I personally feel that the recent crisis in the financial market is taking the Project Management to a new level. Project management is evolving. The fundamental principles are fairly stable, but the knowledge of how to apply them continues to evolve. Globalization and increased competition are causing increased demand for project management. So, for organizations to survive in this meltdown period they must adopt the nine knowledge areas of project management to enable them to do different things at the right times so the end result is what is wanted.

The spirit of evolution companies all over the world with high dynamic power of investors welcome project management congress into their business level to improve the economic conditions of the people. Unlike many traditional project planning, this project management provides ample guidance to plan globally their business and generate new leads.


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Projects: Challanges and Opportunities

08:00 - 13:00 Hours

Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, UAE



Workshop on Project Management

08:00 - 13:00 Hours

Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, UAE



10th Annual Project Management Congress Week

08:00 - 17:00 Hours

Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, UAE



Workshop on Project Management

08:00 - 13:00 Hours

Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, UAE



Project Management Excellence Awards Night

Alleem Achievers awards

17:00 - 22:00 Hours

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, UAE

Dr. Rashid Alleem - Founder & Executive Chairman

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Project Turnaround

DR. RASHID ALLEEM IS WIDELY known as a visionary and thought leader in the business, socio-economic, academic and cultural fields. Known for his strategic thinking, he is respected by peers as a man with qualities of mind and heart.

Dr. Alleem dons many hats and hones various skills and passions. He is currently Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority – UAE. He served for over a decade as Director General, Department of Seaports and Customs and Sharjah Free Zones Authority. He was the driving force in transforming the zones into a strategic commerce hub empowering thousands of businesses in the region, thereby contributing to the development of the UAE economy. He has been instrumental in bringing on board over 12,000 companies from across 157 nations and attracting a whopping $40 billion in FDI.

Dr. Alleem’s leadership has helped create business excellence on other fronts as well. His participation as Vice Chairman of World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, as well as other organizations such as Sharjah Charity International, Sharjah About the Author Medical Zone, German Emarati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce and World Trade Development Council in Hong Kong, has seen his contribution enrich the business ecosystem in a noteworthy manner.

An honorary that visits faculties in numerous local and international universities, addressing almost 15,000 people a year, Dr. Alleem truly believes that excellence can only be achieved through sustainability by aligning commercial, social and environmental objectives.

A prolific writer both in English and Arabic, Dr. Rashid Alleem is the author of several books on management and leadership. His recent book My Green Journey in Hamriyah, a candid account of his endeavours in improving the environment and distributing his green message not only to entrepreneurs, but also organizations worldwide, has been well received. The book has been praised for its professional and practical approach on many knowledge platforms. Another book he authored, which is sought after in some circles, is My Leadership Secrets, written in English and translated into Arabic and German. He frequently addresses diverse audiences on the development of human capital and socially responsible business empowerment initiatives. In 2001, he founded Alleem Knowledge Center, a none-profit organization, which is a testament to his numerous initiatives and relentless efforts to promote leadership potential and to enrich the tenets of knowledge sharing. When the financial meltdown happened in September 2008, resulting in the crash of the global economy, Dr. Alleem took up the cudgels and went about creating fresh benchmarks for the industry in an effort to mentor and prepare the industry captains to withstand crisis. Alleem Knowledge Center chalked out an elaborate agenda for organising various events under the banner – Alleem Business Congress – and addressed various key issues through this unique forum.

Alleem Business Congress has set lofty benchmarks against the best international practices. Alleem Business Congress provides a wide platform where business leaders meet and work together to address survival strategies as well as the economic, social and environmental challenges of sustainable development by deliberating on Energy and Water, Leadership & Management, Project Management, Sustainable Development & Inclusive Growth and Marketing & Branding.

A commentator par excellence, his contributions on benchmarking overall excellence are much sought after in local and international publications. His thought-provoking articles have been the topic of discussion in various socio- economic events at national and international platforms. A popular persona with the local and overseas media, Dr. Alleem’s interview with, the BBC World English Channel for its Middle East Business Report segment, which is broadcast to an international audience, created a huge response from home and abroad. More recently, he was interviewed by Deutsche Welle (DW) a German international broadcaster, for the ‘Made in German Report’. Thanks to his leadership experience gained over two decades in the international business arena, Dr. Alleem is today acknowledged as a ‘Change Leader’ who strives relentlessly to usher in a new business ecosystem. Dr. Alleem earned a Ph.D. from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK, and received an honorary Ph.D from Atlantic International University (USA) in recognition of his achievements in the socio-economic fields. With honorary doctorates from Somalia University for Humanitarian Services, and American Global International University in the US for his global business contributions and numerous academic achievements, Dr. Alleem is the embodiment of lifelong learning and harnessing intellectual capital. Testament to his efforts are the various accolades he has received, including an Achievement Award by the League of Arab States in 2007, Gold Medal from the Mayor of Cannes for environmental efforts 2007, Excellence in Leadership award from ASSOCHAM in India 2008, and Celebrity of the Year by Khaleej Times newspaper.

