About TEAM

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  Leadership

Dr. Tammam Nakkash - Managing Partner & Principal, Engineering Consulting
Dr. Yusef Salam - Managing Partner & Principal, Management Consulting
Dr. Mohammad Mikdashi - Managing Partner & Principal, ICT Consulting
Aref Shamas - Managing Director
Mahmoud Salam - Managing Consultant, Architecture
Victor A. Khouri - Director, Management and Human Resources Development
Hassan Miskawi - Director, Construction Management
Nabil Al-Baba - Director, Engineering Business Development
Maher Katorgi - Director, TEAM Bahrain
Hussein Haidar - Senior Project Manager, Civil Engineering
Jean Samaha - Senior Project Manager, Civil Engineering
TAMMAM NAKKASH
Managing Partner / Director - Engineering


Over 38 years of consulting engineering experience - 42 as a Founding Partner and Principal in TEAM International.

Specialized expertise: Multi-modal Transport Systems, Transportation Planning and Urban Engineering Highway and Toll Facilities Engineering, Management of Engineering Systems, Traffic Engineering, National Transport Policies, Economic Feasibility of Transport Projects, Private Sector Participation in Urban Services, National Housing Policies, Construction and Public Works Sectors, Manpower Development, Operations Research and Mathematical Modeling.

Experience in the field of engineering covers a wide spectrum:

Policy setting, formulating strategies, project identification, program development, prefeasibility and economic feasibility studies, preliminary design, final design and preparation of bidding documents, prequalification of contractors, analysis of bids, construction management and supervision, operation, maintenance, and post-construction evaluation.

In addition to his specialized expertise in transport systems, Dr. Nakkash is a development expert-at-large, with strong experience in socio-economic issues, environmental aspects, and international procurement practices.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Purdue University - Lafayette Indiana, U.S.A, 1969.
  • M.S. Transportation Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., 1966.
  • B.E. Civil Engineering (with distinction), American University of Beirut, 1964.
  • Fellow ASCE
YUSEF SALAM
Managing Partner & Principal, Management


Over 35 years of experience in engineering and management consulting - 42 years as a Founder and Director in TEAM International.

Directed and participated in numerous projects and consulting assignments for public and private organizations, covering strategic planning and management, institutional capacity building, policy management, resource evaluation and development, sectoral studies, manpower studies, quality management systems, performance management systems, master plans, feasibility studies, transportation planning and engineering projects.

Extensive experience in strategy and policy setting, development management, program and project planning and management, organizational development, needs assessment, impact assessment, restructuring of service delivery by government, performance measurement and management, public and private partnerships, statistical applications, socio-economic forecasting, technical studies, transport systems, traffic system management, urban and rural development, local government, institutional strengthening and capacity building and manpower planning, development and management.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1971.
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1967.
  • B.E. Civil Engineering (With Penrose Award), American University of Beirut, 1965.
  • Fellow ASCE
MOHAMMAD MIKDASHI
Managing Partner & Principal, ICT


Over 35 years of experience in Management Consulting - 42 years as Founder and Director in TEAM International.

Directed, managed and planned a wide array of projects and consultancy assignments at the regional and international levels in multiple sectors. Involved in diagnostic, institutional evaluation studies, strategic planning, feasibility studies, manpower assessments, training programs and quality management systems.

Extensive experience in planning & control systems, reengineering & restructuring, e-government, organizational development, human resources development, quantitative methods & systems modeling, financial analysis & forecasting, and evaluation studies.

Involved in establishing and directing companies and business ventures, in particular in the areas of Information Technology.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, 1970.
  • MS. Mathematics, Ph.D. research Student, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 1966.
  • BS. Electrical Engineering (with distinction), University of Alabama, USA, 1963.
VICTOR A. KHOURI
Director, Management and Human Resources Development


Over 30 years of experience in Management Consulting, Human Resource management, Strategic Management, Educational and Training Development. Planned, directed and participated in several projects and consulting assignments as Project Manager, Expert and Consultant to the public and private sectors, in the Arab World, Europe and Africa, covering:

Management Diagnostic Studies, Management Organization, Public Sector Re-engineering, Educational Development and Management, Assessment of Training Needs and Surveys, Central Training Management and Technical Plans and Programs, on the job Training Programs and Seminars in particular: Leadership for School Principals, Marketing, Sales, Strategic Management, Human Relations, Behavioral Skills, Report Writing, Business Methods, Negotiation skills, Supervisory skills, Public relations, HR Management, Education and Health; Feasibility Surveys and Project Management, Market surveys and Studies, Management and Technical Education Training Development, Technical Curriculum Evaluation and Development.

Education:

  • Institution: Ecole de Technologie - France
  • Date: 1962/10 - 1967/06
  • Degree Obtained: Diploma in Higher Accounts Studies (H.E.C).
HASSAN MISKAWI
Director, Construction Management


Over 40 years of experience, comprising design, execution and supervision of construction of diversified civil engineering works. The last twenty years with TEAM International, with increasing responsibilities from Project Engineer, to Chief Engineer-Supervision to General Projects Manager. Has a demonstrated experience in leading supervision teams on simultaneously running projects. Special capabilities in the preparation of contract documents, review and updating of PERT schedules, contract administration, resolving conflicts between owners and contractors, resolving claims, issuing certificates of reception of works, and preparing final settlement for contractors. and directing companies and business ventures, in particular in the areas of Information Technology.

Education:

  • DiplomeING. (M.S.) Civil Engineering - 1956
  • Ecole supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Beyrouth, Beirut, Lebanon
NABIL AL-BABA
Director, Engineering Business Development


Over 26 years of experience in most of civil engineering applications in design, construction supervision and technical assistance, in addition to a wide experience in contract administration.

