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The Middle East, one of the major geographical poles for our Group.
1,22 billion euros - Group's managed turnover in 2019, with 7.9% increase from 2018.
Middle East contributed to 14% of Group's results, an increase from 2018, with a significant upturn in Saudi Arabia.
In the space of a few years, Egis has become a leading name in construction engineering in the Middle East. The wide range of services, in engineering, project management, design and training, allow the firm to propose a complete solution to the clients, in line with the newest technologies and minimised environmental impact. Together with Projacs (locally trusted firm specialising in project management, BIM solutions and training, joined the Group in 2015), 10 Design (Hong Kong based architectural firm, joined the Group in 2017) and Inhabit (Hong Kong based desing consultancy specialising in building envelope and environmental engineering that joined Egis in 2018), the spectrum of our services is beyond a standard and generic offer - we cover the lifecycle of a project, propose innovative and sustainable solutions that are future proof.
Our network of the offices in the region allow the smooth placement of talents and exchange of know-how, adjusted to the needs of the most challenging projects. Egis' long established offices are located in: United Arab Emirates (Dubai - company's headquarters; Abu Dhabi), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh and Khobar), Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City), Qatar (Doha), Egypt (Cairo), Oman (Muscat), Jordan (Amman) and Palestine.
The success of Egis operation relies not only on close network of offices in terms of geographical co-operation, albeit it is supported by locally present domains or divisions, allowing the firm to present a unique product. In Middle East Egis offers sercives in Aviation, Water, Environment, Cities, Transport, Rail, Buildings (residential, commercial, educational and others), Geotechnical Structures, Organisation and Governance, Sustainability, BIM and many others, thanks to Group's wide range of facilitated services and exchange process between the business units and regions.
“Year 2019 was especially successful for Egis and in particular for Business Unit Middle East. Our results have proven that this region offers a unique potential that we can capitalise on, thanks to synergies between Egis, Projacs and our partners. Despite the challenges affecting the global economy in 2020, Egis remains strong with its GLOCAL approach (global expertise & experience combined with the consideration of local tradition and culture).
Two out of five top projects secured by Egis Group in 2019 are located in the Middle East: Green Riyadh project and Amana Project, both in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which undergoes a huge socio – economic transition, creating vast opportunities on a global scale.
Other countries also develop in unprecedented way: Qatar with upcoming 2022 World Cup, UAE with EXPO 2020 and Etihad Rail Project, Bahrain with a planned network of metro and public transportation links, Kuwait with booming building market, Egypt with the upgrade of the public transportation - they remain our top priorities.” – says Christian LAUGIER, CEO of Business Unit Middle East.
Christian Laugier began his career in Egis Group as VSN in Cameroon after getting his engineering degree in 1983. During 12 years in Cameroon, he has held various positions, until becoming Chief Executive Officer. In 1995, he returned to the headquarters of Egis-Route as Deputy Director in charge of the development of the business, particularly in Eastern Europe. A year later, he was appointed International Director. In 2003 he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Egis-Route in charge of major infrastructure projects in France and abroad and 4 years later to Chief Executive Officer of Egis-Route. In 2011 he took a position of Chief Executive Officer of Egis International and 5 years later became a President of Egis International. Since September 2017, he resides in Dubai, Middle East as CEO of Business Unit Middle East.