Professional Profile: Hezi Mena 2018

Hezi Mena

Name: Hezi Mena

Title: Senior Vice President

Company: WSP USA

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Israel

Education: BSc Civil Engineering, Technion Institute of Technology, Israel. Master of Business Administration, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

First job outside of real estate: Security inspector at Israel’s main port

First job in real estate or allied field: Construction laborer

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? WSP is a worldwide multi-disciplinary engineering firm providing services in transportation and infrastructure, energy and power, environment, and property and buildings. My professional emphasis has been the structural engineering of buildings with focus in growingly denser urban environments such as New York City. WSP’s future plans are grounded on the agile adaptation to market demands by developing cutting-edge technologies and optimization methodologies not only to continue the pioneering trend of fully utilizing highly valuable real estate (by building higher and slimmer) but also by diversifying and continuously improving our services through innovation and the ultimate goal of pushing the engineering industry to the next level.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Play board games with my kids or just drink a cold beer 

Favorite book or author: “Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari

Favorite movie: “Into the Wild”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Society,” by Eddie Vedder

One word to describe your work environment: Exciting

Rules to live by in business: Be Honest, Be Loyal, Be an Executor

What is your dream job? Mountain Climber