Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Neil Bruce, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC Lavalin With SNC Lavalin: Shaping the Future
Neil Bruce is President and CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors, of SNC Lavalin, one of the world’s foremost engineering and construction companies, with 40,000 employees operating in over 50 countries and close to $10 billion in revenue. The company serves global and local clients across four sectors Power, Oil and Gas, Mining and Metallurgy, and Infrastructure, as well as has equity participation in infrastructure assets. Mr. Bruce has over 30 years experience in the oil and gas, mining, energy and infrastructure industries, leading global businesses, designing strategic acquisitions that build shareholder value, and growing longstanding relationships with government, industry bodies and clients around the world. Before being appointed President and CEO of SNC Lavalin, Mr. Bruce was Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s operations to improve operational execution and deliver on the company’s business plans. Prior, he was President of the Resources, Environment and Water group, leading the company’s global businesses in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, environment and water. During this period, Mr. Bruce was the architect of the Kentz acquisition that transformed SNC Lavalin’s oil and gas business from a niche 3,000-employee player into a 20,000 strong, world class organization. Prior to joining SNC Lavalin, Mr. Bruce spent 15 years at AMEC, as both Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the FTSE 100 company. He was responsible for the operational delivery of the company’s high value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets worldwide. He identified, negotiated and integrated a number of acquisitions to bring the company to over 30,000 employees in 40 countries at his departure. Mr. Bruce is a Chartered Marine Architect and holds a Master’s Degree, both from Newcastle University. Throughout his career, he maintained a strong association and supported education in engineering and people development. He is an Honorary Professor at Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University, where he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration. He is also a fellow of both the Energy Institute and the Institute of Directors based in the UK, from whom he was awarded the Director Award for Developing Young People in 2008. Mr. Bruce has also been an avid supporter of industry development and philanthropic organizations, including former Chairman of the UKTI Oil and Gas Sector Advisory Group, a member of the UK Government’s new Trade and Economic Growth Board for Scotland, patron of the CLAN Cancer Link Aberdeen and North East, charity, and a Trustee of Engineers Against Poverty. In 2012, Mr. Bruce was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, OBE, by The Queen in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours List 2012 for Services to Engineering.
Neil Bruce, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC Lavalin
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