SNC-Lavalin has announced that Sohail Samdani has been appointed SVP and general manager of its mining and metallurgy sector in the Middle East. As part of his role, he will oversee current mining and metallurgy projects, as well as drive growth to strengthen the company’s presence in the region.
According to a statement, Samdani has about 20 years of international experience in business management, engineering, project management, business development, strategy development and implementation in mining, metallurgy and infrastructure sectors.
He is said to have successfully delivered projects of all sizes in Australia, Russia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Latin America.
“Mr. Samdani is a key pillar in growing SNC-Lavalin’s reputation as a global leader in the mining and metallurgy business. In the Middle East, we continue to witness an upward curve as countries continue to diversify their economic resources. Mr. Samdani’s expertise, credibility, and global-calibre experience will play an important role in delivering highest standard of services to our existing clients and partners, as well as tapping into a wealth of opportunities out there in this emerging sector,” said Jose Suarez, president, Mining & Metallurgy at SNC-Lavalin.
Samdani has successfully led capital projects at SNC-Lavalin in the mining and metallurgy sector in North America as a Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin said. He has also held several project management positions during a 13-year tenure at WorleyParsons.