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AECOM appoints new chief executive for Africa

LOS ANGELES - Thursday, April 2nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- AECOM, the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm, announced today that it has appointed Carlos Pone as chief executive, Africa. Pone will be responsible for leading AECOM’s business across the African continent, and his appointment is a key part of the company’s growth strategy in the region.

Pone joins AECOM from ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies, where he has held a number of positions, including CEO for Southern Africa and regional manager for Sub-Sahara Africa. Originally from Mozambique, he is currently ABB’s country managing director in the United Arab Emirates.

Pone brings extensive experience working in the Middle East and Africa to AECOM. This expertise will help create opportunities for AECOM to deliver integrated infrastructure services across the region.

Steve Morriss, AECOM’s chief executive, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and India, said: “The Africa region plays an increasingly important part of our business in AECOM. More and more global clients are exploring opportunities in the region, and the emerging and developed economies across Africa provide great opportunities for AECOM to positively impact lives and transform communities. Carlos’ track record of creating strong, sustainable and diverse teams across the continent will help take our business to the next level of success.”

Commenting on joining AECOM, Pone added: “I share the same values and passion for Africa as AECOM and look forward to implementing the company’s strategy and vision for the region, helping to take the business to a leading position in the continent.”

Pone will join the company in August and will be based in Johannesburg.


AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our annual report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

EMEA 15-0401



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