From seasoned leaders to emerging talents, Lamar’s people share a common approach to success, which includes enthusiasm for their work and passion for providing exceptional service to our clients, partners and communities. We have a diverse team drawn from many different nationalities and backgrounds — these professionals work at our main offices in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. We have a fascination for business and the power of technology to deliver lasting change and transformation in society.
Dr Lina

Dr. Lina Noureddin, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Lina established Lamar after a successful 20-year career spanning business and government. Working closely with strategic clients, including Saudi Aramco, Dr. Lina has helped to oversee and deliver several key PPP infrastructure projects across Saudi Arabia and the GCC region.

As chief executive, Dr Lina is responsible for overseeing all of Lamar’s business activities worldwide. This includes hundreds of people and partners in Lamar and joint-ventures operating across the GCC region. During her tenure, Dr Lina has led Lamar through a number of successful ventures and grown relationships with a number of key government stakeholders.

She has led access into new countries, including Italy, Algeria, Spain and Bulgaria, and high-graded the portfolio with the acquisition of ABB’s EPC business in 2017.

Under her leadership, Lamar has made significant improvements in both gender and global diversity, and she also boosted the Arkad female workforce to 15%, a notable achievement in Saudi Arabia.

Dr Lina holds a Bachelors in Chemistry and a PhD in Finance.

Hani Abdelhadi

Hani Abdelhadi, Vice President

With over 15 years’ experience in investing and developing companies, Hani combines technical expertise with a unique understanding of the Saudi market. As Vice President, he oversees relationships with Lamar’s strategic partners and major investors. He also oversees the investment division of Lamar’s venture capital funds.

With a track record of best-in-class delivery, and a commitment to bringing an exceptional service to clients, Hani is leading teams on some of the most significant projects and programmes around the world.

He holds a reputation for delivering projects on-time and to the highest standards, while also working with his technical team to provide innovative solutions for strategic partners across the Saudi energy sector. Hani holds a degree in Engineering and an MSc in Entrepreneurship from University of Nottingham.

Edmund Olotu

Edmund Olotu, Chief Technology Officer

Edmund has been consistently recognized as one of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs in the technology and financial services industries and has founded several successful businesses in Nigeria. One of those companies, TechAdvance, revolutionized the country’s digital financial services space and was named by the London Stock Exchange in 2019 as one of the top 100 most exciting companies in the Continent. Edmund has a Masters in Management Finance and Control from Harvard University.

Badi uz Zaman Qureshi

Badi uz Zaman Qureshi, Chief Financial Officer

Badi has considerable experience in financial management and accounting. Before joining Lamar, he obtained his MBA and was the CFO at Arkad Engineering & Construction; CFO at Chromalloy Arabia (a subsidiary of Chromalloy Gas Turbine LLC, United States); and Head of Group Financial Planning & Reporting with Abunayyan Holding Company.

Mohamed Abdalla

Mohammed Abdullah, Director of Energy and Infrastructure

Mohammed has a reputation for delivering large and complex projects in the GCC, and is consistently recognised by clients for providing new and innovative solutions. As a practitioner in industrial and management engineering with over 15 years’ experience, Mohammed has played a leading role in projects across the GCC extending from oil and gas, water, housing, infrastructure and transportation, where his technical expertise was vital to their success. Mohammad holds a BSc in Industrial & Management Engineering and certificate in Finance from London Business School.

Chadi Hajjar, Technology and Innovation Director

Chadi is responsible for Lamar’s innovation arm that invests in deep technology ventures, a field he has been active in for the past decade. Chadi founded VII Ventures in 2020 following a number of successful start-up ventures in the technology and innovation space. A Lebanese national, Chadi co-founded Integrated Technology Services (ITSeL) in 2011, where he still continues to serve as Managing Director of the company. He holds an Engineering Degree and Executive MBA from École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris.

Nasser Al-Dabbas

Nasser Al-Dabbas, Corporate Affairs Director

As Corporate Affairs Director, Nasser is responsible for areas including legal, accounts, media and IR. He is responsible for identifying new potential partnerships including joint ventures in Saudi Arabia and the wider region. Before joining Lamar, Nasser worked for Keypoint Consulting, a market leader in the Middle East and Ernst & Young subsidiary, where he advised clients on how to maximize business opportunities in the region.

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Lana Abzakh, Head of CSR

Lana is the Head of CSR for Lamar Holding and is also a Member of the Board of the Lamar Charity Association. She is also the founder and General Manager of Lamar Charity Association, which delivers extensive projects across the Kingdom of Jordan. She is passionate about ensuring Lamar continues to make a contribution to the communities in which it works, enhancing and developing skills to benefit the region for the long-term. Lana’s experience is rooted in supporting the not-for-profit sector across a broad variety of specialisms. These include previously managing projects for the World Bank and consulting on their empowering Young Female College Graduates programme and leading a project for the Hashemite Fund for Development of Jordan Babia.

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Ahmad Alsafadi, Chief Executive Officer, Facility Operation

Ahmad is a Jordanian national with more than 15 years’ experience in the field of executive management across Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Ahmad is a Shareholder and Board Member in Luminus Education Group, and before taking up his role at Lamar, Ahmad was the Founder and Chairman of Luminus Catering; a Board Member at IMDAD Total Site Services in Jordan; CEO of QUDRAT National; and  Founder and CEO of Lumi Market, a supermarket chain with over 20 outlets in Jordan.

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Rana Abdelhadi, Chief Design Officer

With over 14 years’ experience in the design and architecture industry, Rana is responsible for the design and execution across Lamar’s projects. She is also the Founder of a successful interior design firm in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, delivering world-class projects for a diverse portfolio of clients including Saudi Aramco. She has a Bachelor’s degree focused in Interior Design from the American University in Dubai.