Board of Directors
Chair of the Board of Directors
President, Engineering Services, United States, Asia Pacific and Mining & Metallurgy, AtkinsRéalis
Steve Morriss joined AtkinsRéalis on January 25th 2021 as President, Engineering Services, United States, Asia Pacific and Mining & Metallurgy.
With over 30 years of experience and global expertise, he has held executive and management positions in various organizations. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Morriss served as Group President, Design and Consulting Services, Americas at AECOM where he led the group’s technical services business, numbering more than 20,000 employees across the United States, Canada and Latin America. He had originally joined AECOM in 2011 as Chief Executive, Europe before being promoted to President of EMIA, which included the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. He held senior management and executive roles at Mouchel and Serco Assurance and also served as Chief Operating Officer at Serco Solutions. He started his career in 1988 at WS Atkins, now a member of the AtkinsRéalis Group, as a civil and structural engineer. In his 15-year tenure, he worked as Project and Program Manager, General Manager in Advanced Technology and Managing Director at Atkins Nuclear. During his career, he has lived and worked in the UK, US and the Middle East.
Mr. Morriss is a graduate of Bristol University in Civil Engineering and served in the Royal Engineers and Royal Marines Reserve. His professional affiliations include the title of Honorary Colonel from the British Armed Forces and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Executive Vice-President, Project Performance & Risk Oversight
Nigel W.M. White is Executive Vice-President, Project Performance and Risk Oversight at AtkinsRéalis
. He joined the Company in August 2019, reporting directly to Ian L. Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, and is part of the Executive Committee. Based in London, United Kingdom (UK), he leads the Project Performance and Risk Oversight function that ensures delivery and execution across all the Company’s operational sectors.
Mr. White has over 30 years of experience in managing all aspects of civil, building, foundation, electrical and mechanical contracts in Hong Kong, UK and USA. Prior to joining AtkinsRéalis, he was Executive Director at Gammon Construction Limited in Hong Kong where he had responsibility for the company’s operations together with financial performance responsibilities, business growth strategy and business development.
He also spent over 20 years at Balfour Beatty in a variety of increasingly senior positions including Commercial Manager responsible for various projects. His early career was spent with Bucknall Austin and Partners – Chartered Quantity Surveyors and George Stubbings Limited, both in the UK.
MD, Grid Integration, Hitachi Energy
Niklas Persson is the Managing Director of the Grid Integration Business Unit globally within Hitachi Energy.
He joined Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ predecessor in 1997 as an area sales manager for high voltage products in the Middle East, since then he has held several senior management positions with global responsibilities within the various businesses inside Power Grids. Directly prior to becoming Managing Director of Grid Integration, he was Head of the Company’s High Voltage Direct Current Business Unit.
Senior VP, Hitachi Energy
Daniel Assandri is currently Group Senior Vice President, responsible for Large Projects Business Development at Hitachi Energy, reporting to the President and CEO of Hitachi Energy, based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Daniel started his international career at Siemens in Germany and has held different senior management positions in Switzerland, Asia and Canada for ABB. Among others, he was Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of ABB Inc. in Canada, and member of the Executive Board of ABB in the Americas region. Daniel served also in China as Senior Vice President responsible for the Power Systems Division in North Asia, overseeing a significant expansion of the business portfolio in the region, and in Malaysia as Managing Director of the ABB Southeast Asia Power Generation Company, based in Kuala Lumpur.
Senior VP – Commercial & Risk, Resources, AtkinsRéalis
Adrian Griffin is currently Senior Vice President – Commercial at AtkinsRéalis for the USAAM sector, which includes engineering services in the US, Australia and Asia. This portfolio also includes mining and metallurgy, Linxon and the close out of several completed major projects.
Adrian started his international career at Kentz in South Africa, working on oil and gas, mining and power projects. He played a key role in the establishment and operation of a maintenance and shutdown business in Southern Africa and later led business development and operations activities in Scandinavia. He held senior commercial leadership roles on energy and infrastructure projects and business units in Europe, South East Asia and Australia before being appointed in 2007 to the global commercial leadership role, which included extensive Middle East operations. Adrian was involved in several M&A transactions, mainly in North America and serves as a director of a number of SNC Lavalin subsidiaries and joint venture companies.
Linxon Global Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Stefan Reisacher is the Linxon’s Chief Executive Officer since September 2021; he previously led the company’s EMEA operations as Managing Director for the region.
