Aconex Names Former Bentley VP as Middle East GM

Baraq Hadi Will Drive Continued Leadership of Growing Regional Market

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 5, 2017 – Aconex Limited (ASX: ACX), provider of the #1 global platform connecting teams on construction and engineering projects, today named Baraq Hadi, previously vice president at Bentley Systems, as general manager of the Middle East. He is responsible for Aconex business throughout the Gulf region, which contributed A$12.2 million to the company’s total revenue for the first half of the financial year ending June 30, 2017. Mr. Hadi reports to Henry Jones, senior vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and global accounts. 

“We are fortunate to have hired an executive of Baraq Hadi’s caliber to lead this strategically and financially important region for us,” said Mr. Jones. “Aconex has been the market leader in the Middle East for nearly a decade now, with particular strength in serving airport, rail, highway, and other infrastructure megaprojects. Baraq’s 20 years of managing project delivery and asset management services in the region have positioned him well to drive our continued growth. We expect his enterprise-level experience with the Gulf’s largest asset owner/operators and contractors to help us deliver increasing value to our customers.”

At Bentley Systems Middle East and Africa, Mr. Hadi was responsible for the local and global engagement and growth of strategic accounts in the oil and gas, power, water, and transportation sectors. He spent two years as country manager of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and managed Bentley acquisitions in South Africa and Turkey.

Previously, Mr. Hadi held senior technical consulting and project management positions at Convergent Group, a leading geographic information system (GIS) provider, Intergraph Corporation, and American Digital Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and is fluent in both English and Arabic.

About Aconex

Aconex provides the #1 cloud and mobile collaboration platform for the global construction industry. This platform connects owners, contractors and their project teams in the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors, providing project-wide visibility and control between the many different organizations collaborating across their projects. With more than 70,000 user organizations and over $1 trillion of project value delivered in more than 70 countries, Aconex is the industry’s most widely adopted and trusted platform. Founded in 2000, Aconex has 47 offices in 23 countries around the world. The company’s ordinary shares are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker code ACX and are included in the S&P/ASX 200 Index.

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