Ramboll’s new MD targets Middle East growth

Yaver Abidi has joined engineering and design firm Ramboll as managing director for the new markets business unit, which includes Middle East and India.

Based in Dubai, Abidi will assume responsibility for the main business lines and local units forming part of new markets, which covers activities in regions outside Ramboll’s Nordic and UK home markets.

He will also take responsibility for the development of new services and sectors.

Abidi commented: “Today, Ramboll Middle East and Ramboll India are the main business units that make up New Markets.”

“Our strategic goal is to develop our presence in these growth markets significantly, as well as expand into new regions, including Russia, South East Asia, North America and Africa.”

Yaver joins Ramboll from Halcrow and CH2M Hill, where he most recently held the position of regional managing director for Middle East & Africa.

He has worked in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.