Arcadis appoints first UK chief entrepreneur

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Nilesh Parmar

Posted October 1, 2019

New role to report directly to UK boss Mark Cowlard

Arcadis has appointed its first chief entrepreneur for the UK.

Nilesh Parmar (pictured) joined the firm in 2004 and was a director for buildings before heading up the group’s manufacturing, logistics and technology division two years ago.

Parmar started his career as a graduate project manager at Tilbury Douglas – later renamed Interserve – before moving to Arcadis after seven years.

He now joins Arcadis’ UK leadership team, reporting directly to UK chief executive Mark Cowlard.

Cowlard said: “Whilst entrepreneurialism isn’t the sole responsibility of one individual, we wanted an entrepreneurial custodian who can adopt a unique vantage point outside of our core business.”

Arcadis added that the new role had been created to “bring entrepreneurial flair to new business creation”.