Arcadis, a leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has appointed Mario Pishiri as its new city executive for Dubai, as part of its successful cities programme.
In this new role, Pishiri will focus on bringing the very best of Arcadis’ local and global expertise to help clients in Dubai meet a wide range of urban goals, that will enable the city to achieve the vision set out within the Dubai Plan 2021.
He has more than 35 years of engineering experience, including 20 years of living and working in Dubai, said a statement from Arcadis.
Pishiri brings with him an excellent blend of technical expertise and strategic insight to the City Executive position, it stated.
As part of his current and previous roles within Arcadis, Pishiri has been responsible for the growth and performance of the wider UAE business, and is very familiar with the urban agenda in Dubai.
This includes embracing innovation and technology, improving mobility, building greater resilience through smart utility networks, designing well-connected urban developments in new parts of the city, and regenerating older areas, it stated.
Arcadis Middle East CEO Dr Kamiran Ibrahim said: "The leaders of Dubai have made a strong and clear commitment to innovation as they seek to develop a smart and sustainable city over the coming years. Achieving these goals will require not only first-class delivery partners who understand the city, but also who can think holistically and tap into ideas from around the world."
"The cities programme provides a perfect platform in which to showcase the very best of Arcadis, and I wish Pishiri every success in his new role," he added.
On his new role, Pishiri said: "The development of Dubai over the last 15-20 years has been incredibly impressive and reflects the visionary leadership within the emirate. As it continues to evolve into one of the world’s leading cities, it now faces a different set of challenges."
"I look forward to drawing upon our global expertise to help develop first-class solutions that address some of these issues, and which ultimately help to improve quality of life for the people who live in, work in, or visit this unique city," he added.