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Civil and Environmental Engineering Department?s alumnus, 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 B.S. and M.S in civil engineering from Clemson University and his Ph.D. 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,'[pogs] said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill's Project Management Group (International). Hill International, the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today the promotion of three key executives in the Middle East region of the company's Project Management Group.

Article credit: Missy Corley, A. James Clark School

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AME Info - ME Company Newswire

September 18, 2008 Thursday

HILL INTERNATIONAL PROMOTES THREE KEY MIDDLE EAST EXECUTIVES

Hill International, the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today the promotion of 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 B.S. in urban planning and architecture from Baghdad University and his M.S. 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 B.S. in electrical and mechanical engineering at North Staffordshire Polytechnic. He also earned his M.E. in control systems and his Ph.D. 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 B.S. and M.S in civil engineering from Clemson University and his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. 'The promotion of these three executives is a testament to the excep-tional performance and strong professional capabilities of each of them,'[pogs] said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill's Project Management Group (International).

'We congratulate each of them for their well-deserved promotions,' Ghali added.

About Hill International:

Hill International Construction Consultancy Group (ISO 9001 approved), provides construction consultancy, commercial management, audits, programming, planning and other construction claims services.

Hill International, with 2,100 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, development management and construction claims services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 10th largest construction management firm in the United States.

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