Project Management Operations
Mohammed Al Rais is Hill International’s Regional President (Middle East). Mr. Al Rais has more than 35 years of experience in the management of construction projects throughout the Middle East, North Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Mr. Al Rais is responsible for the strategic direction of the company's operations in the United Arab Emirates, 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 executive management and technical teams in all aspects 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 the Dubai International Airport Expansion.
Mr. Al Rais is fluent in both Arabic and English, and is particularly experienced in delivering complex construction projects with unique logistics requirements , 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 an M.S. in Project Management from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.