Saif Kaddoura started his career working as a contracts and quantity surveyor with the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).
He worked on several mega projects in the Middle East such as the construction of Princess Noura University, the world’s largest women’s university. He then worked with one of the largest Private equity firms in the Middle East, with assets under management in excess of $10 billion. He was part of the team that led the SME fund.
From 2013, as an independent consultant, Saif supported the Ansaldo-STS (Hitachi Rail), Middle East Sales and Business Development team where he reported directly to the senior Hitachi Rail management in Italy and also advised them on Middle East business and transportation strategies.
During this period Saif led the prequalification, tender, bidding, and award stages of the Riyadh Metro Project Package 2 for Ansaldo-STS (Hitachi Rail), which is part of the world’s largest transportation project, estimated at $23 billion.
Consequently, he was part of the team that led Flow consortium (Hitachi Rail, Ferrovie Dello Stato, and Alstom) in winning package 5 of Riyadh Metro O&M contract. In 2017, Saif established Contrax International in Dubai, to provide project management and consulting services for infrastructure development projects in the region and globally. The primary focus of Contrax has been the transport and mobility sector, which the company has worked on and delivered services on some of the highest profile projects in the region and globally. Saif graduated with honors from the University College of London (UCL) with a Bachelor of science in Project Management for construction.