James Chopty, national business line executive for oil & gas, WSP Canada.
WSP Canada has appointed James Chopty as the new national business line executive for oil & gas, responsible for providing leadership, client development and strategic direction for the oil and gas business line nationally and will be part of WSP’s Canadian leadership team, working from WSP’s Calgary offices.
Chopty is an oil and gas executive with over 22 years of global experience, where he previously worked in Sub-Sahara Africa and managed the operations for one of the industry’s leading oilfield services companies.
He also has extensive experience in developing organizational strategies to drive growth, and leverage innovative technologies on some of the most advanced oil and gas facilities in the world.
Chopty was most recently working for WSP’s African operations to grow the company’s international presence in that continent’s emerging markets.
“This appointment is intended to heighten the evolution of our oil & gas business in Canada and we are delighted that James has joined our team to lead this effort,” said Gregory Northcott, COO, WSP Canada, in a company release. “His immediate focus will be on strengthening WSP’s oil & gas presence with our existing clients, building on the strengths of our legacy firms and exploring and positioning the business to grow in new segments of the market.”