Jeff Urbanchuk sits down with FIDIC Board Member Aisha Nadar to discuss the importance of dynamic STEM education that not only opens the door to engineering early on in the educational experience, but also includes the skills necessary for aspiring engineers to also thrive in the business environment.  

Aisha Nadar has over 30 years’ experience in all phases of the negotiation and implementation of large-scale cross-border infrastructure and defence programs. She brings extensive consulting engineering experience which includes holding senior level positions in the public and private sectors in the United States, the Middle East and Europe. Today, her professional activities focus on procurement and contract management. She regularly advises clients on strategic procurement planning, contract drafting, contract management and dispute resolution. She acts as an arbitrator, mediator and dispute board member, and this includes experience of proceedings under ICC, LCIA, SCC, DIAC, AAA, CRCICA, UNCITRAL and FIDIC rules.

Aisha has carried out assignments related to procurement reform for organisations such as the World Bank, USAID and US DoD and is a regularly invited speaker at universities and specialised conferences on construction contracts and dispute resolution. Aisha is a member of the FIDIC Board, with a primary responsibility for the FIDIC Contracts Committee, and is listed on the FIDIC President’s List of Accredited Adjudicators. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering (University of Nebraska), an MBA (University of Texas-Austin), an LL.M. in International Commercial Dispute Resolution (Queen Mary, UoL) and has completed the CIArb Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration, Oxford.

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