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Husam Gawish, Managing Partner, HKA

- Real Estate & Construction

Husam Gawish

Managing Partner, HKA

Bio

Husam Gawish is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK. He has 25 years of diverse engineering, claims, project management, and business development, and marketing experience gained through working on a wide range of global projects across several industry sectors, including infrastructure, power generation, buildings, and oil and gas. He has a strong technical background and extensive commercial and contractual experience.

Husam Gawish is Managing Partner of HKA.
HKA is positioned as one the world’s leading consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution. What are your main business lines in the country and the region?

HKA is a unique global company that provides a multidisciplinary stream of advice to its clients. We work across almost all sectors of construction and offer a diverse list of services. We are the world’s leader in providing expert services to the engineering and construction industries, which cover delay, quantum engineering, and what we call financial accounting and commercial damages (FACD). Our experts can provide independent reports to clients on various matters, and we can provide world-renowned testifying experts who can attest before tribunals locally and internationally, both in litigation and arbitrations. We also count on an extremely successful dispute avoidance and dispute mitigation line of service to help our clients avoid disputes. Furthermore, we also provide mediation and conciliation services. Finally, we provide a wide range of training services, whether it is on contract and commercial management, delay or contract assessment, or preparation of claims. Training is provided through the HKA Training Academy, which we are proud of.

How is HKA committed to ESG initiatives, and how is the firm maximizing its sustainable influence on the sector?

We have an active ECG committee that meets on a monthly basis, and we are also working to improve the sustainability of our operations and further our contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This is key to adopting a sustainable approach to running a business. We are committed to conducting our business in an innovative, creative, and commercially viable way to improve our environment from a socioeconomic perspective on all our operations, both locally and globally. At a local level, we get involved in many initiatives. During Ramadan for example, we ran an initiative in both Qatar and in the UAE to provide Iftar care packages to construction workers working on various projects in both countries. It was a chance for us to connect with the people on the ground who deliver all these fantastic projects. 6

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