AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced two key executive appointments today as the company continues to grow its business globally.
Nancy Laben has joined the company as senior vice president, Legal, and general counsel. Eric Chen, senior vice president, Corporate Finance, has transitioned from his role as general counsel to the company’s corporate finance team, where he is playing a lead role in AECOM’s mergers and acquisition (M&A) and other capital market activities.
Laben will oversee AECOM’s team of lawyers and compliance professionals at both the corporate and operational levels. She will also be responsible for the company’s ethics and compliance programs, SEC-reporting requirements, M&A and other transactional-related legal activities, as well as all legal support of the firm’s global operations.
“We are delighted to welcome Nancy to AECOM as general counsel,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer. “Her significant international experience, deep expertise and proven track record for managing global corporate legal activities will benefit us greatly as we build on our commitment to conducting business around the world with the utmost integrity.”
Laben joins AECOM from Accenture, where she served most recently as deputy general counsel. She brings 24 years of experience to AECOM’s global legal team, having graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1986. Her Accenture background also includes working in Hong Kong as managing partner, Legal Services, for Asia-Pacific; and in London as managing director, Legal Services, for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Prior to joining Accenture, Laben was a member of the Law Department at IBM.
Chen joined AECOM in 1998, following a tenure at Prudential Capital Group, a division of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, where he managed a $1.5-billion portfolio of investments, including structured and leveraged financings. He also practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLC, with a focus on corporate finance, M&A, and general corporate matters, including advising boards of directors.
“AECOM is very fortunate to have Eric’s deep knowledge of corporate finance and M&A expertise in house,” said Dionisio. “This announcement reflects our continued effort to leverage, and build upon, our leadership depth.”
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 45,000 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 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 $6.3 billion during the 12-month period ended March 31, 2010. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at aecom.com.
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