Amec Foster Wheeler has named Jon Lewis as its new chief executive.
Jon, who is currently a senior vice president for Halliburton, will assume the role on June 1.
The 54-year-old has dual citizenship and will be based in London.
A company statement said: “His salary will be £775,000 per annum and he will be eligible for an annual bonus and participation in the long term incentive plan, and receive other benefits in accordance with the company’s remuneration policy for executive directors.”
The new company leader joined Halliburton in 1996 after nine years in academia, where he was NERC research fellow at the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College in London and Conoco Lecturer in Petroleum Geology at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
John Connolly, chairman, said: “I am delighted that Jon will soon be joining us as our new CEO. He brings with him thirty years of experience in the oil and gas industry across many parts of the world, including twenty years as a senior executive at Halliburton where he built a reputation for safe and ethical operations, strategic market insight, strong leadership, commercial discipline and consistently delivered against commitments.”