Golder Associates has appointed Dr. Hisham Mahmoud as its president and CEO. He will be based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Mahmoud’s career spans some 27 years, the majority of which has been in diversified global engineering and construction companies. He joins from SNC-Lavalin where he was hired in 2013 as part of the new executive team. There he served in the newly-created role of President of the infrastructure group, which included the company’s infrastructure concession investments (ICI), engineering, construction and operations businesses. Upon announcing his departure, SNC-Lavalin commended Dr. Mahmoud publicly for his positive contribution to the company.
Dr. Mahmoud joined SNC-Lavalin from AMEC, where he last served as Group President, Growth Regions, responsible for the company’s mining, oil and gas, power, and environmental business in the Middle East, Africa, CIS, Asia and Australia. Prior to AMEC, Dr. Mahmoud worked for URS and their legacy companies Woodward-Clyde and Dames & Moore, where he played key roles in their infrastructure and environment business.
In welcoming Dr. Mahmoud to Golder Associates, Ian Smith, lead board director, commented “Hiring our first external CEO represents a pivotal moment in the history of our great company. Hisham has all the attributes we sought to take the business forward. The common feature of his working life has been his ability to drive strategies that add value and generate business growth.”
Dr. Hisham Mahmoud. Image from Golder Associates