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Ahmad Shah Duranai Managing Director, Design & Project Management, B.Arch, MBA, OAA, BTC, MTVA, Toronto, Canada Ahmad –Shah Duranai has over 30 years experience in Project Management and Architecture working on large scale projects with several international consulting firms in North America and the Middle East. Over the years he has worked on many commercial, hospitality, institutional, industrial and Residential projects. Ahmad is the Author of  THE LEADERSHIP ZONE: Lessons from the Front Lines and Co-Author of the International Bestseller PEEKING BEHIND THE SCENES:  A Deliberate Path to Success. He is a public Speaker and has made presentations on many topics among them: The Art of Leadership in Project Management Staff Engagement – A Leadership Challenge Bridging the Communication Gap in Multi-Generational Workplace Ahmad is also a community activist volunteering with non-profit sector and recipient of the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Award and Medal in Humanities / Social Justice “For Exceptional Services rendered to Community”. Career Synopsis: Assistant Design Manager: Nortel’s Carling  Campus in Ottawa Project Architect and Technical Director to the Design Team: The Toronto General Hospital Project Architect: The Winnipeg Free Press Project Manager: The Waterloo Region Consolidate Courthouse (Kitchener , Ontario) Project Manage (Assistant Design Manager:  Marina Walk in Dubai Marian (Dubai) Project Manager: Atlantis the Palm (Palm Jumeirah, Dubai) Project Manager: Landmark Tower (Abu Dhabi) ahmad-shahduranai@blackopalpa.com