Abdo Kardous

Hill International, Regional President Middle East | Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Abdo Kardous is the Regional President for Middle East Operations and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Operations with Hill International. He has more than thirty years of experience in the design, procurement, construction and delivery of major projects, covering a wide spectrum of building projects in many countries dealing with multi-cultural environments.

Mr. Kardous joined Hill International in 1997 and was instrumental in growing the operations of the firm across the Middle East, by securing as well as overseeing the design and construction of more than 30 major projects. These included several prominent or award winning tall buildings such as the Etihad and Gateway Towers in Shams Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Tower in Doha and the Bahrain Financial Harbor.

Prior to joining Hill International, Mr. Kardous was the Real Estate Development Manager for the largest property company responsible for the…

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Awards Construction Jury (2019; 2020; 2021)

China Awards Technical Jury (2016)

Height and Data Committee (2014 – 2017)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014)

CTBUH Initiatives


18 September 2014

The Challenges of Constructing and Project Managing Tall Buildings in Asia

Even as Asia is a staging ground for many of the world’s most ambitious urban construction projects, there are many realities on the ground that...


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