Our episode today is with Saeed Al Abbar, founder & Managing Director at AESG, a specialist consultancy firm focused on energy efficiency, sustainable development and urban improvement, with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & London.
Saeed shared how AESG approaches urban development, the impact of the situation due to the Novel Coronavirus on the construction industry & his take on a more circular approach to construction.
In his role at AESG, Saeed has been involved in managing and directing some of the world’s most prestigious projects through design, construction, commissioning and operation.
Projects have included large prestigious master plan developments, high rise buildings, housing development and critical infrastructure. Under Saeed’s direction, AESG has developed a strong reputation in the region for delivering the highest quality consultancy in sustainability, energy, fire and life safety, facade engineering, environmental consultancy, waste management and commissioning services.
Saeed has authored a number of papers on the application of sustainability in the UAE and MENA region and has consequently presented at a number of local, regional and international conferences. As well as presenting at industry conferences, Saeed has also presented a policy paper at various policy dialogues and think tanks.
As well as his professional role as Director of AESG, Saeed serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the World Green Building Council. In this role, Saeed actively works in promoting the advancement of best practice and innovation in the building industry throughout the UAE and MENA region by working with industry, academia and government departments to develop collaborative solutions to some of the regions greatest challenges.
In 2010, Saeed was awarded the title of International Young Consultant of the Year by British Expertise in the UK. In 2012, Saeed was named in Gulf Business’s top 30 achievers in the MENA region under the age of 30. In 2018 Saeed was awarded the title of Sustainable Business Leader of the Year at the Abu Dhabi Business Leadership Awards as well as being recognised as Executive of the Year by Middle East Big Project.