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Chief Executive Officer
Bob joined SSH in September 2012 as CEO and since that time he has enabled the company to be recognised as an architectural and engineering consultant, strategic partner and employer of choice across the MENA region. Bob has significant experience as both a major contractor and leader of a world class consultancy operation. As CEO of SSH, he offers dynamic, energetic leadership and a clear insight into all aspects of the business.
Bob is both a proven business leader and developer with integrity, a sharp business acumen and the ability to grow major businesses quickly and open new markets. In 2002-2012 he led the establishment of Atkins business units in Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to form their Northern Gulf business, taking the company into new developing markets. Since 2012 he has lead the development of SSH from being a 300 man Kuwait and Oman based local practice into a world class 1000+ man consultancy business with established offices in all the GCC markets and Iraq, UK and South Africa.
Significant projects since 2002 include the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre and Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre as well as the Bahrain World Trade Centre, Durrat Al Bahrain, Education City in Qatar and Jeddah airport. Bob’s expertise in major projects enables him to bring a strategic approach to the challenges presented by planning, designing, estimating and delivering complex programmes.
Bob is alumni of Stanford CA’s organisational strategy and Cranfield UK’s business leadership programmes. He obtained his BSc (Hons) in Construction Management from The University of Salford, is a member of their Advisory Board in Abu Dhabi and holds ‘Fellowship’ status with the Chartered Institute of Building.