Leadership Team

CHPK Fire Engineering has ambitious plans for the future and strive to earn the right to be our client’s first choice fire consultancy.


James Lee MEng (Hons) CEng MIFireE

James takes an active role in shaping the strategic direction and growth of the business. He is a chartered engineer with the Institution of Fire Engineers and registered in Engineering Council UK. He has an in-depth technical knowledge of fire regulations and extensive experience in negotiating with the statutory authorities to ensure an efficient approval process in fire strategy development. James has proven track record of successfully delivering a range of fire safety and risk management services.


Hugh Forster BSc (Hons) CEng MIFireE

Hugh has thirty years’ experience of fire engineering and 14 years leading and managing teams, delivering client satisfaction and improving relationships. He focuses on fire risk and safety and has consulted on fire risk management and engineering for some prominent UK and international companies. Hugh’s high level of technical expertise has enabled him to oversee and deliver building surveys, valuations and fire risk assessments, reviewing fire safety strategies across Residential, Education, Healthcare, Waste and Industrial projects.


Ahmed Allam BSc(Eng) MSc(Res) PhD CEng FIFireE

Dr Ahmed Allam is CHPK Fire Engineering Managing Director overseeing the activities of the business while ensuring best practices and providing strategic advice to the board of directors, plan cost-effective business strategies and develop new ideas based on market and industry. Throughout his thirty years in the Fire Engineering industry, Ahmed has established, implemented and delivered against long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies of major organisations and developments, while developing value-creation for clients and development shareholders.

With internationally recognised publications and the development of several highly complicated technical analysis techniques in collaboration with research and educational institutions, he has contributed to wide range of mega developments worldwide across many sectors, including an initial work on the collapse of the World Trade Centre in NY, Crossrail Interchange in London, RBD in Abu Dhabi, Qatar Education City, the new terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport and the ground-breaking Sydney Metro.


Muhammad Ali BEng (Hons) AIFireE

Muhammad has a portfolio which displays his diverse strengths in the field of fire engineering in various sectors including residential, education, health, defence and commercial. He has worked on a range of high profile building and infrastructure projects from high rise residential buildings to underground subway stations. Muhammad has utilised his strengths in developing a variety of engineered solutions for a diverse range of complex problems at all stages of the design and construction process. He has provided services covering all aspects of a building’s life cycle and prides himself on providing solutions that are tailored to meet the client’s needs without compromising on life safety objectives.


Dr. Harem Hussein CEng MIMechE MIFireE PMSFPE

Harem Hussein is a Chartered Engineer, gained a Ph.D. degree in Safety Engineering (Jet Fire), a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Highly qualified Fire Engineer with many years of experience with various CFD codes Including ANSYS FLUENT and FDS. Competent in fire engineering, fire testing, and façade fire consultations. Published many peer-reviewed international journal and conference papers in the field of fire safety engineering and attended and delivered speeches at many international fire conferences and meetings.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – Façade Engineering

Ahmed Salem MSc BSc CEng MCIBSE FSFE

Ahmed is an MBA candidate at Alliance Manchester Business School, with BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and MSc in Facade Engineering.  

As a Chartered Engineer with 12 years of experience across the operation and consultancy sides withinthe façade industry, Ahmed brings a high degree of practical and technical facade engineering skills to major projects.  

He ensures that the employer’s requirements, along with the requirements of other design stakeholders are appropriately aligned in atimely manner; to meet the project programme, and to comply with relevant regulations andgood practice. 


Mai Jianqiang Dr, PhD, MEng, BEng, CEng, MIFireE

Dr. Mai is a technical director of CHPK. He is a chartered engineer and a member of IFE. He provides technical leadership to the CHPK Fire Engineering team. He has Over 20 years of experience in fire engineering and related services. He is specialised in fire safety strategy development and have provided service to projects in the UK, Middle East, and Hong Kong from RIBA Stages 2 to 6 and EWS assessment. He has rich experience in most building types and is capable of providing unique fire engineering solutions to fulfil the clients design aspirations and at the same time comply with the building regulations.


Maged Omar BSc (Hons) MSc MIFireE

Maged Omar is a member of the Institute of Fire Engineers with over 18 years of experience in the fire safety consultancy sector. Maged has worked on numerous offices, education, commercial and residential projects and has acquired a sound understanding of multiple building types and modern methods of construction. Maged has extensive experience in undertaking fire safety design and specification work focusing on building envelope and fire compartmentation sectors. Maged’s experience extends to include PAS 9980 appraisals, fire risk assessment, fire safety strategies, and building safety investigation works.

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