Dr. Ing. Abdelaziz Belherazem
When at home, Abdelaziz Belherazem lives with his family in Mannheim, although the physicist who has a doctorate in mechanical engineering is often away on business. An expert in waste and resources management, Abdelaziz’s career to date spans more than 40 years of professional experience covering numerous projects in the Middle East and North Africa. He is motivated by his commitment to make the world a better place by supporting the more careful use of resources, as well as systematic recycling. His capabilities cover the full range of project management and he plans, tests and monitors the construction of waste treatment and disposal plants. His customers are mostly utility companies and municipalities funded by international donors such as EU, WB, EIB, Germany’s public development financing organisation Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) or the GIZ Society for International Cooperation. At the moment he is working on a major project in Egypt where he is planning and implementing investments in the waste management of the cities of Assiut and Qena. He has no doubt that he will continue to travel a lot in the future.
Why CDM Smith? To make a difference. I work with lots of people driven by the same motivation at CDM Smith. We need to develop a new way of thinking while taking good care of the planet for humanity to survive.
Which one of CDM Smith’s core values do you identify with most and why? Teamwork, because we need to work together to effectively improve things.
What does “listen. think. deliver.” mean to you? First, the ability to listen between the lines, and understand problems and requirements that are often left unspoken. Next, the ability to apply professional skills, knowledge and the right tools for the job to work towards developing the ideal solution to meet these requirements. And finally, the ability to present the solution in a way that is clear and easy to follow.
What makes your life richer? I like to spend time with my family.