Podcast: Parsons MEA Pres outlines tech priorities, Saudi Arabia growth

Contruction industry veteran Gary Adams features in one of Construction Week's latest CW Viewpoint podcast episodes

Gary Adams, president MEA, Parsons.
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Gary Adams, president MEA, Parsons.

US consultancy Parsons has been in the Middle East and Africa for well over forty years and is working on many of the region’s most high-profile projects, including Riyadh Metro and the King Abdullah Financial District – both of which are in Saudi Arabia.

In this latest episode of the Construction Week Viewpoint podcast, host Jack Ball, senior reporter at Construction Week, recaps on his recent one-on-one interview with Gary Adams, president of Parsons MEA.

The US consultancy’s regional chief outlines some of the firm’s latest tech priorities, noting too some of the key challenges he sees for the group as it continues to ramp up capabilities across the MEA, notably in Saudi Arabia.

“We see a lot of growth in Saudi right now, particularly in the programme management space,” Adams explained. “We’ve had double-digit growth in Saudi Arabia for the last couple of years.

Other topics include the fight to source top talent and the ongoing drive to secure healthy cash flows.

Construction Week Viewpoint is a weekly podcast series produced by the CW editorial team and published on SoundCloud and iTunes at 12:00 (GST) every Monday.

Business leaders are regular podcast special guests.

The weekly bulletin has welcomed the likes of Harj Dhaliwal, managing director for the Middle East and India at Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One; Rizwan Sajan, founder of Dubai-headquartered building giant Danube Group; tech entrepreneur Karim Helal, co-founder and CEO of building portal ProTenders’ and UAE contracting giant ALEC.

To volunteer yourself or a colleague as a guest speaker on Construction Week Viewpoint, please contact Jack Ball

The full interview with Gary will be made available shortly through Construction Week’s YouTube channel ‘Construction Week’.

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