Contact Info

Ahmad Assaf


Mohammad Kamran Pasha


Rae Vaugeois


Ramon Ombac
(Director Communications)


Christian Adam
(Vice President)


Ataur Rahman
(Past President & Board Member)


Pamela DeGraaf
(Past Treasurer)


Pranab Deb
(Past President)


Start Date of Officers:  6-March-2019 to 31-May-2020

  AACE Aurora Edmonton Board  

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Ahmad Assaf (President), is an All-Round Construction management professional with over 20 years experience in the Infrastructure, Commercial, Hydrocarbon and Process industries starting from the ground up, Ahmad's work with Blue chip EPC and General Contractor companies enabled him to see the big picture from both perspectives. Registered Professional Engineer with Masters degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Alberta, world class experience with major companies systems and procedures, execution strategies and work excellency. Member in AACE since 2004. Specialties: Project Controls, Change Management, Construction, Contract Management, Estimating, Program Management, Project Management, Quality and Assurance, and Risk Management.

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Mohammad Kamran Pasha (Treasurer), is a Project Controls Management professional who posses more than 30 years of hands-on, diversified experience providing project controls management technical, operational and administrative functional support for mega EPCC/M and multiple sustainable capital projects, plant maintenance, and turnarounds working for multi-industry corporations. Proven expertise developing and implementing project controls policies, programs, plans, process, and procedures that align with organizational and corporate strategies.

Key Skill Areas: *Project Controls Management EPCC/M, *Planning & Scheduling, *Scope Control & Change Management, *Estimation, Budget & Cost Management, *Business Processes and Procedures, *Quantitative Data Analysis, *Flow of Reports & Communication, * Cross-Functional Team Collaboration, * Plant Maintenance, Turnarounds & Outages, *Materials & Inventory Control Management, *Contracts & Resource Management, *Module & Pipeline Fabrication, *Vendor and project Relationship, *Leadership & Influence, *Risk Management

Graduated as Mechanical Engineer from University of Salford-UK. Following that I have been involved in many programs/projects all around the world serving multiple international industrial corporations including Chemical Processing (Chemicals and Fertilizers), Petrochemical (Oil & Gas - LNG, Refining, Oil Sands - (Mining and Extraction), Gold (Mining & Extraction) and Power Generation (ONSHORE/OFFSHORE). Currently provides Project Controls Management Services from "BK Corporation Inc.". platform and seeking new endeavours. Member of PMI and AACE.

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Rachael (Rae) Vaugeois (Secretary), is a senior project controls professional with over 17 years of experience in construction and project controls. Her experience in construction has encompassed new home building and renovation construction; institutional and commercial construction; and major projects in heavy industrial construction, mining and oil & gas. Rae studied construction technology and project management at NAIT and is actively working towards her PMP and CCP certification. Member of AACE since 2012.

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Ramon Ombac (Director Communications), is a project controls specialist with more than 25 year experience in project management, planning, scheduling, cost control, cost estimating, quantity surveying and construction supervision in oil and gas, mining, industrial, residential and commercial projects in the Philippines, Middle East, Ontario and Alberta. He has been an active AACE member since 2005 and has held various executive positions with Bluewater chapter in Ontario and Aurora-Edmonton chapter. Ramon holds a Civil Engineering degree, and is a certified Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Christian Adam (Vice President), has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry with a significant amount in the capacity of project management. A variety of experience coordinating many different types and sizes of projects all across Canada, including working directly for construction and oil & gas companies during all phases of construction in various locations including module facility yards, pipe fabrication shops, engineering offices, and plant facilities. This now includes a variety of experience as a senior project controls professional followed by a Building Construction Engineering Diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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Ataur Rahman (Past President & Board Member), has more than a twenty experience in leadership roles in Oil & Energy and Heavy Civil Project and Construction Management. He has turned around a couple of loss making businesses unit into profit centers through process improvement, business strategy realignment, reorganizing organizational structure. Mentoring managers in the organization, providing guidance and motivating them to achieve organizational goal. Monitor the technical and commercial progress of all projects to ensure that the work is undertaken and the compensation received in accordance with the contractual terms of the project . Responsible for building upon existing internal and external relationships and developing new ones to maximize the capture of new work. Assist the Business Focus on strong relationships with project managers, engineering department managers, clients, and direct reports. Actively involved inn performance with a focus on identifying and promoting opportunities for individual growth and work share opportunities with other Oil & Gas offices.

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Pamela DeGraaf (Past Treasurer), is a senior project controls professional with over 20 years of experience providing leadership in project controls. With 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, mining and power in both engineering and construction environments. Pam also specializes in developing, improving and integrating systems, processes and relationships. Pam has a degree in Commercial Art, immediately followed by an accounting diploma. She has been a member of AACE for 10 years and PMP certified working towards a designation.

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Pranab Deb P. Eng PSP PMP (Past President), is a Project Controls Professional possessing over 15 years of experience in construction project management including Oil & Gas, Energy, Commercial and Heavy Civil. He has been an active member of AACE International from 2008, having started volunteering as a member proctoring exams and making arrangement for AACE presentation meetings. He has served the AACE International UAE chapter as VP Membership and Marketing and as Member of marketing team for the International Total Cost Management Conference in 2012 in Dubai, UAE. In 2013 he moved to Edmonton to work for Voice Construction as a Senior Project Coordinator/Project controls specialist for a major refinery project north of Edmonton. Pranab is a Civil Engineer and registered with APEGA as a professional engineer and holds the PSP credential from AACE and PMP from PMI. Pranab currently works for Sargent and Lundy, Canada.