Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Former UK Prime Minister John Major to Lead Advisory Board for AECOM

Los Angeles, CA, USA -- AECOM has announced that it has established a Global Advisory Board chaired by former U.K. Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Sir John Major KG CH, and composed of other independent leaders in business and geopolitical affairs.

The AECOM Global Advisory Board will support the company’s efforts to enter and grow in new geographies, business lines and high-growth service areas. In addition to Sir John, who also served as the U.K. Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, charter members of the advisory board include:

  • Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, former Prime Minister of Singapore;
  • Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman of India-based Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited; and
  • Dr. Daniel Thorniley, President of Vienna-based DT-Global Business Consulting.
“I am pleased to announce the formation of the AECOM Global Advisory Board,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM chairman and chief executive officer. “The global insight and marketplace visibility of our advisory board members, led by Sir John Major, will provide a valuable business perspective as we advance AECOM’s diversified global growth strategy. In addition, our advisory board members offer expert knowledge for issues at the intersection of global business operations and society at large, including humanitarian affairs, socially responsible business practices and sustainability.

“The advisory board will be especially valuable in offering guidance as AECOM increases its participation in geographic areas of focus such as Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, India and Latin America as well as high-growth businesses such as oil and gas, energy, mining, and national security,” said Dionisio.

“I am delighted to Chair such a distinguished Advisory Board of members prepared to offer their experience and expertise in support of one of the world’s most ethical companies,” said Sir John Major.

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 130 countries and had revenue of $8.1 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2011.  www.aecom.com.