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Amec Foster Wheeler CEO steps down

Amec Foster Wheeler has announced that Samir Brikho is stepping down as chief executive after nine years in the role.

Ian McHoul, chief financial officer, has been appointed as interim CEO and will help search for the new ceo. He is not putting himself forward for the role.

John Connolly, chairman of the company said the board has mandated Ian to continue driving forward the company’s previously stated priorities.

“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,” Samir Brikho said.

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Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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