Arcadis makes Wael Allan regional CEO

EC Harris regional leader John Williams made chief operating officer of combined Middle East operations with 2,200 staff

Wael Allan, Arcadis Middle East CEO
Wael Allan, Arcadis Middle East CEO

Arcadis has announced its new management team for the region following its acquisition of Hyder Consulting in October 2014.

The engineering consultancy has appointed Hyder's former regional chairman and group COO Wael Allan as Middle East CEO.

John Williams, the former head of Arcadis's subsidiary EC Harris in the Middle East, becomes regional COO. The pair will lead a combined workforce of more than 2,200 in the region, which Arcadis said will focus "on winning major programmes by combining the firm's design and consultancy capabilities".

As well as leading its regional operations, Allan will join Arcadis's senior management committee alongside UK CEO Alan Brookes and Australia Pacific region head Greg Steele. Hyder's current UK MD, Graham Reid, has been appointed global design director. Current Hyder CEO Ivor Catto will step down from the business.

Arcadis also said that it plans to bring together its current UK and Middle East operations together by July.

Neil McArthur, CEO of Arcadis, said: "Alan, Graham, Greg and Wael are all vastly experienced business leaders who I am excited to be working with to help our clients and our people realise the full value of our joint offering."


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