About TEAM

Vision & Mission
Human Capital

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
Hussein Haidar - Senior Project Manager, Civil Engineering
Jean Samaha - Senior Project Manager, Civil Engineering
Managing Partner / Director - Engineering

Over 38 years of consulting engineering experience - 44 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.


  • 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
Managing Partner & Principal, Management

Over 35 years of experience in engineering and management consulting - 44 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.


  • 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
Managing Partner & Principal, ICT

Over 35 years of experience in Management Consulting - 44 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.


  • 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.
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.


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


  • DiplomeING. (M.S.) Civil Engineering - 1956
  • Ecole supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Beyrouth, Beirut, Lebanon
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.


  • 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)
Managing Consultant, Architecture

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


  • B.A.E Architecture, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon ,1970
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.


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

Specialized in traffic and transportation engineering.


  • 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.
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.


  • 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.
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.


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


  • 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