Ahmed Al Khatib is Chief Development and Delivery Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai. He is responsible for the delivery and management of the Expo site masterplan as well as all its supporting utilities, infrastructure services, roads, networks and transportation. His role also involves managing the sustainability of the site, and coordinating with key government entities and stakeholders on the final design and construction of the site masterplan.
The Expo 2020 Dubai masterplan is heavily influenced by the key theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future and the three subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability with one dedicated zone for each.
Ahmed joined the Expo 2020 Dubai team in 2015 having played a pivotal role in the development of the site masterplan during the UAE’s successful bid to become the host city.
Ahmed has more than 15 years of experience in end-to-end project delivery and construction in the field of buildings, utilities and infrastructure with blue-chip companies such as Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Holding Group, Roads & Transport Authority and Dubai Municipality.
He has played a key role in the delivery of major projects for Dubai including the Dubai Airport Tunnel, access roads and bridges to Jumeirah Palm Island, the infrastructure of Dubai Health Care City Phase II, Dubai World Trade Centre Exhibition Halls and recently the mixed-use development on Dubai Trade Centre District Phase 1.
Ahmed holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the United States as well as a Management Certificate from the London Business School.