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Saqib Rizwan

Vice President, Major Projects, Abu Dhabi
Major projects expert with a proven track record of delivering successful multibillion-dollar projects on time and within budget

About Saqib

Saqib is vice president of major projects in McKinsey’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice. He leverages deep insight in broad asset classes to lead the firm’s work in major project origination, design, and delivery, along with portfolio optimization and organizational capability building. He has nearly 25 years of experience in managing and delivering multibillion-dollar projects with profit and loss responsibility across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Saqib oversaw the development and successful execution of several major civil infrastructure, transportation, fossil-power, telecommunications, and industrial projects. Most recently, as a delivery director of the $10 billion Riyadh Metro Rail in Saudi Arabia, he managed the engineering and construction of state-of-the-art surface stations and park-and-ride facilities along a major road artery—executing the project on time and within budget, with ten million man-hours and without a lost-workday case.

Earlier in his career, Saqib was project manager for the delivery of Kosovo’s award-winning inaugural greenfield motorway project, a large-scale telecom network upgrade in the United States, and multiple industrial city-expansion projects.

Saqib has held leadership roles at Bechtel Corporation and Fluor Corporation.


Purdue University
MSc, civil engineering