Regional Representatives

Regional Representatives are individual members who have volunteered to act as a representative for the ICCP in their country of residence.

Their role is to create awareness of the institute and its objectives and to encourage construction claims professionals to join our growing membership community.

As members, Regional Representatives are also well positioned to share their first hand experience of what it’s like to be a member of the ICCP. All current Regional Representatives are listed below, along with a short biography and contact details if you would like to get in touch.

Alpha is a qualified Civil Engineer with over fourteen (14) years of experience in Design, Supervision and Project Management of Infrastructure Projects from both a Consultant’s and Contractor’s perspective.

Alpha is trained and certified Construction Claims Expert and Construction Arbitrator and Mediator.

Alpha is Knowledgeable in the following areas: Quantity Surveyor, Contract and Claims Management, Dispute Avoidance and Resolution, Property Valuation, Civil Engineering procedures, approaches and operation.

Alpha is an alumnus of the University of Sierra Leone and the University of Liverpool. He is currently a candidate for International Construction Law and Contract from the University of Stuttgart (Germany) and Quantity Surveying from the University College Estate Management (United Kingdom).

Alpha is a member of various International Professional Bodies.

A Professional Engineer who has served as an Operation Director for an Engineering Firm and he is currently a Consultant for various Engineering and Construction Companies.

Based in Sierra Leone? Contact Alpha for more information about ICCP membership. 

Arnab holds a Bachelor of Engineering in electronics and communications and boasts 17 years of rich experience in the electrical and automation projects with demonstrated expertise in project and contract management. He has demonstrated high level of effectiveness in securing claims in government and international contracts in India and proficient in consortium contracts for technological and electrical construction project. Arnab has worked with Larsen and Toubro in construction management of electrical projects and is presently working with ABB. In ABB, Arnab leads the Contract Management function for India, Middle East and Africa region for Process Industry business. Arnab has got hands on experience in arbitration and litigation processes in India. He is a Member of Institute of Construction Claim Practitioners (MICCP) and is a certified Advanced Practitioner of Contract and Commercial Management by World Commerce and Contracting (erstwhile IACCM).

Based in India? Contact Arnab for more information about ICCP membership.

Eng. Byangire Paul Rusoke has been practicing construction in Uganda since 2006. He started out as a Project Engineer and later became a Contract Administrator and Project Manager. He has worked for the Uganda National Bureau of Standards, developing standards for the Civil Engineering industry and at Kampala Capital City Authority inspecting construction sites. He holds a Masters degree in Public Infrastructure Management and graduated from the Construction Claims Premium E-Course delivered by Claims Class class in 2018.

Based in Uganda? Contact Paul for more information about ICCP membership. 

Mr. Cagdas Evren Bayrak LLM, BScEng, DipAdj, FCIArb, FICCP, MCIOB, CPCM, PMP, CCME is an accredited Adjudicator and an experienced contracts and claims professional who has held important roles in top Qatari employers such as PWA (Ashghal), Ooredoo and Qatari Diar, and has fingerprints on many claims-related contract provisions, policy and procedures adopted or set a precedent in the country. He successfully took the lead in resolving of some of the biggest construction claims in the region. He’s keen to support Qatar construction community in order to adopt best practices with regard to raising and defending of construction claims in particular, especially taking into cognizance the limited available ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) means within the top buyers’ contracts in Qatar.

Based in Qatar? Contact Cagdas for more information about ICCP membership.

Having worked on industrial and commercial construction projects in Canada, UAE, and Iran since 2008 in various sectors such as nuclear, oil and gas, renewables, and airport extension and upgrades, I have gained experience dealing with a wide range of contract administration practices, including claims. Some of my employers/clients are as follow: BC Hydro, Ontario Power Generation, Aecon-SNC Lavalin JV, Bouygues Batiment, Fluor, ES FOX, Tornado General Contracting, and Ehdas Engineering and Construction where I held various capacities such as contracts lead, project planning and control, quality oversight, and project manager.

After all these years, I realized that I need more formal training on the legal and commercial aspects of construction projects, with a concentration on upstream utility projects, which led to post-graduate studies in International Construction Management followed by LLM Degree in Oil and Gas.