Directed or participated in numerous projects and consulting assignments in the field of highway and structural engineering at the national and regional levels and for international funding institutions.

Long experience in project management, project needs assessment and quality management, project needs assessment and quality management system, with outstanding experience in managing construction projects within critical conditions.

Extensive experience in managing design works, construction drawings production, preparation of tender documents and procurement.

Well versed in the use of computers in solving engineering problems, using proprietary software and developing software for special applications.

Education:

  • Institution: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Date: From Oct. 1978 to June 1982
  • Degree Obtained: B.E. Degree in Civil Engineering (Dean's Honor List)
MAHMOUD SALAM
Managing Consultant, Architecture


More than 33 years experience in architectural design, execution drawings and supervision of different types of functional buildings.



Education:

  • B.A.E Architecture, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon ,1970
MAHER KATORGI
Director, TEAM Bahrain


Mr. Katorgi joined TEAM International in 2008 as the director of business development for ICT products and services. He is currently responsible for TEAM International's business in Bahrain providing high quality advisory services to public and private institutions in the areas of corporate strategy, organizational analysis, performance and operational improvement, process redesign, and information technology.

Prior to joining TEAM International, Mr. Katorgi held senior positions in sales and marketing at Texas Instruments for nearly 8 years where he was instrumental in developing strategic channel and technology relationships to promote the adoption of TI mobile HW and SW solutions for the digital media and mobile devices at global OEMs. He brings Over 23 years of management consulting, sales, business and system development experience in the biomedical, digital media, telecom, and information & communication technology industries from positions held in the USA.

Education:

  • MBA, Indiana University Graduate School of Business, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 1999.
  • Ph.D., Research Student, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 1997.
  • M.Sc., Computer Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 1996.
  • B.Sc., Computer Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 1989.
RAIF FARHAT
Senior Project Manager, Urban Planning & Architecture


Over 39 years of experience in preparation, design and supervision of civil engineering projects in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and united Arab Emirates. Held senior responsible positions in government (Executive Council for major projects) and with large construction contractors. His experience includes road and highway projects, building construction, waste and sanitary work. He has extensive experience in evaluation of bids of large international firms and in contract administration.

Projects responsible for included:

  • Highway network in the city of Beirut and outside it.
  • Bridges in reinforced and pre-stressed concrete.
  • Waste water and storm water drainage networks.
  • Steel bridge over-passes in the city of Beirut.
  • Earth fill and land reclamation.
  • aritime works in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia.
  • Pile foundations in Lebanon and Abu Dhabi.
HUSSEIN HAIDAR
Senior Project Manager, Civil Engineering


Over 24 years of experience in civil engineering with particular emphasis as roadway and infrastructure related projects. He has broad experience in all aspects of roadway construction and rehabilitation. He has successfully managed the implementation of many roadway widening and rehabilitation project in Lebanon. He was involved in the identification of rehabilitation and maintenance needs of existing roads.

Since 1995, Mr. Haidar has been in charge of roadway rehabilitation projects in the Beqaa for the Ministry of Public Works. He is fully conversant with specifications and conditions of contracts used in roadway words. He is well versed with Ministry of Public Works standards specifications for roadway construction. He is also familiar with word and spread sheets applications.

Education:

  • M.Sc. in Engineering, Industrial & Civil construction, Moscow Civil Engineering Institute, Moscow, 1983.
ABDEL-KADER HASHEM
Senior Project Manager, Transportation & Traffic Engineering


Specialized in traffic and transportation engineering.

Education:

  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering, specialized in traffic and transportation engineering - Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA, 1987.
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1982.
JIHAD MADI
Senior Project Manager, Civil Engineering


Over 20 years of practical experience in the construction and construction supervision fields, with emphasis on roadway projects. Throughout his career, Mr. Madi has participated in various projects in Lebanon and Africa, and was involved in both the execution and the supervision of construction of highway projects.

Since 1995, Mr. Madi has been in charge as the Site Project Manager for the construction of the jiyeh-Zahrani Auto route, at 14km, 3-lane dual highway with 23km service roads, Most recently he was project manager on the supervision of the fast-track rehabilitation of Hazmieh- Saoufar Highway.

In addition to his technical skills, Mr. Madi has acquired proven experience in project management, technical and contractual follow-up and coordination of diverse tasks to achieve high quality construction in adherence to the project schedules. Mr. Madi is well versed with project planning software, such as MS Project; Primavera project planner and with softdesk8 and AutoCAD ver. 14, and MS Office.

Education:

  • Ecolde Superieure d'Ingenieurs de Beyrouth, St. Joseph's University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1975.
  • E.S.T.P., Paris Saint-Germain, from 1977.
  • Dep. Ing, Ecole supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Beyrouth, Beirut, Lebanon, 1979.
JEAN SAMAHA
Senior Project Manager, Civil Engineering


Civil Engineer with extensive experience in the supervision of a wide range of projects, including highways, bridges, airport facilities, buildings and infrastructure works.

Education:

  • Diploma, Ingenieur (section Travaux Publics),
    Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Beyrouth (E.S.I.B), Lebanon, 1988.
AREF SHAMAS
Managing Director


Over 30 Years of Experience in Financial Control, Administrative Management, Legal Affairs, Industrial Affairs, and Business Development, in the Arab World and Africa, with wide experience in the private and public sector.

Education:

  • Ph.D in Management , UNESCO
  • LL.M (Master) in Public Law , University of Aden - Yemen
  • MBA , College of Finance and Economic Sciences - Lebanon
  • BBA , College of Finance & Economic Sciences - Lebanon