Chris Dean

J.S. Held’s Inaugural Global Risk Report Examines Potential Business Risks & Opportunities in 2024

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Chris Dean

Managing Director


Building No. 3, One Space Business Centre, Offices 43-50, 1st Floor, Green Community, Dubai Investment Park 1
Dubai, UAE

Chris’ broad professional career in the construction industry over the last 20 years in the UK and internationally has covered power, energy, infrastructure, roads, pipelines, hydroelectric dams, airports, hospitals and oil & gas projects. Notable major landmark projects include: Shell’s Pearl GTL, the largest LNG plant in the world, Ichthys CPF and Prelude, World Trade Centre Bahrain, amongst others.

Following a career from site, planning, project management, claims preparation and business management, Chris’ construction experience has been an invaluable asset in his consultancy work, and chosen field of expertise of delay analysis.

Chris’ previous international claims consultancy work included holding office positions in London, Qatar and Dubai, providing delay analysis, leading complex, multimillion-dollar claim preparations and also business management. Chris also has successful experience acting as a Delay Expert Witness in arbitrations relating to disputes on projects in the oil & gas, pipelines and roads.

In 2020, Chris joined J.S. Held LLC Construction Advisory Practice in Dubai. Chris’ role as Director involves providing Delay Analysis and management and oversight of a team of delay analysts and claims practitioners at J.S Held in the Middle East. He is also involved in the preparation and/or defense of claims concerning delay, extensions of time and changed circumstances.

Chris was a contributor to J.S. Held's 2024 Global Risk Report.