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Tom Bower
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Tom Bower

Managing Director, WSP
Tahani Yousuf
Stewart Macphail

Appointed MD for WSP Middle East in early 2010, Tom Bower headed up of one of the region’s most well-known and influential engineering consultancies. Leading a team of 350 experts, he has played an important role in driving the company’s expansion, both geographically and in terms of sectors and public awareness.

In August last year, the WSP Group was also the subject of a merger with the Canadian Genivar to form a company with revenue stream of $1.71bn, 14,500 staff and 300 offices.

Capitalising on local opportunities in Qatar, WSP Middle East has been similarly active: in a joint venture with Khatib & Alami of Lebanon, last year it secured a major $90.6m Ashghal tender in Qatar.

Following this and other Qatar wins, the decision was taken to link the local office with the rest of the Middle East network. “We see the market there as focusing on delivering the services we have across the globe into Qatar. In time I think that will develop into a more local business,” said Bower.

Bower is currently working to navigate new projects in the direction of sustainability, health and safety and international building standards, setting higher benchmarks for all.
Another angle on Qatar is a certain specialism by WSP in stadiums, and Bower adds: “We tend to be invited to bid for any stadiums that are due to be constructed, as we have been involved in every big stadium there is.”

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