He will be a member of the AECOM Board’s Audit, Nominating and Governance as well as its Planning, Finance and Investments committees.
Highly regarded for his worldwide expertise in the energy sector, Routs spent his 37-year career at Royal Dutch Shell, retiring in 2008 as executive director of downstream operations and a member of its board.
Today, he serves on a number of boards, including AEGON N.V., a publicly traded global insurance provider, and AP Moller Maersk, a public container shipping and oil & gas drilling company.
“We are honored to welcome Dr. Routs to our Board of Directors,” said AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “His extensive experience as a global business strategist and proven track record of driving top performance in the arena of mergers and acquisitions is a great fit for AECOM.”
The appointment of Dr. Routs as an AECOM director further strengthens the board’s renowned experts,” said Dionisio. “As our global network of expertise grows and enables us to meet the evolving needs of our clients around the world, Dr. Routs’ leadership and strategic advice will be a great benefit to our company.”
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 52,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.5 billion during its fiscal year 2010. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at live-aecom.pantheonsite.io.
About Dr. Rob J. Routs
Dr. Rob J. Routs devoted the professional side of his life to the energy sector during his 37-year career with Royal Dutch Shell plc. He now brings his experience to a number of public company boards, including AECOM (professional and technical services), AEGON N.V. (insurance) and AP Moller Maersk (shipping/oil & gas drilling), among others.
Routs’ global energy sector leadership as well as his operating and board experience bring a wealth of experience and perspective to companies he serves.
He began his career at Royal Dutch Shell in 1971. Routs served in regional manufacturing and global general manager positions, restructuring operations to enhance business operations. He was able to get organizations back on track in the U.S. and Canada and then led the Texaco U.S. Downstream integration after its acquisition in 2002, driving it to top performance. He became group managing director for oil products and refining in 2003, followed by Chairman of Shell Canada in 2004, where he was involved in the development and construction of world-scale oil sands projects.
For Routs’ final executive role as executive director, downstream operations, with Shell, he was based in Europe from 2004 to 2008 and responsible for running a global business with US$250 billion in sales, US$80 billion in equivalent market cap, US$60 billion of assets, and 75,000 employees in 130 countries.
He also worked with the shareholders and investors directly, and the year before he retired, his downstream business was ranked the best in the industry by the Financial Times.
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