I strongly believe construction professionals need some sort of training and continuous education on the contractual sides of projects, and that is where ICCP plays important role in providing such support, as the only dedicated institute to construction claims in the market. Any level of membership with ICCP provides membership benefits by helping individuals to improve their knowledge and develop skills as a construction claims specialist.

I was selected to represent ICCP in Canada and Iran to encourage and assist construction industry professionals enhance their skills and turn into more competent candidates for the construction claims market.

With over 40 years spent in the construction industry 30 of which have been spent working with contractors and 10 years with consultants, mostly on site, (building, civils and EPC power projects) initially as a quantity surveyor then commercial manager, and, naturally, to the role of claims consultant, Graham Hooley is extremely proud to have been accepted as an affiliate member of FIDIC  in Indonesia, as well as a member of Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia (“PII”) The Institution of Engineers Indonesia.

His claims experience encompasses preparation and defence of claims for clients,  main contractors and sub-contractors, ranging from $50,000 to $50,000,000; he proactively seeks to educate all sides to reduce disputes and get accounts settled much quicker.

He prides himself on having settled all main and sub-contract accounts without the need for formal dispute resolution. This has been achieved by adopting a no-nonsense common sense but fair approach, treating all parties with respect, in the process gaining the trust of clients and contractors alike.

He very much values the ICCP ethos and what we offer to the construction industry and, without doubt, he is extremely proud to be an advocate and help spread the word in respect of the excellent work ethic of the ICCP, supporting them in their natural global progression particularly in Indonesia where the kind of help and support ICCP offers is much needed. He does this and provides first class support to the ICCP steering committee, helping them in their endeavours to grow the institute globally, which I believe is essential, because frankly such a service is missing from many other professional bodies.

Based in Indonesia or Tanzania? Contact Graham for more information about ICCP membership.

I have 35 years professional experience in the international construction industry, gained across the cross-functional fields of civil and special engineering, pipe jacking, road construction, concrete, industrial, turnkey, renovation, upgrading, alteration, and structural repairs projects as well as claims management and health and safety coordination.

I have been Managing Director of a Namibian based construction company since 2003 and in 2016, I established a consulting office offering solutions for construction economics and management needs.

I heard about the ICCP several years back and recently joined as a Fellow. I volunteered to act as a Regional Representative for the ICCP as I strongly believe that sufficient knowledge in construction claims management will reduce the number of disputes we currently and unfortunately have in the construction industry.

When I look back at all the disputes I have faced in my career, I have to admit that almost all of them could have been avoided if the parties to a project would have had a better and more professional understanding of how to manage construction claims. I therefore feel privileged to now have the opportunity to support all colleagues who are interested in increasing their knowledge and experience in construction claims management.

Based in southern Africa? Contact Heino for more information about ICCP membership. 

Application of 35 years of practical experience into a structured and more streamlined system to find solutions for complex construction claims.

I am a versatile construction professional with over 35 years of construction experience in a wide range of construction sectors, a major part of which in relation to construction claims. I have represented the clients, EPCM & EPC contractors, and major contractors. I commenced my career as a domestic builder in Sri Lanka and ventured into large scale industrial and commercial construction in Doha (Qatar). The pinnacle of my career was being a member of the client’s project management team as Senior Quantity Surveyor of the 2006 Asian Games Sports Village Project. Then I had the privilege to become involved in the Australian resources industry with the construction of major facilities such as large mines, gas processing plants and gas hub stations and large ponds built to contain contaminated water and fines.

ICCP is an institute dedicated to construction claims which helps the members to acquire an understanding and in-depth knowledge in different approaches to claims in different parts of the world. By joining ICCP I expected to share my versatile knowledge while further enhancing my knowledge in construction claims. ICCP promotes young construction professionals who are keen to venture into the area of construction claims to develop their skills by joining an elite group of experts specialised in the subject.  Members get access to standard formats, webinars and other valuable literature related to construction claims.

I am a Member of Australian Institute of Project Management (MAIPM) and APC Member of RICS.

If you are in Australia and would like more information about the ICCP or ICCP membership, please contact Hemantha

Eng. Jahfar M Ismail is a Chartered Civil Engineer, elected in 1988, an accomplished and performance driven professional with more than 40 years of experience in project management, infrastructure engineering, building construction, project finance management and contract administration. He has worked nearly 34 years in Oman, Dubai & Abu Dhabi predominantly in Government Departments in the capacity of Director of Infrastructure & Transportation with Tatweer, Dubai Holding in Dubai and ROW Consultant (Special Advisor) with Department of Transport (DOT) -Abu Dhabi.

