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Andrew Russell appointed as Regional Director for Saudi Arabia
We are extremely pleased to announce that Andrew Russell has joined chapmanbdsp as Regional Director for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A chartered engineer with 35 years’ industry experience, Andrew has led teams and projects around the UK and the Middle East, where chapmanbdsp continues to increase its footprint across a range of sectors.
Before joining us, Andrew was most recently in a UK regional director role and heavily involved with international project design and management due to having spent 8 years leading projects in UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
In addition, he is a public health engineer by discipline with a strong technical focus on Middle East PHE design and was an early contributor to the CIBSE standards for the region.
At chapmanbdsp, Andrew will be responsible for delivering our work in Saudi Arabia and will be closely supported by our teams in the UAE and London.
Andrew spent his first week at chapmanbdsp with the team in London and is due to fly to Dubai next week to meet the UAE team and clients, before taking up his post in Riyadh in February.
Ray Upjohn, Chief Executive of chapmanbdsp, said: ‘Andrew’s appointment comes as we expand our offer in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East. His experience and local knowledge will be invaluable, particularly at such an interesting and exciting time for the company and the region.’
Andrew Russell said: ‘I’m very excited to have been given this opportunity to make a major impact and contribution to our continued input and growth for KSA. It will certainly be an exciting and challenging period of time for the country as they move forward with their 2030 Vision and development proposals.'
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