Mott MacDonald has appointed Chris Seymour as managing director of its Middle East business. Chris will be responsible for expanding the consultancy’s operations across the region, with specific focus on energy, infrastructure and the built environment.
Chris joined Mott MacDonald as development director for its Middle East and South Asia region from Arcadis in 2016. With nearly 30 years’ experience in project and programme management, public private partnership (PPP) technical advice, project finance, procurement and risk management, he has worked in most of the major cities in the Middle East for approximately the last ten years.
David Cox, Mott MacDonald’s regional managing director for Middle East and South Asia, said: “Chris has made a huge impact since he joined us a couple of years ago. He takes on this role at an exciting time of change and development in the Middle East, with many regional governments looking to honour their ambitious infrastructure commitments. To fund this there is continued focus and appetite for PPP in the region, as well as spending commitments being made by some governments on the back of better oil revenues in the second half of 2017. With Chris’ broad experience and leadership, we’re looking forward to working closely with our clients in the Middle East to help them realise their ambitions.”
Mott MacDonald currently employs around 1300 staff across the Middle East, providing services in the transportation, energy, built environment, water and advisory sectors. The consultancy has been involved in major infrastructure projects such as the Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme (STEP) in Abu Dhabi and the Madinah Airport in KSA, while it is also working with governments throughout the region to support project finance and smart cities initiatives, including efforts to help tackle climate change and carbon emission challenges.