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Aurecon boosts Middle East team with new strategic appointments

Aurecon has appointed Mina Al-Jubori as Client Director for Infrastructure to help clients unlock business opportunities in property, infrastructure, and transport.

Mina Al-Jubori will lead Aurecon's infrastructure business in the Middle East as the region's new Client Director for Infrastructure

09 July 2018 – As construction continues apace in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon has appointed Robert Latham as Built Environment Leader and Mina Al-Jubori as Client Director for Infrastructure to help clients unlock business opportunities in property, infrastructure, and transport.

While business conditions remain competitive, the construction industry continues to sustain its workflow, driven by economic and demographic needs and national initiatives like Dubai Expo 2020, FIFA World Cup 2022, and Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, according to the Deloitte GCC Powers of Construction 2017 report.

“The construction sector here continues to lead the world in terms of ambition, scale, and pace of development. We are privileged to be trusted by clients for some of this region’s most important projects. By increasing our bench-strength with these appointments, Aurecon is in a better position to help our clients develop smart and innovative solutions for their unique challenges,” said Ermis Marques, Regional Director for Aurecon in the Middle East. 

Mina Al-Jubori

As Client Director of Infrastructure, Mina will spearhead the growth of Aurecon’s infrastructure business and drive the region’s client activities, including building relationships, understanding clients’ plans and pain points, and delivering future-ready solutions. She will also provide leadership and governance for key projects, and develop a high-performing client engagement teams.

Mina has nearly two decades’ experience, delivering solutions for major multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Australia. She has worked on many acclaimed projects including the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone Development Programme in the United Arab Emirates; the Sohar Port and Industrial Zone in Oman; and the Sydney International Container Terminal in Australia.

“This is an exciting time for infrastructure projects where smart engineering can really make a difference in the GCC by driving efficiency in design & assets lifecycle management. Clients here are astute and forward-looking; they are willing to investigate the latest smart technologies or unconventional solutions to bring better connectivity and productivity to their communities and stakeholders. I am committed to being part of designing a better future here,” said Mina.

Mina joined Aurecon in September 2011 as a Project Manager and has steadily risen through the ranks.

Robert Latham 

A 30-year seasoned professional in the construction industry, Robert is a proven executive leader with a strong track record of quality delivery and building successful businesses and teams in a multi-cultural environment. Armed with 25 years’ experience in the Middle East, he has in-depth understanding of the technical, commercial, and partnership conditions unique to the region. 

As Built Environment Leader, Robert will be responsible for leading all services delivered to clients and projects, driving financial and operational performance, and developing team competency. Drawing on his extensive experience in supertall buildings and similar mega projects in the Middle East, Rob will bring the best local and global expertise from Aurecon to deliver world-class, innovative solutions to bring clients’ bold ideas to life.

"I am delighted to have this opportunity to grow Aurecon’s Built Environment business in the GCC. Clients here have bold dreams that will require not just technical engineering skills but also commercial acumen to make their investments viable and sustainable for the long-term,” said Robert.

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