Managing Director

Katharina Albert is a German simulation engineer, who first came to the Middle East in the year 2006. In 2009 after completing her Masters degree in Engineering she was working in various sectors of the logistics industry across the U.A.E. She saw the huge potential of applying simulation in the region, so Katharina realized her dream of establishing the first engineering office in the Gulf focusing solely on industrial and logistics simulation.

Vision Statement

We deploy the most sophisticated methodology for planning and process optimization. We enable our clients to unleash cost-saving potentials and to make well-informed investment decisions. Our clients successfully compete on a global scale in terms of productivity and profitability.

 

Career

Katharina Albert has used every opportunity during her studies to travel abroad and gain experience in different industries. Her academic achievements and projects were awarded with two prestigious industry awards in Germany:

Her research results were also published in the American-based Journal of Advanced Transportation.

Katharina Albert has worked as Process Improvement Manager and later as Project Manager for the planning & installation of material handling systems at airports. In 2012 she joined-up with the German-based SimPlan group and established their regional office to focus on material flow simulation projects in the Middle East.

 

Global Experience

Katharina Albert was born and raised in East Germany and lived 3 years in Moscow, Russia. In the year 2000 Katharina studied half a year in Cape Town, South Africa as a guest student and went on a extended trip through Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Two years later she worked for one month in a community project in southern Kenya and in March 2006 at the outskirts of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

In August 2006 Katharina Albert came for a six months industrial training to work for a freight forwarding company in Dubai. A year later she was hired by Siemens Singapore to simulate the container loading procedure for Taipei Airport Rail Link project. She also visited the construction site of Bangkok airport rail link in Thailand and traveled several times to Malaysia and Sri Lanka, as well as Nepal.

She returned to the Middle East in early 2009 to simulate the Personal Rapid Transit System including 10 passenger stations as well as the freight transport with driver-less electric cars at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

 

Academic Background

  • Master: Systems Engineering and Industrial Management
  • Bachelor: Industrial Engineering and Logistics
  • Basic Studies: Mathematics and Economics