Aurecon has made two senior appointments to help Middle East clients unlock opportunities in property, infrastructure and transport.
Robert Latham is the new Built Environment Leader and Mina Al-Jubori is Client Director for Infrastructure at the global engineering and infrastructure advisory.
While business conditions in the Gulf remain challenging, the construction industry is underpinned for now by national initiatives and mega-events such as Dubai Expo 2020, Aurecon said in a statement announcing the appointments.
“The construction sector here continues to lead the world in terms of ambition, scale, and pace of development. We are privileged to be trusted by clients for some of this region’s most important projects,” said Ermis Marques, Regional Director for Aurecon in the Middle East.
“By increasing our bench-strength with these appointments, Aurecon is in a better position to help our clients develop smart and innovative solutions for their unique challenges.”
Mina Al-Jubori joined Aurecon in September 2011 as a project manager and has steadily risen through the ranks. In her new role as client director for infrastructure
she will spearhead the growth of the firm’s infrastructure business and drive the region’s client activities.
Mina has nearly two decades’ experience, delivering solutions for major multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Australia., including Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi and Sohar Port in Oman.
“This is an exciting time for infrastructure projects where smart engineering can really make a difference in the GCC by driving efficiency in design & assets lifecycle management,” said Mina.
“Clients here are astute and forward looking; they are willing to investigate the latest smart technologies or unconventional solutions to bring better connectivity and productivity to their communities and stakeholders. I am committed to being part of designing a better future here,” said Mina.
Robert Latham can draw on 25 years of experience in supertall buildings and similar mega projects in the Middle East.
"I am delighted to have this opportunity to grow Aurecon’s Built Environment business in the GCC,” he said. “Clients here have bold dreams that will require not just technical engineering skills but also commercial acumen to make their investments viable and sustainable for the long-term.”