Mohammed Al Rais
Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Middle East Operations, Hill International
Mohammed Al Rais is Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Hill’s Middle East Project Management Group. Mr. Al Rais has over 35 years of experience in the management of construction projects throughout the Middle East, North Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada. Mr. Al Rais was previously Vice President acting as Hill’s regional manager for it’s Abu Dhabi operations.
Presently, Mr. Al Rais is heading the Middle East operations of Hill International in the capacity of Senior Vice President and Managing Director, where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s operations in the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Oman. Under Mr. Al Rais’s leadership, Hill International has been successful in identifying new marketplaces across the Middle East; diversifying its client base and extending its operations in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi in particular. Mr. Al Rais also oversees the operational delivery of Hill’s expanding portfolio of real estate, hospitality and infrastructure projects, including monitoring KPIs and ensuring client satisfaction. He directs the executive management and technical teams in all aspect of these projects. He has supervised the delivery of a range of large-scale, highly-complex, multi-stakeholder developments such as the program management of Dubai International Airport Expansion.
Mr. Al Rais is fluent in both Arabic and English, and has extensive experience working with both the public and private sectors to ensure that projects are completed successfully. He is particularly experienced in the construction–and unique logistics multi-use, complex projects, and in managing several concurrent projects at disparate locations. Mr. Al Rais earned a B.S. in city and regional planning from the University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan and a M.S. in project management from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.