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.

London, United Kingdom – January 27, 2022 – 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 of Directors, which represents stakeholders in the infrastructure sphere, 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 will establish a number of think tanks/task forces to deliberate on key topics or issues and produce tangible thought leadership materials to enhance 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.

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 creation 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 facing us 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 because of the growing interest in FIDIC advocacy that we have been able to attract a range of 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’s recently launched Infrastructure Global online platform will play a key role in communicating the forum’s work and profiling its members, their businesses and the industry as a whole.

For further information and/or interview requests, please call Andy Walker, FIDIC Communications Consultant, on 00 44 7791 997602 or email [email protected]


FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, is the global representative body of national associations of consulting engineers and represents more than one million engineering professionals and 40,000 companies in more than 100 countries across the world. world. The buildings and infrastructure sector in which FIDIC members work contributes approximately $36 trillion to global GDP.

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