Jamal F. AlBahar, Ph.D., PMP, VMA, MCIArb

Managing Director UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia

Jamal F. AlBahar


Dr. AlBahar is the Managing Director of Long International’s Middle East Operations based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He has over 31 years of experience related to all aspects of project management, risk management, contract administration, construction claims and dispute resolution throughout the Middle East.

He is skilled at providing strategic advice, leadership, and in-depth client relationship management while retaining a strong eye for detail and a commitment to quality at all times. Dr. AlBahar is a registered arbitrator in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the State of Kuwait. He was a full-time professor at Kuwait University, where he taught project management, contracts and specifications, construction management, construction methods, surveying, legal, and social and ethical aspects of engineering. Dr. AlBahar has taught seminars and presented papers on construction claims, project management, cost estimating and cost control, project planning, scheduling and control, contract administration, risk management, and value engineering.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1988
M.E., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1986
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 1984
B.S., Civil Engineering, Kuwait University, State of Kuwait, 1981


Registered Project Management Professional, PMP (No. 223516)
Registered Project Management Consultant, PMC
Registered Value Management Associate, VMA (No. 20010408)
Registered Arbitrator, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb, No. 36346)


Project Management Institute
Construction Management Association of America
AACE International
American Arbitration Association
Society of American Value Engineers
Construction Specifications Institute


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