Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Huda Shaka

Associate Director


Huda is passionate about influencing the Middle East towards the path of sustainable development through strategic planning and policy. She is an Associate Director at Arup, leading the integrated development planning team.

Her project experience spans large scale masterplan and infrastructure projects as well as city and regional plans. She has worked on projects throughout the GCC, focusing on identifying, communicating and implementing ambitious sustainable development targets and strategies. She has contributed to projects from visioning and concept stages to construction.

She is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and full member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA), and is an associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (AMRTPI).

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