International consultancy and engineering group Egis took the platform at the Arab Aviation Summit from the 21st to the 23rd of March. Aviation Director and Middle East CCO Jacques Khoriaty contributed to the panel discussion: ‘Hand in Hand Airlines and Airports: Bouncing Back’. He also took part in a workshop on ‘New Business Models for Airports: A Digital, Technological and Sustainable approach’.
Commenting on the post-Covid-19 business situation and economic response and recovery, Jacques said: “The global pandemic has resulted in empty airports and flights limited to cargo and emergency aid. However, with new measures in place, we are expecting some degree of recovery – it may even lead to shortages of staff and equipment given the health and safety measures taken by airports and flight operators. In the Middle East we are already seeing the re-opening of flights on selected routes and a surge in both private and business travelers. I’m delighted to see that key aviation events are now returning as physical exhibitions and conferences where we can meet again in person with our customers and partners to help them through the new normal.”
Egis is currently working on major aviation projects in the Middle East such as the new Amaala Airport and the Cargo Express Village at Bahrain Airport. In addition, Egis is delivering project management and consultancy services for airside projects at Riyadh Airport and for the West Runway Development Project in Dammam..
Jacques Khoriaty joined Egis in 2010. He is currently the Middle East Chief Commercial Officer, leading Business Development and Strategy for the region.
Prior to that, he managed the Aviation business in the Middle East & South Asia. Jacques has significant knowledge in consulting, engineering, project management and PPP projects overseeing various domains including infrastructure, buildings and urban planning. He has hands on experience in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and South America.
Jacques has previously worked in the airport construction field in Saudi Arabia as well as the airline industry in Lebanon. He has a Master’s Degree (MSc.) in Air Transport Management as well as a Bachelor Degree (B.E.) in civil & environmental engineering. Jacques speaks fluent French, English and Arabic.
About the Egis group:
A major international group in the construction engineering and mobility services sectors, Egis creates and operates intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and addressing the major challenges of our time by helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient development.
A 75%-owned subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, with the remaining 25% held by partner executives and employees, Egis places its multiple fields of expertise at the disposal of the community and makes cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects throughout their lifecycle: consulting, engineering, operation.