Global consultancy and engineering leader to speak at European CEO Conference

Alain Bentéjac.

This year’s European CEO Conference in London has been given a boost with the news that Alain Bentéjac, the newly elected president of the international federation representing consultancy and engineering firms, will address delegates at the event.

Bentéjac, who was president of Syntec-Ingénierie, the French trade association of consulting engineers from 2005 to 2012, was elected president of FIDIC, the International Federation of Engineering Consultants, at its world congress in Jakarta last month.

Bentéjac, 63, began his career in the French ministry of Economy and Finance, where he worked for 12 years, mainly in the field of international economic relations. He joined the private sector in 1993 in the Vivendi Group as a manager of several subsidiaries involved in the construction sector. Appointed chairman and CEO of engineers and project managers Coteba in July 1999, Coteba merged with another French engineering firm, Sogreah, to form Artelia, a leading independent engineering firm where Bentéjac is currently co-chairman of Artelia. 

Bentéjac will speak at the Global Leadership Forum panel at the conference on Thursday 9 November. The European CEO Conference is a unique high-level event attended by CEOs and senior business executives from across Europe and combines a hard-hitting business programme with exclusive social and networking opportunities, including the European CEO Awards Gala Dinner which recognises and rewards the outstanding leaders from the industry. The finalists for the awards have just been announced.

The CEO Conference will provide a European forum for discussion and debate between CEOs in the consultancy and engineering industry in the UK and continental Europe. The conference will include the presentation of a Europe-wide industry benchmarking report and delegates will have the opportunity of discussing the impact of the current economic climate on markets and growth strategies.

The event offers a valuable platform to CEOs for high level financial and strategic debate to help position and direct their corporate business strategies. Those attending will gain information and tools for business planning and get factual evidence to plan and manage their business portfolio and also mergers and acquisitions activity.

To register for the conference and to view the full agenda for the event click here.

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