FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, is expanding its operations and is looking to appoint three key new roles – a head of economic and strategic policy, a head of marketing and communications and a legal and compliance director.
The three new roles will enhance and expand FIDIC’s operational capabilities and help to make the organisation more effective. The federation is the global representative body for national associations of consulting engineers and represents over one million engineering professionals and 40,000 firms in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Given that the buildings and infrastructure sector in which FIDIC members work contributes approximately US$36trillion to global GDP, FIDIC is facing growing demands to expand its business through its federation and commercial activities globally. The head of economic and strategic policy position is seen as important in strengthening FIDIC’s corporate and operational capabilities, while the head of marketing and communications role will lead the professionalisation of the federation’s communications and promotional activities.
Given the importance of FIDIC’s international construction contracts, the appointment of a legal and compliance director is seen as essential in ensuring that the organisation is well positioned to maintain and expand its position as a leading provider of standard forms of contract for a sector that is worth trillions of dollars to global GDP.
Commenting on the creation of the three new roles, FIDIC chief executive Nelson Ogunshakin said: “When I arrived at FIDIC as new CEO in September, I said that I wanted to make FIDIC as good as it can be and to work more closely with our member associations to get our message across. These three new roles will help FIDIC to be more responsive to and in tune and in touch with its MAs and enable us to raise the federation’s profile to ensure that FIDIC is seen as a key player on the global stage and one that is listened to by industry, business and political stakeholders.
“I want to see FIDIC punch well above its weight on the world stage as befits a federation that represents such an important sector across more than 100 countries and the appointment of these three key new roles will enable us to do just that.”