MONTREAL, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased
to announce that it has hired Andreas Pohlmann as its Chief Compliance
Officer (CCO), effective March 1, 2013.
With approximately 25 years of experience in compliance, governance,
public and governmental affairs, and as corporate counsel in the US and
abroad, Mr. Pohlmann has an extensive background in the resolution and
remediation of corporate ethics and governance issues on an
international scale. He was the CCO at Siemens AG and oversaw the
creation and implementation of its award-winning compliance and
corporate governance system, which the company has called its "highest
priority". Subsequently, he founded the well-respected consulting firm
Pohlmann & Company - Compliance and Governance Advisory LLP. His widely
admired approach to corporate governance has focused on transparency,
responsibility, appropriate risk management, and respecting the
interests of all stakeholders. Mr. Pohlmann has a Law degree from the
University of Frankfurt and a Doctor of Law degree from the University
of Tuebingen in Germany.
"We are extremely pleased to have someone of Andreas' calibre join our
team as we work towards developing the best standards possible at
SNC-Lavalin," said Robert G. Card, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin Group
Inc. "His experience on boards and his roles in Europe and in North
America speak to his well-deserved reputation as a world-renowned
leader in compliance and corporate governance. In addition, he has
lived through experiences similar to ours, albeit on a different scale,
so we are confident that his expertise will serve us well in the months
to come as we move beyond the past and towards the type of world-class
compliance system that he helped install at Siemens."
SNC-Lavalin's commitment to ethical behaviour and the highest standards
in governance, compliance and accountability continues to be steadfast,
and the hiring of Mr. Pohlmann is one more step towards this goal. The
Company continues to improve and strengthen its processes across the
organization. More information about how positive change is being
implemented throughout the Company is available at www.snclavalin.com/followus.
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in
the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in
the provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911,
SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries
around the world, and is currently working in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com
For further information:
Senior Vice-President, Global Corporate
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-390-8000, ext. 7354
Vice-President, Investor Relations
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-390-8000, ext. 7553