WASHINGTON, D.C., — Louis Berger today announced that Alaa Abdul Samad has been hired as regional director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for Louis Berger Power, LLC. In this role, Dubai-based Abdul Samad will lead regional operations and develop and implement Louis Berger Power's strategic objectives for the MENA region, while working in close collaboration with the firm’s international operations.
“Given MENA policymakers’ focus on infrastructure construction and modernization, especially in the power and energy sector, we foresee the region as a major growth market,” said Frank Jordano, Louis Berger Power president. “The addition of Alex to our team greatly deepens our bench and improves our ability to pursue new business while responding to existing customers’ power and energy needs.”
Samad boasts more than 20 years’ experience in power systems, including power generation, rental, electro-mechanical and marine engineering, operations and project management. Before joining Louis Berger, Samad most recently worked for Cummins Power Generation in Dubai as the business development and global power projects manager and as the operations and project manager for Cummins Olayan Energy in Saudi Arabia.
Samad’s began his career in marine navigation and engineering, serving as a maritime officer. He is a graduate of Saint Petersburg State University in Russia, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in electro-mechanical engineering, and of McGill University in Canada, where he completed a master’s degree in electrical engineering.
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