MARLTON, N.J. and SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that Felipe André Isoré Gutiérrez, CIA, CRMA, PMP, has joined the company as Senior Vice President in charge of Hill's Construction Claims Group operations in Latin America. Gutiérrez will be based out of Hill's office in São Paulo, Brazil. Gutiérrez has more than 13 years of experience providing risk and management consulting services and has extensive experience in the delivery of construction risk management and claims advisory, internal audit, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, compliance and assurance services in Brazil, Latin America, South Africa and Australia. His market sector experience includes buildings, power, oil and gas, mining and infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Hill, he was a Partner-Director with KPMG where he led their Major Projects Advisory consulting practice in Brazil. Gutiérrez earned his M.Sc. in economics from the University of Groningen which included graduate work in corporate governance and risk management at the Institute de Gestion des Risques of the Business Administration School of the University of Rennes. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds both a Certification of Internal Auditing (CIA) and a Certification of Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). "We are confident that Felipe will be successful expanding our construction claims and consulting operations throughout Latin America," said Frank J. Giunta, P.E., Senior Vice President and Managing Director (Americas) for Hill's Construction Claims Group. "His experience, relationships and track record will be tremendous assets to Hill and to our clients," added Giunta. Hill International, with 3,800 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. The Hill International, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5733 Certain statements contained herein may be considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby. Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results, performance and achievements, or industry results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.