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Amec Foster Wheeler CEO steps down

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Amec Foster Wheeler, which has designed water-gathering stations for the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project, amongst other things, has announced that its CEO, Samir Brikho, has stepped down. Ian McHoul, the CFO, is now the interim CEO and will chair the Group Leadership Team while the company searches for a replacement CEO.

The Chairman of Amec Foster Wheeler, John Connolly, said: “Samir has been the Chief Executive for over nine years and has made a significant contribution to our development over this period, including the re-shaping and re-focusing of the business at the start of his tenure to build up the global company Amec Foster Wheeler is today. On behalf of the board and everyone at Amec Foster Wheeler, I thank Samir for his commitment and contribution. We wish him the best for the future.

“The board has mandated Ian to continue driving forward the company's previously stated priorities.”

Brikho said: “It has been a privilege to lead Amec Foster Wheeler at a time of huge change in the global energy and commodities market. My aim has always been to help to create a leading integrated global service company capable of meeting our customer demands. I am so appreciative of the unstinting work and support of the 40 000 colleagues who all contribute to Amec Foster Wheeler's success.”

The company will consider internal and external candidates, although McHoul is not applying for the role of CEO himself.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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