Top 3 speakers of Road Planning, Design and Construction Middle East 2011
Jamal Shareeda Al-Kaabi
Manager of Roads & Drainage Networks Design Department Infrastructure Affairs
Qatar Public Works Authority (Ashghal)
- Eng. Jamal Al Kaabi is an Infrastructure Engineer.
- Graduated in 1997 from University of Miami USA in Industrial & Management Engineering.
- Started his career with Kahramaa during the period 97- 05 and he progressed from Material (standards) Eng. to Manager of Water Planning Dept.
- Since 2005 he has been working with Ashghal as Manager of Projects Dept. (in Roads Affairs), and now he is managing the Design Dept. for Roads & Drainage Networks in Infrastructure Affairs.
Senior Highway Design Engineer, Transportation and Infrastructure Planning Department
Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning Qatar
Mohamed Elidrisi holds a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He also holds an MBA from the University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, USA. Mr. Elidrisi is a registered professional engineer in the State of Illinois, USA.
Mr. Elidrisi has 20 years of professional experience in Transportation Engineering ranging from Projects Management, Planning, Design, and Construction in the Middle East and the United States of America. He has managed several projects and studies specifically related to transportation in the United States of America and the Middle East.
Mr. Elidrisi joined the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP) in October 2007. Prior to joining MMUP Mr. Elidrisi worked for 15 years in the USA for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
In Qatar, Mr. Elidrisi was the Project Coordinator for the Redevelopment of Al Rayyan Road Corridor, Phase 2 Projects, Phase 3 Projects, and a technical team leader in several other committees. He is also a member in several other studies like the Doha Bay Crossing, Transportation Master Plan for Qatar, Qatar National Bicycle Master Plan, and other current studies.
Head of Infrastructure and PPP Advisory Services - Middle East and North Africa
Ernst and Young
Abraham leads Ernst & Young Middle East Infrastructure and PPP Advisory since April 2008 when he transferred from Ernst & Young Canada where he was a Managing Director leading the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) practice in Québec and Eastern Canada. In his role in the Middle East, he provides leadership to all the offices and ensures that the highest quality of services is provided. Since being in the Middle East he has been advising the governments of Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya and Saudi Arabia on landmark PPP transaction totaling several billion dollars.
He is a renowned expert and advisor on public infrastructure projects and PPPs having led or advised on the development of more than 60 projects in the Middle East, Canada and the US including several in the heath, municipal services, education, transportation, defense and real estate sectors. Before joining E&Y, Abraham was a founding partner in the firm P3 Advisors Inc and was the leader of the Ottawa PPP practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining the advisory sector he a senior executive at Serco Canada one of the global leaders in the development of public sector infrastructure and facilities.