Khaled Abbas | Former Dean & Professor
Egypt National Institute of Transport

Khaled Abbas, Former Dean  & Professor, Egypt National Institute of Transport

Dr. Khaled Abbas has over 30 years of advisory/expert/specialist/academic experience in transportation consultancy, research,
training and academia. Such experience involved leading & managing transport groups/sections/departments and conducting
consultancy projects/studies/research/training/teaching in fields of: strategic, urban and transport planning, transport & traffic
modelling, public transport, master plans, traffic engineering, traffic safety, parking, road hierarchy, feasibility studies, traffic and
environment impact assessment, logistics management, restructuring, privatization, PPP, performance evaluation and sustainable

He is also experienced in the restructuring, reform & management of transport industry. He worked in several
countries including Egypt, Australia, Saudi, Dubai, USA and UK. He just completed his term as Dean of Egypt National Institute of
Transport as well as being a Professor of Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering. Dr. Abbas is a Board member of Holding
Company for Roads, Bridges and Land Transport Projects as well as a General Assembly member of the 4 road construction
affiliate companies. He was also chairman of the board for River Transport authority as well as board member of several other
transport organisations in Egypt including National Authority for Tunnels, National Institute of Transport and others.

Previously he worked as Chief Specialist of Transportation Studies and Planning at Roads and Transport Authority (Dubai). He
also held the position of Manager of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering at Snowy Mountains Engineering
Corporation in Australia and is currently acting as Technical Principal in the same company. He held several academic posts as a
Professor at the National Institute of Transport (Egypt), King Faisal University (Saudi Arabia). He was also seconded to the
Egyptian Military College, Egyptian Traffic Police, the United States Department of Transportation, the Egyptian Environmental
Affairs Agency, Department, Civil Engineering Department - Tanta University – Egypt and the United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa. His graduate studies include a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering and Operations in 1991 from the
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Masters courses from the same university. He also completed more than 15
professional training courses in Egypt, UK, USA, Australia and Dubai. He was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of
Texas (USA) in 1995 and a Hubert Humphrey fellow at Cornell University (USA) in 2000/2001.

He was involved in more than 155 transport consultancy/research projects/studies with SMEC Australia, Roads and Transport
Authority in Dubai, Egypt National Institute of Transport, United Nations, World Bank, European Union as well as a number of
Egyptian, Saudi and UK consultants. These projects were conducted in Australia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen,
Algeria, Morocco, Dubai, Qatar, Kenya. He published more than 100 journal articles & conference papers, as well as attended more
than 60 conferences/seminars. He taught more than 35 specialised academic undergraduate and graduate courses as well as
designed and delivered more than 50 training courses to professionals and senior managers from Australia, UAE, Egypt, Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Ex-Soviet union Countries.

Dr. Abbas is currently a member of the editorial board of Advances in Transportation Studies: an international traffic safety journal
published by the University of Rome, Journal of Transportation Technologies – Scientific Research Publishing Inc. - USA. Also
acted as a reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He has also been a member of programme committee for
traffic and transport safety stream. Dr Abbas was elected as Fellow Member of Institute of Engineers Australia and chair of
Transport Branch – Canberra. He was also a member in more than 13 international professional organizations in UK, USA, Canada
and Egypt as well as a member of more than 50 committees in Egypt, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, UK, Germany, USA, the
European Commission. He also acted as a Technical Expert Witness in the Australian Parliament, Australian Capital Territory
Court as well as the Egyptian Parliament. Dr Abbas was awarded more than 35 awards, plaques, recognition and thank you
letters/certificates from organizations including RTA Dubai, IETT Istanbul, Ministry of Transport, Turkey & Technical University
of Bursa, Turkey, SMEC Australia, KFU Saudi Arabia, US Embassy & Fulbright Commission in Egypt, University of Newcastle
upon Tyne in UK. His biographical data was selected & included in 17th to 25th Editions of Who’s Who in the World, as well as in
32nd, 33rd & 34th Editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, 6th, 7th & 8th Editions of Who’s Who in Science &

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