Supported by over 30 years of professional experience in engineering, Abdullah Nadi is recognized as an esteemed civil, transportation and traffic engineer. Since 2008, he has served as the president and owner of Quest Investments Corporation, through which he is responsible for serving as a consulting resource for real estate developers and engineering firms. In this position, he also acts as a mediator for landowners and state and local governments for engineering or rezoning purposes.
Prior to commencing his career, Mr. Nadi attended Kabul University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1973. Following this feat, he secured a Federal Highway Administration scholarship for the Master of Science program at George Washington University, whereupon he underwent coursework in various disciplines, such as statistics and probability. He also studied at Northwestern University in Chicago, the University of Virginia and the University of Connecticut, where he studied geometric design, hydrology, traffic engineering and signal timing, among others, through the Virginia Highway Department and the Federal Highway Administration. At the onset of his career in 1973, Mr. Nadi worked as a highway design engineer for the Department of Public Works in Afghanistan. Thereafter, he relocated to the United States in 1977 and began working for the regional traffic engineering office of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in 1979.
While serving the Virginia Department of Transportation, Mr. Nadi also worked as a senior transportation planning engineer. He then joined the Design Management Group in 1988 as a partner and vice president, followed by a position as president of SCALE Construction and Engineering Company from 1992 to 1998. Throughout his career, Mr. Nadi also served as a project manager for BADR, Inc., president of AFCO International Companies, and president of Afghan Aspect Energy Ltd. Impressively, he was hired by the United States Department of Defense as a strategic policy advisor to the chief of the logistics branch of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in 2010.
To remain abreast of developments in his field, Mr. Nadi founded the Afghan Builders Association in 2001 and served the organization as president until 2007. Likewise, he is a founding member of the Afghan American Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the board of directors of the Afghan International Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Society of Afghan Engineers. To attest to his success, Mr. Nadi was featured in The New York Times in 2012 and in the book “A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster” by Joshua Partlow in 2017.
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