Turner & Townsend announces high level regional promotion

Hudson Fountain has over 20 years of international industry experience and has spent the last seven years helping expand the firm’s project management business

Turner & Townsend has elevated Hudson Fountain to head of Middle East Real Estate and Project Management for the UAE. He will lead the firm’s real estate segment, supporting regional business growth and driving transformational performance through service excellence and digitally enabled solutions, the firm stated.

In his new role, his key objective is to drive sustainable growth of the firm’s regional real estate business and positioning it as the partner of choice in supporting clients to shape the future of the regional built environment. In addition, he will play a key role in driving the delivery of Turner & Townsend’s 2025 Vision across the Middle East, a statement from the firm said.

“I’m incredibly honoured and proud to be leading the development of our real estate construction services across the Middle East market. I’m extremely fortunate to have a high performing team behind me who are consistently focused on raising the bar and setting the future standards of the construction sector. Working on the region’s most impactful programmes and projects, together we exhibit a passion for excellence and a relentless pursuit of quality to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients, everywhere, every time,” explained Fountain.

Fountain has over 20 years of international industry experience, having worked for market-leading constructors before moving into consultancy. He has 14 years’ experience working across the Middle East, the last seven of which he has led the expansion of Turner & Townsend’s UAE project management business, where he developed significant relationships with high profile multinational corporations, the company noted.

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly impacted the pace of the construction industry across the gulf, yet due to a necessity to recover quickly, it has subsequently created an opportunity to work smarter, increase productivity and focus on solving those issues that had until recently, become ingrained within the industry, the statement pointed out.

“As we see the region bounce back, demand is increasing and there is a need to build a better, greener world for everyone; the construction sector has the opportunity to step up and serve as that agent of change. We continue to support our clients in reaching their ambitions of delivering future-ready, Net Zero assets, by helping them digitally transform the way their projects are delivered, enabling better informed decisions, and assuring desirable outcomes,” Fountain stated.

Regional managing director Alan Talabani remarked, “I’m confident that Hudson’s extensive experience within the regional real estate industry will be extremely valuable in helping our clients to reach their future goals and aspirations. I look forward to his support in driving our continued growth.”

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