The CMCS Team

Bassam Samman

Bassam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Kuwait University and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Administration from the George Washington University. He has attended executive management programs at Harvard Business School (HBS) and London Business School (LBS). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), Earned Value Professional (EVP) and Green Project Management (GPM). Bassam is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Chief Executives Organization (CEO). He is thoroughly experienced in Project Management including project control systems, project collaboration and management information systems, risk management, construction management, claims management, strategy execution among others. Bassam has delivered more than 200 project management related courses, seminars, webinars and events in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Bassam has 35 years’ experience in Project Management Consultancy and he is the Group Chairman, Group CEO and Founder of CMCS.

Alaa Fattani

Alaa Fattani has more than 33 years of vast experience in the Business Society of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and neighboring GCC countries covering various fields of business with multitude of companies focusing on Consulting Engineering, Project Management, Construction, Environmental, Information Technology, Trading and other related activities.  He is the Vice Chairman CMCS Group, CEO & Board Director of Amec Foster Wheeler & Partners Engineering Co., Chairman of SOFCON Engineering Consultants, Chairman of PROJECO, Board Member of Environmental Development Co. (EDCO) and Board Member of Pioneer Project Contracting Co. Alaa holds a B.Sc. Civil Engineering, King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the Saudi Engineering Council, Project Management Institute (PMI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Building Industry Consultation International Inc. (BICSI).

Dr. Hamed Ahmed Al Homoud Al-Ajlan

Dr. Hamed Ahmed Al Homoud Al-Ajlan is CMCS Managing Partner in Kuwait with 35 years experience in playing active management role in Building Systems General Trading & Contracting Co., Kuwait Livestock Transport & Trading Co., Gulf Paper Manufacturing Co. and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC). He has PhD in Economics from the University of Exeter in the UK in 2006, B.S.E. Industrial & Operations Engineering with a Minor Major in Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A. – 1978 and Science Studies at the American University of Beirut, 1973. He is a member of American Institute of Industrial Engineers and Kuwait Engineering Society.

Dr. Ahmed Awad

Dr. Ahmed Awad, PhD, MSc, BSc, AEA, MSCL, MASA, MSPS, PMIM is CMCS Managing Partner in Egypt with 23 years experience involved in the most iconic projects in different industries in MENA region. His experience is in strategic planning and management, feasibility study, economic evaluation and analysis, project finance, project planning and management, risk management, cost analysis, and forensic delay analysis. He has published his work on project management, economics, project finance, sustainable development, and large-scale construction projects. He has PhD, University of Nottingham, UK (2005), MSc, Civil Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt (1995) and BSc. Civil Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt (1990).

Rania Khawaja

Rania Khawaja PMP is CMCS Managing Partner in Jordan with over 14 years of experience in providing project management consultancy services to institutions in diverse sectors covering contract administration, project management control systems, resource management, risk management, procurement and contract management as well as extensive experience in scheduling and preparation of Master Development Plan, planning and project controls procedures, scheduling of tendering program, detailed scheduling including resources loading and cash flow. She also has an immense experience in preparation of extension of time claims as well as the analysis and defense of claims to a high rate of success.

Dr. Nabil Sukkar

Dr. Nabil Sukkar is CMCS Managing Partner in Syria. He has 35 years of experience in economic development, started with the World Bank in Washington DC, where he worked on three different regions, West Africa (as a Macro Economist), South Asia (as a Financial Analyst) and the Middle East (as a Projects Economist). SCB, which he founded in 1992, provides consultancy services for international and regional development institutions on various economic development issues and to international and local private sector companies in diverse sectors and various topics. Dr. Sukkar holds a Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University, USA.