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Aklile Gessesse to lead MWH’s hydropower operations in East Africa

Gessesse to lead MWH’s hydropower operations in East Africa

MWH, now part of Stantec, has hired Aklile Gessesse to lead the company’s waterpower and dams group in Ethiopia.

Gessesse will act as operations and commercial manager – Eastern Africa, with a focus on water resource, power and dam projects in Ethiopia and eastern Africa. He will centre on fortifying crucial regional client relationships and exploring new opportunities across eastern Africa and will be established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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“Aklile’s leadership and native skill is a great addition to our team,” said Mario Finis, leader of the worldwide waterpower and dams group for MWH. “Eastern Africa has shown a long-standing devotion to clean energy solutions. The addition of Aklile to our team allows us to support our clienteles through improved leadership and existence in the region.”

Gessesse has more than 30 years of experience in engineering projects. Formerly, he served as country representative in Ethiopia for “one of the world’s largest full-service design firms,” MWH says. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in hydrology from the University of Kentucky.

MWH is providing owner’s engineer services to Ethiopian Electric Power for the Genale-Dawa Multipurpose Hydropower Project on the Genale River. The project will deliver 254 MW of hydroelectric power capacity, as well as irrigation water for downstream agriculture.

MWH is a global engineer, consulting and construction firm with more than 50 years of infrastructure skill in Ethiopia and eastern Africa. MWH merged with Stantec in 2016.

The Stantec community unites around 22,000 workers working in over 400 locations across six continents. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from preliminary project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—starts at the intersection of community, creativity, and consumer relationships.

MWH, now part of Stantec, has hired Aklile Gessesse to lead the company’s waterpower and dams group in Ethiopia.

Gessesse will act as operations and commercial manager – Eastern Africa, with a focus on water resource, power and dam projects in Ethiopia and eastern Africa. He will centre on fortifying crucial regional client relationships and exploring new opportunities across eastern Africa and will be established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“Aklile’s leadership and native skill is a great addition to our team,” said Mario Finis, leader of the worldwide waterpower and dams group for MWH. “Eastern Africa has shown a long-standing devotion to clean energy solutions.

The addition of Aklile to our team allows us to support our clienteles through improved leadership and existence in the region.”

Gessesse has more than 30 years of experience in engineering projects. Formerly, he served as country representative in Ethiopia for “one of the world’s largest full-service design firms,” MWH says. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in hydrology from the University of Kentucky.

MWH is providing owner’s engineer services to Ethiopian Electric Power for the Genale-Dawa Multipurpose Hydropower Project on the Genale River.

The project will deliver 254 MW of hydroelectric power capacity, as well as irrigation water for downstream agriculture.

MWH is a global engineer, consulting and construction firm with more than 50 years of infrastructure skill in Ethiopia and eastern Africa. MWH merged with Stantec in 2016.

The Stantec community unites around 22,000 workers working in over 400 locations across six continents. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from preliminary project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—starts at the intersection of community, creativity, and consumer relationships.

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