MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX: SNC) announces today the appointment of Erik J. Ryan to the newly created role of Executive Vice-President, Marketing, Strategy and External Relations effective November 1, 2013. Based in Montreal and reporting to the President and CEO, Mr. Ryan will be responsible for SNC-Lavalin's strategic planning, corporate marketing, corporate communications, government and aboriginal affairs, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Ryan will also work closely with the Chief Financial Officer regarding investor relations.
"Erik's extensive international and multi disciplinary experience will be a significant asset to our Company as we seek to both consolidate and further broaden our global reach," said Robert G. Card, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Mr. Ryan, a Quebec native, joins SNC-Lavalin from Rio Tinto Alcan, where he was most recently Senior Vice-President Communications and External Relations, leading the group's global reputation management and stakeholder engagement strategy. Mr. Ryan joined Rio Tinto Alcan in 2002 in the Strategic Management Support team and then held positions of increasing responsibility, most notably in mergers and acquisitions, strategy and government negotiations.
Prior to this, Mr. Ryan worked with the Boston-based Monitor Group in the area of global strategic consulting. He has over 25 years of experience in various aspects of corporate external relations, including contract negotiations, business development, community relations, and strategy development and execution. Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard University. He also sits on several Canadian non-profit boards and has chaired many, such as the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Quebec Manufacturers and Exporters Association.
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world, and is 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 active in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com
For further information:
Senior Vice-President, Global Corporate
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-393-8000, ext. 57354
Vice-President, Investor Relations
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-393-8000, ext. 57553