Thomas to Oversee Strategy, Business Development for Fluor

Fluor Corp. has appointed Ian Thomas, OBE, as senior vice president of its Corporate Strategy & Emerging Markets Group, with a broad business development brief specifically in the U.K. and around the globe.

Thomas joins from international project management and engineering group AMEC plc, where for more than 10 years he was business development director and a member of the senior management committee reporting directly to the chief executive officer.

John Hopkins, who heads both Fluor's Government and Corporate Strategy & Emerging Markets Groups, said, "Ian Thomas is a well-respected businessman not only in the U.K. but around the globe. We look forward to building on Ian's talents and relationships across all of Fluor's public and private sector businesses and in many different geographic markets."

In his new role, Thomas will report to Hopkins.

Thomas said, "Fluor has proven itself as one of the very best project management firms in the world. I look forward to helping it build on these successes and its 50-year heritage in the U.K. as we open up new sectors, markets and geographies."

Thomas advises Her Majesty's Government on Asia Pacific trade and investment, is co-chairman of the Indonesian British Business Council and serves as a special advisor to the Korean Envoy for Energy and Mineral Resources. He was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by The Queen in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours List 2006 for services to British business interests in Southeast Asia.

Thomas is also a trustee of NGO Engineers Against Poverty and of the U.K.-Japan 21st Century Group. Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Board of Meridiam, a European infrastructure fund.

Fluor Corp. provides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 500 company with revenues of $14.1 billion in 2006.