28 Nov 2018 | 12:00 - 12:45 | Regenerating City Centres for Socio-Economic Development
Menna Dessouki is a sustainable development professional for the built environment with nearly 5 years of international work experience as a sustainability consultant in Europe, UK and the Middle East, and 6 years of higher education in design and engineering.
Throughout her career, Menna’s work focused on sustainability implementation at both building and urban scales, from detailed environmental design analysis to macro scale urban planning strategies. She collaborated directly with world leading architectural and urban design firms including Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw Architects, Woods Bagot, Pascal+Watson and Callison RTKL, and key private developers including Aldar, Masdar and the United Real Estate Company. Her consultancy work served the residential, commercial, hospitality, cultural and aviation sectors and project experience spans the UK, Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
Menna holds a professional practice MPhil degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded a full scholarship to pursue her studies. She was also the valedictorian of her class in high school, graduated with high honors in her undergraduate studies, and earned a distinction in her MPhil dissertation. In 2014, Menna Dessouki was named the Young Engineer of the Year at the Middle East MEP Awards in Dubai.