Wessam leads the Stantec operation in the Middle East–North Africa geography across all business lines, with over 450 staff working and six offices across the region. Wessam believes that the Middle East, with its unique environment and demographics, offers Stantec the most exciting opportunities to design with community in mind. Wessam ensures that Stantec’s global expertise and best practices are brought to bear on the most significant design challenges facing a region with the world’s highest population growth rate and a grand vision for development.
Since moving to the Middle East in 2013, Wessam has overseen the delivery of strategic infrastructure projects across the region. He was also instrumental in strengthening our presence in the region and driving performance.
Prior to this assignment, he worked in the U.S. for 14 years with MWH, now part of Stantec. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.