MWH, now part of Stantec, has strengthened its international development team with the addition of Senior International Water Resources Engineer Ben Eldridge. Ben joins the organization with over 18 years of experience working with international and cross functional teams, where he has delivered infrastructure and economic development solutions for a range of host country governments, donors and private sector clients. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of infrastructure, water security and agricultural livelihoods programs, and has supported a wide breadth of capacity building programs to help partner countries address critical human resource and institutional needs. Ben is a licensed professional engineer and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in business administration. During his career, he has lived and worked in Eastern Africa, the Middle East, Western Pacific and the Caribbean.
“We are happy to have Ben on board, and are excited about the expertise, leadership, and perspective he will bring to our growing international development practice” says President of MWH Global Operations, Alan Krause.
Before joining the team, Ben spent the last several years working as a business development manager for Catholic Relief Services in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and for Black and Veatch in Virginia prior to that. He will be based out of Stantec’s Washington D.C. office where he will lead the international development team’s efforts in Eastern and Southern Africa and provide overall leadership and support to the team’s work in the water and sanitation sector globally.
“I am very excited about joining MWH now part of Stantec and the opportunity to contribute to the International Development Group as we create solutions to some of the most complex infrastructure and development challenges facing our donors and clients across Eastern and Southern Africa,” says Ben.