Bassem Barhoumi is senior director of facilities at the American University of Beirut since 2007. He leads the operations of the Facilities Planning and Design Unit (FPDU), and the Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management unit (EHSRM).
He is an experienced professional civil engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the field of engineering and facilities management. He served as a civil engineer in the transportation department at Dar Al-Handasah, Shair and Partners, then at AUB holding the positions of civil engineer in the Physical Plant Department, project manager and senior project manager in FPDU, and director of FPDU. In addition, he was a design consultant for the Minister of Finance and for Mercy Corps.
Bassem played a major role in improving the campus through the design and construction works of the first and second AUB Master Plan, namely the Charles Hostler Student Center, the Olayan School of Business, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, the Irani Oxy Engineering Complex, the Medical Center Administrative building, the renovation of Penrose Hall and Dar al Hanadasah Architecture building, the Asfari Institute building, and the Munib and Angela Masri building, among other projects.
Bassem holds a BS in civil engineering from the Beirut Arab University and a MS in structural engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Over the years, he has acquired many trainings in developing executive leadership, FIDIC contracts, leadership and team building, project management, Primavera project planner, and green building and LEED.