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Hill International announces key Mideast executive appointments

DUBAI, March 20, 2023

Hill International, a leader in managing construction risk, has announced two major appointments - Waleed Abdel Fattah, as its President of Middle East and North Africa, and Emmanouil (Manolis) Sigalas as the Senior Vice President covering Europe.
 
Abdel Fattah joined Hill in 2007 and has 30 years of experience in the construction and management of complex capital projects. His experience includes airports, hotels and resorts, office buildings, residential developments, retail facilities, civil, and infrastructure projects. 
 
Prior to this he was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Africa. He led Hill into several new market sectors, particularly the infrastructure development sector, resulting in exponential growth for the group’s Africa operations. 
 
A BS in Civil Engineering degree holder from Ain Shams University in Egypt, he oversaw the successful execution of several landmark projects in Africa, said the statement. 
 
As Senior Vice President, Europe, Sigalas will be responsible for managing Hill’s operations, performance, and profitability across the continent. 
 
Prior to this, Sigalas was Hill’s First Vice President and Managing Director for Southern Europe, leading the group’s operations in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Albania.
 
Sigalas joined Hill in London in 2005 and since then has led significant project management and advisory services appointments internationally. 
 
Promoted to Managing Director of Southern Europe in April 2018, he has led the region’s organic growth and evolution into a winning team and a profitable operational platform delivering major infrastructure, building, and energy projects. 
 
Sigalas holds the Degree of Civil & Structural Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens and a Masters in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
 
Lauding the appointments, CEO Raouf S. Ghali said: "Given their outstanding track records, promoting Waleed and Manolis into these new leadership positions was an easy decision. I look forward to seeing how they continue to grow Hill’s business in these regions well into the years ahead."
 
A key programme, project, and construction management provider, Hill International boasts more than 3,200 professionals in over 100 offices worldwide.-TradeArabia News Service



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