PROJECT DIRECTORS

Bassam Kataw
Project Director, Khalifa Avenue / Dukhan Road

Bassam Kataw joined QD-SBG Construction in 2010, as a Project Director for Dukhan Road project, Qatar. Previously, and since 1987, Bassam worked as a deputy Project Manager and later on as a Project Manager on numerous projects under MBLC, an arm of Saudi Binladin Group. His significant years of experience on major road projects naturally made him a pioneer in developing new construction methods and procedures for infrastructure work.

Amongst the projects that Bassam did manage is the Al-Hada Al Kurr Road project, Qassim – Madinah – Yanbu – Rabigh Expressway, Hujaj Accommodation in Makkah, as well as the improvement of Arafat & Muzdalifah project in Makkah.
 
Education
  • Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Professional Development and Affiliations
  • Licensed Engineer in Jordan
  • Jordanian Board of Engineers, Jordan

Rafic Saroufim
Project Director, ISF Camp Development – CPC07a & CPC07b Packages

Rafic Saroufim joined QD-SBG in April 2013 as a Project Director for the ISF Development Project – CPC07a Package. With his 40 extensive years of experience as a management professional in the construction industry, Rafic became a successful Project Director with a diverse range of skills developed through numerous roles in the execution of multiple buildings and civil engineering construction work during years of dramatic growth and change.

Iconic projects that were directed and managed by Rafic include: Princess Tower in Dubai, UAE, a project developed by Tameer Holding Investment. July 2012, “tallest residential tower in the world” (107 occupied floors). Other major projects that were directed and managed by Rafic include the Retails / Town Houses development at the Pearl, Qatar in which Rafic overviewed the construction activities as a General Manager at Mouawad – Edde, the development of ABC Mall in Beirut – Lebanon, and the construction of Shabrouh Dam, Lebanon.

Education
  • Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Professional Development and Affiliations
  • Licensed Engineer in Lebanon
  • Lebanese Board of Architects & Engineers, Lebanon

Dr. Dia Malaeb

Project Director, Lusail Plaza Infrastructure, LRT Station, Public Car Parks and Landscape Project CP07B

 

With 35 years of experience in Project Management, Construction Management, and Real Estate Development, Dr. Dia Malaeb joined QD-SBG as Director of the Lusail Plaza Infrastructure, LRT Station, Public Car Parks and Landscape project CP07B in October 2016.  Dr. Malaeb is an old veteran of the Saudi Binladin Group where he joined SBG in 1986 and held several key positions including Planning Manager where he established and headed the biggest Planning Department in the Middle East, Projects Controls Manager where he established the core systems of modern and automated Project Management systems, Executive Director of SBG-Jordan where he executed the construction of the Grand Hyatt and Four Seasons Hotels, and Project Director of the iconic CMA Tower project in Riyadh which is the second highest building in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Malaeb worked also as Contracts Manager at Arabian Construction Company where he participated in the construction of the Metropolitan City Center in Beirut, Managing Director for Engineering and Construction at the Shaheen Business and Investment Group, and as Chief Executive Officer at Emaar Pakistan and Emaar Middle East where he participated in the development of major real estate projects in Islamabad, Karachi, Jeddah and Al-Khobar.

Education
  • PhD, MS and BS in Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University (USA)
Professional Development and Affiliations
  • Licensed Engineer in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia
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