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Lara Poloni is announced President of AECOM

Lara Poloni is announced President of AECOM

 June 09, 2020

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AECOM has announced the appointment of its Chief Executive of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Lara Poloni, to the position of President.

The news comes at the same time as Troy Rudd’s appointment is announced as Chief Executive Officer of AECOM, taking over from Michael Burke who retires.

Creating value

“I am excited to work with Troy and our teams around the world as we continue leveraging AECOM’s exceptional expertise and innovative solutions to deliver on our clients’ most complex projects,” comments Lara. “Looking ahead, we remain focused on creating value for our shareholders as our global workforce increasingly becomes the premier trusted professional services partner to our clients.”

An impressive career history

Lara has held significant leadership positions across her 25-plus year tenure with AECOM, including Chief Executive of AECOM’s Australia and New Zealand operations from 2014 before moving into the role of Chief Executive of EMEA role in 2017.

Lara’s institutional knowledge of global infrastructure markets, deep experience across AECOM’s sectors, and commitment to inclusion, diversity and leadership development position her to excel in this role.

“Troy’s leadership, as well as Lara’s, have contributed to our strong financial performance and the execution of key initiatives that resulted in substantially improved profitability and expanded margins, and transformed our balance sheet with record levels of liquidity,” adds Steven Kandarian, Lead Independent Director of AECOM’s Board of Directors.

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