Hill International promotes Mideast executives
Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2008
Hill International, the global leader in managing construction risk said it has promoted three key executives in the Middle East region of the company's Project Management Group.
Akram Al Ogaily was promoted from vice president to senior vice president in charge of Hill's Technical Core Team to support the international operations of the company's Project Management Group.
Ogaily, based out of Hill's Dubai, UAE office, has over 35 years of experience in architectural and urban design and project management for residential, commercial, governmental, health care, educational, sports and cultural facilities.
Ogaily earned his BS in urban planning and architecture from Baghdad University and his MS in construction economics and management from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London.
Dr Paul Waring was promoted from project director to vice president of business development operating out of Hill's Abu Dhabi, UAE office. Waring was formerly project director of the City of Arabia project in Dubai. He has over 28 years of project and construction management experience in the Middle East.
Waring earned his BS in electrical and mechanical engineering at North Staffordshire Polytechnic. He also earned his ME in control systems and his PhD in marine project simulation techniques at the University of Sheffield. Waring is a professional member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the Council of Engineering Institutions, and the Institute of Measurement and Control.
Dr Fateh N Wattar was promoted from Director of Business Development to Vice President of Operations for the Northern Emirates, UAE.
As Director of Business Development, Wattar was responsible for representing the company to new clients, as well as proposals, marketing, and expansion into new countries for the Middle East and Asia.
He has over 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry and has worked for several major firms, including Bechtel and ABB. Wattar earned his BS and MS in civil engineering from Clemson University and his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Maryland.
'The promotion of these three executives is a testament to the exceptional performance and strong professional capabilities of each of them,' said Raouf S Ghali, president of Hill's Project Management Group (International). 'We congratulate each of them for their well-deserved promotions,' Ghali added. - TradeArabia News Service