JLL hires engineer Sean Doherty to lead project management practice

23 November 2022 1 min. read
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Global property consultancy and broker JLL has hired an engineer to lead its Program and Project Management practice across the Middle East and Africa region.

Sean Doherty, who is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, brings over 25 years of experience delivering and leading programs for both public and private sector clients across Europe, Russia, North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia.

During his years working in the Middle East, Doherty has been involved with projects for The Red Sea Development Company, Diriyah Gate, Saudi Entertainment Ventures, NEOM, MISK and Kuwait Civil Aviation.

Sean Doherty, Head of Program and Project Management, JLL

Most recently the Director of Operations at WSP in the Middle East, Doherty previously was a Senior Director at The Red Sea Development Company and spent twelve years at engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald. Earlier, he spent over a decade in transport planning roles in Europe.

“Our clients are seeking resilient strategies to enhance the long-term value of their real estate assets. JLL is their project delivery partner, and with Sean’s wealth of experience and strategic thinking, we are highly confident that he will help our clients achieve greater value across each stage of their project,” said Ben Jackson, Head of Project & Development Services for the Middle East & Africa.

JLL’s Project & Development Services group has more than 500 consultants across the Middle East & Africa. Doherty now leads the largest practice within this group (250 consultants), taking on the responsibility from Alan Baker, who has stepped down from the role as he prepares for retirement.

The team Doherty oversees supports clients with an end-to-end project delivery capacity, from project planning to PMO setup through to delivery, cost management, benefits tracking, and digital tooling.

“I am delighted to take on this role,” said Doherty. With our dedicated team, we will continue to deliver long-term value and partnerships with our clients.”