“Imtiaz is a very charismatic character with exceptional abilities in multiple languages including English & Japanese. He is very focused, always on the ball, conscientious, and extremely knowledgeable. His experience in Project Management, construction, Mechanical and Electrical is an extremely valuable asset. His market knowledge, including costs, trends, etc…is nothing short of exceptional. For any Construction job, that requires promptness, reduced costs, and perfect execution, Imtiaz is the man for the job.”
Dr Hussein Shehata (Uptime Institute)
I worked with Imtiaz on multiple initiatives between KVH / COLT / Fidelity. And was fortunate to have him manage the build of Inzai I, a for-profit data center in Chiba. Imtiaz ability to translate many design/engineering/construction requirements into a well built and highly reliable data center is extraordinary! We had numerous interactions with design professionals, suppliers & contractors who spoke different dialects. Imtiaz navigated through all that complexity and delivered a sophisticated data center that now has a superb operating record! It was my great joy to work alongside Imtiaz in Japan, the UK and the U.S.
William True P.E Senior Data Center Architect at Akamai Technologies
Imtiaz was Project Director on the construction and fit-out of KVH’s Inzai data centre which was delivered exactly on schedule and within budget. Under Imtiaz’s leadership, the design, planning and execution by the team were exceptional and the entire process ran like clockwork from beginning to end. The finished building incorporates a number of seismic and energy efficiency design elements that make it one of the most innovative data centers in Japan.
Richard Warley Managing Director Century Link (Fmr CEO Colt Japan)
“Being technically perfect and intimately familiar with the detail processes of project planning and delivery are two profound and ideal requisites of project director. These being ideal requisites, it’s very rare to come across an individual in possession of these qualities in perfect balance. Imtiaz is without a doubt one such rare individual I have come across in my professional career. He also has the commercial savvy that matches his innate professional capability, constantly pushing the boundaries of banausic efficiency to include the performance at the core of his endeavor. It will always be, as it always has been, a privilege for me to be part of both professional and personal sphere of Imtiaz’s undertakings”
Jin Kim – Schneider Electric
“Imtiaz is very focussed on deliverying value for clients. He paid attention to detail and communicated his plans and methods effectively all to stake holders. His approach to project management and his mastery of the subject matter was clearly a huge factor in the resounding success of the delivery.
Dennis Mwansa -Royal Bank of Scotland – Tokyo
“I employed Imtiaz to execute an office expansion project which ran for over a year. During this time Imtiaz proved himself to be a highly competent and seasoned project manager, with a very good understanding of how to navigate a complex group of suppliers and stakeholders. He was a pleasure to work with and showed excellent judgment regarding potential areas of risk and conflict within the project. I would have no hesitation in recommending Imtiaz to manage significant IT construction projects.”
Owen Jones -Royal Bank of Scotland UK
“Having worked for over a decade in Japan, it was a pleasure to finally work with someone like Imtiaz. Imtiaz’s calm and assured manner by which he manages projects catering for both Japanese and western cultures is a rare attribute, which when combined with his extensive experience in construction makes the most complex projects seem simple. With thousands of workers on site, Imtiaz knew them all by name, it made everyone on the project feel that they were not just another number, but members of the family.I recall on this project, meeting with stakeholders who had invested large amounts of money, and they seemed very relaxed as they were confident in the delivery of the project under Imtiaz’s stewardship, which in the end was a project everyone involved in was proud of. In summary, I rarely make recommendations, but this is one recommendation I was honoured to write.”
Mohammed Shehata – CEO & Founding Partner CSuiTe Consulting
“Imtiaz was a very detail oriented and worked tirelessly on a very challenging Data Center fit-out. There were international delivery schedules, tight standards and timelines. He works well under pressure and always is very cooperative with all team personnel. I would recommend him highly.”
Ed O’Brien -Digital Reality USA
“Imtiaz was a pleasure to work with on a daily basis – thoughtful, friendly, helpful to colleagues, ready to be involved in any task. He brought a wealth of experience and a tremendously positive attitude to all he did. He motivated and cajoled as necessary, with the required edge of sternness as needed. The quality of his work and his legacy with us is excellent and I can recommend him as a project manager without reservation.”
Rob O’Grady -Aozora Bank Tokyo
“Mr. Issadeen’s in depth knowledge of construction and his knowledge of Japan in general was a tremendous asset to Kodak in the construction of our new R&D and Super Computer center in Yokohama Japan. We benefited fully from his expertise. The end result was a building of the highest quality, completed on time and under budget”
Dr. Howell Hammond -VP Eastman Kodak Japan Ltd. & Director Eastman Kodak Rochester
“The wide Engineering expertise and skills that Mr. Issadeen possesses were of immense value to us in the construction of the Dupont Japan Technical Center in Yokohama. With over 25 different Research facilities in one building, he guided the design and construction teams on this project in a firm and fair manner to achieve an outstanding result. A project that was completed within the allocated and time and budget, with a level of quality that is rarely seen even in Japan”
James D. Spangler -SVP Dupont Japan Ltd., & VP E.I. DuPont de Nemours Wilmington, DE