Hill International’s Mohammed Al Rais has had a busy 12 months. Since his promotion to regional president at the beginning of 2015, Al Rais and his team have secured a selection of projects, and not just in the GCC. In December 2015, Hill scooped a Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company contract to provide quantity surveying and cost management services at Morocco’s Al Houara Coastal Resort. More recently, in May 2015, a consortium including Hill nabbed a major contract for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in Lusail, Qatar. Although the firm’s operating revenues fell by 1.3% year on year in Q1 2016, it was still in the black to the tune of $5.5m.