AECOM is promoting Amer Mneimneh to Vice President, Urbanism + Planning (U+P) for the Middle East & Africa.

Mneimneh has over 20 years’ architecture, master planning, and urban design experience gained in the Middle East, the last 14 of those with AECOM. Transformative projects on which he has worked include Dubai Expo 2020, Saadiyat Island Masterplan, Dubai Harbour, Jeddah Strategic plans and NEOM.

In his new role, Mneimneh will lead the 93 staff within AECOM’s U+P practice and drive growth by ensuring clients receive the best of the firm’s technical practice, quality design and innovative thinking.

Mneimneh is currently the Operations Director for the U+P practice and the Dubai Design Studio Lead. He is taking over from Janus Rostock who is leaving AECOM in mid-June to take up an opportunity in his home country of Denmark. The transition of responsibilities from Rostock to Mneimneh is underway.

Mario Pishiri, Managing Director, Buildings + Places, Middle East & Africa, said: “While we are sad to be saying goodbye to Janus, I am delighted that we have been able to appoint his replacement from within our talented team. Amer will be responsible for proactively positioning, developing and growing urban development opportunities to support the growth of our regional business.”

Commenting on his promotion, Mneimneh added: “I am excited to lead our Urbanism + Planning business and our very talented and diverse team as we continue to enhance urban developments and create long-lasting benefits for the communities we serve.”