Chris Knol

[ Chris Knol ]
Country Manager and Business Development Director, Middle East

Chris is our Middle East Country Manager, a skilled project manager and development assistance practitioner with experience in over 30 countries. 

Recognised by the New Zealand Government as an Approved Contractor for NZAID, he has held Team Leader and Project Director responsibilities with major NZAID, Asia Development Bank (ADB) and other government projects throughout Asia, the Pacific and in the Middle East.

Chris has proven project design, planning and implementation skills, having executed well over 100 social development projects at all levels of capacity and capability development. These range from technical assistance projects to large-scale multi-year, multi-disciplinary teams, with multi-million dollar budgets. They include the Kingdom of Bahrain Polytechnic Project where he was project director, and also project manager/architect for the Kingdom of Oman Allied Colleges of Science initiative.

Chris has a successful track record in complex stakeholder management, with proven competence facilitating groups of diverse stakeholders to reach agreed outcomes.

Three core skills:

  • Project management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Business development.