Company: Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB)
Position:Technical team director
Biography:Hashem al-Tabtabaei is currently directing the technical team within the PTB. He started working with the bureau when it was first launched in June 2009. As part of his role, he is directly involved in the development of $17bn-worth of transport projects, including the Kuwait railway and the Kuwait metro. Prior to joining the PTB, he was chairman of the civil engineering department at Kuwait University from 2003 to 2008 and a faculty member from 1989 to 2010. Al-Tabtabaei received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering in 1980 and 1984 respectively from North Carolina State University in the US. He also obtained a doctorate in civil engineering in 1989 from the US’ Colorado University. He has also provided extensive project management consultancy services to Kuwait’s Defence Ministry and to the Public Works Ministry.
Contact: (+965) 2 496 5901
Company website: www.ptb.gov.kw