Ammar Al Assam
As CEO of one of the region’s largest architecture firms, Ammar Al Assam has led the firm’s steady growth since assuming his role four years ago. Expanding the total staff count from 271 in 2013 to 464 in 2017, Al Assam was recently shortlisted for MEA Awards’ Principal of the Year 2017. Among his many accomplishments, Al Assam spearheaded the integration of modern technology at Dewan, which now prides itself on being a fully-fledged BIM compliant firm. Al Assam has also taken great strides to reduce the negative impact of Dewan’s buildings on the environment by ensuring it adopts strict sustainability regulations – many of the firm’s architects and engineers are LEED Aps and Estidama PQPs. Under Al Assam’s supervision, Dewan has had an active 2017, with the completion of many across the UAE and Saudi Arabia, including First Avenue Mall and the AKH Tower. Over the next 12 months, Al Assam will lead the company’s expansion into new markets across South East Asia and Africa.