WSP hires Amir Abd El Halim as leader for Ontario and Atlantic Canada

25 July 2023 2 min. read
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WSP, a Montreal-headquartered design and engineering consulting firm, has hired Amir Abd El Halim, PhD, as EVP and leader for the Ontario and Atlantic region.

Based in Toronto, Abd El Halim will focus on fostering collaboration between WSP’s various sectors and regions to drive growth and service excellence. He will work with Sebastien Fecteau, leader for Quebec, and Peter Hatcher, leader for the Western region and Territories.

Abd El Halim brings more than 20 years of experience in transportation infrastructure and pavement engineering. He has overseen numerous large-scale projects across North America and has worked with all levels of government.

Abd El Halim joins WSP from Englobe, where he spent the last year-and-a-half as SVP of operations for geotechnical, materials, and environment (GME) in Ontario. Before that, he spent over 17 years at Stantec and latterly served as regional leader for Ontario. In the role, Abd El Halim oversaw 14 offices, eight business lines, and more than 1,800 team members.

He also previously served as leader of the firm’s Waterloo office.WSP hires Amir Abd El Halim as leader for Ontario and Atlantic CanadaAbd El Halim has a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Carleton University.

“Amir brings a wealth of industry experience that will be invaluable for leading our strategic direction in the Ontario and Atlantic markets. I am excited to work alongside Amir as we strive to create the sustainable, Future Ready solutions that are needed to help Canada progress towards a net zero future,” said Marie-Claude Dumas, president and CEO of WSP Canada.

WSP has 12,000 professionals in Canada and 67,000 globally. The firm provides engineering and consulting services in property and buildings, transportation and infrastructure, earth and environment, water, energy and resources, and sustainability and ESG.