International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti announced that Ahmed Al Hashimi has been a named vice president in the company’s Middle East division. Mr. Al Hashimi is joining the company to help expand Thornton Tomasetti’s business in the region and support clients locally.
Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mr. Al Hashimi is a Chartered Structural Engineer with considerable experience in the region.
• Mr. Al Hashimi has 27 years of structural engineering experience in the design and management of high-rise and long-span buildings in the Middle East, Europe and Asia-Pacific. His experience in the Middle East includes projects in the commercial, residential, hospitality, sports and leisure sectors in both steel and concrete.
• Most recently, Mr. Al Hashimi was a senior structural design manager with Tourism Development & Investment Company in Abu Dhabi, an owner/developer of high-profile cultural and hospitality projects such as Saadiyat Island and Sir Bani Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates. While there, he managed a team of international design consultants working on a variety of projects, including museums, retail and mixed-use projects, commercial buildings and resorts hotels.
• A British national, Mr. Al Hashimi holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours from the University of Glasgow in the U.K. He is a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Chartered Engineer with the United Kingdom Engineering Council.
Manny Velivasakis, practice leader for the Europe, Middle East and India (EMA) region
“Everywhere, but more so in the Middle East, clients demand immediate attention and expect solutions on the spot. Therefore, having senior-level people based in the region to interact with clients is essential to our growth. Ahmed has considerable professional experience as well as experience in the Middle East, which will further enhance our ability to provide excellent service to our clients.”
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We fulfill the needs of our clients at every stage in the building life cycle through seven integrated practices in Structural Engineering, Façade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is an 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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