AESG firms up global expansion strategy with 45% growth target for 2021

Company has budgeted for 45% growth in team size to 140 professionals through 2021 and announced its intention to expand physical presence into Asia with new regional headquarters in Singapore

Saeed Al Abbar, CEO at AESG.

Saeed Al Abbar, CEO at AESG.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – In line with its ongoing expansion as a globally-focused organization, AESG, a specialist consultancy, engineering and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Global Directors for each of lines of business, as well as the expansion of the role of company co-founder, Saeed Al Abbar, to group-wide CEO. The move follows the company’s establishment of offices in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom, and successful delivery of large-scale projects across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. The consolidation of service teams under unified global divisions will enable AESG to now deploy the best skills and resources from all its international offices on projects worldwide.

Outlining how this strategy bolsters the company’s ambitious plans for the upcoming year, Saeed Al Abbar, CEO at AESG, said, “2021 is set to be a significant growth year for AESG as we build on the momentum we have established. While the Middle East will remain a focal market for us, we are also seeing steady growth in our business in the UK and Europe, as well as a surge in opportunities in Asia. Our reorganization perfectly positions us to capitalize on these opportunities as we draw on the brightest and most qualified talent from each market to drive our success across the vast geography of our operations.”

Under the direction of its newly appointed Global Directors, AESG is looking to further grow its teams and the company has budgeted for a 45% increase in headcount, with the objective of scaling to 140 professionals through 2021. The company also revealed its intention to replicate in Asia the strategy that has proven highly successful in the Middle East and Europe by establishing a regional headquarters in Singapore.

Global Leaders

AESG’s newly appointed Global Directors will be tasked with leading teams, driving the growth of their service lines, and ensuring best practices are implemented across regions. Two AESG Global Directors have been promoted from within the company, with Phillipa Grant and Nivine Issa now taking on the roles of Global Director of Sustainability and Global Director of Environment, respectively. Both Grant and Issa have also taken up equity partnership in the firm, demonstrating their long-term commitment to AESG and highlighting the company’s leadership in gender equality in the field.

With its appointment of Peter Downer to the position of Global Director of Fire and Life Safety AESG is also looking to draw from the experience and expertise of a business leader who has worked with large multinational construction consultancy firms. An industry veteran of over 35 years – 15 of which have been in senior leadership positions – Downer has worked extensively on projects across the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Prior to joining AESG, he served as the Senior VP at Jensen Hughes where he led the Asia region which included offices in China, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau.

“AESG has successfully navigated the challenges of the current year, and as developers look to enhance and optimize the efficiency, sustainability, safety, and manageability of their investments, our comprehensive portfolio of specialist services is now more relevant than ever. We maintain a highly optimistic outlook with confidence that our commitment to maintaining service excellence through our ongoing expansion will further validate our position as a leading global consultancy firm,” concluded Al Abbar.


About AESG

AESG is an award-winning Specialist Consultancy, Engineering and Advisory firm headquartered in London and Dubai, working throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We specialize in advanced performance within the built environment and are thought leaders in sustainable development, pairing technical knowledge with practical experience to provide strategic solutions to our clients. 

We pride ourselves in being leaders in the industry in each of the services that we offer. We have one of the largest dedicated team with decades of cumulative experience in sustainable design, fire and life safety, façade engineering, commissioning, waste management, environmental consultancy, acoustics and carbon management. 

With unparalleled experience, gained from working on hundreds of iconic developments, our multi-disciplinary team of Architects, Engineers, Scientists, Planners, Modellers and Commissioning Managers work alongside our Clients to deliver effective solutions that stand the test of time. Our prestigious portfolio demonstrates our extensive capabilities and ability to consistently deliver best in class solutions to some of the industry’s most complex technical challenges.| 

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