Atkins restructures businesses in Africa and Middle East

SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Atkins has announced a restructuring of its businesses in Africa and Middle East, to take place from 1 July.

Based around Atkins’ markets in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the firm said in a press release the move would help "country priorities and respective client projects" by creating a simpler structure that is better able to respond to local markets.

Johan Hesselsøe has been appointed as the company’s UAE managing director and Ian Redmayne will act as Atkins’ Saudi managing director. Redmayne has been at Atkins for 30 years and has worked on projects such as The King Abdulaziz International Airport and the Riyadh Metro.

Cris Dedigama, Atkins Middle East & Africa’s chief executive, said: "The Middle East and Africa region continues to offer great opportunities for our business and this new structure will enable us to be laser-focused in our services and delivery to very localised and dynamic market and client needs.

"Our new business structure will help us achieve focused future growth, through a robust local presence in key markets."

Image: Atkins worked on the expansion of King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah (Atkins)

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