Cimic names Spanish insider as new chief executive

Australian contractor Cimic has announced that Pedro Vicente has been promoted to be the group’s chief executive, replacing Juan Santamaria, who will reprise his role as Cimic’s executive chair.

Pedro Vicente is presently Cimic’s general manager of operations. He has had 25 years of international experience in the contracting industry and has previously led sister companies Dragados Australia and Leighton Asia, also subsidiaries of Spanish contractor ACS.

As well as his role at Cimic, Santamaria will act as the chief executive for ACS.

Santamaria said: “An experienced executive leader with a deep understanding of the infrastructure, services and resources sectors, Pedro will ensure Cimic continues to be a trusted partner to our clients and communities. 

“I am confident Cimic will continue its positive momentum – delivering important projects for Australian communities, employing locals and contributing to national prosperity – under Pedro’s direction.” 

Vicente added: “The Cimic team is leading the transformation of our industries by using intelligent technologies in every phase of our projects and delivering infrastructure and services that achieve sustainable outcomes for the environment and our communities. 

“As the largest contractor in Australia and a major force in Asia, we have a responsibility to ensure investment in infrastructure and services lifts productive capacity, creates local jobs and enhances the locations where we operate. I am honoured to be part of the team.”

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