Fluor Corporation announced that David E. Constable, a member of the Fluor Board of Directors, has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO), effective January 1, 2021.
Constable succeeds Carlos Hernandez, who will retire as CEO and a member of the company’s Board at the end of the year.
Constable is a versatile executive with significant international experience and a proven track record of driving growth and value creation across multiple industries. He brings 30 years of insight to Fluor’s business, strategy and operations, having held various leadership roles within the company from 1982 to 2011, before returning as a Board member in 2019. From 2011 to 2016, Constable served as CEO of Sasol Ltd, where he executed a comprehensive change program and implemented a new operating model focused on enhancing growth across the organisation.
“We are pleased to appoint David, a proven executive with a deep understanding of our operations and opportunities, as Fluor’s next CEO,” said Alan Boeckmann, executive chairman of the Board. “This leadership transition is the result of the Board’s long-term succession planning process and follows a comprehensive external search. David brings a unique combination of deep insight to Fluor and an outside perspective from his prior experience as CEO of Sasol. His successful history of leading integrated global operations with a focus on effective risk management makes him ideally positioned to lead Fluor.”
“It has been an honour to serve as CEO of Fluor over the last year and a half, and a member of this great team for over a decade,” Hernandez said. “While it has been a challenging time for Fluor, we have made significant progress conducting our strategic review, strengthening our operations and completing the restatement of our financial results. Particularly, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am proud of how our team adapted to the dynamic environment, remained focused on our objectives and continued delivering for our customers and shareholders. Given the strength of our team and the momentum underway, the Board and I are confident that now is the right time to welcome new leadership to Fluor, and that the company is well positioned for the next phase of growth under David.”