Dr Khalid Al Marri

Dr Khalid Al Marri
Dean of Research, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Short Bio

Dr Khalid is an associate professor of project management at the Business and Law department of the British university in Dubai. Dr Khalid is proclaimed for setting high standard of accomplishment by holding the first PhD award in Project Management in the region. Dr Khalid has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona and master’s degree in Engineering Management from the Catholic University of America. Following which he commenced his engineering career in 1996 in the Dubai Municipality and has been in the government services in the Sewerage & Irrigation Department and the Roads Department as Head in the Roads Construction Section. Dr Khalid holds the credential of having produced, through a doctoral program, the first framework for developing projects through public private partnerships (PPP) in the UAE. This framework is the first to lay the foundations for a standardized PPP practice in the UAE for practitioners. It highlights the most important factors for the success of PPP projects, such as value for money, risk sharing and allocation, renegotiations, and the roles of the public and private parties. Dr Khalid is also credited for developing a framework for establishing a nuclear research reactor project in the UAE through the utilization of public private partnerships, which was one of the first frameworks for PPPs in research reactor projects in the world and followed strict safeguards and required full awareness of nuclear safety, security & control of nuclear materials handling.

Degree/Professional Qualifications

  1. PhD – Project Management, The British University in Dubai, UAE, 2015
  2. M.Sc. – Engineering Management, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2000
  3. B.Sc. – Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1995
  4. CEO of GRIDEX Real Estate Developments (2004 – 2016)
  5. Head of Roads Construction Section, Roads Department at Dubai Municipality (2000 – 2003)
  6. Design Engineer, Roads Department at Dubai Municipality (1996 – 1998)
  7. Liaison Engineer (Construction), Sewerage and Irrigation Department at Dubai Municipality (1996)

The British University in Dubai

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Email: [email protected]