HKA was delighted to welcome our newest colleagues to our diverse global team in March 2023

Thank you for choosing to join our HKA global team. HKA is a great place for our brilliant people to work, grow and play. Your diversity, experience, and skills will make our company even better as we continuously collaborate and improve HKA together. Our culture is collaborative, honest, transparent, and high performing – we are one global team.

Joining a new company is a challenging and exciting time. Please look after your mental and physical health. Protecting your health is HKA’s number one priority and we are here to support you.  We embrace hybrid working, we are enjoying meeting up in our offices together again and reaping the benefits of in-person time – looking forward to seeing you in one of our offices soon.

We hope you enjoy working with us in our global team and have time to develop as well as laugh together too.

Kate Wood, Partner, Chief People Officer

Rémi Aboulfaraj, Consultant
Paris, France

Rémi is an accounting professional with more than six years of experience in accounting, financial audit and financial advisory. Prior to joining HKA, Rémi worked for several well-known firms, most of which were Big 4. During his studies, he began his career as a work-study student in accounting at several accounting expertise firms. After these years, Remi began a career in financial audit and work mainly on listed entities across a range of industries (energy, mining, pharmaceutical and defence, etc).

Sarah Azib, Public Relations Officer
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sarah joins HKA as Public Relations Officer and is based in Jeddah, KSA. Sarah has over 10 years of experience working as a PRO in Saudi Arabia, covering the various legal processing activities for companies and their staff. She has experience in working as a government liaison, personnel management and human resources.

Hlami Baloyi, Managing Consultant
Johannesburg, South Africa

Hlami Baloyi has joined HKA as a Managing Consultant.  He has a National Diploma S4 (Mechanical Engineering) and is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI-SP®). He is currently studying Professional Diploma in Forensic Schedule Analysis.  

Hlami is a seasoned Project Planner with about 15 years in the industry, he has worked across various industries including Energy, Construction, Hydro, Mining, Renewables, Oil and Gas, etc.

He also has experience in the initiating and development of daily, weekly, or monthly project progress reports for Operations Management and resource allocations to site supervisors and foremen, as well as their daily productivity.

Janice Cheng, Senior Consultant
Hong Kong SAR, China

Janice is a Quantity Surveyor with 18 years of experience in the construction industry in both Hong Kong and the UK. Janice has previously worked with several major main contractors on various complex infrastructure projects such as Thames Tideway, MTRC Railway infrastructure, Macau Casino (City of Dreams) and Theme Park redevelopment (Ocean Park) with demonstrable skills and knowledge in post contract project delivery using NEC3 contract and various NEC suite in the supply chain procurement.

Muqaddas Farooqi, Associate Consultant
Chicago, IL, USA

Muqaddas recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a master’s degree in civil engineering. Her degree concentrations were in Construction Management and Structural Engineering. Muqaddas is rejoining HKA as a full-time employee after an internship last summer.

Marcio Godinho de Luca, Senior Consultant
Paris, France

Marcio has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has acted as Senior Planning/Project Controls Engineer on more than 10 international projects. From South America (Brazil and Bolivia) to Europe (Spain, Italy, Ireland, UK, France and Finland), Marcio has extensive and diverse project planning expertise. With an established record in scheduling, measurement, cost, schedule delay analysis, quality, contract assessment, interpreting and applying commercial terms of the contracts in the project schedules, Marcio successfully combines both knowledge and experience under traditional industrial segments, such as energy (power plants), oil & gas (pipelines, off-shore platforms and refineries), mining, and telecommunications.

George Grainger, Senior Consultant
Sydney, NSW, Australia

George is a commercial and construction lawyer who has worked in-house and in private practice both in New Zealand and Australia. He has provided legal advice on, and been embedded in, a number of complex projects including seismic strengthening of civic facilities, water treatment, aircraft fleet management, resource extraction and zoo development. George’s approach is to understand a client’s broad needs and operating environment and ensure advice is targeted, appropriate and useful.

Byungjin Lee, Associate Director
London, UK

Byungjin is a professionally qualified civil engineer with over 15 years of experience in various construction sectors, including transportation infrastructure, water management systems, power plants and buildings in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, South Africa, and the Middle East. Having worked as a contractor and consultant acting on behalf of clients, he has a broad knowledge of commercial and claim management through effective pre- and post-contract management. He has specialised in quantum analysis and significantly contributed to the settlement of various complex disputes.

John Levitske, Partner
Chicago, IL, USA

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Tumelo Mothibi, Managing Consultant
Johannesburg, South Africa

Tumelo Mothibi is a Managing Consultant at HKA with more than 10 years of experience in the Construction Industry as a Construction Planner.  He had the privilege to work with surveyors, engineers, and architects and working with estimators to calculate the resources needed for projects. 

He has managed several projects and produced progress reports and forecasts for clients and stakeholders. Tumelo has been involved in most major bids and served the role of construction monitoring with the Shell EPCM project. Although predominantly based on construction sites, he has experience in working between offices and construction sites.    

Christina Pavli, Managing Consultant
London, UK

Christina is a chartered construction manager with over 5 years of experience in the construction sector. She has worked as project manager and architectural engineer on diverse projects in London, Copenhagen and Athens, both office-based and on site, having gained significant experience in residential, office, hotel, retail, educational, infrastructure and technology projects.

Christina possesses a solid background in project management, planning and contract administration, and has also been involved with claim rebuttals as well as delay and critical path analyses on live projects.

Craig Ritchie, Associate Director
London, UK

Craig is a construction professional with over twenty-five years of experience in infrastructure, including twenty within rail and transportation. He has an educational background in building and quantity surveying but also holds a doctorate in the environmental social sciences.

His core construction skills include commercial management, contract management, contract administration, quantity surveying, claims management, dispute resolution, project management, estimating, cost management, financial planning, strategic planning, and risk management. Environmentally, he is knowledgeable in issues surrounding climate change, biodiversity, ESG, sustainability, and existential risk.

Has worked in various departments of London Underground, Transport for London, and Network Rail. He also has experience working for consultancies and main contractors in the rail, civil engineering, and building realms.

Phil Roberts, Principal
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Josh Robinson, Global Graphic Designer
London, UK

Josh Robinson is an experienced graphic designer with extensive knowledge across multiple design disciplines. He has worked in a breadth of design fields including print, motion and digital solutions with a background from the arts industry. Josh specialises in being a brand ambassador with his broad technical abilities in contemporary graphic design. He has consistently created outcomes that best suit the client by remaining contemporary in his approach and using research-led initiatives to quickly become an expert in any client industry.

Behrang Sarrafi, Associate Director
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Behrang is an experienced Structural Engineer with 20 years’ experience in structural design. He is an innovative and enthusiastic professional and brings with him extensive experience in structural engineering and management having worked on wide range of projects including residential, commercial and industrial, reinforced concrete and steel structures. He has led the retrofitting study and design of buildings and industrial structures as well as detail structural design of various residential and commercial buildings.

Behrang holds a PhD in civil engineering and is a chartered member of the institute of Engineers Australia as structural engineer.

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