MWH Global Names Moghes Ayalew Mekonen as Ethiopia Country Manager

Mekonen will lead the firm’s Addis Ababa office and manage MWH services and projects, continuing more than 50 years of infrastructure work in the region.

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Moghes Ayalew Mekonen, MWH Ethiopia Country Manager

Broomfield, Colo. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014

MWH Global, the wet infrastructure sector leader and provider of strategic consulting, environmental, engineering and construction services, has hired Moghes Ayalew Mekonen as the country manager for its operations in Ethiopia. Mekonen will lead the firm’s Addis Ababa office and manage MWH services and projects, continuing more than 50 years of infrastructure work in the region.

“Moghes’ leadership and engineering prowess will play an important role in our efforts to deliver renewable, reliable energy solutions to meet the needs of Ethiopia’s population,” said Joe Adams, president of energy and industry for MWH. “MWH has deep roots in Ethiopia, having worked on hydropower and dams projects since 1964. Moghes will continue our long-standing relationships with existing clients and extend our service offerings to new ones as we work towards our purpose of building a better world.”

Mekonen brings nearly 20 years of engineering experience, and is a licensed professional engineer in Ethiopia and Tanzania. He joins MWH after serving as dams and hydropower group coordinator for the Africa Region at SMEC International, where he focused on developing the dams and hydropower business in the continental Africa, excluding South Africa, managing on-going projects in terms of contract administration and resource allocation and participating in hydropower feasibility studies. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction science from the University of Oklahoma. He is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which opened in early 2013, has a current team of four engineers and consultants serving clients in the hydropower industry.

MWH offers project management and technical expertise for projects ranging in all sizes across the globe. MWH was ranked by Engineering News-Record as No. 2 in the 2013 Top 500 Design Firms list for hydropower plants.

About MWH Global
MWH Global is a strategic consulting, technical engineering, environmental and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector. Offering a full range of services and innovative, award-winning solutions beginning in the initial planning phases through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries to implement projects and programs that focus on water, energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Our nearly 8,000 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents are dedicated to fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World, which reflects our commitment to sustainable development. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with a rich legacy beginning in 1820. For more information, visit our website at or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.


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