Eng. Jahfar Ismail is an accredited Arbitrator and Adjudicator and holding Master Degree in Science (MSc) in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution and Master Degree in Commerce (MCom). He has also obtained a Diploma in Commercial Arbitration.

He is a Fellow Member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Fellow Member of the Institute Construction Claim Practitioners-UK and Fellow Member of the Association of Cost Engineers-UK. He has led several Government delegations on Official Missions to USA (New York, Los Angles, San Diego, Seattle, Washington), Canada (Vancouver, Victoria), UK (London), South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town), Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast), New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington) and Singapore.

He has authored several articles in Engineering journals, magazines and recipient of several international awards including Excellence Performance Award (highest accolade from Abu Dhabi Government),2012, Global Gold Award for BPM & Work- flow for both International and MEA Region from WfMC-USA (Chicago & Washington) and was nominated by Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi top management for the Best Employee Award category of Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance.

I am a Civil Engineer with 7 years’ experience in the construction industry. I hold a PMP qualification and Associate membership with the ICCP.

I have spent some of my career working in Project Management roles and more recently, have worked as a Project Control Manager dealing with planning, delay analysis and reporting. Through such roles I was often exposed to the specialist nature of construction claims and was responsible for parts of the claims process.

I found the world of construction claims very interesting and decided to join the ICCP to improve my expertise and to learn how to standardise the claim process. I hope through the benefits of membership and the ICCP’s knowledge sharing, that I will achieve MICCP in future.

Based in Saudi Arabia? Contact Muhammad for more information about ICCP membership. 

I have 28 years experience in a wide range of international design and build projects in both technical and commercial roles. My background is of sound civil engineering knowledge in the design and construction of large-scale brown and greenfield projects. I have held positions in Africa, Europe, Middle and Far East at various management levels. Being a generalist, I specialized earlier in my career in turnkey construction projects of large-scale industrial facilities such as cement and power plants. Later I have been involved in infrastructure projects such as a Bus Rapid Transport System, Highways, and Highway Bridges. I became deeply involved in the projects’ contract and claim management, developed a sense for finding and the skills to generate claims, furthermore have been involved to develop claim strategies that significantly improved the financial results of projects.

I joined the ICCP as a fellow about a year ago to gain, share and exchange experience and knowledge with reputable contract and claims specialists in the field on a broad international level.

I volunteered to become a Regional Representative for the ICCP because I see that there is a demand to spread the understanding of worldwide well-established and recognized principles of construction claims for export-orientated countries like Germany and Austria. Therefore I would like to serve as an ambassador to produce and present construction claims on an internationally acknowledged standard. I believe ICCP is a unique and exclusive platform in the field of contract and claim management out there ascertaining a high professional standard of a growing community.

Based in Austria or Germany? Contact Peter for more information about ICCP membership.

I am a contracts and claims specialist and am the Commercial Director of Milcris in Oman. I manage a range of specialist consultancy services related to contract administration, construction claims preparation, dispute resolution and project costs and dispute management advice for Milcris’ Clients.

Since 2014 I’ve actively focused my time and energy on activities relating to construction claims and contract administration and was inspired to seek membership with the ICCP. In addition to all the other membership benefits, the ICCP has helped me to improve my knowledge and develop my skills as a construction claim specialist.

I strongly believe that construction professionals in Oman should consider membership. Although a small market, Oman has a vibrant economy and a substantial level of construction activity. A decade ago, the construction claims market was rather dormant however in recent years, parties to construction contracts are more focused on protecting their rights. Moreover, COVID-19 and the subsequent oil price slump has greatly affected the economy. Project spending has tightened resulting in a more active construction claim sector.

I volunteered to represent the ICCP in Oman to encourage and assist construction industry professionals change from regular cost consultancy and quantity surveying roles to specialised claims roles, thus adding more professionals to the Omani construction claim market.

Based in Oman or Sri Lanka? Contact Ravindra for more information about ICCP membership. 

I have worked in the construction industry for 8 years and have great enthusiasm for the positive impact that construction developments can have on community livelihood and the environment. My experience has been gained through claims avoidance and management, contract administration, cost advice, procurement and project management for various projects including commercial infrastructure, social centres, residential, agricultural and the health sector.