As a tribute to Dr. Alleem’s administrative acumen, The Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) award 2008 honoured Hamriyah Free Zone for its support and for recognizing best practices and promoting excellence. He’s been endorsed as a Maritime Personality for 2009 by Marine Biz TV and the bagged Global Champion of Climate Change 2011 award.

Dr. Alleem has been named the Global Champion of Climate Change at the opening of the ‘Youth & Climate Change’ conference organized by Youth Exnora International at the prestigious IIT Madras campus, in India. Acclaimed for his unique leadership qualities, Dr. Alleem has been conferred with the Middle East Business Leaders Awards 2012 as a tribute to his acumen in Training & Human Capital Development. He has also been decorated with the Jewels of Muslim World Award 2012 in Jakarta in recognition of his achievements as one of the top nine movers of Islamic economics. He was bestowed with the honour of Environmentalist of the Year 2012 by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in recognition of his contributions towards a sustainable environment. Dr. Alleem was recognized as one among the 100 UAE nationals who have contributed immensely to the ‘happiness’ of the UAE, on the eve of the United Nations’ ‘International Day of Happiness’ 2013.

In 2013, he was conferred with the ‘Certificate of Knight Award’ for his outstanding contribution in the field of ‘Leadership & Development’ by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and also bestowed with the Arab Organization Award for Social Responsibility from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility in recognition of his CSR initiatives in Hamriyah Free Zone. Dr. Alleem has also been decorated with the coveted ‘2013 Extraordinary Human’ Award by the United Nations World Peace Organization in Washington, United States, on the occasion of the international day of people with disability.

In early 2014, Dr. Alleem was conferred with an ‘Award of Excellence’ by Daimler-Mercedes Benz Germany for his efforts in protecting the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of Mercedes Benz in the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE. Later in May, Dr. Alleem received the prestigious ‘Global Economic Development Leadership Award’ in Cochin, India.

In a rare tribute to the wisdom reflected in ‘Management in the whole of the Arab World’, Dr. Alleem was honoured with the ‘Golden Arrow Award’ on 18th February 2014 in Dubai. On 3rd April, 2014, he was recognized as ‘Goodwill Ambassador for Peace, Care and Relief in GCC Countries, Middle East and North Africa’ by the International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief and Member of the Economic and Social Council of The United Nations. Many people also recognized him as the ‘Green Ambassador of the UAE’. Dr. Rashid was recognized as “THE KNOWLEDGE AMBASSADOR OF UAE 2015” by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dr. Alleem was honored with “Friend of Singapore Sustainability Award 2017” by government of Singapore, and “Golden Friend of India Award 2017” by Indian Business and Professional Council on the 68 th Republic Day of India.

Dr. Rashid Alleem

Dr. Mohamed Soliman Mahmoud Al Yamany

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Official Spokesperson as part of Stakeholder Management Plan
  • First Undersecretary and official Spokesperson at Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt (since April 8, 2014 Till Oct.26, 2016).
  • Chairman of “Arab Council for Sustainable Energy”
  • Chairman of AFSEC Technical Committee. (www.afsec-
  • Technical Consultant , Elsewedy Electric Group ( (Since Nov.1 ,2016 Till Now)
  • Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Al-Azhar University, Egypt.
  • Board member of East Delta Electricity Production Company.(
  • Board member of The Egyptian Engineers Syndicate. (
  • Attended many Technical and Administrative training courses in: KSA,UAE, USA, Canada, UK, Austria, and France.
  • Member of the Three National Egyptian Committees: Cigre, Cired, and IEC.
  • Received many Appreciation and satisfaction Certificates from: GeoSource – UK, ARABCOM-KSA, PTT-KSA, KFUPM-KSA, Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Ismailia Governorate, and CAE Canada, and from H.E. Dr. M. Shaker -Minister of Electricity, Egypt.
  • Win the award: "Perfect Manager" in Republic of Egypt 2006 (Delivered by H.E. the Prime Minister).

