Usman is overseeing innovation and strategic growth functions for KiwiRail group. Usman has been in senior commercial delivery, innovation, partnerships and corporate strategy roles since 2008.
He is a professional engineer with more than 18 years of experience with qualifications in civil engineering, environmental engineering, sustainable development and a Master of Business Administration. He has particular strengths in strategy development and execution and working closely with operational leaders during implementation.
Usman has extensive business experience in Asia, Australia and New Zealand across multiple sectors including logistics and supply chain, energy, construction and engineering design and consultancy. He has previously worked with EnergyAustralia, Downer, Jacobs and Parsons Brinckerhoff. Usman was General Manager Strategy and Corporate Development at KiwRail during 2016-2017.