2015 Construction Week Power 100
Mon 15 Jun 2015 05:34 AM
Bob Hope

Bob Hope

Company: SSH

Designation: CEO

Fast-growing architecture and engineering consultancy SSH International was formed by architect Sabah Ani-Hanna in 1961. He was later joined by engineer Salem Al-Marzouk and by masterplanning specialist Charles Boswell, with the three creating a multi-disciplinary consultancy. It grew to handle some big projects, but was “decimated” by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in the year 1990. SSH will use its new office in Qatar as a hub for its healthcare projects, which the company expects could grow to around 50% of its construction work. “We’re pushing our healthcare work – we’re majoring in that area,” chief executive Bob Hope told Construction Week. “We’ve moved our top medical players to Qatar, because there’s a big opportunity in this market for the next three to five years.” SSH’s next office opening will be in Dubai in the autumn.