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Speakers 2019

  • Lionel Lemay

    Executive Vice President, Structures and Sustainability, NRMCA - USA

    Mr. Lemay is Executive Vice President, Structures, and Sustainability for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). He leads a team of professionals to offer building owners and designers cost-effective, durable and sustainable concrete building solutions through communications, education, research, design assistance and codes and standards advocacy. He has written over 50 articles on concrete design and construction and is the co-author of three textbooks. Although based in the United States, he has presented all over the world with a particular emphasis in the Middle East. Mr. Lemay is a Registered Professional Engineer and Structural Engineer in the State of Illinois in the United States. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional. He is an active member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Mr. Lemay holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering and applied mechanics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

  • Osama Hamad

    General Manager - Emirates Beton Ready Mix

    For his 24 years well experience to concrete mix industry, he is known for his executive leadership and guidance for all departments: Production, Operations, Technical, Maintenance, Sales, and other departments over several manufacturing plants. He is responsible for manufacturing activities, effective coordination, synchronization and value chain management of all departments.

    Osama Hamad is also responsible of ensuring effective operation management, managing major cost drivers, stock availability, macro-update on production planning, assessment of work processes, people and technology.

    He ensures alignment of people, process and technology and consistent working towards its synchronization and optimization for effective and profitable working of the company. Responsible also in establishing and guiding the whole team, institute appropriate systems for project execution and ensuring that the team decisions have the tools and information they need to make timely and profitable decision.
    Osama Hamad closely monitored the projects and review and approve changes affecting the accuracy, validity and appropriate supporting documentation and authorization. He ensures control procedures and reporting are performed on a timely basis. HE is responsible for budgeting and credit control, job description, etc. to develop the team.

    Osama Hamad possesses special skills that made him soar high in ready mix concrete field. He possesses good administrative, public relations and management skills to enhance overall operations and be able to delegate responsibility, organize each department and possesses an ability to understand the work of each department.

    “Osama Hamad is a man who knows no boundary when it comes to concrete mix industry service” and because of this Emirates Beton reach to it’s level of success and will continue to succeed for we work together to achieve

    His humble heart made him a best and respected Leader….

  • Arif Husain Al Marzooqi

    Products Conformity Assessment Section Manager Dubai Central Lab Department- Dubai Municipality

    Mr. Arif Husain Al Marzooqi was appointed as Head of Products Conformity Assessment Section in Dubai Central Lab Department (DCLD) of Dubai Municipality effective December 6th, 2015.

    Graduated from UAE University with Bachelor Degree of Science Major Geology in the year 2000. He joined the Municipality in 2000 as a Field Studies Researcher Assistant, and was later promoted to the post of Acting Head of Research and Standardization Management Office. He was later appointed as Head of Research and Standardization Management Office in which he was looked after the Standards development for testing and products specification for conformity assessment.

    He was promoted in 2013 to the post of Head of Inspection and Certification Section, and recently his post was changed to be Products Conformity Assessment Section Manager. Mr. Arif chaired a number of committees in Dubai Municipality such as the Technical Approval Committee, Certification Technical Committee, Development of Dubai Soil Profile Mapping Committee, Concrete Sustainability Team and participated as active member in a lot of other committees such as Strategic Transformation Management Team of DCLD, Establishing International Center for Halal Products Accreditation and Certification Team, Certification Advisory Committee, DCL Internal Auditor Team and DCL Awards and Innovations Team. He was also instrumental in winning some more than 15 local, regional and international awards for DCL and Dubai Municipality, and have a big role in making DCL/Dubai Municipality Conformity Mark available and existing in more than 34 countries around the world and development of more than 80 standards for testing and products specification.

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