McDermott appoints Tareq Kawash as SVP for EMEA region

Kawash previously led the European side of the business which has now been combined with Africa and the Middle East

McDermott SVP for its EMEA region, Tareq Kawash (pictured)
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McDermott SVP for its EMEA region, Tareq Kawash (pictured)

New York Stock Exchange-listed contracting heavyweight McDermott International has named Tareq Kawash as the senior vice president (SVP) for the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa business.

Effective immediately, Kawash was formerly the SVP for the Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian (EARC) region, which has been combined with the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

With more than 30 years’ experience, Kawash has extensive knowledge of the engineering and construction industry with domestic and international assignments for oil and gas projects.

Commenting on his appointment, McDermott president and chief executive officer, David Dickson, said: “Kawash has a wealth of experience and is a strategic, high-performing leader who understands the challenges and opportunities of our business and is committed to finding the best solutions for our customers.”

He added: “I know Kawash will successfully lead the combination of our regions to form EMEA considering he grew up in the Middle East and has worked with our customers in both regions covering offshore and onshore segments.”

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