Asset Director North America
Marcus Akhtar is the Asset Director, North America for John Laing Capital Management . Marcus’ portfolio includes the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC), the Kelowna and Vernon Hospital PPP project, where he is a Board Director; the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, where he serves as Director on the Project Company Board; and the Project Service LLC Connecticut Service Plazas project, where he is the Board Chair.
Marcus’ first job in Canada was working as an Estimator for one of Canada’s largest builders. After several years, he joined another large builder in Canada as a Project Manager for their Design Build division. While there, he joined the team’s pursuing the first two PPP healthcare projects in Canada. Both pursuits were successful and so, Marcus has been involved in Public Private Partnership Hospital operations since 2002. .
Marcus moved to Abbotsford in March 2008, just as the construction of ARHCC was concluding. Prior that he has lived in Toronto, Ottawa, and Calgary, since coming from UK in 1993.
Marcus is also a Board member of the Abbotsford Airport Authority. He is an avid cricket player and fan. As a youngster, Marcus played bass in a punk rock band in the UK, currently however, he plays bass for his own relaxation and enjoyment.
Marcus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of Portsmouth and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southampton.Back to speakers