Scandal-plagued SNC-Lavalin has hired Terrance Ivers to lead its oil and gas division.

Ivers was named executive vice-president, the Montreal-based engineering giant said Tuesday. He’ll assume the post in in two weeks.

Acting head of the oil and gas business  – Ric Sorbo – left the company in May.

SNC-Lavalin has been staggered by bribery allegations involving projects in Canada, Asia, and the Middle East.

Several former executives have been arrested, including former CEO Pierre Duhaime.

The World Bank barred the company from its projects for ten years because of suspected corruption in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Libya, and Algeria.

Former executive Ben Aïssa was named in a Canadian police affidavit describing $160 million in alleged bribes to the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in exchange for engineering contracts.

Ivers was most recently head of the oil and gas solutions business at Siemens.


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