - 2:25 a.m.
By: James Morgan

Arcadis has appointed Dr Kamiran Ibrahim as chief executive officer of its Middle East business.

Dr Ibrahim will replace Graham Reid, who was appointed to the same role in Q1 2016. Reid has accepted a position with UK-headquartered RES Group, according to Arcadis.

Currently, Dr Ibrahim is managing director of Arcadis’s operations in the UAE and Oman. His promotion to Middle East CEO will take effect from 1 July, 2017.

Commenting on his promotion, Dr Ibrahim said: “I am passionate about leading multidisciplinary teams to overcome clients’ business challenges, and I am committed to bringing the very best of Arcadis to our clients.”

Stephan Ritter, Arcadis executive board member with responsibility for Europe, the UK, the Middle East, and global excellence centres, said: “We are grateful for Graham Reid’s contribution to the integration of our activities in the Middle East, and for building a resilient business in challenging times.

“Graham led the region with a strong focus on clients and successful project execution. We wish Graham all the best in his new role.”

Dr Ibrahim joined the UK division of Arcadis legacy company Hyder Consulting in 2003, and moved to the Middle East in 2006. He has enjoyed several senior leadership positions at Arcadis since Hyder’s acquisition.

A civil engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in business development and operations within contracting and consultancy firms across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe (MEA) region, Dr Ibrahim holds a BSc degree in civil engineering, an MSc in highways and traffic engineering, and a PhD in civil engineering.

“Dr Ibrahim’s unique combination of relentless client focus, outstanding track record, and business acumen are amongst his strongest attributes,” commented Ritter. “His significant leadership capability and deep understanding of the Middle East region, as well as Arcadis’s clients and people, make him a natural successor [to Reid].

“I am delighted he has accepted the CEO role in the Middle East,” Ritter added.

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