Our Leadership

Our global leaders are committed to a shared mission, to advocate for the world as we would for our own home.

Message from our Leader

At Sidara, we're committed to being advocates for change: advancing the human experience, demonstrating leadership in design for livability, and empowering clients with the world-class sustainability advisory and breakthrough tech innovation needed to unlock new and imaginative solutions.

"We are a global collective of the world’s brightest and best planners, designers, engineers, and consultants who have come together on a shared mission: to advocate for the world as we would for our own home.

Together, the Sidara companies are the home for declarative advocacy and leadership. Through humility, integrity, and deep respect we spotlight the cultures we serve, while honoring the people we create for and elevating how they live."

Talal Shair

Sidara Chairman and CEO

Board of Directors

Talal Shair

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sidara

Bashar Rihani

Director of Transportation, Dar

Bassam Shakhshir

Regional Director, Dar

Danny Aoun

Regional Director, Dar

Neil Bruce

Non-Executive Director

Phil Harrison

CEO, Perkins&Will

Sari Gedeon

Director of Project Management & Contracts, Dar

Executive committee

Talal Shair

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sidara

Bashar Rihani

Director of Transportation, Dar

Bassam Shakhshir

Regional Director, Dar

Danny Aoun

Regional Director, Dar

Phil Harrison

CEO, Perkins&Will

Matthew Cummings

CEO, TYLin

Alan Manuel

CEO, Currie & Brown

Peter O’Sullivan

CEO, Penspen

Catherine Tobiasinsky

Group Chief Growth Officer

Michael Helou

Group Chief Strategy Officer

Philip English

Group Chief Financial Officer

Gillian Empringham

Group Head of Human Resources

Teymour Salaam

Group Legal Counsel

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Collaboration is core to our success and we're here to help you find solutions to your most pressing challenges. Together, we can achieve more for our communities, change how people live, and inspire global impact.

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