AECOM names new lead for Civil Infrastructure business in the Middle East & Africa

Asif Shafi is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas, USA, and holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin

AECOM has promoted Asif Shafi to lead its Civil Infrastructure business in the Middle East & Africa, which comprises water, transportation and environment. He will focus on the delivery of existing major projects and drive growth by ensuring clients receive the best of the firm’s technical expertise and innovation.

According to a statement from AECOM, Shafi has over 25 years’ experience working in the pursuit and delivery of large civil infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Africa. He has focused on developing strong client relationships and has led AECOM’s successful pursuit of several major programs in the region, including the NEOM backbone infrastructure design and NEOM Bay Phase 1 PMC.

Shafi joined AECOM in October 2014 as the business development director for Civil Infrastructure, Middle East. He subsequently took on leadership of the Middle East Strategy & Growth team and became responsible for nurturing transformative growth opportunities across all market sectors, AECOM explained.

“Asif is taking on a critical role as we look to grow our Civil Infrastructure business in the region. I look forward to seeing the positive impact his experience and strong client focus has on our Civil Infrastructure team,” said Hamed Zaghw, chief executive for the Middle East and Africa at AECOM.

Commenting on his promotion, Shafi noted, “I am excited to lead our Civil Infrastructure business and our very talented team as we continue to partner with clients to turn their ambitions into action.”


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