Harj Dhaliwal oversees all customer activity and projects for Virgin Hyperloop One in the Middle East and India. With over 34 years of civil engineering experience, he has a proven track record for managing mega rail and infrastructure projects in complex challenging environments around the world.
He began his career as a contractor, moved into consulting and has held senior management roles in global client and consulting organizations. Harj has spent the last 20 years in the development, delivery, and management of heavy rail, light rail, and metro projects including PPP, PFI and D&B projects across Europe and the Middle East. Notably, he was the Programme Director responsible for delivering the first national heavy railway in the UAE - Etihad Rail.
Prior to joining Virgin Hyperloop One, Harj was most recently at Parsons where he was SVP for International Rail and Transit Systems and was responsible for managing business across Europe and the Middle East with over 400 staff deployed across some of the largest and complex rail and metro projects in the world. Harj also led the development of several multibillion-euro rail and transit programs in the UK and Ireland.
Harj is a chartered civil engineer, member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Member of the UK Engineering Council and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Nottingham Trent University, UK. Harj is a frequent speaker at leading transportation event and is based in Virgin Hyperloop One’s Dubai office.