Expert Profile:


Shamim Rashid-Sumar

Director Business Development | Jensen Hughes

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Area of Expertise:

  • Fire Life Safety Strategy Development
  • Code Consulting
  • Fire Dynamics and Timed Egress Analysis
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
  • Liaison with Civil Defense authorities in the Middle East






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Ms. Shamim Rashid-Sumar is Vice President of Development for the Middle East based in JENSEN HUGHES Dubai office. Ms. Rashid-Sumar has over 16 years of experience in building and fire code consulting, fire dynamics, timed egress modeling, and performance based design. Since graduating with a B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, she has performed fire protection evaluations, prepared fire and life safety strategies and design specifications, fire alarm system design, and other engineering analyses and studies.

As a registered Professional Engineer in the United States, she has worked on a multitude of projects including government facilities, hospitals and medical centers, airport terminals, museums, high-rise buildings, hotels, shopping malls, and many special use facilities.

Shamim was instrumental in establishing and currently serves as President of the UAE International Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). She is also an NFPA 101 International Instructor, a member of the UAE Code Committee, and a member of the SFPE International Committee on Membership and Chapters Relations.

Company Profile

Jensen Hughes
We are a leading provider of specialty engineering services to the built environment and the global market leader in fire protection engineering, fire code consulting and risk informed analysis services industry. Our engineers, consultants and scientists develop and deliver innovative and cost effective solutions to a global client base involving fire protection systems design and analysis, code consulting, security systems design and consulting, probabilistic risk assessments, forensic engineering, fire research, risk-informed applications and development and testing, and commissioning services. Operating from offices throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES consulting teams participate on projects around the globe. For more information, visit