HKA promotes 111 colleagues, including eight to its Global Partner Group

HKA is delighted to share 111 colleagues across the business, from the Americas to Oceania across all disciplines and support functions, were promoted in the firm’s bi-annual promotion cycle. This included eight new members welcomed to its Global Partner Group.

“I’d like to congratulate all our promoted colleagues and welcome our newest Partners to the HKA Global Partnership. We understand that our people are the heart of our business, and our newly promoted colleagues have excelled not only in their financial and value-adding performance, but also in their behaviours by both living and promoting our collaborative culture and values.”

Renny Borhan, Partner, Chief Executive Officer

Read more about the newest members of our Global Partner Group

Amri Denton, Partner, Strategic and Commercial Advisory Lead, Asia Pacific

Amri has extensive and varied public and private sector contracts and procurement experience at a senior leadership level. A result-oriented executive, he is skilled in developing complex commercial strategies and contracts in often challenging stakeholder environments. Experienced and qualified in engineering and procurement, he has proficiency across the entire infrastructure project lifecycle and in operational and maintenance environments.

Amri is a procurement leader involved in multiple contractual requirements up to multi-billion GBP/AUD in value and ranging in scope from engineering design, construction, asset maintenance, M&E systems, event management, service operations and a broad range of professional services. He is particularly proficient in establishing and managing NEC contracts, with working knowledge and detailed reviews of multiple other forms of contract. He is experienced in public and private sector procurement and has sound knowledge of construction contract law and probity, industry engagement, tendering procedures, contract establishment and contract management.

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Brian Badala, Partner, FACD, Americas

Brian has over fifteen years of experience in intellectual property, commercial damages, valuation and forensic accounting matters. He has analysed claims relating to lost profits, reasonable royalties, and unjust enrichment arising from intellectual property infringement, breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation and construction delays. Brian also has experience in analysing large complex data sets as well as building dynamic financial models.

Brian has assisted clients in matters from a variety of industries including telecommunications, consumer products, oil and gas, medical devices, aerospace, financial institutions and construction. He has consulted on litigation matters in US state court, federal court, International Trade Commission and arbitrations.

Carsten Orlowski, Partner, Claims, EMEA

Carsten is a civil engineer and has been acting for 25 years in the fields of turnkey and fossil fuel and nuclear energy. Over the course of his national and international career, he concentrates on claims and project management strategy and claims negotiations.

Working as a consultant, he is experienced with project management, contract and claims management in all its facets, and is accustomed to working in large multicultural and interdisciplinary project teams.

 Carsten is the branch manager of HKA’s Dusseldorf office.

Charles Bucci, Partner, Delay & Quantum Expert, Americas

Charles is a professional engineer with 16 years of construction industry experience. He has been retained as a delay and quantum expert on numerous occasions for disputed projects in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

He has prepared independent assessments and expert reports for disputes of up to $150 million and for projects with values over $1 billion, ranging from major infrastructure and power projects to a wide variety of building uses. Charles specialises in disputes related to changes, delays, loss of productivity, and quantification of damages. Charles also holds an MBA and a PMP certification.

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Julia Alcarez, Partner, Government Contracts, Americas

Julia Alcarez is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Management Accountant. She specializes in the investigation and resolution of business disputes, primarily related to government contracts and commercial litigation, and in engagements that require extensive data analysis.

Julia has assisted in calculating and evaluating damages claims ranging from tens of thousands of dollars to over $1 billion, with clients ranging from small, locally owned businesses to defense contractors, municipalities, and Fortune 500 companies.

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Konstantine Tonas, Partner, HKA Tech, Americas

Konstantine works for HKA Tech, a dynamic division within the HKA global organisation. With origins dating back to 1996, HKA Tech has a foundation of expertise in construction, engineering, technology, and software applications.

With 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge in project control and cost management software, Konstantine has worked with over 200 organisations and is recognised as an industry authority in leading-edge technologies and strategic problem-solving.

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Nader Akkaoui, Partner, Delay & Quantum Expert, Americas

Nader has 18 years of experience in construction, project management, and claims and dispute resolution. Nader specializes in evaluating and developing construction claims and expert reports, providing expert testimony on delays/damages, and performing construction cost and schedule assessments. He also provides construction litigation support, conducts construction cost audits, and performs project management reporting and risk management.

Prior to working in the claims consulting field, Nader held various positions working for a global engineering and construction corporation on multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG), mining and metals, and infrastructure projects throughout North America, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Peter Vosbikian, Partner, Delay & Quantum Expert, Americas  

Peter has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, construction, project controls, claims analysis and litigation support services. He has testified in litigation and has had extensive involvement with arbitrations, mediations and negotiations. His delay and disruption expert work has included disputed sums in excess of US$170 million.

Peter has a background in land development engineering, project advisory and consulting services across a wide range of projects including large, complex infrastructure projects, oil and gas pipelines, chemical and fuel refineries, water treatment facilities, resort facilities, sports arenas, mining and government buildings.

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About HKA

Headquartered in the UK, HKA is a leading global consultancy in project advisory, risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services. 

​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. Our advice is impartial, incisive and authoritative. 

​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. HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defence, buildings, energy and natural resources, environment and climate change, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, marine and shipping, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, real estate and tourism, sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecoms, and transportation infrastructure. 

​HKA has more than 1,000 experts, consultants, and advisors across 45+ offices in 17 countries, with the skills and experience essential to addressing even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience in all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes. 

​For more information about HKA, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter, @HKAGlobal) and Facebook.​


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