Arcadis announces new CEO for Middle East operations

Dr. Kamiran Ibrahim is currently managing director for the UAE and Oman

Kamiran Ibrahim

Global design and consultancy firm Arcadis has appointed Dr. Kamiran Ibrahim as CEO of its Middle East operations. Ibrahim will officially assume the role on July 1 of this year, succeeding Graham Reid, who is moving on to the RES Group in the United Kingdom.

Ibrahim is a civil engineer by trade with over 30 years of experience in business development and operations within consultancy and contracting firms across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Highways and Traffic Engineering (MSc), and a PhD in Civil Engineering (Geotechnics).

He joined Hyder Consulting in the UK in 2003 and moved to the Middle East in 2006. Prior to the Arcadis acquisition of Hyder Consulting in 2014, Ibrahim held several leadership roles, including regional business director for geotechnics/tunneling and Middle East managing director for the utilities/water sector. Following the Arcadis acquisition, he assumed two regional roles at the firm, managing director of Qatar and the global business leader for water, prior to his current role growing business in the UAE and Oman.

“I am passionate about leading multi-disciplinary teams to overcome clients’ business challenges, and I am committed to bringing the very best of Arcadis to our clients,” said Ibrahim of his appointment.

Arcadis says Ibrahim has a proven ability to drive and implement operational success in large international organisations.

“Dr. Ibrahim’s unique combination of relentless client focus, outstanding track record and business acumen are amongst his strongest attributes. His significant leadership capability and deep understanding of the Middle East region, as well as Arcadis’ clients and people, make him a natural successor. I am delighted that he has accepted the CEO role in the Middle East,” added Stephan Ritter, Arcadis executive board member responsible for Europe, UK, the Middle East and Global Excellence Centers.

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