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Aecom bids to win more work in Africa

Aecom has appointed a new leader for its African business as it pushes to win more work there.

Theconsultant named Carlos Pone as chief executive, Africa.

Pone, currently United Arab Emirates managing director for power technology firm ABB, was born in Mozambique and has held senior positions in Africa.

Pone will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa, when he joins Aecom in August.

Aecom chief executive for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India Steve Morriss said: “The Africa region plays an increasingly important part of our business.

“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.”

Pone said: “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.” 

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