Also in attendance were Mr Otaiba Saeed Al Otaiba and United States Counselor for Commercial Affairs, John .E. Simmons, along with senior industry representatives and AECOM’s UAE-based clients.
Occupying the 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th floors of International Tower, Capital Center, the new office brings together AECOM’s operations in Abu Dhabi under one roof. With an area of over 6,000 square meters and seating space for 700 employees, the office offers better facilities, breakout areas, better sustainability and a new working culture to offer more flexibility and better collaboration to the way AECOM operates.
“We are honored that our new Abu Dhabi office was inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan,” comments David Barwell, AECOM chief executive, Middle East. “Our Abu Dhabi office is a global leader for the professional services that AECOM provides. From this office we export world class expertise, including people, systems, processes and technologies that enhance AECOM’s involvement in projects globally.”
Riad Nashif, senior vice president and managing director, AECOM, UAE, said: “The new office reaffirms AECOM’s continued commitment to supporting the UAE’s and Abu Dhabi’s ambitious growth and development plans which AECOM has provided over the last 50 years. The added business efficiencies of co-locating our employees within better facilities will ensure we can continue to stay competitive and offer our clients an unrivalled service.”
Prior to moving to the International Tower office, Abu Dhabi-based AECOM staff were located in various facilities. AECOM has further offices in the UAE, in Dubai and Al Ain, as well as across the Middle East. AECOM employs circa 1,700 in the UAE and a total of 3,500 staff across the Middle East.
Picture caption: Pictured from left to right: Mr Otaiba Saeed Al Otaiba; Mr Riad Nashif, senior vice president and managing director, UAE, AECOM; H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan; Mr David Barwell, chief executive, Middle East, AECOM; and Moza Saeed Al Otaiba.