Bassam Mansour is an International Railway Industry Advisor who has held a range of positions in British Railways Board front line services at both Supervisory and Senior Management levels in all Railways disciplines including (design & construction and operation & maintenance). Bassam has a degree in Engineering from Manchester University, and a business degree from London University. He has worked on major projects in the UK, Ireland, Japan, China, Turkey, India, UAE, KSA and Malaysia. Bassam was also the Director of Engineering in Dubai Metro and played a recognized part in its creation. He was a member of the GCC technical committee on the development of the GCC railways including high speed rail, and led the development of the National Transport Plan, railway law, railway regulations and railway Standards in the UAE.