White will oversee new and existing projects in the UAE and her appointment will enable further expansion across other regional markets, particularly KSA, the consultancy says
Project and commercial management firm PMKConsult has appointed Jesyka White as Director of Operations for the UAE.
In a statement, PMKConsult said that White will be joining the firm’s senior management team from a directorship role in an international project management firm and was previously based in the Philippines. She is said to have overseen the delivery of several large-scale new build developments and refurbishment projects in North America, Middle East and North and South-East Asia.
“I am really excited to be taking on this position with PMKConsult; this region is growing rapidly with significant developments and projects being launched in every major sector. The company has a strong corporate ethos and culture, and the team’s positive energy is palpable. I look forward to working closely with Keenan to start delivering work alongside this amazing team,” commented White.
In March 2021, PMKConsult announced Mark Jamieson as its Head of Saudi Arabia while, in May 2021, the firm acquired cost consultancy ACS.
White was part of the China in-house client team who delivered The Parisian Macau, a 436,00sqm, 3,000 key integrated resort with casino, luxury retail space, theatre, and half scale replica of the Eiffel Tower with a total project value of $2.7bn. She was also a member of the senior leadership at Tenman Project Management and led the fitouts of the Emerald Resort Hotel and Casino in Cebu, Philippines and Inspire Casino outside of Seoul, South Korea. Moreover, as Director of Fit Out, she also was instrumental in delivering the world’s largest IKEA store, located in the Philippines, the statement added.
Keenan Grote, Chief Operating Officer of PMKConsult added, “Kevin and I are extremely energised with this new hire for a number of reasons. Firstly, Jesyka has navigated complex deliveries in challenging markets. Of course, every market has its nuances, but having that proven flexibility and agility in directing the delivery of large-scale work is really a valuable attribute and will continue to foster the culture and quality of PMKConsult’s delivery team in the UAE. Additionally, the appointment enables greater expansion in service delivery regionally, especially in KSA, but also with regard to Kevin’s lead into Africa with our strategic framework covering the continent.”
Previously, White was based in Hong Kong and worked as the Project Director of Global Store Development for DFS Group Ltd. She was responsible for the Asia South, Asia North, North America, and Middle East regions.
In January 2022, PMKConsult inked a deal to extend its service offering across Africa.
She holds a Master of Engineering degree, and a minor in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.