New York Stock Exchange-listed engineering firm AECOM has promoted Raj Hanspaul to director of Program Management and Construction Management (PMCM) in the UAE and Oman.
Based in the UAE, Hanspaul will lead more than 160 members of staff within AECOM’s PMCM practice who oversee activities ranging from planning, coordination, scheduling, and cost control, to design, construction, and commissioning.
Hanspaul has more than 16 years of experience in the construction industry, including 12 years of delivering programmes with AECOM.
Prior to his new role, he was the project director for community infrastructure programs in the UAE, including the Cranleigh School, The Galleria mall extension, and most recently Yas Acres, a project for which he will retain oversight.
Hanspaul has an in-depth understanding of the drivers and challenges that arise when delivering major developments including facilities for education, residential, healthcare, national governments, leisure, and public gathering venues.
Commenting on the promotion, the chief operating officer and director – PMCM and PMO – at AECOM Middle East, Jason Kroll, said: “Raj’s regional experience and knowledge of large program delivery will be a real asset for our PMCM business in the UAE and Oman. I look forward to seeing the positive impact his experience and leadership has on our PMCM team, inspiring our people to reach their full potential and driving growth for our organisation.”
Sharing his thoughts on the appointment, Hanspaul added: “Having lived the in UAE for seven years, this appointment, which coincides with the UAE developing infrastructure to support the next 50 years of growth, comes at a very exciting time. I look forward to working with the PMCM team, and collaborating with key clients across the UAE and Oman to contribute to the legacies of the two countries.”