CW Awards 2015: Q&A with Raymond George, Soprema

The roofing and waterproofing company's Middle East MD expects project growth to continue in 2016

Raymond George, managing director, Soprema Middle East.
Raymond George, managing director, Soprema Middle East.

Construction Week talks to Raymond George, managing director of Soprema Middle East, about the roofing and waterproofing company's operations in 2015.

How has business been for Soprema in 2015?

We have witnessed a remarkable growth of over 50% in business during 2015 pursuant to offering a vast array of innovative and value engineering solutions allowing for peace of mind in design and application.

Globally too, the group recorded above targets growth in the overall consolidated turnover and achieved several world class recognitions.

Which GCC projects has Soprema supported during the past 12 months?

We supported a number of multi billion dollars projects in the GCC region in 2015. This includes the Saadiyaat Island Resort Development and Al Maryah Central in Abu Dhabi, UAE, The Central Bank of Oman in Muscat, Oman, The Hermes Development in Lusail, Qatar along with several Asghal projects in Doha, besides hotel projects and desalination plants in Basra, Iraq.

How do you and your colleagues expect demand to develop during the coming year?

We are expecting noteworthy development during the coming year.

We have been nominated and approved for a number of major projects that are due to start during 2016.

Therefore we anticipate the curve of demand to continue to incline. 

Why is it important for Soprema to support regional events like the Construction Week Awards 2015?

Construction Week events are professionally managed and organized while upholding the glamour of the event and the valuable meaning behind the awards which is an inspiration, motivation and challenge for industry professionals to be rewarded for their efforts and contributions.

What are you most looking forward to on the night?

We look forward to the opportunity to network with key industry professionals and have the opportunity to share and explore how we can all contribute to the preservation of country’s projects and investments.

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