MONTREAL, June 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) today announced two executive appointments, to support its 2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan.
Philippe Fortier has been appointed Chief Legal Officer of the Corporation, effective July 2019. In this position, he will hold overall responsibility for WSP’s legal affairs, in addition to supporting acquisition activities. Mr Fortier will also be WSP’s Corporate Secretary and will join WSP’s Global Leadership Team.
"We are delighted to welcome Philippe to WSP’s team. A highly respected legal advisor, we are looking forward to benefiting from his expertise and guidance as WSP continues to grow,” said Alexandre L’Heureux, President and CEO of WSP.
Before joining WSP, Mr. Fortier was a partner of the law firm McCarthy Tétrault where he practiced corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate finance, for over 15 years. Mr. Fortier holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Laval University and is a member of the Quebec Bar.
The Corporation has also appointed Greg Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP in the United States to a newly created global role of Global Director, Major Projects and Programs. In such role, he will be responsible for the performance of the Corporation’s major projects and programs, as well as the development of WSP’s market positioning, of its major project managers and of related processes. Mr. Kelly’s new role will become effective once his successor is appointed. Until then, he will continue to serve in his current position.
“After 5 successful years leading our US business, I am delighted Greg has taken this important position on the Global Leadership Team. Putting our clients projects and programs at the heart of our business is fundamental to the success of our 2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan and I look forward to continue working with Greg in this new exciting role,” said Paul Dollin, WSP’s Chief Operating Officer.
As one of the world's leading professional services firms, WSP provides engineering and design services to clients in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Power & Energy, Resources and Industry sectors, as well as offering strategic advisory services. Our experts include engineers, advisors, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. With approximately 48,000 talented people globally, we are uniquely positioned to deliver successful and sustainable projects, wherever our clients need us. wsp.com
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