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Power hour 2022

Power Hour 2022: Hamed Zaghw, Chief Executive, AECOM, Middle East & Africa , Ranks 13th

As Chief Executive of the Middle East and Africa, Hamed is focused on advancing a culture of technical excellence and innovation with an emphasis on quality and responsiveness to client needs. His extensive industry knowledge and strong client insight ensure that AECOM delivers solutions that solve its clients’ most complex challenges.

He remains engaged in the technical delivery of projects by serving as a project executive sponsor for major programs across the region. Notable high-profile projects in which Hamed is involved include:

  • Hamad International Airport, Qatar
  • Midfield Terminal Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Saudi Customs PMO
  • The Line, NEOM, Saudi Arabia
  • NEOM Bay, Saudi Arabia

Highlights over the past 12 months
In Saudi Araba, Hamed has played a leading role in AECOM’s ongoing expansion and market dominance. His strong leadership and relentless focus on flawless project delivery were key to AECOM securing significant contract extensions on Vision 2030 projects, such as NEOM Bay, for which we provide program management consultancy services and NEOM Spine Infrastructure, for which we provide design services. In addition, we were awarded the role of Executive Program Management by the Royal Commission of AlUla and Majid Al Futtaim appointed us as the lead design consultant for its mixed-use development in north Riyadh.
In Qatar, Hamed continued to forge delivery relationships with Ashghal, adding the management of their local roads and drainage program to our portfolio. We also secured a six-year contract with Hamad International Airport to provide PMC services for a new cargo terminal and Amiri Flight Facilities.
In the UAE, Hamed is a trusted advisor to clients. We continue to deliver transformative projects for the public and private sector, and secured contracts for large-scale projects with Aldar and Miral.
Since launching Sustainable Legacies, our ESG strategy and services, in April 2021, we have secured work through frameworks providing net zero advisory services to clients. By embracing services that are being valued differently by clients we have embedded this new revenue stream in our regional business and boast the largest market share of voice on net zero.

Key projects we’ve worked on and completed over the past 12 months
The flagship projects we have completed across the Middle East & Africa include:

  • Dubai Expo Public Realm, UAE – masterplanning public realm
  • Dubai Expo Roads, UAE – design and construction supervision
  • Museum of the Future, UAE – cost consultancy
  • ICD Brookfield Place, UAE – project management
  • Doha Oasis, Qatar – project management
  • Diyar Al Muharraq infrastructure, Bahrain – design and construction supervision
  • Habitas Hotel, AlUla – program management
  • Mall of Oman, Oman – lead design and construction supervision
  • Tema Port Phase 1, Ghana – construction supervision
  • Transformational projects we continue to work on include:
  • Saudi Customs PMO
  • Midfield Terminal Complex, Abu Dhabi Airport
  • Diriyah Square
  • King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh
  • Red Sea International Airport
  • Jeddah Stormwater Master Plan