Firm appoints infrastructure and built environment experts
The regional director for Aurecon, Ermis Marques says the appointment of Robert Latham as built environment leader and Mina Al-Jubori as client director for infrastructure will help its clients unlock business opportunities in property, infrastructure and transport.
Highlighting initiatives such as Dubai Expo 2020 and Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, Marques believes the two veterans will place Aurecon, which has contributed to the near 1km-tall Dubai Creek Tower among several other major projects in the region, at the centre of the construction sector.
“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 Marques. “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.”
In her role as client director of infrastructure, Mina Al-Jubori is tasked with spearheading, “the growth of Aurecon’s infrastructure business and drive the region’s client activities, including building relationships, understanding clients’ plans and pain points, and delivering future-ready solutions. She will also provide leadership and governance for key projects, and develop a high-performing client engagement teams.”
After joining Aurecon in 2011, Al-Jubori has nearly two decades’ experience, delivering solutions for major multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Australia. She has worked on many acclaimed projects including the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone Development Programme in the UAE; the Sohar Port and Industrial Zone in Oman; and the Sydney International Container Terminal in Australia.
“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 Al-Jubori. “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.”
Robert Latham has had a 30-year career in the construction industry including 25 years of experience in the Middle East.
As built environment leader, Latham will be responsible for leading all services delivered to clients and projects, driving financial and operational performance, and developing team competency.
Drawing on his extensive experience in supertall buildings and similar mega projects in the Middle East, Latham will bring the best local and global expertise from Aurecon to deliver world-class, innovative solutions to bring clients’ bold ideas to life, said the firm.
“I am delighted to have this opportunity to grow Aurecon’s Built Environment business in the GCC. 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,” said Latham.