Having appeared in the Construction Week Power 100 for the first time in 2017, Greg Kane, has been in his role of managing director at WSP Middle East for three years.
The UAE remains WSP largest market in the Middle East, with almost 1,000 full-time employees, and the group’s property and buildings team is delivering a number of high profile projects in the country.
The group is also working as the project management consultant for the Riyadh Metro, and on a number of projects at the Red Sea Development in Saudi Arabia.
“Getting paid for our services is by far our biggest challenge,” said Kane, speaking about the challenges facing the company.
“There are two dimensions – [firstly,] getting clients to understand or recognise when we have done work and agreeing to pay a reasonable fee for it. [And secondly,] getting the cash paid takes longer than is reasonable – and longer than almost anywhere else in the world,” added Kane.
Check out the 2019 Construction Week Power 100 issue here.