Grant Porter, CEO, Atkins
Grant is Chief Executive Officer for Atkins Middle East & Africa leading the 1,800 strong business across 10 offices, delivering world-class multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, supervision, design and programme management.
He is a successful and highly motivated business leader with 16 years experience in professional services, construction and project management across the region who spent much of his childhood overseas including in Dubai and Bahrain.
Having worked for KPMG and IBM in the UK, he returned to the region as Regional Finance Director for Hyder Consulting (now Arcadis) in 2003, growing the business from 500 to 1,800 staff including 2 acquisitions. In 2009, following the regional crash, he joined Atkins as Regional Finance Director and has always influenced well beyond his finance background with his stakeholder and business skills as well as industry knowledge.
He has successfully fulfilled CEO and COO roles maintaining Atkins’ well recognized brand and reputation across the region.
Grant is married with 2 daughters at University in the UK. His favourite pastimes are cycling, football (sadly not playing now a days) and cars.