SSH appoints new CEO

Design and architecture firm SSH has announced the appointment of a new CEO, Matt Squires, who will be taking over from 5-year CEO Bob Hope in September as part of the firm’s ongoing succession plan strategy.

Hope will be stepping down from his position but will remain in an advisory capacity for the remainder of the calendar year, while current COO, Squires officially assumes the position on 1st September of this year.

SSH Chairman Omran Hayat stated: “On behalf of myself and the Board of SSH, we would like to thank Bob for 5 years of outstanding service to SSH and in leading the transformation of the group from being a highly respected local design consultancy into a leading multidisciplinary design consultancy group across the MENA region.

“Bob has developed a solid leadership team at SSH and as part of this team Matt has been developed as his successor. This news demonstrates both our commitment to internal staff development and the success of our succession strategy.”

Matt Squires stated: “Following 5 years of meteoric growth and increased brand awareness across the MENA region, SSH has created a great platform in our selected markets to strengthen our position as a trusted partner to our Clients and Strategic Partners.

“I have greatly enjoyed working with Bob in transitioning the business over the last 5 years in my role as Chief Operating Officer. I am excited to work with the Omran, the Board and the entire SSH family to continue to strengthen SSH’s standing, and support our talented staff to realize their individual potential within a challenging, fun environment.”

Image: From left: Bob Hope and Matt Squires. 

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