As the Managing Director of KEO-Infrastructure, Sameer is responsible for the division’s operations, including training and career development, business growth, and commercial management. As a divisional head, he reports to the President and CEO and is a member of KEO’s Executive Leadership Management Board.
Sameer’s key skills are in Project Management, Technical Expertise in Infrastructure Projects, Operations Management, Business Development, and Client Relationship Management. Sameer has an acute understanding of planning and delivering mega infrastructure projects.
Sameer has 24 years of global project experience and significant executive leadership and operational expertise having previously held senior executive positions in international consulting firms and contracting companies across the US, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Sameer is a degree-qualified Civil Engineer. He holds current memberships in the American Society of Civil Engineers since 2001, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers since 2005, and the UAE Society of Engineers.
Sameer is a future-thinking infrastructure leader, broadening his views away from purely physical assets to include digital and sustainable assets. He is reshaping how we think about infrastructure, focusing on how infrastructure can contribute to ecological and societal health and prosperity in future cities.
Prior to KEO, Sameer served as a senior Infrastructure Leader for WS Atkins and WSP Middle East before joining Hyder Consulting as the Regional MD – Transport & Infrastructure, taking over as Global Business Leader for Infrastructure & Water after the company’s acquisition by Arcadis. Sameer was CEO of MECIC and has held the position of Group Chief Development Officer and MD of Drake & Scull.