SNC-Lavalin hires new head of infra

Hisham Mahmoud will assume the newly created position of group president, infrastructure at the Canadian engineering company in early 2014.

Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin has chosen Hisham Mahmoud to fill the newly created position of group president, infrastructure in early 2014, after “an extensive worldwide search,” the engineering and construction group said in a statement.

Mahmoud, who has 23 years of experience at multinational engineering and construction companies, will oversee all global infrastructure and related businesses, including transportation and operations and maintenance, the company said.

“I know that Hisham’s particular expertise in the infrastructure market internationally and his excellent understanding of the issues and evolving concerns of a company of the size and stature of SNC-Lavalin will serve us exceptionally well in our growth strategy,” the company’s president and chief executive Robert G. Card said.

The company had announced earlier this year that going forward infrastructure would be one of its engineering and construction focus markets, along with resources and environment, and power.

Mahmoud joins SNC-Lavalin from engineering and construction group AMEC, which he joined in 2010 and where he most recently served as group president, growth regions. He holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in civil engineering.

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin owns infrastructure and provides operations and maintenance services. It has offices across Canada as well as internationally.