Simon Moon
CEO,Atkins Middle East

Simon is Chief Executive Officer for the Atkins Middle East & Africa business. He leads the 2000-strong Atkins business across the Middle East and Africa, delivering world-class multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, supervision, design management and project / programme delivery across infrastructure, rail and property sectors. Simon is a successful and highly motivated business leader, with a track-record of delivering challenging and sustainable business growth, as well as business turnaround ~ through development of significant client relationships, innovative strategic positioning, effective change management, and real talent management. He joined Atkins in 1996 from British Aerospace (BAe Systems) and was instrumental in building the Atkins defence systems business, ultimately as its Managing Director. In addition, he has held key positions across the company as Managing Director Design & Engineering, Commercial Director for Design and Engineering Solutions, and Group Business Improvement Director. Simon is also Executive Sponsor for the Atkins parent company (SNC Lavalin) digital transformation programme.

Atkins Middle East

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

Atkins is the Middle East’s most trusted design, engineering and project management consultancy at the forefront of delivering sustainable, people centric urban environments. From humble beginnings in the GCC in 1967 Atkins inspires confidence in its clients through its proven track record and passion for delivering the best possible solutions.

Now some 50 years later, Atkins continues to work closely with its clients, partners and stakeholders sharing their vision and helping transform the Middle East for a vibrant and prosperous future


“I’m delighted to be joining the summit as I’m passionate about delivering a future which is socially economically and environmentally sustainable. This summit is an ideal platform to discuss the advancement of the built environment in the region.”


“Leaders in Architecture is a great event! It brings together the best of architects, designers, engineers to really discuss and talk about current market and current environment, how we can work together to really make a difference. It’s a great event and I’d encourage everyone to come.”