Santiago Penabella



Santiago Penabella General Manager Applus Arabia LLC

Conference Agenda

13 Mar 2019 | 18:30 - 19:15 | Integration of MEP Installations and Architecture

Santiago Penabella is general manager of Applus Arabia LLC, a company of Applus Group, a worldwide leader in testing, inspection and certification. He earned his MsC in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and later obtained the Project Management Certification from PMI. After his ten years career as an architect and project manager with prestigious Spanish and International companies specialized in design and project management, he joined Applus in Madrid, as a project management consultant. In 2013 Applus entrusted him with the mission to develop the services for Power, Construction and MEP in Oman and Saudi Arabia. In the last 6 years, he has successfully managed projects in most of the countries of the GCC and established a new company for Applus Group in Saudi Arabia that has worked in iconic projects such as the Riyadh Metro Project and for major clients such as Aramco and Orpic. Currently, his time is mostly occupied with two landmark projects with the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Municipalities in Saudi Arabia.

When he’s not travelling around the GCC meeting with clients and partners, he devotes his time to his family and training hard in his running shoes, bicycle and swimmers to become an “Ironman”.