Richard Roberts

Business Development Director, MENA


About Richard

Richard J. Roberts, Business Development Director has over 30 years in the vertical transportation industry. He first started in 1988 in the field installing elevators in the United Kingdom. He was promoted to different roles within ThyssenKrupp in several countries before joining Lerch Bates in Canada, and finally relocating to the Middle East. Richard is competent in the Vertical Transportation design of new buildings on four (4) continents, from initial Traffic Analysis through to final Acceptance Inspections, in all sectors including commercial, residential, hotel, mixed-use, healthcare, retail, transport, supertall, megatall etc. His roles have required a close working relationship with some of the highest profile architects in the world on projects such as the Burj Khalifa.

He has also been requested to speak and chair at high-rise conferences.

Project Responsibilities

  • Complete Administration of Design and Construction Services for the Vertical Transportation Equipment
  • Vertical Transportation System Studies
  • Design, Tender Documents, and Construction Administration for the Vertical Transportation Equipment
  • Vertical Transportation Maintenance Evaluation

Related Experience

  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Dubai Creek Tower, U.A.E.
  • PIF Tower, Riyadh, Riyadh, K. S. A.
  • Tadawul Tower, Riyadh, K. S. A.
  • King Road Tower, Jeddah, K. S. A.
  • New Administrative Capital, CBD, Cairo, Egypt includes Central Iconic Tower.
  • Office Tower, Rabat, Morocco.
  • Vision Tower, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Visa HQ, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Bay Gate Tower, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Al Thuraya 1 Tower, Dubai, U. A. E.
  • Landmark HQ, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Sky Tower, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  • Daman Tower, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  • ADNOC Tower, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  • Media Zone, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  • Abu Dhabi Municipality, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  • SAIF Financial Center, Kuwait.
  • Al Khaled Tower, Kuwait.
  • SAIF Financial Center, Kuwait
  • Hawally Court, Kuwait.
  • Farwanyia Court, Kuwait.
  • Twin Towers, Qatar.
  • Atasehir Tower, Turkey.
  • Abu Dhabi Plaza Towers, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Spirit of Saigon Tower, Vietnam.
  • KLCC Lot 91, Malaysia.
  • Dayabumi Phase 3, Malaysia.


Elevator/Escalator Safety Codes Officer, Alberta, Canada, 2003


Qualified Elevator Constructor, Alberta, Canada, 2003
Engineering Training Authority (ENTRA) – Elevator Courses.  J501, J503, J570, J571, J572, J573, J574, J575, 1993
Electrical Installation Parts 1 & 2, 1992
TMI Training & Construction Design Management, 1991

Office Location

United Arab Emirates


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