Stefan’s background is in engineering; he has broad experience across the power industry, and held a number of senior roles at Alstom and, most recently, ABB before joining the Linxon senior management team in 2018. He is a graduate of the Technical University of Munich and holds an MBA from the University of Reading’s Henley Business School.
Deputy CEO, Managing Director – APAC & OPCs, ad interim Managing Director Hub Nordics
Dinesh Chadha leads our APAC Hub and India Engineering team; he is based in Bangalore, India. Dinesh joined Linxon from ABB’s Substation Projects and Transportation Business.
Managing Director – Middle East & Africa
Hassan joined Linxon from ABB and is responsible for the MEA region. In his role Hassan leads our local Hub in all aspects of project management, planning, engineering, supply chain and construction functions.
Managing Director Americas
Nicolas Sanloup leads Linxon America’s. Nicolas is an experienced leader in the Power Industry Business having held several executive roles in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America throughout his 20+ years experiences. His diverse background including High Voltage product manufacturing (GIS, AIS, DTB, Capacitors), construction experience of large turnkey projects (HVDC, Offshore, Substations GIS/AIS, FACTS) and executive leadership roles for Siemens and Hitachi/ABB helps consolidating Linxon position in the America’s market.
Nicolas holds a Master degree specialized in Mechanical and Industrial Management from the Ecole Catholique Des Arts et Métiers in France and he is based out of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Chief Finance Officer – Linxon
Jean-Francois joined Linxon from SNC-Lavalin, where since 2011, he held different roles within Corporate Finance and with the Hydro, Transmission and Distribution business units. Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin, he worked for a telecommunication company as well as for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, in Canada, Europe, USA and Africa, bringing 20 years of International experience to Linxon.
At Linxon, Jean-Francois heads the Accounting, Project Controls, Treasury and IT functions. Jean-Francois completed a Bachelor in Business Administration and second-cycle degree in Accounting from Laval University in Canada, and is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
Head of Communications
Kristina is responsible for all global communications and marketing communications at Linxon, covering internal and external content and channels. Kristina joined Linxon from ABB where she held several local and global Communication management roles, as well as positions within Human Resources management. She is based in Västerås, Sweden. Kristina is an experienced Communications Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry, holding skills in Marketing Management, International Project Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, and Crisis Communications. She has a Bachelor’s degree focused in Communication from Örebro university, Sweden.
Chief Proposals Officer
Angel leads our Proposals team and is responsible for offers preparation and negotiation. He joined Linxon from the former ABB EPC Group and is based in Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Guijarro brings more than 30 years of international executive experience in Oil&Gas, Power Generation and T&D, with deep understanding of global cultures and the energy sector. Prior to joining ABB in 2015 he has held various senior management positions throughout his career within EPC companies, where he was involved in all aspects of the project-construction business. He worked twenty-one years in Dragados (ACS Group), in 2003 he moved to Mexico as President and CEO of Dragados Industrial Mexico for over 7 years.
Angel holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from ICAI University, Spain; Master’s in Finance from ICADE Business School, Spain; General Management Program from IESE Business School, Spain.
Chief Legal Officer
Nicole joined Linxon from the from SNC-Lavalin Infrastructure in Vancouver and is responsible for the legal, integrity and corporate secretarial functions. In her role, Nicole leads our team of in-house lawyers and contract managers.
Prior to joining the SNC-Lavalin family, Nicole was with AMEC (now Wood) as legal counsel and worked in Energy and Infrastructure at Canada’s largest law firm as an associate. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, a Masters of Science from the University of Oxford as well as a Juris Doctor from Queen’s University.
Global Head of Commercial
David is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with extensive international experience managing the commercial function within Tier 1 contracting organizations. With a career spanning major projects in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia, David has first-hand knowledge of the working dynamics in all Linxon’s key geographical regions. He joins from our parent company SNC-Lavalin.
David holds BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and a Master’s Degree in Construction Law.
Head of Human Resources
Cathy is responsible for the global HR function, including recruitment, compensation, and benefits and learning and development. Cathy joined Linxon from SNC-Lavalin Middle East, where she held the role of HR director across a number of divisions within the business. In addition Cathy has chaired the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion network for the region. Based in Qatar, Cathy has previously worked in a variety of industries including Oil & Gas, Project Management Engineering service and consultancy across Middle East, UK, Ireland and Europe. She holds a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in HR Management and is a Chartered member of Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).