As a cost consultant specialist, registered quantity surveyor and project manager, I have worked on projects across East Africa, particularly in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. I hold a BSc in Quantity Surveying from Makerere University, Kampala and certificates in claims on constructions projects and certificates in administration of FIDIC Contracts.

I joined the ICCP to attain recognition for my skills but more importantly, to gain and share knowledge with claims specialists internationally through ICCP platforms.

I have great passion for claims management and the ICCP provides the right platform for me to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to develop my career in this area.

I volunteered to represent the ICCP in Rwanda to act as the  bridge between the institute and construction industry professionals working in Rwanda.

Based in Rwanda? Contact Rogers for more information about ICCP membership.

Mr Shaun Kumar has had 25 years of experience in the construction industry with various roles from a Contractor, Client and a Consultant. He has handled various developments and in particular infrastructure, hotels, resorts, golf courses, hospitals and airport developments as an Owner’s Rep / Project Director. His role has covered leadership roles right through from concept stages to handing over. Throughout his career he has developed a skill in dispute resolution and claims management.
Total Years’ Experience: 25

Education / Affiliations

  • Accredited Adjudicator – Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
  • Accredited Mediator – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • MSc. Construction Management – Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
  • BSc. (Honours) Quantity Surveying – Univ. of Northumbria at Newcastle U-Tyne (UK)
  • Electives Construction Management – Technische Universitat Dresden (Germany)

I have been engaged on a wide variety of international construction projects operating in both public and private sectors representing the interests of consultants, contractors, employer’s and developers. My most recent experience has been gained in the Middle East and Serbia including engagement on some of the world’s largest and iconic construction projects.

In addition to professional qualifications I am an RICS APC Assessor, an overseas e-member of the Society of Construction Law and Community Vice President managing a portfolio of 36 residential apartments in South East Spain.

I joined the ICCP following initial introduction by Andy Hewitt (Founder and Executive Officer). I become acquainted with Andy at the FIDIC Middle East User’s Conference held in Abu Dhabi in 2017 and his passion, interest and enthusiasm for construction claims is inspiring.

The ICCP is a friendly, expanding and forward thinking institution built upon sound principles and solid foundations and quite frankly, a breath of fresh air. One of the institutions primary goals is to establish international professional standards for the management of claims to which I fully subscribe as this will improve, promote and advance the interests of the construction industry worldwide.

My latest project is located on the waterfront in Belgrade, Serbia which makes me in an ideal position to promote the institution and all its many benefits locally within Serbia and also internationally worldwide.

Based in Serbia? Contact Simon for more information about ICCP membership. 

Ziya Demir is a Civil Engineer getting his diploma from METU known as ODTU in 1994. He started his professional life as Field Engineer in residential projects in Jeddah, KSA. Then he worked in various sectors such as Building, Civil Engineering, Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Pipelines, Process/Industrial Plants, Power Plants throughout the globe such as Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Germany, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and KSA as Construction, Site and Project Manager. He is currently working as Commercial Director in Ankara, Turkey since 2012. He is a Senior Project and Construction professional with versatile experience of over 27 years in the field of Project, Construction, Commercial, Contract and Claims Management in many contracting and consultancy companies.

Due to his interest in Project and Construction Management, he attended Project Management Institute/USA (PMI) and The Chartered Institute of Building/UK (CIOB) certification program and entitled as PMP and MCIOB respectively. He attended Claim Preparation and Dispute Management program by The College of Contract Management/UK in Dubai and received entitlement of ACIArb. He also attended master training program by Society of Construction Claims Specialist Internationals/UK (SCCSI) and entitled as Expert Certified Construction Claims Specialist (ECCCS) and Expert Certified Construction Contract Administrator (ECCCA). Having gained extensive experience working on different construction sites, combined with post-graduate academic education, he is well-positioned to take on senior roles as Commercial, Contract and Claims Manager in construction sector.

He is fully conversant with the Microsoft suite of programmes and using various industry software including, AutoCAD, Primavera P6, Asta Powerproject, TILOS, CostOS as well as many others. He is now developing a particular estimation software which will be prominent in the facade industry.

Based in Turkey? Contact Zima for more information about ICCP membership.

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