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ACI announces new Middle East regional director

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Ahmad Mhanna has been announced as the new Regional Director of the Middle East for the American Concrete Institute. This new position will focus on ACI’s comprehensive plan to increase knowledge-sharing throughout the Middle East.

From ACI’s 100 years of consensus-based knowledge and the great innovation currently occurring in the Middle East, it is hoped that this partnership will accelerate the global advancement of the concrete industry.

As the new Regional Director, Mhanna will assist in establishing and nurturing regional strategic relationships with members, chapters, companies, governmental bodies, educational institutions, partners, and other construction industry organisations. He will also work to increase ACI activity in the region and build upon recent partnership agreements.

The office in which Mhanna will be based, the ACI Middle East Regional Office, will be located in the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE. A celebration is planned for the opening of this office in January 2019.

Mhanna, as an ACI member and civil engineer, has wide-ranging experience in concrete and construction materials testing, analysis, and applications. Before joining ACI, Mhanna worked for Qatrana Cement in Amman, has served as a board member of the Jordan Concrete Association since 2012, and is a member of the building materials technical committee for the Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology. Mhanna holds multiple ACI certifications and has served as an ACI certification examiner.

The ACI is a leading authority and resource worldwide, for the development of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programmes, and certifications.

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