HKA further strengthens its KSA Team with the appointment of Hilal Itani as Director

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hilal Itani who re-joins HKA as Director based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). 

HKA has over a decade of experience working in KSA on major complex projects across multiple sectors including buildings, hotels and tourism, power and utilities, oil and gas, mixed used developments, sports and leisure and transportation infrastructure.

“We are delighted to welcome Hilal back to HKA as Director. His demonstrable track record in construction and engineering and his knowledge, insights and expertise from working on major projects in the region will add significant value as we continue to grow our presence and enhance our service offering in KSA.”  

Husam Gawish, Partner and Head of KSA Operations

Hilal has over 23 years of wide-ranging industry experience in forensic delay analysis, claims preparation and management, with alternative dispute resolution experience. He holds dual master’s degrees in Engineering Management, Construction Law, and Arbitration. Hilal is also a certified RICS expert witness, planning and scheduling professional, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Following the announcement of Husam Gawish as Head of KSA Operations, HKA has significantly strengthened its highly skilled, professional, and dedicated team of consultants in the Kingdom to expand the firm’s presence in the region and deliver increased value to its clients.

“I am excited to return to HKA to work alongside a strong three-partner team led by Husam Gawish, Partner and Head of KSA Operations. I am looking forward to playing a meaningful and impactful role in the firm’s continued growth journey in the region and to consistently provide clients with a best-in-class service”.

Hilal Itani, Director, KSA


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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