Meinhardt Appoints New Group CEO
Meinhardt Group International, a leading international engineering, planning and management consultancy firm, has today announced that Omar Shahzad has been appointed to the role of Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Omar who previously served as Deputy CEO of Meinhardt Group for three years will succeed Dr. Shahzad Nasim, who has served as the Group CEO since 2010. Dr Nasim will continue to play a key role as Group Chairman.
Omar joined Meinhardt in late 2008 as Corporate Finance Director and subsequently assumed the role of Deputy CEO in 2010. His responsibilities included overseeing the Group’s financial performance, strategic business development, setting up a water division and more recently heading the Group’s Middle East business. Prior to joining Meinhardt, Omar has had extensive experience in the financial services industry having worked as an investment banker and research analyst for two international banks in Singapore.
As a global multi-disciplinary engineering and project management consultancy headquartered in Singapore, Omar’s new role will include the management of over 3,500 employees across 38 offices. He will also oversee the performance of all Meinhardt offices across the globe, client management, expansion and diversification of the Group’s international business.
I am very honoured and excited to be appointed as the Group CEO. Meinhardt Group has an impeccable track-record and a fantastic global footprint. I believe Meinhardt has an enviable platform for future growth and I look forward to working even more closely with our key people to further enhance our focus on our clients, streamline our delivery and in turn help expand Meinhardt both within our existing markets and beyond.
Group CEO – Meinhardt Group
Under Dr Nasim’s leadership, Meinhardt has performed consistently as one of the top engineering firms globally – an accomplishment the firm has achieved by building and sustaining competitive advantages through innovation.
Dr Nasim spoke about the new appointment as well as his new role as Chairman of Meinhardt Group,
Omar has been operating as my Deputy for the past three years and is well positioned to take over as the Global CEO. He has led a number of successful initiatives & has also spearheaded various new businesses within the Group. I will continue to be involved with the Group and will be working closely with Omar and rest of the management team. Engineering is my passion and I will continue to provide input to all the major projects undertaken by Meinhardt Group and share my experience in innovative designs and help nurture the talent pool we have in Meinhardt.
Dr S Nasim
Chairman – Meinhardt Group
Integral to its growth plans, Meinhardt aims to boost its global staff strength to 5,000, double its turnover and undertake an Initial Public Offering (IPO) over the next three years. Expansion plans include new offices in Australia, further expansion into the Middle East, Africa, USA and secondary cities of China and India. The Group will also expand aggressively its services in areas of infrastructure, mining and environmental engineering including the diversification into other complementary disciplines that support its services integration philosophy globally.