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GHD appoints Darren Shrives to lead its UAE operations

GHD appoints Darren Shrives to lead its UAE operations

Global professional services firm GHD has appointed Darren Shrives as Regional General Manager for the UAE.

GHD has been present in the UAE since 2001 and employs approximately 200 staff in offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The company was recently appointed by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to develop a national hydrogen energy strategy.

Darren was previously responsible for the company’s Philippine operations. He is a civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience in multidisciplinary project planning and leadership in Australia, the UK and the Philippines.

“It is a very exciting time to be leading our UAE business. The COP28 summit in Dubai will be emblematic of the massive transformation underway in the UAE and the wider GCC as these economies transition from oil and gas to a low carbon future . We look forward to supporting our customers in solving the world’s greatest challenges in water, energy and urbanization,” Darren said.

“GHD is at the forefront of helping the UAE build sustainable resilience for its economy, maintain the country’s market share in global energy markets, and deliver on its ambitious social infrastructure and tourism plans. See Our Energy Future, Future Communities and Water The potential for the resource’s future existence is exciting,” said Simon Light, CEO of GHD Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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