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Akram Atallah

Akram Atallah

  • Senior Managing Director
  • T: +55 21 3590 1520
  • F: +55 21 2103 7672
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    • Rua da Passagem, 123 - 11º andar
    • Botafogo
    • Rio de Janeiro RJ, 22290-030
    • Brazil
    • T: +55 21 3590 1520
    • F: +55 21 2103 7672
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Akram Atallah is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment for the Constructions Solutions practice of the FTI Consulting Latin America region, and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr. Atallah is a senior construction executive with more than 25 years of experience—both domestic and international—in providing construction management and advisory services to construction industry participants. He is experienced in working with private commercial and residential owners/developers, government agencies, educational and cultural institutions, industrial companies, and corporate, retail and entertainment concerns. At FTI, Mr. Atallah is leading the effort for to set up the construction practice in Brazil and the opening an office in Rio de Janeiro. He also will continue to service the existing clients developed in the country in the past two and half years, in particular the industrial sector. Further, he will develop market awareness of FTI’s construction consulting services in Brazil.

Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Atallah was a director of Navigant Consulting out of New York. He was regional leader of the Project Risk Management service line designed to assist property owners, developers and other construction participants to minimize risk and maximize results on residential, commercial, industrial, government and institutional projects. As a senior member of the Construction Practice, he also assisted clients with developing their capital projects successfully by providing project planning, management, oversight, advisory and claims management services. Also, he actively managed project portfolio performance, including accounts receivable and profitability.

Prior to Navigant, Mr. Atallah was the Vice President and Principal at SoundBuild Inc, out of White Plains, New York , where he managed key relationships for the firm, including Coalco International, Frette, Inc., International Office Concept, Richman Group Capital Corp., New York University, the NYC School Construction Authority, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), City University of New York - Economic Development Corporation, the New York Public Library, German School New York and the U.S. General Services Administration. He also led the firm’s activities with regard to delivery of services: project strategic planning, management and turnarounds, and dispute avoidance. Additionally he oversaw field operations and professional teams.

Mr. Atallah was also a senior project manager at Barney Skanska Construction Company, George A. Fuller company, and Lehrer McGovern Bovis from 1981 to 1996 respectively. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York- Stony Brook and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Colombia University. He is fluent in English, and Arabic and working knowledge of Portuguese.

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