Hurley interviewed Ryder about RSK’s expansion into Iraq and was interested to know more about his decision to break into Iraq and what this has meant for RSK.
The result was an article The Times in December 2014: ‘Reopening trade routes closed by war is no job for charities’. RSK features as one of three businesses operating in recovering countries.
In the piece, Ryder speaks of the financial benefits of working out in Iraq and the ethical benefits that go hand in hand with this. “Without a doubt, we feel being here is good for the country; there are huge areas that need cleaning up and that’s what we do,” he says. “Seeing Basra having only two or three hours of electricity a day is so sad when there’s so much energy wasted here. I see great opportunity in Iraq, and the market will surely grow as more oil companies become established there.”
Online subscribers can view the full article at The Times online.