2020 CW Power 100: Atkins' Cris Dedigama comes in at 42

In a JV with Parsons, Atkins was awarded the consultancy services for the extension of Dubai Metro’s green and red lines

Cris Dedigama, CEO – Middle East and Africa, Atkins
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Cris Dedigama, CEO – Middle East and Africa, Atkins

Cris Dedigama was appointed CEO – Middle East and Africa of Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – in November 2019, and has overseen the support and delivery of a number of flagship projects across the region.

In a joint venture with Parsons, Atkins was awarded the consultancy services for the extension of Dubai Metro’s green and red lines.

The consultancy was also appointed as lead designer for the expansion of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), Terminal 1, in Jeddah. In addition to lead design activities, the firm handled the architectural, special airport systems (SAS), and information and communication technology (ICT) design for all aspects of the terminal building.

Atkins was also appointed by Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) as the lead design consultant to deliver a fully coordinated and detailed master plan for the site in coordination and cooperation with specialist consultants.

The consultancy is also supporting the KAFD in the rebranding, and completion of its development, with over 59 towers in an area spanning 1.6km2.

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