Andy Biffen

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Implementation of Kuwait’s First Independent Water and Power Project

Currently CEO of Shamal Azzour, Kuwait’s first Independent Water and Power Project. Originally from the UK, more than 30 years of experience with; development, acquisition, operation, and construction of power generating facilities, including various renewable energy schemes. Involved with international power projects since early 90’s, including secondments to; Australia, USA, Italy, UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Jawad Khan

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Raising Funds in a Dynamic Market Environment

  • Jawad has 15 years of experience in raising; refinancing; and restructuring debt for clients in Europe and Middle East. He currently leads the PwC Debt & Capital Advisory team in the MENA region, advising and raising funds for clients through a multitude of means including debt and capital markets
  • In the last two quarters, he has successfully raised AED 4.3bn of financing across various industries and debt forms
  • Jawad’s experience has been accumulated both in an advisory capacity with PwC and executory capacity (where he headed up the Finance Function of a large Middle Eastern corporate), which allows for a unique insight into how excellence can be achieved whilst being pragmatic
  • Jawad has experience of working with mid to large corporates (distressed or otherwise) allowing him to tailor "best practice" for a given situation. He has undertaken numerous independent financial and strategic reviews for a variety of businesses and well versed in contingency planning.

Sanjay Tolani - CEO


Sanjay Tolani, an 13-year member of the Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, with 2 Court of the Table & 9 consecutive Top of the Table honors, thereby ranking him in the top 0.5% of the world. He became the youngest member in 2003 at the age of 19 and then qualified as the Youngest Life Member at the age of 28.Also became the Youngest Managing Director of an Insurance Brokerage in the Middle East.

Currently leading Goodwill Advisory & Insurance Services in UAE, Singapore and Offshore, he has authored many articles for international financial magazines. He is also a published author of the book titled "28000"

Eng. May Ali Alleem

PRESENTATION TOPIC: SEWA Project Life Cycle/ SHE and Safety Passports

Engr. May Ali Alleem is the Manager of Project Department (Program Progress Department), SEWA. An Electronic Engineer by profession, holding the Masters degree in “Executive MBA” and “Engineering Management” and currently pursuing her Ph.D in “Engineering Management and Innovation”.

She is leading a success team in projects and executed many prestigious projects of SEWA Power Distribution. 18 projects has been executed in the year of 2016. Since 2014, her vision towards the executions of projects lead to the most successful completion stories and brought the achievements to SEWA.

Nikki Zadegan

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Reducing Unknowns in Project Management

Ms. Nikki Zadegan is the co-founder, COO and CBDO of mBELLAb Power Solutions LLC, an engineering company specialized in providing end to end solutions for electricity such as power generation, transmission and distribution, gas and water networks. Ms. Zadegan is a software and electrical engineer by way of background and has worked for over 9 years within the utility, power and energy sectors in UAE and other Middle East countries as general manager, business developer, project manager and consultant. She has expertise in delivering projects and complete solutions from the substation to control centre utilizing the technologies of leading international manufacturers of hardware and software. Ms. Zadegan has a keen interest and extensive know-how in such new technologies and innovations as smart grid applications, internet of things, and alternative and renewable energy sources.

Abdul Rashid

PRESENTATION TOPIC: What Makes Project a Success

Mr. Rashid is Director Compliance and Internal Audit at University of Sharjah. His competencies include designing and implementing of Compliance Program and Internal Audit plans for the organization along with customized training programs for all levels in the organization from soft kills to leadership, managing reengineering processes, change management, managing strategic issues and organizational development processes.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Rashid held leadership and management positions for more than 25 years in Middle East, Africa and Central Asia regions as Head of Compliance with Finance Department - Govt. of Sharjah, General Electric and KAR Group with responsibilities of CFO, Head of Internal Audit, Regional Controller, Risk management and Finance & administration management.

Mr. Rashid is a Associate of International Compliance Association (UK) and Fellow of Institute of Business Specialists-UK; member of UAE Internal Audit Association, University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA - USA), Institute of Learning and Management (ILM)-UK, Dubai Human Resources Forum (DHRF) and is a guest speaker at Alleem Business Congress-Sharjah.

Dr. Mohammad Tariq

PRESENTATION TOPIC: The Human Side of Project Management

Dr.Mohammad Tariq is the Executive Chairman of Paradigm Pioneers Group having interest in Construction, Environmental Services, Financial Services, Education and Trading. In his careers spanning more than two decades, Dr.tariq has been actively engaged in various Technical forums and business councils and is a speaker at various Academic and Business platforms.

