#34: Ermis Marques, Aurecon
Ermis Marques is responsible for determining and leading the strategic direction for the business of Aurecon in the Middle East. During his tenure, his achievements include spearheading the establishment of Aurecon as a leading engineering and infrastructure advisory firm in the Middle East through harnessing digitisation and innovation; establishing high standards for performance; improving profitability by 160% over the recent four years; focusing on developing the next generation of engineers and designers; improving client and project delivery; doubling the number of women leaders in the Middle East business; aligning health and safety practices to international standards; and providing leadership based on values of fairness, honesty, and integrity to staff, clients, business partners, and suppliers.
In March 2018, Aurecon acquired market-leading digital agency studio, Studio Magnified. Aurecons new digital design team will ramp up the firms existing digital and visualisation services currently in demand globally, as governments and developers respond to a growing community demand to be able to see, understand, and buy into the true value created by infrastructure investments.