KBR, a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company has appointed Jay Ibrahim as the president of Engineering and Construction for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

Ibrahim has 21 years of experience in the Middle East region, having served in a variety of engineering, project management, business development and business management roles for Parsons E&C/WorleyParsons, said a company statement.

From his office based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Ibrahim will lead KBR’s continued expansion in the region, which is expected to provide growth opportunities throughout the hydrocarbons value-chain (upstream, midstream and downstream), it stated.

He brings to KBR a wealth of experience in complex contract negotiations, business analysis and management, and long-range strategic planning in international markets, across multiple business sectors.

He has a background in developing customer relationships, with a focus on profitable business and achieving corporate goals, said the statement.

“With Ibrahim leading the region, we expect to build greater customer intimacy, and make faster and better decisions to benefit our customers,” remarked Stuart Bradie, the president and CEO.

“His experience and expertise will ensure KBR meets our corporate commitment to win the right work, cut unnecessary costs, and deliver on our  promises,” he added.

An American citizen born in Lebanon, Ibrahim is fluent in Arabic. He has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University, Kansas, and a Diploma in Advanced Management, from Harvard University, Massachusetts.

Source: Trade Arabia