H. Dan Danesh, P. Eng.
1996 – Present S.S.Lootah, Dubai, UAE
Senior Advisor to the Chairman (S.S. Lootah Group)
General Manager (S.S. Lootah International)
Responsible for complete operation of the company – dealing primarily with National and International Joint Ventures; Business Development and Project
Management of major undertakings in association with the various Joint Venture
Executive and direct hands-on responsibility for the operation and management
of the Joint Venture Companies.
1979 – 1996 Cansult Ltd., Toronto, Canada
1991 – 1996 Senior Vice President and Managing Partner
Cansult Limited, Middle East.
Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was responsible for
overall technical, financial and administrational management
of Cansult’s consulting operations in the Middle East.
1989 – 1991 President, Millstead Developments Inc.
Markham (Toronto), Canada
Responsible for the development and property management
of the company’s involvement in real estate holdings,
including investigation and recommendation on potential real
estate investment opportunities.
1984 – 1989 General Manager, Cansult Limited, Sultanate of Oman
Based in Muscat, Oman, totally responsible for all aspects of
technical, financial and administrational management of the
firm’s involvement throughout the Sultanate of Oman. Held
senior responsibility for the assignments in every sector.
Marketing responsibility for Jordan, Turkey, Sri Lanka and
1984 – 1989 Honorary Consul of Canada to the Sultanate of Oman
Was part of the establishment of the Consulate of Canada
as the first official mission in Oman in 1987 and the first
resident representative of Canada in that country. Between
1984-87 acted on behalf of Canada as the Honorary
1983 – 1984 Projects Manager, Cansult Group Limited
Markham (Toronto), Canada.
Based at Cansult’s Head Office, was responsible for the
technical and financial management and overall coordination
during design and construction of ongoing projects in the
transportation, municipal, and building sectors.
1979 – 1983 Resident Engineer, Cansult Limited
United Arab Emirates and Sultanate of Oman
Based initially in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and subsequently in
Salalah, Oman; was involved and responsible for major
highway, and civil engineering projects.
Director Cansult Group Ltd, and Cansult Ltd, served both as member and
Chairman on a number of the Board’s Committees and subcommittees.
Represented Cansult on the Executive Management Committees of a number of
the firms Joint Venture Companies.
1976 – 1979 Tippets-Abeet-McCathy Stratton, New York, USA (TAMS)
Engineers & Architects
Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager on the design and construction supervision of the New
Tehran International Airport in Iran, inclusive of coordination of all disciplines.
Also the resident representative of the consultant.
Headed the Civil Engineering Department for TAMS Joint Venture Partner,
A.A.Farmanfarmaian & Associates (Consulting Engineers) and undertook the
complete direction of various projects in the urban development and
1967 – 1976 M.M.Dillion Limited, Ottawa, Canada
Engineers & Planners
Project Engineer / Manager
Project Engineer / Manager on various transportation and municipal assignments
for the design and construction administration.
B. Sc. Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, U.S.A.
Civil Engineering, Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology,
Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
Canadian Business Council (Chairman 1992-94 and 1995-97)
Dubai Quality Group