Skip to main content
All News
Cundall appoints Mario Saab as Head of Sustainability in the MENA region

MENA 06 April 2021

Cundall has expanded its sustainability offering in the MENA region with the appointment of Mario Saab.

A mechanical engineer with more than 14 years’ experience, Mario specialises in sustainability, energy efficiency, and low-carbon design solutions in the built environment.

As part of Cundall’s sustainability consultancy, Mario will be responsible for growing and shaping Cundall’s sustainability business in MENA as it rises to meet increased demand for sustainable solutions in the region.

Mario co-founded regional consultancy firm, SEEDS International, in 2011, and was responsible for directing and controlling the company’s operations and departments, as well as leading on a myriad of high-profile projects in MENA, including among many others, sustainable accreditation for the Expo 2020 UAE Pavilion, the Al Bayt and Khalifa FIFA 2022 Stadiums in Qatar, and energy efficiency consultation for the Meydan One Mall in Dubai, and the new Bahrain Airport Midfield Terminal.

Commenting on his new role, Mario said: “Sustainability and net zero carbon construction solutions are increasingly in demand in MENA, and several governments are taking critical measures to advance it in response to climate change. However, there are still many businesses and public bodies that do not grasp the full scale of the challenge ahead of us.

“Over the past 14 years, I have been fortunate to integrate sustainability and energy efficiency into a number of high-profile projects across the region and I am extremely proud to have contributed to raising awareness in the market through trainings, conferences and workshops.

“Cundall already has strong sustainability offerings globally, and I am delighted to be part of such a talented team. I am looking forward to the challenges and the prospects ahead to grow Cundall’s sustainability business in the MENA region. By capitalising on my background, diversified regional expertise and passion for sustainability, I aim to help Cundall reach its carbon positive aspiration by 2025 and assist our clients to embrace their sustainable future.”

The managing partner at Cundall MENA, Richard Stratton, said: “We’re really pleased to have Mario on the team. His understanding of energy efficiency and low-carbon design will significantly enhance the business’s offering in the region, and we look forward to working alongside him and continuing to create sustainable solutions for the built environment.

“While the pandemic has certainly reshaped the way we work, over the last six months the sustainability team has experienced unprecedented growth as demand for our services increases, especially around the net zero carbon agenda.”