John joined Actavo in 2019 as Middle East Regional Director and General Manager for Saudi Arabia. He has 30 years’ experience managing multi-million-dollar businesses across all sectors of industry.
John was previously Senior Regional Director at Kentz Group (now SNC Lavalin) for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for four years, Field Operations Regional Director for the Middle East and the Caspian and Country Manager for Technical Support services in Saudi Arabia.
He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Leadership and is currently completing his Masters.
He is responsible for establishing Actavo’s regional presence and overall business operations in Saudi Arabia, including Commercial, Business Development, and Project Management.
Live SAFETY is the most important Actavo value for John. He believes that Actavo’s other values stem from this. He sees safety as not just a business function but as a mutual responsibility and common bond between both colleagues and clients.
John believes having good relationships with his team and valuing them are precursors to success.