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AUS Career Advancement Executive Lecture Series
In collaboration with the AUS academic units, the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is pleased to host Mr. Philippe Dessoy, General Manager, BESIX, who will give a lecture to the AUS community entitled "Lessons gained in the University of Life."
Dessoy has helped spur BESIX into becoming one of the most competitive foreign firms in the region. Big contract wins in the last few years has helped grow the firm's reputation, as both a single main contractor and within a joint venture. The latter includes work on the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure, an AED500 million deal with Arabtec to build the Downtown Burj Dubai residential towers, and winning the $797 million contract to build the Doha Convention Centre with Midmac in 2009, beating off Hyundai and another joint venture.
This year, the projects keep getting bigger, and he helped the company secure the $265 million contract to build Bahrain's North Manama Causeway. He is also a man of bold decisions too, and the most creative and innovative piece of engineering that was undertaken during the construction of the Burj Khalifa was the controversy-courting spire that went on top. Through customary good teamwork with other engineers, in this case from Samsung, the challenge was overcome.
Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the lecture.
For more information please contact ODAA@aus.edu