MWH, now part of Stantec, has appointed a new Business Development Director for the Belgium business. Laurent de Wouters d’Oplinter rejoins MWH from Royal HaskoningDHV to lead the business development team in the Brussels (La Hulpe) office and take on the responsibility of creating opportunities for growth and furthering the company’s international development business in the European capital.
Laurent brings more than 10 years of multidisciplinary experience in environmental consultancy, four of which spent with MWH between 2008 and 2012 in several roles both in business development as well as in project management. In 2013, Laurent joined Royal HaskoningDHV as Director of the Advisory Group for Industry and Buildings for the French speaking Belgium regions (Wallonia and Brussels). As Operations Director, he had the full responsibilities of the P&L Centre located in Namur, leading and managing the strategy, business opportunities and team of engineers.
Laurent has a strong track record in managing large projects and defining consortia strategies and the management of both technical and financial aspects of proposals for high level international development projects.
“It is with great pleasure that I rejoin MWH. Having been with the company for four years already, it is fantastic to come back to the organization at this pivotal time,” said Laurent. “I’m looking forward to use the knowledge I have from my time with the company, and of course the experience I gained since then, to help MWH make the next steps in the field of international development. The company has grown tremendously over the past years and the merger with Stantec offers great opportunities to keep moving forward.”
Christophe Leroy, Operations Director at MWH in Belgium: “We are very happy to welcome Laurent back to MWH. We already knew that Laurent has the natural skills to lead teams, cultivate contacts and collect business intelligence; he is an excellent leader, and a master in developing client and partner relations. We are excited at the prospect of having him back in the team.”