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Atkins announces new Saudi Arabia Country Director

Rick Hancock to spearhead next phase of Atkins’ growth in Saudi Arabia, company’s representative says

| | Dec 5, 2018 | 11:05 am
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Dubai, UAE, 5 December 2018: Atkins, the design, engineering and project management consultancy and a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, announced that Rick Hancock has joined its design & engineering business, as Country Director for Saudi Arabia, through a Press communiqué.

Rick Hancock, Country Director – Saudi Arabia, Atkins

Commenting on his appointment, Hancock said: “I am delighted to be heading up Atkins’ design and engineering operations in Saudi Arabia. The company has a long and proud history of working on some of the country’s most iconic projects, and this gives us the credibility and knowledge to play a significant role in building its exciting future. We already have an established nucleus of Saudi talent in our team – diligent, astute and highly capable people, of whom 10% are women. We look forward to welcoming and training many more, and to offering them rewarding and fulfilling careers in a sustainable business through which they can contribute to their country’s future success, the growth and diversification of its economy and to the delivery of its Economic Vision 2030.”

Phil Malem, Managing Director, Design and Engineering, Atkins, added: “We are very excited by Rick’s appointment. His extensive technical knowledge and understanding of Saudi Arabia’s commercial, economic and social landscape form a powerful combination that stands him in good stead to build on our long track record in the country. Having him based there permanently also sends a strong message both to our partners and to our customers of our commitment to their success.”


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