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The math works. We can make 2+2 = 5, 6, 7 or even more!

Jeff Reilly, Group President, Strategy & Business Development

Today, we announced the creation of a new force in global engineering, consultancy, project delivery, and power equipment supply with a workforce of some 40,000 people in 50 countries and annual revenues £5.5 billion.

Amec Foster Wheeler is now one company created to deliver enhanced value so that 2+2 will not equal 4; rather 2+2= 5, 6, 7 or even more for our customers, employees and stakeholders.

While we are much stronger together and our heritage positions very complementary, realizing the synergies from customers, markets, geographies, service offerings and relationships doesn’t just happen, it needs a 'catalyst'.

I joined the company after the announcement of the Amec Foster Wheeler transaction to take on the challenge of a newly created position, Group President Strategy and Business Development. Both heritage companies already had an ambition to be truly customer focused, 'to put the client at the center of all we do and to be best placed to meet their individual needs and expectations across more of their businesses, locations, operations and projects'. I truly believe that Amec Foster Wheeler is poised to take advantage of its enhanced global market and resource footprint to help our customers solve their most complex capital and operations business problems. And the whole Strategy and Business Development team has readied itself to be the 'catalyst' to make that happen by ensuring the right linkages between people and groups - essentially the glue that binds various aspects of our global expertise together to provide the optimum solutions to our clients.

So what does that mean for all of us at Amec Foster Wheeler? It means we must act our size – and by that, I mean we must operate like the large global competitor we are with some 40,000 of us serving in over 400 offices in more than 50 countries. One that is client-centric, agile, and globally integrated; one that identifies and creates partnerships that enable leverage for driving revenue and growth while fostering deep customer relationships.

Meet the blogger

Jeff ReillyJeff was appointed Group President, Strategy & Business Development on 28 April 2014. He started his career with Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. as a Chemical Process Design Engineer and developed his career there and at ABB Lummus Global Inc as company Vice President at both engineering and construction organisations. He joined ConocoPhillips in 2005, initially as Major Contracts Manager, then led upstream and downstream major project portfolios globally and was appointed as Chief Procurement Officer in 2012.

Jeff has a BS Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin; an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Houston.