Industry Big Names Form Advisory Board to Shape New FIDIC Global Leadership Forum

The names of international industry and business leaders, who will sit on the advisory board of the new Global Leadership Forum to bring together industry leaders from around the world to focus on the key issues facing society and the infrastructures in the broad sense, were announced by FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers.

FIDIC selected the members of its Advisory Board for the Global Leadership Forum based on their key positions, knowledge and expertise in the engineering, investment, construction and infrastructure sectors as defined large. The Board, which represents stakeholders from the infrastructure sphere and includes a number of representatives from UK industry, will help guide the direction, activities and outcomes of the FIDIC Global Leadership Forum. It will operate under the leadership of the FIDIC President, Vice Presidents/Presidents-Elect and CEO and will meet at least three times a year, with an in-person event hosted at the annual FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference in Geneva in September. .

The advisory board, which first met online on January 27, 2022, will establish a number of think tanks/working groups with a mandate to deliberate on key topics or issues and produce policy papers. tangible thought leadership to strengthen FIDIC’s global advocacy and public engagement program. This will allow the Global Leadership Forum, which is supported by more than 100 CEOs from around the world, to play a key role in helping FIDIC address key global challenges and create a united and influential international voice for the infrastructure sector.

“It is a reflection of the growing interest in FIDIC’s advocacy program that we have been able to attract such a range of influential international experts and leaders to serve on the advisory board of the Global Leadership Forum.”
Tony Barry, FIDIC President

Commenting on the announcement of the names of the Global Leadership Forum Advisory Board, FIDIC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin said: “When we announced the establishment of the Global Leadership Forum in September last year, in the As part of our business plans for 2020-2024, we have done this with the aim of bringing together key influencers and decision makers from the construction and infrastructure sectors to help address the critical issues we face as society and industry and to develop viable solutions to address them. The carefully selected members of this new advisory board are diverse and are all influential leaders in their fields. I am convinced that they will have a positive and significant impact on the work of the FIDIC Global Leadership Forum. I look forward to working with them.

FIDIC Chairman Tony Barry said, “I am delighted that FIDIC has been able to attract such a diverse array of influential international industry and business leaders to serve on the Advisory Board of the Global Leadership Forum. It is due to the growing interest in FIDIC’s advocacy program that we have been able to attract a range of influential international experts and leaders to serve on the forum’s advisory board. The forum will provide a powerful global network for leaders to discuss key issues and I am confident that through their discussions, deliberations and actions they will be able to build a strong coalition of support and buy-in for what needs to be done to solve the main global challenges we face and, most importantly, how we work together to solve them. »

The names and contact details of the Global Leadership Forum Advisory Board members are listed below.

FIDIC Global Leadership Forum Advisory Board

  • José M Aparicio, Managing Director and President, Siemens Energy (Mexico).
  • Anthony Bouchard, President and Chief Operating Officer, CDM Smith (United States).
  • William Cox, Group CEO, Aurecon (Australia).
  • Robin Greenleaf, CEO, Architectural Engineers (USA).
  • Mike Haigh, Group Executive Chairman, Mott MacDonald (UK).
  • Jim Johnson, Director, UK, India, Middle East and Africa, Arup (UK).
  • Mark Naysmith, Managing Director, WSP UK Region and MEIA, WSP (UK).
  • Peter Oosterveer, Group CEO, Arcadis NV (The Netherlands).
  • Malani Padayachee-Saman, CEO, MPAMOT (South Africa).
  • Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (UK).
  • Lara Poloni, President, AECOM Group (USA).
  • Fang Qiuchen, President, China International Contractors Association (China).
  • Susan Reisbord, CEO, Cardno (USA).
  • Fidel Saenz de Ormijana, Technical Director, Ferrovial Construction (Spain).
  • Jens-Peter Saul, Group CEO, Ramboll (Denmark).
  • Fuat Savas, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance and Advisory Team, JP Morgan (USA).

Members of the Global Leadership Forum Advisory Board will help provide strategic direction and guide the activities and outcomes of the Global Leadership Forum, which is expected to include expert panels and roundtables, industry surveys and reports and industry, networking events, including face-to-face meetings. face discussions with politicians, civil society and other opinion makers on a series of regular events to promote its work. FIDIC recently launched Global infrastructure The online platform will play a key role in communicating the forum’s work and in building the profile of its members, their businesses and the industry as a whole.

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