Filipino engineer works on The Palm, one of the 8th Wonders of the World

Engr. Roy San Buenaventura

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This Filipino achiever was part of the project management team – consultant side that made The Palm, acknowledged as the 8th Wonders of the World. 

Since 2009, Roy San Buenaventura was Assistant Manager for Construction Logistics of Nakheel, one of the largest developers and is very much part of the growth of Dubai. He is a licensed civil engineer (by Philippine Regulation Commission), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an MBA degree holder in the United Kingdom.

He has more than 19 years in civil engineering and  project management experience having been involved in various development  such as planning and engineering, infrastructure projects, village housing and villa construction and material Management, procurement and logistics.

“I managed logistics in the field of construction. It is part of supply chain of construction goods specifically reclamation materials. I deal with suppliers, transporters and buyers seeing to it that goods are delivered in right amount and quality as requested or contracted.”

How The Palm was conceived is a story that he always likes to share. “Its’ development involved professionals, skilled craftsmen and labours coming from around the world. The same with the materials used during the construction. The most exciting part is managing the skills and capabilities of these human resources of different backgrounds, taking into consideration their effective and efficient utilization to complete the project on time.”

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Roy’s story was included in a coffee table book Precious Gems in a Desert of GoldRead More: ‘Desert of Gold’ features Filipino leaders in UAE in Rappler. -Back to Home

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IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.



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