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At a glance

Dar Group delivers complex projects—from inception through completion—for clients of any size, anywhere in the world.

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Dar Group’s vision is to connect people, places and communities
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Our vision and values

We aim to connect people, places and communities by providing innovative solutions to the world’s most complex engineering and design challenges.

Our network is united by a commitment to providing clients with multi-disciplinary solutions rooted in quality, innovation, collaboration, and sustainability.

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Our strategy—Dar2020—is organized around four strategic pillars.

We seek to accelerate growth and advance excellence as a leading engineering, design, and management group through a unique four-pillar approach.

We believe this will provide the sustainable and competitive scale of a global entity whilst retaining the specialist brands, capabilities, and expertise that clients demand.

infrastructure

Infrastructure

Multi-disciplinary design, engineering, and project management expertise for buildings, transportation, utilities, and the environment. Working for both public and private sector clients on a diverse mix of large-scale, complex projects.

Architecture

Interdisciplinary, research based architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture. Projects emphasise beauty, sustainability, health, well-being, and cultural sensitivity.

Project Management

Project Management

Essential front-end services, including capital budgeting, financial advisory, and asset, cost, and construction project management. Specialties include transportation, logistics, and energy infrastructure, as well as real estate developments across all sectors.

Energy

Energy

Detailed design services, studies, project and asset management, and advisory services through the operations lifecycle. Diversifying our capabilities through a long-term strategic investment in WorleyParsons.

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Leadership and governance

Board of Directors Executive Committee Audit Committee Leadership Development Committee

Talal Shair

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Talal Shair

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Ibrahim "Abe" Saad

Independent Chairman

Talal Shair

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Bassam Shakhshir

Director of Operations – UAE, Bahrain, and Oman, Dar

Bassam Shakhshir

Director of Operations – UAE, Bahrain, and Oman, Dar

Camille Sifri

Independent Member

Fouad Emmanuel
El-Khoury

Director of Resources and Environment, Dar

Fouad Emmanuel
El-Khoury

Director of Resources and Environment, Dar

Khalil Darawish

Chief Financial Officer

Beshara Wakim

Director of Operations - Kuwait, Dar

Khalil Darawish

Chief Financial Officer

Khalil Darawish

Chief Financial Officer

Danny Aoun

Director of Operations – Saudi Arabia and Senegal, Dar

Euan McEwan

CEO, Currie & Brown

Danny Aoun

Director of Operations – Saudi Arabia and Senegal, Dar

Youssef Matar

Director of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, Dar

Bashar Rihani

Director of Transportation, Dar

Phil Harrison

CEO, Perkins+Will

Peter O’Sullivan

CEO, Penspen

Michael Helou

Chief Strategy Officer

Board of Directors

Talal Shair

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Bassam Shakhshir

Director of Operations – UAE, Bahrain, and Oman, Dar

Fouad Emmanuel
El-Khoury

Director of Resources and Environment, Dar

Khalil Darawish

Chief Financial Officer

Danny Aoun

Director of Operations – Saudi Arabia and Senegal, Dar

Executive Committee

Talal Shair

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Bassam Shakhshir

Director of Operations – UAE, Bahrain, and Oman, Dar

Khalil Darawish

Chief Financial Officer

Danny Aoun

Director of Operations – Saudi Arabia and Senegal, Dar

Youssef Matar

Director of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, Dar

Bashar Rihani

Director of Transportation, Dar

Phil Harrison

CEO, Perkins+Will

Peter O’Sullivan

CEO, Penspen

Michael Helou

Chief Strategy Officer

Audit Committee

Ibrahim "Abe" Saad

Independent Chairman

Camille Sifri

Independent Member

Beshara Wakim

Director of Operations - Kuwait, Dar

Euan McEwan

CEO, Currie & Brown

Leadership Development Committee

Talal Shair

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Fouad Emmanuel
El-Khoury

Director of Resources and Environment, Dar

Khalil Darawish

Chief Financial Officer

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A legacy of excellence and growth

Dar Group is building upon the successes of the past to continue to be a leading global engineering and consulting group.

  1. The Group is formed

    The group is formed. Architecture and design firm Perkins+Will joins Dar—the first in a number of strategic partnerships.

  2. Increasingly global reach

    T.Y.Lin International, a U.S. civil and structural engineering firm, joins Dar Group, increasing its stronghold in the U.S. and opening up new opportunities in Asia.

  3. Entry into the U.K. market

    Dar Group makes its third acquisition, U.K.-based Penspen, an engineering, operations, integrity and maintenance services company for the oil and gas industry.

  4. Opportunities in global aviation sector

    Dar Group acquires leading U.S. airport and aviation planning consultancy firm Landrum & Brown, opening up the aviation sector in China, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

  5. Enhancing infrastructure expertise

    The Group further expands its U.S. building system design presence by acquiring Integral Group.

  6. Enhancing infrastructure expertise

    Dar Group acquires American firm Ross & Baruzzini, enhancing its engineering, technology consulting and architectural expertise and capabilities in the aviation, education, government, healthcare and mission critical industries.

  7. Pioneering through acquisitions

    Dar Group acquires the U.K.-based consultancy firm Currie & Brown, which in 2016 itself acquired Sweett Group plc to complement and enhance the Group’s existing project management offering, whilst also increasing its foothold in existing and new markets.

  8. Enhancing infrastructure expertise

    Dar Group acquires Italian engineering company Maffeis providing specialist engineering services for Tension Membrane/Fabric Structures and ETFE foil designs for long span structural applications such as stadia covers, facades and retractable roofs.

  9. A new strategic partnership

    Dar enters a strategic partnership with GPO Group, an international multi sector engineering company, offering planning, design and operation services for transportation, building, environment and automotive projects.

  10. A new strategic direction

    The Group acquires a strategic 25.9% equity stake in WorleyParsons.

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