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Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

Supporting our global team of 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Omar Da Barp

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Omar Da Barp
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Omar Da Barp has over 30 years of experience ranging from design development, preparation of construction documents, contract administration and project management in residential, assisted living, commercial, institutional and recreational projects. Omar is currently overseeing a production department counting over 50 staff members.

#North America#
Antulio Richetta

Director, Eastern Europe
Athens, Greece

Antulio Richetta
#Director, Eastern Europe# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe
http://linkedin.com/in/antulio-richetta-9075501

Antulio Richetta has a Master of Science in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and specializes in ITS, Motorway Concessions Toll and Motorway Management Systems, Information Technology Applied to Transportation Systems, Intermodal Systems and Transport Systems Analysis. Antulio is currently responsible for several Motorway Concession Toll, Motorway Management and Communications Systems deployments in Greece and as part of his ITS-related experience, he has led key projects in several cities worldwide including the Athens Traffic Management and Signal Study for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Automated Traffic Violations Administering and Monitoring in Saudi Arabia, and the Beirut Traffic Management Program.

His technical experience extends to areas of the Transportation sector, where he was responsible for the Attiki Region Public Transport Masterplan, and Airport Masterplan projects for Santorini and Tripoli in Greece.

#Europe#
Nikolaos Efstathopoulos

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Athens, Greece

Nikolaos Efstathopoulos
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikos-efstathopoulos-2554811/

Nikolaos is an Associate at IBI Group with more than 20 years of experience in the planning and design of urban transport networks, the master planning of airports and the design and implementation of large scale intelligent transportation systems, including road user charging and advanced traffic management. He has experience in leading complex, multi-disciplinary design and implementation projects. Nikolaos has executed projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

#Europe#
Mark Wyllie

Associate | Manager, Engineering Field Services
Calgary, AB

Mark Wyllie
#Associate | Manager, Engineering Field Services# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mark Wyllie has ten years of experience as an engineering technologist with IBI Group and has managed multiple field crews over that timeframe.

Saif Zaidi

Associate, Sr. Project Manager
Dubai, UAE

Saif Zaidi
#Associate, Sr. Project Manager# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
https://www.linkedin.com/in/saif-zaidi-oaa-49158422

Saif Zaidi is an Intern Architect (OAA) with over 15 years of comprehensive experience in architectural and interior design projects, responsible for concept and design to drawings through to execution. He has demonstrated expertise in conceptualizing, designing, contract management, project management, and business development.

Saif is the team lead for Hospitality & High-Rise Residential Interiors and has designed projects ranging from small residences to large scale mixed-use, retail, corporate office interiors, high-rise residential and hospitality. Working on design-build module projects has enabled him to provide practical design solutions and coordinate with multidisciplinary trades more effectively. His attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills ensure that every project he works on is completed on schedule and to the highest possible standard.

Jane Juranek

Associate - Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Jane Juranek
#Associate - Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jane is an enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion for design. She recognizes the expectations of a client and the quality of service that is expected by providing solutions in a timely manner. She has strong organizational skills that provide the ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain tight deadlines.

Johanna Power

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Calgary, AB

Johanna Power
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Johanna is the Interiors Practice Lead for our Calgary office. With 17 years of experience in designing high quality interior environments for healthcare, hospitality, corporate, residential and educational clients, Johanna brings a diverse set of skills to her role. The Calgary interiors practice was started in 2014 and has since grown to seven people, with a wide portfolio of projects. Johanna has been integral to that growth, providing mentorship, strategic direction and client outreach throughout her time with IBI.

Johanna has a Bachelor’s of Interior Design (Applied), has achieved NCIDQ accreditation and is a member of the IDC, all of which provide credibility and connection in the local and regional marketplace. Her professional experience working overseas in the UK provides a global perspective that benefits her ability to successfully collaborate across offices and time zones with colleagues and clients.

#North America#
Eric Czerniak

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Eric Czerniak
#Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects# #All# #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Industrial# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Eric Czerniak has over 20 years of experience in design and project management serving both public and private sector clients. His expertise spans the transit, industrial, commercial, energy and land development sectors. Eric has been involved in all aspects of project development, from the feasibility study phase through to preparation of technical documentation including design drawings and specifications; permitting, licensing and approvals; tendering and award; contract administration; testing and commissioning and project close-out. He is experienced in leading teams representing IBI Group as the owner’s engineer and architect which includes preparing the terms of reference; being the client’s technical advisor and representing different clients in the procurement and award of design and construction contracts. Eric is a team player and an effective communicator having managed multidisciplinary teams on projects delivered under different delivery methods including design-bid-build; design-build and AFP/P3. Eric is also a volunteer with the Professional Engineers Ontario, serving on a professional standards sub-committee for joint coordinating professionals.

#North America#
Andrew Fursdon

Studio Director
London, UK

Andrew Fursdon
#Studio Director# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Education# #School# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Andrew is a qualified architect and has many years’ experience working in the Higher Education and Science sectors to deliver great environments for learners and researchers alike. Andrew specialises in the design of science-focused environments, having developed a number of high-end laboratory and collaborative spaces whilst working with some of the leading research organisations in the UK. These organisations include UK Research Councils such as BBSRC, EPSRC, and STFC; organisations such as The National Blood Service, University College London Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Pfizer, MSD, Bristol Myers Squibb, and RAL Space;  Health and Wellbeing corporations including Unilever and Procter & Gamble; and Government research agencies such as the National Physics Laboratory, The Pirbright Institute and the Rosalind Franklin Institute. Andrew’s experience includes active involvement on integrated project teams to deliver award winning projects. He enjoys developing the working rapport with other team members and acts as the senior point of contact on projects.

#Europe#
Neena Soans

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

Neena Soans
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America

Neena Soans PMP has 15 years of systems and software engineering experience and has been exposed to all facets of the specification, design and implementation of various systems and applications during that timeframe. This includes ITS, Tolling Systems, Communications Systems, Intelligent Building Technology Systems and Security Systems. Neena has extensive experience with the development of functional and performance specifications, and the development, maintenance and support of complex software systems.

John Byrne

Director | Office Lead
Edmonton, AB

John Byrne
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Development Engineering# #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/johnbyrne-9956627b
We enjoy the challenge of finding unique solutions to our clients survey and land-tenure needs. We pride ourselves in providing the best solution, whether high-tech or traditional.

John Byrne is a leader in IBI Group?s Geomatics offering, specializing in Land Survey Services. He has been involved with virtually every new technology in surveying over the last 45 years, including first generation Satellite systems (Doppler), Offshore navigation, GPS and continues to be involved with the changes in technology with Drones and Digital scanning systems.John has been involved with the development of digital Cadastral bases across Canada and was involved in both the Parcel (Provincial) mapping of Alberta and the municipal mapping as well.

A key component of his expertise is related to helping develop methods with in the Land Titles system to bringing a project to market both delivery of title and separate financing of various components of a multi-use project. He has also been recognized as an expert witness by the Alberta Court of Queen’s bench as it relates to planning processes.

Cathryn Chopko-Beck

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Edmonton, AB

Cathryn Chopko-Beck
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Analytics# #Green# #Landscape Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Cathryn Chopko Beck areas of expertise include landscape and urban design, land use planning, socio-economic analysis/market research, site planning, recreation and tourism planning, policy development and environmental planning.

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