An Electronic Engineer by trade, he has a Doctorate in Green Supply Chain Management and is an advocate of Sustainable Development Goals. Amongst Paradigm Pioneers Group Companies, M/s. Developer Building Contracting LLC is a Category 1 Specialized Turnkey Civil Contractor working on a number of prestigious projects in Infrastructure Building, Oil & Gas Terminals and Industrial Constructions. M/s. Environmental Solutions and Consultancy is involved in a numerous environment based Consulting, Assessments & Training Activities. ESC has been at the forefront of providing Sustainable Solutions to its clients and is registered as Third Party Inspection agency. M/s. Axis Auditing & Accounting is Audit, Accounting & Risk Management Services Firm delivering a range of professional services. The Group has its own Indian Curriculum School, Salmiya Indian Model School in Kuwait & British International School in Ajman, UAE and have been putting its efforts to further grow itself in Educational Sector in GCC region.

Kaarthic Vydya

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Future of Project Management: ML and AI

1) 12+ years of experience in Government Projects, 4 years experience in Retail industry.
2) Experience in overall project management of deliverables in high value projects in Utility industry, and Oil & Gas sectors.
3) Specialized in Utility industry projects delivery including delivery of Utility Products - Oracle Customer Care and Billing (CC&B), Oracle Work and Asset Management (WAM), Oracle Network Management System (NMS), Oracle Utility Business Intelligence (OUBI) and Oracle Mobile Workforce Management (MWM), Oracle Golden Gate, AMR solutions.
4) Strengths include Project Estimation, Customer Relationship Management, Risk Management and timely and margin based execution of projects.
5) Soft Skills include sound communication, foster teamwork, organized culture and pre-sales.
6) Trained by Oracle Core Product Group in Oracle Utilities Business Intelligence (OUBI), Network Management System (NMS), Customer Care and Billing (CC&B), Golden Gate.

Mahboob Hussain

PRESENTATION TOPIC: SPEAK STREET SMART - Public Speaking with Confidence

A Professional Management Motivational Trainer, a Management Consultant, an IT Trainer and consultant, incorporating Neuro Linguisitc Programming (NLP) techniques, Hypnosis, and Hypnotherapy, in Total Personality Development (TPD) training and Hypno-coaching. He has over 18 years experience in management training and coaching corporate executives. He conducts powerful, highly-motivating, result-oriented, guaranteed workshops.

He is an IT Trainer and IT Consultant, with over 25 years experience in the IT field (hardware, software and networking), and his international exposure, has taken him across U.S.A., the Far East and the Middle East.

He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IITM), in India, and in his career, he has worked for Tata Electric Company, Schlumberger, Unisys Computers and Computer Associates. He conducts specialized IT certification training programs in ITIL IT Service Management. He also is an IT Service Management consultant.

He is a Certified NLP Master Practitioner, from the National Federation, of Neuro Linguistic Psychology (NFNLP), in Florida, USA. He is also a Certified Advanced 5-PATH Hypnotherapist, from the Banyan Hypnosis Center, Minnesota, USA.

Hanan Saleh Alhemairy

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Project Management - Job or Skills?

Results-oriented Leader with 17 years’ experience managing PMO consist of mega Enterprise projects successfully with cost effective in the fields of Technology, Smart Services, Quality, Project Management in Aviation and Public Transportation. I have the ability to link strategic Objectives with key initiatives and projects across the organization, establish strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders, vendors and service providers, retain high performance team by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals, capable to present outstanding presentations, cross-Cultural mindset with high managerial skills. Award winning as best technical\engineering Employee for year 2015 in H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Dubai Government Excellence Program DGEP. Accomplished MBA and Currently Perusing PHD.

Gouher Ahmed, PhD, PMP

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Project Leadership in the Challenging Times

Prof. Gouher Ahmed; PhD, PMP (PMI) USA, has been active over 20 years in various academic, social & business settings worldwide and consulting through North America, South Asia and the Middle East.     He has played a critical role in helping organizations formulate winning strategies, drive many change initiatives and improve business results and has received numerous Awards and Honors. Prof. Gouher Ahmed has accumulated over 100 publications in books, journals, highly rated double blind reviewed conference proceedings and presented in 75 different International Conferences as a Presenter and a Keynote Speaker, Organizer and Chairman of different International Conferences World-wide, including in Academy of International Business Meetings USA, Society for Advancement of Management USA, American Marketing Association USA, American Academy of Financial Management USA, Society for Global Business and Economic Development USA & IIMs India, on contemporary business issues. His research also appeared in Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur, Business Line and other leading newspapers apart from academic journals. His teaching, research and publications are focused on international business, foreign trade, emerging markets, business excellence, entrepreneurship & strategic leadership. He is currently a Full Professor of Strategic Leadership & International Business at Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE, & International Management Consultant. He is also Regional coordinator for Society for Global Business and Economic Development, Montclair State University, NJ, USA. He can be reached at:

