Samdani, a former mining and metals capital projects leader for SNC-Lavalin in North America who spent 13 years in project management at WorleyParsons, takes up the role of senior vice president and general manager for mining and metallurgy in the Middle East.
SNC-Lavalin derives about a quarter of its plus-C$9 billion annual revenues from its Middle East-Africa business.
"In the Middle East, we continue to witness an upward curve as countries continue to diversify their economic resources," said the company's mining and metallurgy president, Jose Suarez.
"Mr Samdani's expertise, credibility, and global-calibre experience will play an important role in delivering highest standard of services to our existing clients and partners, as well as tapping into a wealth of opportunities out there in this emerging sector."
Samdani's 20 years of international experience in business management, engineering, project management, business development, strategy development and implementation in the mining, metallurgy and infrastructure sectors have seen him deliver projects ranging up to multi-billion dollar ventures in Australia, Russia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Latin America.
Samdani has a master's degree in structural engineering from University of Toronto and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology.