Wood CEO gets CBE

Wood CEO gets CBE

Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood, has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List for services to international trade.

Robin has spearheaded Wood’s global expansion and success since joining the Aberdeen-headquartered company in 2010, achieving record earnings and broadening the company’s portfolio into new geographies and markets. During this period, Wood has significantly broadened its vision and repositioned to address the global challenges of sustainability and the energy transition.

Taking the helm as chief executive in 2016, Robin led the transformational $3bn acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler the following year, delivering the integration of two international businesses ahead of plan to create a global engineering and consulting leader, with operations in more than 60 countries and employing around 60,000 people.

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