Philippe DESSOY graduated in the year 1983 in civil engineering from the University of Brussels, Belgium. The next year he landed a job for CGEE Alstom and Spie Batignolles on the project of the Cairo Metro (phases 1 and 2), and worked there for four years.
In 1989, he got his first job at the BESIX Group in the Belgian head office as a civil estimator for the International markets. He moved to Dubai in September 1992 to be in charge of the tender department for the GCC operations of BESIX-Six Construct. From here he was promoted to Deputy General Manager of Six Construct in 2003, and then to General Manager in June 2007.
He holds, since November 2013, the position of General Manager – Business Development for BESIX Group.
BESIX, founded in 1909, has recorded regular and impressive growth, covering all fields of construction. Active in the Middle East for as long as 50 years, the company has been awarded contracts on some of the world’s and the region’s best projects.
Philippe DESSOY has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa and he was instrumental in expanding Six Construct and BESIX Group activities in the Middle East. Mr. Dessoy has helped the Group into becoming one important player on the contracting activities. Major contracts won include works on the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, the world’s tallest structure.
His qualifications and many years of experience led to his recognition to be a member of BESIX’s Executive & Strategic Committee. As General Manager of BESIX Group, Philippe Dessoy has a rather prominent role in today’s construction industry.
Philippe DESSOY is currently the Vice-President of EIC (Europeans International Contractors). He also takes part in many meetings with institutions of the construction field (Multilateral Development Banks, World Bank, FIDIC, National Federations, CICA).
Philippe Dessoy was elected on November 29, 2022, President of CICA.