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George Smith, MSc, MSc, FCIOB, MRICS, MCIArb

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George Smith, MSc, MSc, FCIOB, MRICS, MCIArb



+971 (0) 2 641 7168 (Work)
+971 50 816 5312 (Mobile)
Office 1603, SJ Tower, Airport Road
Abu Dhabi, UAE

George is a technically and legally qualified chartered construction professional with 20 years’ industry experience. He holds master’s degrees with distinction in international construction management and international construction law.

Based out of the UAE for the past 13 years, George specializes in contract administration, claims management and dispute resolution for international contractors, specialist regional and local subcontractors and project owners/sponsors.

Before entering into construction claims, George worked for both contractors and international consultants, initially as a commercial / contracts manager before moving into project management. He has an extensive understanding of the mechanics of project delivery and can apply to examining and analyzing construction disputes.

His experience covers a range of major projects and sectors, including oil & gas, petrochemicals, power (including nuclear and coal fired generation), utilities, residential and commercial buildings, military infrastructure, hotels and leisure together with social infrastructure.

George has worked at senior level, on some of the most technically complex and challenging projects being delivered across the Middle East and Africa region.