Atkins announces new structure for its Atkins Acuity and Faithful+Gould brands

Johan Hesselsøe and Ian Redmayne will serve as MD for the UAE and MD for KSA respectively

A new ‘market-focused’ structure has been unveiled by Atkins for its Atkins Acuity and Faithful+Gould brands in the Middle East and Africa. The new business structure will take effect from 1 July 2020 and is said to be based around two core markets – the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Services and propositions will be aligned to country priorities and respective client projects, a statement from Atkins said. The firm noted that providing a simpler and focused structure will ensure that it is agile and responsive to customers’ needs, with a services delivery model that is more efficient and responsive to evolving local market dynamics.

“The Middle East and Africa region continues to offer great opportunities for our business and this new structure will enable us to be laser-focused in our services and delivery to very localised and dynamic market and client needs. Our new business structure will help us achieve focused future growth, through a robust local presence in key markets. This market-facing structure is underpinned by over 50 years’ regional track record, strong client relationships, a powerful global network and innovative, technology-enabled delivery capabilities,” said Cris Dedigama, CEO of Atkins, Middle East & Africa.

Johan Hesselsøe and Ian Redmayne will serve as MD for the UAE and MD for Saudi Arabia respectively. Together with a leadership team dedicated to supporting existing and prospective clients in each market, Hesselsøe and Redmayne will manage business growth strategy tailored to each country’s local requirements, the statement said.

Hesselsøe is said to have has over 13 years of experience in the region and was most recently MD, Middle East and Africa for Faithful+Gould. Previously, he also held the role of MD of Atkins Acuity for over three years. The statement also noted that Redmayne has been with Atkins for over 30 years and has led flagship projects in infrastructure, transport, aviation and mixed-use developments in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

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