Samir Brikho

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"Samir Brikho is Chief Executive of Amec Foster Wheeler plc. Appointed Chief Executive in October 2006, Samir led the transformation of the business through the creation of Amec Foster Wheeler into a leading supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Samir was a member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd., Switzerland, Head of the Power Systems Division and Chairman of ABB Lummus Global.

Samir joined ABB in 1983, and for 10 years led sales in a range of world markets, rising to Senior Vice President and MD of ABB Kraftwerke in 1995. In 1999, he became CEO of ABB Alstom Kraftwerke, moving to head the international operations of Alstom Power in 2000.

In addition to his role as Chief Executive of Amec Foster Wheeler plc, he is a UK Business Ambassador supporting the Government in promoting the UK’s excellence internationally and he held the position of UK Energy Excellence chairman from May 2008 to May 2010.

Samir is a director of the United Kingdom-Japan 21st Century Group and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Stena AB and is an independent non-executive director of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB). He is co-chair of the UAE-UK Business Council and the UK-Korea Global CEO Forum. He is chair of the World Economic Forum’s Disaster Resource Partnership and chaired Offshore Europe in 2011. Samir is a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering and holds an engineering degree, Master of Science in Thermal Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed the YMP Program at INSEAD in France in 1991 and completed a Senior Executive Programme, Stanford, USA in 2000. He speaks Swedish, Arabic, English, German and French fluently. "[1]


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  1. Samir Brikho, Amec Foster Wheeler plc, accessed January 22, 2015.