Dr Shahzad Nasim assumed the position Executive Chairman of Meinhardt Group International in 2014. As Executive Chairman, Dr Nasim works closely with the Management team to oversee the performance of all Meinhardt global offices, client management and provide council to all the major projects undertaken by Meinhardt Group. Prior to his current position, Dr Nasim served as a Global CEO from 2010 to 2013 where he was actively involved in the growth and expansion plans of the Group worldwide.
Dr Nasim’s career as a Professional Structural Engineer spans more than four decades. He is responsible for the overall coordination of multi-disciplinary professional teams, leading the conceptual designs and overseeing the detail design and constructions of major and complex projects undertaken by Meinhardt. He has built a regional reputation for providing highly innovative, buildable and cost-effective solutions for tall buildings and complex infrastructure projects.
The projects led by Dr Nasim include some of the landmark commercial offices, residential and retail and entertainment complexes such as The Dubai Mall (Dubai, UAE), Signature Towers & Dubai Financial Market (Dubai, UAE), Ocean Heights (Dubai, UAE), Marina Bay Financial Centre (Singapore), The Sail @ Marina Bay (Singapore), One Raffles Quay (Singapore), OUB Centre (Singapore), The River (Bangkok) and Bank of China (Hong Kong).
Dr Nasim is regularly invited to speak at local and regional conferences and has numerous papers to his credit. He is also actively involved in educational, professional and statutory boards related to the construction industry. He was also awarded several prestigious accolades which displayed Dr Nasim’s entrepreneurial spirit and fervour as a professional engineer. Some of the awards include Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES) Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), Fellowship of Institution of Civil Engineers (2017), inaugural NUS Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award (2015), Distinguished Professional Engineer Award by the Professional Engineers Board (2014), Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Engineering) (2012), Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Rotary-ASME Singapore (2004) and Tamgha-I-Imtiaz, a Medal of Excellence by the Government of Pakistan (2006).
Dr Nasim obtained his PhD from Honolulu University and completed his Bachelor and Masters of Engineering in the National University of Singapore.