Atkins appoints Qatar managing director
Doha, November 13, 2012
Engineering and design consultancy Atkins has appointed Rod Stewart as managing director for its rapidly growing business in Qatar.
Atkins has quadrupled in size in Qatar during the past 18 months to around 400 people and is working on some of the state’s highest profile infrastructure projects.
Stewart will be responsible for spearheading the company’s continued strategic growth throughout its key sectors.
Stewart joins Atkins from Wates Group, where he was group production director responsible for introducing change and leading the development of operational excellence in construction operations, including quality, safety, efficiency, sustainability and technical innovation.
“I’m very excited and motivated by the opportunity presented by Atkins in Qatar,” said Stewart.
“The business has developed an excellent platform for strong and sustainable growth in what is undoubtedly one of the most vibrant markets in the world for our sector. I look forward to bringing my skills to bear to ensure we really excel in supporting our clients to realise Qatar’s National 2030 Vision for world class infrastructure.”
Richard Barrett, chief executive officer for Atkins in the Middle East, said: “Qatar is one of our most important strategic growth markets. We were determined to bring in a managing director with first class credentials who is capable of building on our tremendous success during the past 12 months, while ensuring we remain focused on delivering an exceptional service to clients.
“I’m confident that in Rod we’ve found the right candidate. He brings with him tremendous gravitas and integrity, combined with an excellent track record of delivery.” – TradeArabia News Service