Columbia University – Ibrahim S. Odeh focuses his studies and research on assisting construction firms with strategic management assignments in areas related to: strategy and business development; infrastructure and construction market analysis; market entry strategy; and trends affecting the future of the construction market. Odeh also joined the World Economic Forum (WEF) as an official industry Expert in Engineering and Construction in 2017. He also managed to work on several research and consulting projects and market studies with leading firms and institutions such as the World Economic Forum, Boston Consulting Group, Skanska, AECOM, Turner, Dentons, HAKS, and STV. Moreover, Odeh is actively working since 2015 as an advisory committee member on a multi-year project that is focused on studying “The Future of Construction” with the WEF. Odeh received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Construction Management from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds an MBA degree with an emphasis on Finance from Minnesota, USA.