PA Consulting Group Middle East and North Africa has appointed Andrew Ford as a senior expert working within the delivery of mega projects, as part of an aggressive recruitment drive in the region.
An expert with 35 years’ top level experience in helping to deliver projects such as New York University Abu Dhabi, the Lusail Primary Infrastructure re-development in Qatar and real estate for various Dubai Government departments and partner organisations, Ford joins the team to reinforce the firm’s consulting services for large scale global mega events.
Jason Harborow, Head of PA Consulting Group Middle East and North Africa, said: “I consider Andrew’s appointment to our team as a game changer in how we will help clients deliver the major projects planned in this region over the next five to ten years.
“Having worked with Andrew in the past, I know the energy, commitment and passion that he brings to PA. He is a highly self-motivated and results-orientated person and I welcome the level of professionalism that he maintains.”
Ford has 18 years’ specific experience in the UAE real estate and construction industry, holding key roles in contract administration, construction, design management, commercial management and project management, across a broad spectrum of projects covering civil, hospitality, education, commercial and industrial sectors.
He has worked for government authorities at a senior director level, meeting the demands of auditability, governed processes and confidentiality.
His experience working within multi-disciplined organisations has enhanced his abilities to ensure effective team interaction, problem solving, adhering to project development timeframes, fixed budgets and achieving the quality and exacting standards of the client and end-user.
Harborow added: “We have started this year with an aggressive recruitment drive to support our growth plans for the region. Andrew is one of 14 new members of staff to join us since the beginning of the year. The increased headcount is vital to the ongoing delivery of work we are producing for our clients across a variety of industries.
“The government services, healthcare, and transport, travel and logistics sectors continue to be major areas of expansion for PA, both globally and within our region. We are bringing together the best minds in the business to ensure the offering to our current and future clients is unbeatable.”
PA Consulting Group has been operating in the Gulf region for over 30 years, successfully delivering more than 150 projects in 13 Middle Eastern countries, across sectors including healthcare, financial services, transport, energy, government, defence and security, education and manufacturing.
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