Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has made a series of additions to its senior leadership team in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The new appointments at the design, engineering and project management consultancy were made across Atkins’ design and engineering, Faithful+Gould and Atkins Acuity business lines.
Johan Hesselsøe is appointed Managing Director MEA, to lead the integrated project and program management services business under the Faithful + Gould brand, with a mandate to grow the business with existing and new clients. Prior to his new role, Mr Hesselsøe was Managing Director of Atkins Acuity for over three years. He brings more than 12 years’ experience in the Middle East and has worked with McKinsey for 10 years before joining the company.
Kathleen McGrail is appointed Managing Director MEA at Atkins Acuity after eight years in key roles growing and developing the Acuity business. Ms McGrail will oversee Atkins advisory business which includes strategic, financing and technical consulting capabilities. She has over 20 years of experience in transformation, program and change management. Prior to joining Atkins, she worked for 5 years within Deloitte’s Program Leadership consulting practice.
Shadi Jebreel is appointed Country Director, UAE, at Atkins’ design and engineering business. Mr Jebreel has been with the company for 11 years; initially in the UK and then in the UAE for the past eight years. He previously held the role of Civil, Infrastructure and Transportation Market Director, bringing in successful projects and business opportunities with clients such as Dubai Airports and The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).