Corporate Officers

J. Kent Masters

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kent Masters is our President and Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to joining Foster Wheeler, he served as a member of the Executive Board of Linde AG, a world-leading gases and engineering company. He was also previously employed by BOC Group plc in a variety of senior executive positions, including Chief Executive, Industrial and Special Products. He has substantial experience in global industrial businesses and significant international and regional experience in the Americas, Africa and the South Pacific. He also serves on our Board of Directors.  He joined the company in 2011.

Gary Nedelka

Chief Executive Officer of Global Power Group

Gary Nedelka has served as Chief Executive Officer of our Global Power Group since January 2009. Prior to his current position, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler North America Corp., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary within our Global Power Group. He has also previously served as President and General Manager of our operating companies in China and has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in commercial operations and engineering management. He joined the company in 1979.

Roberto Penno

Chief Executive Officer of the Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group

Roberto was appointed as CEO of the Global E&C Group in 2013.  Previously he was CEO of  the Global E&C Group’s Asia-Pacific Region.  A 25-year veteran of Foster Wheeler, he has held a variety of positions with the company, including managing director of Global Sales, Marketing and Strategic Planning; director of commercial operations for Foster Wheeler Asia Pacific;  and other senior roles in operating unit management, sales and commercial management in Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Franco Baseotto

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Franco Baseotto is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, positions he assumed in August 2007 and January 2008, respectively. Before his promotion to Chief Financial Officer, he had served as the Financial Leader of our Global E&C Group, as the Chief Financial Officer of Foster Wheeler Continental Europe S.r.l., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary within our Global E&C Group, and in variety of executive positions in Finance in the U.S. and Europe. He joined the company in 1991.

Michelle K. Davies

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Michelle Davies has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since November 2011 and as Corporate Secretary since April 2011. Prior to that, she served as our Acting General Counsel and as General Counsel for Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, the company’s largest indirect, wholly owned subsidiary. Prior to joining Foster Wheeler in 2008, she was the Group Legal Director and Company Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee of English Welsh & Scottish Railway Limited and as Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Company Secretary for NIREX Limited. She has more than 26 years of experience in complex corporate legal matters.

Beth B. Sexton

Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Beth Sexton joined the company in April 2008 as our Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to joining Foster Wheeler, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for IKON Office Solutions. She also previously held a series of executive positions in human resource management with increasing responsibilities at CH2M Hill. She has more than 25 years of experience in human resources.

Rakesh K. Jindal

Vice President of Tax

Rakesh Jindal has served as our Vice President of Tax since January 2005. He joined the company in December 1996 as Assistant Director of Tax and in June 2000 was promoted to Corporate Tax Director.

Jonathan C Nield

Vice President, Project Risk Management

Jonathan Nield has served as our Vice President, Project Risk Management since May 2011. Previously, he was a director of Foster Wheeler Energy Limited (the company’s largest indirect wholly owned subsidiary) and he has served in various executive positions with that company. He has been a member of the Foster Wheeler team for more than 25 years.

Stephen Rostron

Vice President and Chief Corporate Compliance Officer

Stephen Rostron was appointed Vice President and Chief Corporate Compliance Officer in August 2013. Before joining Foster Wheeler, he was the Internal Audit Director for Subsea7.  Prior to this, he was an Enterprise Risk Services Associate Partner at Deloitte in the UK.  He has nearly 30 years of experience in Audit, Risk and Control.

Lisa Z. Wood

Vice President and Controller

Lisa Wood has served as our Vice President and Controller since June 2007. Prior to that, she held to the title of Chief Accounting Officer and had served in various financial positions with Foster Wheeler.  Before joining Foster Wheeler, she had been an accounting and auditing manager at Deloitte & Touche. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She joined the company in 1997.