PPP expert heads to Riyadh

Former European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) project preparation head John Seed has taken up a new post working for a consultancy based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Seed has been appointed group director of strategy and Development at Dar Al Riyadh Group, an engineering and consultancy firm focusing on public and private sector developments across the kingdom.

In his new role, Seed will support the consultancy business in its growth strategy, as well as work to develop new opportunities and service lines within Saudi Arabia.

Seed joins having spent the past year as a partner lead at ERM, leading its advisory business. Prior to that, Seed spent three years at the EBRD, including as its head of project preparation, having arrived from Mott MacDonald, where he latterly led the firm’s global advisory services business.