Abdulaziz Al-Assaf

CEO, General Manager of Riyadh Head Office
Born: 1960
Nationality:  Saudi Arabian

EDUCATION

BSc. Civil Engineering – Saint Martine College, Washington, USA in 1983.
MSc. Engineering Management - Saint Martine College, Washington, USA in 1985.
Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (FICE)-2001.

TRAININGS

Project Supervision for 6 weeks full time - Institute of Public Administration.  Passed with excellent grade.
Engineering Design Management with DMJM Company in Phoenix, U.S.A. for four months.
Value Engineering Course with General Directorate of Military Works, MODA for 4 weeks.
FIDIC Conditions of Contract in the United Kingdom

MEMBERSHIP, AFFILIATION AND FELLOWSHIP:

Chartered Civil Engineer & Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers – U.K.
Member, American Society of Military Engineers
Member, Project Management Institute, U.S.A.

WORK EXPERIENCE

1991 – present          
Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultant, Saudi Arabia

From 1996, Mr. Al-Assaf has been appointed Senior Vice-President & General Manager. He was Vice-President from 1994.  Prior to this he was Assistant Vice-President from March 1993. Since 1992, he has been a Board Member of the company. 

He joined Zuhair Fayez and Associates in June 1991 as Manager of Riyadh Office and since then, he has been involved in the projects’ overall supervision, project management, construction management, as well as design-built projects.

Responsibilities generally cover staffing and monitoring of each project. He is currently responsible for managing more than 1,000 staff in the Riyadh Regional Headquarter. He participates in the technical discussion and some of the material selection, Client coordination, marketing etc…  As the representative of the company to negotiate, confer with the Clients, contractor and government officials, he is also duly authorized to sign any and all contractual documents, financial commitments with banks…etc.

Presently he is handling the overall management of the following projects:

  • Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu Headquarter
  • Saudi Arabian National Guard projects
  • Dammam University projects
  • King Faisal University projects
  • 2 private Royal Palaces
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) Headquarter
  • Communication and Information Technology Commission Headquarter
  • King Abdullah Financial District
  • KAFD Dedicated Car Park
  • KAFD Data Centers
  • KAFD Science Museum & Geo-Climate Center
  • Information Technology & Communication Complex
  • Oleya Twin Towers
  • SABIC Academy Building
  • SABIC Plastic Application Development Center

Prior to the above, he joined the General Directorate of Projects - Ministry of Interior from July 1985 to June 1991 and worked as follows:

18 May 1987 to 23 June 1991

Assigned to work as Assistant Project Manager and Acting Project Manager most of the time at the Ministry of Interior HQ Building in Riyadh which is considered one of the most prestigious project in the Kingdom with a contract value approximately US$250million.

He participated in committees for project related activities ie. Project’s evaluation and handover, budget and change order negotiations with the contractor then presentation to concerned committees.

1 April 1986 to 17 May 1987

Assigned to SAPKT Project which is a Nine Village Project scattered on 9 sites around the Kingdom with a total value approximately US$350million as Riyadh Site Project Engineer that is considered the largest site with a budget of approximately US$100million.

15 July 1985 to 13 March 1986

On the job training with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/General Directorate of Military Works - Ministry of Defence and Aviation at King Khaled Military City - Hafr Al-Batin trained under experienced personnel at the construction site.

Also assigned to be in charge of very important rectification works in the existing Ministry of Interior Building including HRH The Minister’s Office.