Mr. Al Assam has a successful leadership track record of over 39 years with private practice in GCC, Middle East and North Africa. An extensive experience and professional knowledge in all types of projects life cycle from inception to construction and turnkey. He is an effective coordinator and facilitator of team performance and has wide experience in a multidisciplinary context, with the ability to lead Technical and Administrative staff, to achieve a high Architectural Quality and profitable results. Past expertise includes several domains such as: Executive in charge of Design Section, controlling a team of Architects, preparation of complete architectural design package for Masterplanning projects, multi storey buildings, luxurious villas and palaces.
As a Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Al Assam has participated in setting the strategic direction of the firm. With his sound strategic awareness in Business Development, the firm has achieved several international awards and nominations. Besides, a record profits in 2008 and continues to expand its vision in becoming the most prominent firm in the Middle East and GCC region. Dewan is currently staffed with over 300 professionals and working on an extensive portfolio of projects in various sectors and across 10 countries in the GCC, Africa, and Asia.
Dewan has just been given top honours after being ranked among the world’s top 50 architectural firms. The company was also recently ranked as top 4 architectural firm in the Middle East. Mr. Al Assam has also played a role in leading the firm towards sustainable design. Over the past few months several of our projects have won LEED accreditation. He is an active speaker and debater, and contributes often to public and professional forums.