Feb 9, 2017 , Dubai

Al Abbar appoints James Dickson as its new Group CEO.

James previously held the position of Contracts Director for the Group where he handled all contractual and legal matters. Prior to this, James was Project Director on some of the company's most prestigious projects. Since joining in 2006, with the continuous support of the Al Abbar team, he has delivered Airport Facade and internal glazing projects, Shopping malls, Metro stations and many commercial and residential towers.

James qualified as a Mechanical Engineer in 1989 and is never far from technical detail. In the last 15 years, he has focused exclusively on facade and envelope and enjoys the technical challenges coupled with the ever present contractual reality of being a finishing trade at the sharp end of every programme. He is both inspired and humbled by the challenges ahead, and looks forward to working with the Al Abbar family to achieve great success in the future as we help redefine Dubai's iconic skyline.