While WSP’s Chris Cole receives lifetime achievement award at ACE’s European CEO Awards

Rambøll’s CEO Flemming Pedersen has has been named the engineering CEO of the year.

The head of the Danish engineering consultant was awarded the title at the inaugural European CEO Awards organised by the Association of Consultancy and Engineering

WSP’s Chris Cole was among the shortlisted engineers and he was awarded the lifetime achievement award.

ACE chief executive Nelson Ogunshakin OBE said: “Flemming’s leadership of Rambøll demonstrates that, in times of economic turmoil, good leadership is vital to deliver excellent results and some phenomenal feats of engineering. The consultancy and engineering industry has a wealth of talented leadership, but I am sure that Flemming Pedersen is a worthy recipient of this inaugural award.”

Of Cole’s award, Ogunshakin said: “Chris is a leading figure in the consultancy and engineering industry. He and his fellow partners founded WSP in 1969, and he has overseen their rise as one of the most significant engineering companies in the UK and around the world.”