Shahid Khan, PE Joins CDM Smith as Vice President and Qatar Country Manager
DOHA, Qatar – CDM Smith is excited to welcome Shahid Khan, PE to the firm’s International Services Unit as Vice President and Qatar Country Manager. Khan will oversee Qatar operations, business development, client relationships, project delivery and staffing. As a member of CDM Smith’s Middle East Group Senior Management team, he will assist in setting the firm’s strategy in the region over the next 3 to 5 years.
“I’m excited to join a diverse team with a proven track record of being the most brilliant and bold across the Americas and the globe,” says Khan. “One of the biggest factors that drew me to CDM Smith is that it’s a true industry leader—an employee owned, highly ranked, technically superior and client-focused organization.”
Khan brings 30 years of experience in management of large-scale civil and infrastructure projects. Over the course of his career, he has served public and private sector clients, and has lead several multi-billion-dollar projects to deliver water and infrastructure to communities across the globe. Prior to CDM Smith, he was the Qatar Area Manager for Parsons Corporation where he was responsible for overall business management and operations, and developed market strategies and recommended investments to meet corporate growth objectives in the Middle East. Most recently, Khan served as Director of Engineering & Utilities for the Richland County Government in Columbia, South Carolina.
“I am very excited that Shahid has elected to join the CDM Smith family,” says President and Chief Operating Officer Tony Bouchard. “His management style and broad experience will be of great benefit to our organization overall and to our Middle East operation specifically. His depth of Qatar client relationships and infrastructure expertise will be instrumental in growing our Qatar operation.”
A self-described team player, Khan prioritizes building trusting relationships with clients and strives to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet their needs and serve their organization’s best interest. “The best parts of my day are when I’m collaborating with colleagues. Together, we can solve problems that are so much bigger than us because of each person’s unique way of thinking.”
CDM Smith is a privately owned engineering and construction firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities. Passionate about our work and invested in each other, we are inspired to think and driven to solve the world’s environmental and infrastructure challenges.