HKA appoints Husam Gawish as Head of KSA Operations

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, announces the appointment of Husam Gawish as Head of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Operations.  

To support the firm’s strategic growth plan in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and following the successful launch of its Riyadh office last year and its existing presence in Jeddah, HKA is delighted to announce the strengthening of its local business organisation.

We are pleased to announce Husam Gawish, Partner, will be relocating to head the HKA Operations in Saudi Arabia. Husam’s valued experience will further enhance the regional growth strategy, leveraging our in-Kingdom decade-long track record and working closely alongside John McKevitt, Partner, and Tim Whealy, Partner, forming a strong three-partner leadership team.”

Haroon Niazi, Partner and Head of Middle East

HKA has an unrivalled track record in Saudi Arabia having been involved in many of the Kingdom’s flagship projects. Its highly skilled and dedicated in-Kingdom team of consultants work closely together to prioritise the needs of its clients.

HKA has an exciting growth strategy in the Kingdom and working alongside an experienced and strong team, I look forward to help strengthen HKA’s operations to achieve the best possible outcomes, whilst always delivering exceptional services to our clients at all times.”

Husam Gawish, Partner and Head of KSA Operations

Husam has over 25 years of diverse engineering, claims, project management and business development 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 is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK. 

We are confident that with this new structure, HKA will be best placed to service our valued clients, who are contributing to the significant growth of the construction industry within the Kingdom.”

Jad Chouman, Partner and Head of Middle East


HKA is a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services: 

  • Expert, Claims, and Advisory services for the capital projects and infrastructure sector 
  • Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages services for all types of contracts, including commercial and investment treaty disputes 
  • Consulting services to support companies working on US Federal Government contracts. 

​Headquartered in the UK, HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts, and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk, and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. 

​We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions, and insurers. Clients have access to leaders and problem-solvers who decode complexity through collaborative working and innovative thinking, making the best possible outcomes a reality for our clients, every time. 

​As well as more than 500 expert witnesses, HKA now has in excess of 500 advisors and consultants – across 40+ offices in 18 countries – with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes. 

​HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries including buildings, industrial and manufacturing, power and utilities, resources, transportation infrastructure, technology, financial services, government contracts, and non-profit.​ 

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NAMEJude Wilson-Brown
TITLERegional Marketing Manager, Middle East
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