Dr. Mohan Lal Agarwal

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Gamifying Dubai- Project Dubaiopoly

Dr. Mohan Agarwal is a Professor of Business, Director of Executive Programs, and Head of the Middle East Case Research Center at International Horizons College, Dubai. He is a US Fulbright Fellow to Boston, European Foundation for Management Development Fellow to Paris and British Council Fellow twice to Glasgow and Leicester UK. He is also Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, (FCIM) London.

During his career, Dr. Mohan was a Professor & Chair of department of Marketing, E-com, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the American University in the Emirates, Dubai, IMT Dubai and Adjunct Faculty at the SP Jain Business School, Dubai and Singapore. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Queensland, Bond University in Australia; California Polytechnic State University, Bentley College Boston and University of Delaware USA. His other teaching assignment include University of Manitoba, Canada, American University in Mexico, Essec Business School Paris and University of Southern Denmark to name a few. In India, Dr. Mohan has been Escotel Chair Professor of Marketing at IIM Lucknow, Professor at XLRI Jamshedpur and Founder Director of Jaypee Business School, India.

Dr.Mohan is an award winning teacher and case researcher in logistics, e-commerce, services marketing and customer relationship management. He has published about eighty articles, research papers and cases in international journals, conferences and forums. Dr.Mohan is an active corporate trainer with such clients as Bosch India China & Japan, Emirates NBD Bank, Landmark UAE; Hatton National Bank in Sri Lanka, Tata group, Birla group, Reliance group and eighty other client organizations in India, USA, China, Canada, Singapore, India and UAE. The World Education Forum recognized him as the Best Professor of Marketing in Asia

Ajay Shukla

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Global Digital Education Projects: Game Changing Trends

Ajay serves as the CEO of one of the leading education investment companies in GCC based in Dubai.

During his 29 year career he has held leadership positions at McGraw-Hill Education Asia/Pacific as MD and Vice- President, CEO of Reader’s Digest India, Founder VP and Head – Cards for ABN AMRO Bank and Head – Marketing and Business Development at American Express.

For his efforts in growing the McGraw-Hill business he was awarded the company’s highest individual honor – Excellence in Leadership Award for growing the business three fold. He also served on the board of trustees of government of India’s National Book Trust to steer the education policy.

At Reader’s Digest he was awarded the Gold Emvies (‘Oscar’ of Indian media and advertising) for his campaign to make the magazine the largest circulation magazine in India.

At American Express he was also awarded the Chairman’s Award for Quality.

Toh Seong Wah

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Project Management, an Art or a Science?

Toh Seong Wah joined EMC in August 2011. He brings with him extensive experience from the public sector. Prior to joining EMC, he was involved in several large scale whole-of- government infrastructure and technology initiatives, including the largest government infocomm programme at the time with a project value of S$1.3 billion. Seong Wah graduated from Nanyang Technological University with an honours degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Essential Leading Project Teams
  • Transfer Your Project “Lesson Learned”
  • The Problem Solving Cycle
  • The Project Budget
  • Monitoring and Controlling Projects
  • The Framework of Project Management
  • The Project Manager and Leadership
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • Project Finance
  • Effective Project Planning
  • Promote your company to a global business audience
  • Meet with potential investors who are actively seeking suitable locations for their business
  • Create awareness among target investors and promote the best aspects of investing in your company
  • Learn more about potential investor’s needs face to face
  • Promote directly to this hard-to-reach audience in one place
  • Save time and money, meet more investors in two days than you would in an entire year
  • Make key contacts; create new relationships and red-hot new leads
  • Arrange private meetings throughout the event
  • Network with up to 300 potential investors
  • Build prospects databases and generate new leads
  • CEOs/Company Presidents
  • Senior Partners
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Consultants, Director Generals
  • Business Development Directors
  • Lawyers
  • Managing Directors
  • Bankers, Real Estate Professionals
  • Board Members
  • Project Developers
  • Government Authorities
  • Energy Consultants
  • Investment Banks
  • Environmentalists, Project Directors/Owners
  • Chief Economist
  • Regional Directors
  • Business Media
  • Senior Analysts
  • Advisory Consultants
  • Strategic Directors
  • Policy Directors

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