Designation: CEO – Middle East
Following its Q4 2014 acquisition, Hyder Consulting joined Arcadis’ portfolio of landmark brands, which includes EC Harris, RTKL, Callison and Malcom Pirnie.
In February 2015, Arcadis announced its new management team for the region, appointing Hyder’s former regional chairman and group COO, Wael Allan, as CEO – Middle East.
Allan’s mandate is to combine the synergies and strengths of Arcadis, EC Harris and Hyder Consulting, whilst helping key clients to transform their positions in the Middle East.
Commenting on his appointment, Allan said:“2015 saw the marriage of two major consulting firms, and while this combined business will bring together over 2,000 industry experts, it will also strengthen our focus on urban development in the Middle East.”
Allan is a chartered engineer and scientist with over 25 years of experience and bilingual proficiency in English and Arabic. Previously, he has worked on landmark regional projects such as the UAE’s Emirates Towers and Burj Khalifa.