Project Management Operations
Abdo Kardous is Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Asia/Pacific) with Hill International. Mr. Kardous has 29 years of experience in the design, procurement, construction and delivery of major projects, covering a wide spectrum of building, electro-mechanical, infrastructure and marine projects in several countries, many involving multi-cultural environments.
Mr. Kardous joined Hill l in 1997 and was instrumental in growing the operations of the firm across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with an oversight responsibility over more than 400 professional staff and 30 major projects. Mr. Kardous has recently been assigned to head the project management operations in the Asia/Pacific region and is involved in hospitality, leisure, real estate and infrastructure projects in China, Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as other countries across South Asia.
Prior to joining Hill, Mr. Kardous was the Real Estate Development Manager for the $2billion property company responsible for the reconstruction of the Beirut City Centre. Mr. Kardous started his professional career in 1982 with a leading Architectural/Engineering practice in the Middle East, having a project portfolio covering countries in Asia and Africa.
Mr. Kardous is a member of both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He earned a B.S., Magna Cum Laude, in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Kardous was awarded Hill International's Project Manager of the Year award in 2001.