Riva will replace director David Robson when he retires in July. He will assume Robson's duties as chief executive of Amec Group, the company's UK-based engineering and construction operations. He will also take responsibility of Amec's operations in the Americas.
Riva joins Amec from InterGen, a global power generation firm based in the USA, where he was chief executive officer. InterGen is a joint venture between Shell and Bechtel with power operations throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
I am confident Riva will make a major contribution
Sir Peter Mason, chief executive, Amec
Prior to joining InterGen, Riva was president and chief operating officer from 1985 to 1995 of J Makowski, a Boston-based energy group.