Press Release - December 10th, 2019
ISG bolsters Continental Europe business with high-profile France MD appointment
ISG has strengthened its Continental Europe business with the appointment of the highly-respected industry professional, Mikel Berrebi as managing director for France.
Mikel will lead the team in France, capitalising on ISG’s strong position and sustained growth, with record financial results and turnover now at £2.2 billion and a 100 percent increase in revenue from its European operations to circa £400 million in 2018.
Mikel’s appointment reinforces ISG’s ability to attract the most influential leaders from across the industry. Formerly regional managing director at Bouygues UK, Mikel brings over 20 years’ experience as an international leader, with established industry relationships and outstanding knowledge, operating at the highest levels within the construction industry. Mikel holds a master’s degree in construction from l’Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics ESTP and from Northwestern University in Chicago as well as an MBA from l’Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP).
The appointment showcases ISG’s commitment to further bolster its activity in an expanding commercial office sector in France, as well as providing an outstanding service to its growing retail and hospitality customer portfolio. In addition, Mikel will spearhead a move to increase the impact of new procurement options within the French market, which foster more collaborative and relationship-based partnerships. This approach has proved highly beneficial for ISG’s international customer base, adding value, improving quality and enhancing delivery efficiencies.
Aydin Karaduman, managing director for Europe, commented: “Mikel brings with him a wealth of experience in European construction markets - his knowledge of how our industry operates and his passion for building long-lasting relationships with international businesses, founded on trust, innovation and delivery excellence makes him a perfect match for our business. At a time when we are seeing the most consistent period of sustainable growth and strongest financial performance in our history, we are delighted to be making such a high-profile appointment that demonstrates our commitment to growing our profile and influence in the French market.”
Mikel said : “I am excited to be joining ISG, a leader in providing innovative construction solutions and a company with an outstanding reputation within the industry. My role will be to further strengthen ISG’s profile in France, working collaboratively to support our clients and build on our commitment to innovation, creativity and supporting our talented teams to perform at the highest levels. There is an immense pool of expertise and experience within the French business, and I’m looking forward to building on these strong foundations as we capitalise on our exceptional capabilities.”