In 2011, I began my career with ISG as a construction supervisor. I had just arrived in the UAE from Australia, where I was a site manager with another construction firm. My experience then was largely limited to my field, comprising civil works with emphasis on carpentry and joinery. With ISG, I was exposed to a far wider range of services and the biggest learning curve for me was MEP works.
These new learning experiences have given me the opportunity to grow and diversify my technical knowledge with every new project. Fortunately, with the support of the ISG senior management team and my colleagues in the Middle East, I gained the confidence and experience to manage projects in their entirety. This led to my promotion to construction manager in 2013, followed by senior construction manager shortly after.
Working as a construction manager propelled me through my next learning phase, exposing me further to commercial and planning aspects of the business. I was leading entire project teams and subcontractors, and the gradual but steady development ultimately prepared me for the current role I am in as project manager.
At ISG, one of our four corporate values is ‘never stop learning’, and this has effectively brought me to where I am today. When I first joined ISG, I never expected to be promoted thrice in a span of five years.
For the last eight years with ISG, I have been greeted with learning opportunites and there was never a day where I lacked a form of challenge.
However, armed with the tools provided and a sheer determination to improve myself and my team, I triumphed over each challenge with new learnings and experiences.
I foresee many more of these challenges coming my way and many more lessons to be learnt. However, it has since become second nature for me to work through these challenges, securing the best outcome for ISG and its clients.