Mohamed Al Assam
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Mohamed Al Assam

Founder and executive chairman, Dewan Architects + Engineers

Iraqi architect Mohammed Al Assam founded his architecture firm more than 30 years ago, and in the decades since, it has grown to be a key international firm with branches across the Middle East. As chairman of the board of directors, Al Assam has participated in setting the strategic direction of the firm. With his sound awareness in business development, the firm has achieved several international awards and nominations.

Dewan is currently staffed with over 400 professionals working on an extensive portfolio of projects, which includes Fountain Views by Emaar, First Avenue Mall, and ENOC Tower, all in Dubai. Additionally, Dewan (and Al Assam himself) participate in various initiatives, including Tamayouz Excellence Award, with which the firm has launched an award for architecture in the past year that seeks to raise awareness about urban development issues in Iraq.