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SNC-Lavalin creates COO position in executive shake-up

The presidents of SNC-Lavalin's power and oil and gas operations will report to the new operations chief



TORONTO—SNC-Lavalin is creating a new senior management position as the CEO’s second-in-command, who will help oversee the engineering and construction giant’s ongoing effort to streamline its global organization.

Effective immediately, Neil Bruce, who has been president of resources, environment and water for the company, will be SNC’s chief operating officer.

The presidents of SNC’s power and its oil and gas operations will be among those reporting to the new operations chief. He will continue to report to Robert Card, SNC’s chief executive officer and president.

Among those leaving the company is Hisham Mahmoud, who has been president of SNC’s infrastructure arm. He’s to leave the company on May 1.

Also among the departures is Rejean Goulet, who has been the company’s general counsel. Goulet will retire in July but continue to assist on legal matters.

The Montreal-based company, one of the largest construction and engineering companies in the world, has been at the centre of a number of legal issues related to alleged fraud or corruption by some former senior executives.

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