Chris Brown

Chris Brown

EnerMech appoints Chris Brown as CEO


Global integrated mechanical and electrical services company EnerMech has announced the appointment of industry heavyweight Christian Brown as its new chief executive officer.

A highly experienced, successful and well regarded business leader, Brown was previously CEO of global engineering and construction company, Kentz, where he successfully led the growth from a small AIM listed business to a $2.5 billion revenue FTSE 250 company before its sale and integration into SNC Lavalin in 2014. More recently, Brown held the role of Corporate Development Officer with SNC Lavalin where his success included the $2.67 billion acquisition of WS Atkins in 2017.

Prior to this Brown held senior leadership roles within US Fortune 500 companies Kellogg Brown & Root and Foster Wheeler with tenures working across Europe, Africa, Middle East, APAC and the Americas.

EnerMech employs 3,500 staff across 40 locations in the UK, Norway, the Middle East, Caspian, Asia, Africa, Australia and Americas, working on large-scale projects across the oil and gas, LNG, renewables, defence, power, infrastructure and petrochemicals sectors.

EnerMech’s chairman, John Kennedy, who led the search process on behalf of its private equity owner, Nasdaq listed The Carlyle Group, said: "After a thorough and rigorous search process we are delighted that Chris Brown has agreed to join EnerMech as its CEO. Chris has an exceptional track record in growing and improving international service based businesses with an emphasis on customer relationships.

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