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Dr Fouad Abo

Technical Executive
Environmental Science

Profile

Dr Abo has a wealth of experience in specialised areas with more than 30 years of experience in Australia and many countries around the world. Fouad is a widely recognised environmental management specialist and change management. His experience covers a wide range of environmental areas such as mining, energy, water, and infrastructure management, contamination assessment and remediation, environmental policy development; strategic advice; transaction due diligence; institutional strengthening; environmental advice for financial institutions and mining/resources companies; sustainable development; environmental impact of infrastructure and utility projects, mine closure; and corporate environmental risk and liability. He has developed a well and widely recognised level of experience in independent reviews of assessment and management of environmental impacts on water, soil, air and human health exposure.

Dr Abo is recognised in designing, coordinating and managing a broad range of environmental strategic studies, site assessment and remediation strategies and also in the assessment, bioavailability, mobility and the attenuation of contaminants in soils and water systems, his innovative and practical approach is proven. He is also experienced in water management, water re-use, sludge management, and land capability.

As part of his executive role, Fouad has followed a number of executive training courses on: spoken and written communications, strategic thinking and action, negotiation, influencing skills for global leaders, finance and business management, presentation skills, etc.

Dr Abo has lectured in a number of Universities and was an Industrial supervisor/examiner of Ph D thesis.

Fouad has conducted international projects for different international institutions such as the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and the United Nation in a number of countries.

Dr Abo is fluent in speaking, reading and writing English, French, and Arabic. He has worked in numerous countries over the years of his professional life and has widely published in local and international conferences. Overall Fouad has more than 50 publications.