Management

Richard Abboud

Richard Abboud

Regional General Manager - Amana Contracting Group Limited

Richard is the Regional General Manager of Amana Contracting Group Limited covering operations in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. He has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry having held a range of positions within Amana including Project Manager and Business Development and Engineering Manager. Richard holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the Lebanese University as well as a Master degree in Construction Financial Management from Herriot Watt University. He is also LEED AP and PMP certified.
Joe Labaky

Joe Labaky

Deputy General Manager - Amana Contracting Group Limited

Joe Labaky joined Amana Qatar in 2012 and is currently the Deputy General Manager of Amana Contracting Group Limited in the UAE. He has more than 15 years of experience in the contracting field in numerous countries including France, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar and the UAE. Joe graduated from the Lebanese University in Civil Engineering; pursued his specialization in Soil Mechanics from the Ecole Centrale in Paris and holds an MBA from the American University of Beirut.”

Yasser Baaj

Vice President - DuBox

As a co-founder of DuBox, Yasser is leading our revolutionary shift in the construction industry, bringing change and innovation to traditional practices. In various senior management roles within the precast industry since 1995, Yasser is a leading expert in the world of precast in the Middle East, instrumental in gaining wide acceptance of precast systems while participating in delivering many UAE landmarks. Yasser is a professional Engineer since 1984, graduate of Aleppo University and holds a Masters in business administration (MBA) from Liverpool University.

Omar Uwayda

General Manager - Amana Industries

Omar is the General Manager of Amana Industries‘ operations in the UAE and Qatar. Since 2007, Omar has been the Steel Works Division Manager at Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings’ Doha office. Omar holds a bachelor degree in civil engineering from the Lebanese University, Tripoli and brings with him over fifteen years of experience in the steel industry covering engineering, estimation, material coordination and project management. Prior to joining Amana, Omar worked for Zamil Steel Structural Division and CanamAsia where he acquired extensive knowledge in structural steel applications including high-rise buildings, petrochemical, industrial and power generation projects. He is PMP-certified and has recently acquired his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Bassam Bsaibes

Bassam Bsaibes

General Manager - Transport and Logistics Division

Bassam is the General Manager of Logistic Division for Amana Contracting Group Limited – covering operations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia & Qatar. He has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry having held a range of positions within Amana including Procurement & Sub-Contract Manager, and, Camps, Central Stores and Company Material & Scrap Manager. Bassam holds a Technical degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from the U.S.A Technical institute and is a Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP).

Habib Biri

Habib Biri

Vice President - Commercial

Habib is the Vice President of Commercial at Amana Contracting Group Limited. He has over 16 years of experience in the construction industry of which ten years have been with Amana. Habib has risen through the ranks from Head of the Laser Slab Unit, to Project Manager, to Business Development Manager, to Senior Business Development Manager, and finally to Tendering Manager before his promotion to VP. Habib holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the Lebanese University, a Masters Degree in Quantity Surveying from Herriot Watt University, and an MBA in Finance from the American University of Dubai. He is also LEED AP certified.

Jad Saad

Vice President - Human Resources

Jad is the Vice President of Human Resources at Amana Contracting Group Limited and Amana Pipeline Construction. He has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. Jad holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the American University of Technology as well as the degree of Masters of Business Administration from The University of Manchester.

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