MONTREAL, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX: SNC) announces today the appointment of a new executive and member of the Office of the President. After an extensive worldwide search, Dr. Hisham Mahmoud will assume the newly created role of Group President, Infrastructure, effective in early 2014. Dr. Mahmoud's role will be to oversee all global Infrastructure and related businesses, including Transportation and Operations & Maintenance.
Since 2010, Dr. Mahmoud has been at AMEC, where he was Group President, Growth Regions, and prior to that, President, Environment & Infrastructure. In his previous roles, he was responsible for significant value creation, and developed and implemented plans to expand the global footprint of the business while creating significant synergies with the company's other business units. Dr. Mahmoud joined AMEC from URS where he played a key leadership role in their infrastructure business.
Dr. Mahmoud has over 23 years of experience with multinational engineering and construction companies, particularly in the transportation, water, buildings, facilities, industrial and commercial, environmental and government sectors. He has an extensive background in all aspects of infrastructure services and products globally, as well strategic growth planning and execution, including business acquisition and integration. After obtaining his BSc in Civil Engineering from Qatar University, Dr. Mahmoud went on to obtain a Masters degree and PhD in Civil Engineering, both from Arizona State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in several US states.
"We are especially pleased to be able to announce the addition to the team of someone of Hisham's calibre with a remarkable depth of talent and experience to lead this new group," said Robert G. Card, President and CEO. "As announced at our AGM in May, going forward, Infrastructure is one of our E&C focus markets, along with Resources & Environment, and Power. I know that Hisham's particular expertise in the infrastructure market internationally and his excellent understanding of the issues and evolving concerns of a company of the size and stature of SNC-Lavalin will serve us exceptionally well in our growth strategy."
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries around the world, and is currently active in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com