Process Technology and EPC Industry Executive Consultant
Industry: Technology and Energy
Khalid Farid is a senior management executive with an extensive global career in international Engineering and Construction and Process Technology businesses. Following his retirement in August 2012 from AMEC Foster Wheeler (now Wood plc) as Senior VP Strategic Development, he remained an Advisor to the Management Team until April 2018.
From 1966 through 2007 Khalid held progressive leadership positions with ABB Lummus Global which focused on process technology and EPC for the upstream and downstream oil and gas, refining and petrochemical industry. He was Executive Vice President of Lummus from 1997 to 2007 during which time he was responsible for Company Strategy in addition to business operations P&L responsibilities.
Mr. Farid participated in and led many aspects of the growth of the global EPC industry, spanning five decades, which saw broad North American and international increase, advances in both process technology and execution technology, with extensive experience in development and commercialization of technologies as well as project management, engineering, supply chain management and construction management for international project delivery.
Khalid holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from City College of CUNY and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from NYU, Khalid has been a career-long member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers and participated in the Construction Industry Institute and the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) from their early days.
In September 2011 Khalid was honored at the 43rd Annual ECC Conference as the recipient of the Annual Lifetime Achievement Award in the EPC Industry.
Khalid remains highly sought-after and active with clients providing advisory to management, Boards, investment banks and consulting companies for strategy, leadership and organization development, and M&A and governance.
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Khalid is married and lives in Houston, Texas.