Head Of Development – US
Simon Koster brings his unique engineering background and leadership to oversee development planning, design, coordination, and construction management teams across all projects. Focused on teaching, Koster builds people and teams who can build skyscrapers. His philosophy is to push design boundaries through rigorous process and by aligning incentives to bring forth a superlative product, regardless of sector.
Koster graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Materials Engineering, and the University of Michigan with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to leading JDS, Koster gained invaluable experience working in research with Rutgers University, the United States Navy, the University of Michigan, and ExxonMobil. As a result, he is deeply familiar with fundamental scientific methods, writing, patents, and critical analysis.