Atkins’ Bob Hope joins SSH

3 March 2013 0 Comments

Bob Hope (pictured below), the man who established Atkins’ businesses in the Northern Gulf and established offices in Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, has joined one of Kuwait’s oldest design firms, SSH Design, as CEO.

“My aim is to build upon the tremendous legacy of SSH and lead the company through the next phase of our growth and development,” Hope said. “We aim to be the principal regional design consultancy not just for the GCC, but for the whole MENA area.”

Credit: SSH Design

Hope is supported by: Lee Skinner, director of operations; Ray Phillips, director of design; Khaled El Khoury, director of construction services and, George Abi-Hanna, commercial director.

Founded originally by Lebanese architect Sabah Abi-Hanna in 1961, the same year Kuwait gained its independence, SSH designed much of modern Kuwait’s transport infrastructure and buildings.