What it takes to be successful in North America

Mr. Anwar Samad Siddiqi is a Master of Engineering (MS) from University of California – Los Angles (UCLA). He also has done Executive Construction Management from Texas A & M and a Management training by JMW based on Harvard Business School Model.

Mr. Siddiqi has over thirty years total experience in managing major projects (ranging from $500 Million to over $8 Billion). For major oil sands Refining / mining, projects. Projects include major green field oil sands projects to major Refinery plant revamp work in the multi-billion-dollar oil sands facilities (both upstream / downstream).

His fields of expertise include overall project management, including development of front-end loading (FEL), design basis memorandum (DBM), Basic engineering design specifications (EDS) through to detailed design, procurement, construction, and plant start–up. Mr. Siddiqi is experienced in execution strategies, and managing EPC with focus on delivering results with respect to HSE, cost, schedule & quality, developing Cost Estimates , forecast for completion of the project with an aim of minimizing the variance, providing leadership & direction to contracting agencies promoting team work , staffing / mentoring and guiding the teams to achieve project objectives /goals.

He has led integrated teams of Syncrude (a company owned and managed by Exxon) Flour, Worley parsons, KBR, & SNC. As Project Director of multi billion dollars job. Proven track record of protecting project interests, project schedules and project costs.

Mr. Siddiqi has worked with Exxon, Bechtel, Sunergos Consultants Chicago, Tata Steel Minerals Canada. He currently working as the Strategic Advisor Projects to CEO/MD , advising, assisting on major project strategic initiatives , appropriations , Executions – Representing TSMC as corporate representative on legal matters leading discussions for settlement with relevant parties and heading the Counsels for court proceedings where needed.

The recipe to success is not any different than doing the normal thinking yet leaving people around you, thinking you have above normal approach to a given situation. The more you achieve success working with people around you achieving successes. Success have thousand fathers, so you have to achieve successes, build upon successes and set others for success. The broader the support group you have that can relate with your approach the more you will be comfortable , the more you are comfortable the more you will march towards success most of the time.

I am sure you will allow me to share with you some of my personal stories that will leave you with a recipe of success .I am positive you will be left with “Achieving success in North America is not easy but it is not that difficult either”