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About Dr. Wadad AlSuwayeh : Dr. Wadad AlSuwayeh, CEO and co-creator of the luxurious lifestyle destination OQYANA World First in Dubai, is the first Kuwaiti to obtain a PhD. in Architecture and Urban Planning. Born in Kuwait, a powerful trio of charismatic leadership skills, public relations savvy and innate networking abilities led him to be federally recognized for accomplishments in bridging cultural gaps during the years spent in the United State attending university. This same trio has only been strengthened and tempered throughout a diverse and rich career in architecture. A visiting professor and practitioner of architecture, Dr. Wadad was given the assignment of finding waste management and housing solutions for low-income Arab communities. This work was mostly carried out as a diplomatic affiliate member of UN groups, economic forums and through local government authorities. While a career largely based around garbage and waste may not appeal to most, Dr. Wadad still recollects those days with fondness as, through his work, a voice was given to those who were less fortunate. Dr. Wadad passion and dedication to his work brought him recognition; people believed in the contributions made to Arab communities and he was soon made a founding member of the UN World Assembly of Cities and Local Authorities (WACLAC). As time passed the spheres of influence grew and he was elected Secretary General of World Assembly of Cities, Geneva, Switzerland in 1996, official representative for the Agency of United Nations and Arab Cities representative to UN and Council of Europe between 1995 – 2003 and Deputy Director General, Chief Advisor, to the Arab Towns Organization. He was nominated and elected as Vice-President of Euro-Med Permanent Partnership for Local Authorities, Palermo, Italy and for his contributions he was congratulated for a “job beyond the call of duty” by the Mayors of the World Assembly. Dr. Wadad bring his combined skills in diplomacy, public relations negotiation, personality and knowledge to a new project, the likes of which had never been developed or tried before of what was to become OQYANA World First, a sustainable marine community of 22 islands in Dubai. Always the innovator, Dr. Wadad does not compromise on excellence and he is always driven to search for unconventional ways of achieving a goal, negotiation abilities and leadership skill ever apparent. A favorite quote being “a good carpenter measures twice, and cuts once”, it is a way of life for Dr. Wadad to take the time necessary to make things perfect and avoid failure. It is this persistence and determination that led to Dr. Wadad receiving several honors and awards.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Measure Twice, Cut Once.

ORGANIZATION:
Arab Bureau for City Development (ABCD)

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Education advisor Education, research, training

EDUCATION:
PhD. Architecture (with honor)
Catholic University of America, Washington D C USA, 1985
"First Kuwaiti obtaining a PhD. degree in Architecture"

EXPERIENCE:
OQYANA Limited, Chief Executive Officer.
USAID–RTI Governance and International Development for Iraq, Senior Advisor
Permanent Council of Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (COPPEM), Vice-President.
Arab Towns Organization (ATO), Deputy Executive Director, Chief Advisor and ATO Representative to UN & EU Agencies.
World Associations of Cities & Local Authorities (WACLAC), Secretary General.
Kuwait University/ College of Engineering and Petroleum,
Consultative Council Member, Architectural Department.
Consultative Committee Member for the establishment of Architecture Department.
Visiting Professor.
Public Authority for Compensation Resulting from Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, Environmental Advisor.
Public Authority for Agriculture and Fishery, Advisor.
Amiri Diwan (Ministry of Public Works), Chief Resident Engineer.
Organic Fertilizers Company (Waste Management Governmental Company), Board Member and Managing Director.
Kuwait People's Conference (Parliament in exile during Iraqi invasion of Kuwait), Advisor.
Municipality of Kuwait,
Advisor to Minister Municipality and Director to Ministers Technical Bureau.
Advisor to President of Municipality & Municipal Council.
Project Manager.
Catholic University of America, Visiting Lecturer.
University of Minnesota, Lecturer
Consultancy on Administrative Programs and Recruitment
Citi Bank.
Schlumberger.
University of Minnesota.

AWARDS:
Middle East CEO of the Year for Innovation. Presented by Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the Minister of International Cooperation and Development, United Arab Emirates.
The GCC States Top 100’s Executives Award by Arabian Business.
Environmental Award (Euro-Arab Cooperation Center).
ATO Honor (Arab cities’ mayors – ATO’s 12th General Congress).
WACLAC Honor (Council of Presidents).
President Prize for leadership.

ACCOLADES:
Middle East CEO of the Year for Innovation. Presented by Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the Minister of International Cooperation and Development, United Arab Emirates.
The GCC States Top 100’s Executives Award by Arabian Business.
Environmental Award (Euro-Arab Cooperation Center).
ATO Honor (Arab cities’ mayors – ATO’s 12th General Congress).
WACLAC Honor (Council of Presidents).
President Prize for leadership.
PhD with Honors

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English, Arabic and basic French

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Avanced and expert level in various application;
MS Office, MS Project, Autocad, Paintbrush, Primavera, WebDesign and several others.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
CEO Club.
Kuwait Engineering Society.
Environmental Protection Organization.
Union of Arab Architect (Founder Member).
U.I.A. : Union of International Architect.
Agha Khan Institute of Islamic Architecture.
National Association for Renovation and Adaptive Reuse of Old Buildings.
Association of Colligated School of Architecture.
National Architecture Accreditation Board.
National Association for Planning.
World Computer Graphic Association.
National Association for Foreign Student's Advisors.
National Association for Waste Management.

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
Dubai International Best Practices Award
International Jury for State of Kuwait Landmark Project, Chairman.
Chairman and member of various jury for regional and international projects, design and business achievement
Judge Panel member for the Arabian Business Achievement Awards.
ATO Awards Institute (Architectural, environmental and beautification awards).
Kuwait Municipality (Water-front Project)
Kuwait Finance House (Wattiyah Area Investment and Development Project)
Gulf Investment Company (Headquarter Project)
Kuwait Public Transport Company (Main Terminal Project)
Kuwait Agency for the Advancement of Science to nominate a scholar for the state prize planning & architecture, Director of Nomination Committee.

WEB SITE:
http://ic-kw.com/

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://ic-kw.com/

RSS URL:
http://ic-kw.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-07-22 12:41:50

COUNTRY:
Kuwait

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

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