Samir Brikho

Samir Brikho - Lebanon

Samir Brikho is Chairman of the Board of Directors at global fertilizer producer EuroChem Group AG and coal energy company SUEK JSC. Brikho has previously held senior positions in many leading companies such as Asea, ABB Group, Alstom and Amec Foster Wheeler. Since he got appointed as chief executive of Amec Foster Wheeler (formerly Amec) in October 2006, Samir has led the transformation of the business through the creation of Amec Foster Wheeler, turning his company into a leading supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to the worldwide markets of oil and gas, mining, clean energy, and environment and infrastructure. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, he was a member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd., Switzerland, Head of the Power Systems Division and Chairman of ABB Lummus Global. Samir is a United Kingdom Business Ambassador supporting the government in promoting the UK’s excellence internationally. From 2008 to 2010, he held the position of UK Energy Excellence Chairman. He is a director of the United Kingdom-Japan 21st Century Group and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Stena AB and is an independent non-executive director of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB. He is Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Disaster Resource Partnership and chaired Offshore Europe in 2011. He is a UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow. Samir Brikho holds an MS in Thermal Technology and a BS in Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed the YMP Program at INSEAD in France in 1991 and has completed a Senior Executive Program at Stanford in 2000.

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