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Cundall boosts MENA growth trajectory with key leadership promotions

MENA 10 July 2023

(L-R) Group photo in Cundall's Dubai office of Lee French, Scott McKeever, Olga Litkovets and Faiyad Peterson.

Lee French, Scott McKeever, Faiyad Peterson and Olga Litkovets posing for a group photo in our Cundall Dubai office.

Cundall has announced significant promotions within its MENA leadership team, signalling a strong commitment to regional growth.

Lee French
, formerly Partner & Operations Director, will assume the role of Partner & Managing Director MENA. With a 22-year tenure at Cundall, Lee has been instrumental in driving the regional business forward and securing a series of notable project wins. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Construction Manager and has been recognised as one of the key leaders of the Middle Eastern business for the company. Lee sits on the International Management Board for Europe & MENA and is a passionate champion of Zero Carbon Design, spearheading efforts to integrate sustainable practices throughout the region.

Another key promotion sees Scott McKeever taking up the position of Country Director - UAE in addition to his existing responsibilities as MENA Head of Building Services. Scott has played a pivotal role in the recent growth and success of Cundall's regional building services team. In his new role he will focus on the continued development and growth of our UAE business.

Faiyad Peterson
moves into the role of Country Director – KSA, recognising his significant contribution to the business and office setup since he re-joined Cundall in 2022. Faiyad’s new appointment will see him lead the firm’s expansion across Saudi Arabia, bolstering the company's presence and influence in the region. Faiyad is a Chartered Engineer and holds a bachelor's degree in structural engineering.

Olga Litkovets
has been promoted to Global Director of Business Development and Marketing. Over her 6 years at Cundall Olga has consistently demonstrated a strong passion for the business and has been instrumental in driving client and brand success. She chairs Cundall’s EMENA board, further driving the region’s strategic focus and growth. In her new role, Olga will focus on elevating the marketing and client care strategies for the global business, while continuing to contribute to the MENA region’s growth.

Commenting on the promotions, Richard Stratton, Partner & Managing Director EMENA said:

“I am very excited by the expanded capabilities these appointments bring to our senior regional leadership including of course Gary Dodds our Country Director – Qatar. We are very proud and lucky to have such extremely talented individuals, who work hard to inspire and lead our teams, and I look forward to seeing the opportunities they will generate. This transition allows me to dedicate even more focus to my broader global business management responsibilities, facilitating the strategic growth of our global practice and strengthening our incredible brand.”