Yakin Dabda

Group Business Development Director - SETEC

Yakin is SETEC’s Group Business Development Director for the Middle East Region. With over fifteen years’ experience in business development and project management professional, Yakin has served in key positions in support of company engagements in the aerospace, multi-modal transportation, manufacturing, and construction sectors.

During his tenure as lead for business development in the Middle East, Yakin was the principal driver behind SETEC’s strategy toward successful competitive acquisition of major master planning, engineering, and project management engagements in the Gulf Region. Building on his foundation experience as a practicing engineer and project team member, Yakin brings substantive technical expertise to the new business development arena in advancing the company’s core capabilities as enduring solutions across a myriad of client requirements. Given his fluency in French, Arabic, and English – along with his career-long residency in the Middle East – Yakin has unique credentials by virtue of his knowledge of the cultural and commercial practices in the region.