SOURCE: Parsons


December 21, 2010 13:08 ET

Parsons Appoints Zaghw as Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - Parsons announces the appointment of Hamed I. Zaghw as Executive Director of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

Mr. Zaghw has more than 25 years of project management experience in transportation, structural, and highway projects. He joined Parsons in 1990 on the Abu Dhabi Transportation & Roads Improvement Program. He has since held a succession of positions with increasing responsibilities, including project manager, office manager, senior vice president and sector manager for the Middle East for the Road & Highway Division, Manager for the Road & Highway Division based in Washington, D.C., and most recently as Division Manager, MENA/Mediterranean, for the corporation's transportation group.

"Hamed's outstanding commitment to engineering excellence and his very successful efforts to grow Parsons' presence in the Middle East have not gone unrecognized, and we are pleased to appoint him to this position," said Major General (USAF Ret.) Earnie Robbins, Parsons MENA+ President.

Mr. Zaghw is a registered professional engineer. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Cairo University and a master's degree in structural engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He will be based in Parsons' regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Parsons has been working in the MENA+ region for more than 40 years and has offices in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Rome, Istanbul, and Athens. Parsons' portfolio of ongoing projects in the MENA+ region includes major highways, bridges, rail and transit, airports, ports, water infrastructure, plus hospitals, public schools, universities, mosques, and other public buildings.

Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering and construction industry, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program and construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as federal, regional, and local government agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit