Scot lands top job at Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin

Neil Bruce
Neil Bruce

Aberdeen-born Neil Bruce has been appointed as president and CEO at Canadian engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin.

Since joining the company in January 2013, Mr Bruce has been credited with transforming the firm’s Oil & Gas business from a niche 3,000-employee player into a 20,000-strong, world-class organisation.

After being named COO in April 2015, he oversaw the company’s engineering and construction operations.

Before joining SNC-Lavalin, Mr Bruce held a variety of leadership roles, including executive director and COO at AMEC, where he directed the company’s international expansion and high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services.

Mr Bruce, who is an honorary professor at the Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University, will succeed Robert Card in the role from October 5.

SNC-Lavalin chairman Lawrence Stevenson, said: “Neil’s appointment comes as we embark on the next stage of the company’s evolution. Over the past two and a half years, he led the company’s mining and metallurgy and oil and gas businesses, including the acquisition of Kentz and its successful integration that transformed SNC-Lavalin’s oil and gas business. The board is thrilled to have a leader of his calibre with deep project management and execution experience to lead and grow the company.”

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