Rafat Shehadeh serves as the Global Head of Essentials Operations and Procurement leading global construction innovation, strategic sourcing and the Essentials initiative within Prologis. In this role Rafat is focused on pushing Prologis’ innovation goals and capturing operational efficiencies across the organization and around the world.
Rafat began his career optimizing the design, development and delivery of capital projects in the oil and gas and chemicals industries. He then joined McKinsey & Company in 2011, becoming a partner in six years and serving as a leader in the global Capital Projects and Infrastructure practice. During his tenure there, Rafat focused on serving clients in the commercial, residential, infrastructure and heavy industry sectors driving large operational transformations that included business process improvement, procurement, capital project design and construction.
Originally from Lebanon, Rafat has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Balamand and a Ph.D. in the same discipline from Pennsylvania State University.