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Top 100 : 2008
Julian Segal, 53 Managing Director and CEO of Incitec Pivot, Melbourne Chemical engineer, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel J ulian Segal is the managing director and CEO of Incitec Pivot, which manufactures and sells fertiliser products. The company reported an annual revenue in the year ending September 2007 of $1.3 billion and sold more than 3Mt of fertiliser. In the past year, Segal’s main focus has been on fi nalising the company’s $3.3 billion proposal to acquire Dyno Nobel and diversify into the explosives industry. The acquisition was given clearance to proceed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission last month. Being a chemical engineer, Segal has an interest in the company’s work with Metex and Carbon Energy to trial a commercial-scale oxygen-injected underground coal gasifi cation demonstration project in the Surat Basin in Queensland. Segal completed his bachelor of science in chemical engineering at the Israel In- stitute of Technology in Haifa. When relaxing away from work and engineering, he enjoys listening to music. Ken Scott-Mackenzie, 58 CEO of Bilfi nger Berger Australia, Sydney Mining engineer, Melbourne University K en Scott-Mackenzie is the chief executive offi cer of Bilfi nger Berger Australia, the holding company for Abigroup, Baulderstone Hornibrook and Bilfi nger Berger Services Austral- asia. He is also a director of the group and the vice-president of the Australian Contractors Association. Last year, the group had a turnover of $3.6 billion and held assets totalling $1.5 billion. It employs around 5000 staff. Its forecasted turnover for this year is $4.5 billion. At present, the group is constructing the North South Bypass Tunnel and the Gateway Bridge in Brisbane. Scott-Mackenzie said a major challenge in the past year was fi nding suffi cient staff and he is involved with the group’s programs to attract staff including cadetships, apprenticeships and overseas recruitment. In addition to his engineering degree, Scott-Mackenzie completed a diploma in law in 1984 out of interest and due to the relevance of law to the construction industry. Zhengrong Shi, 45 CEO and Chair of Suntech Power, Wuxi City, China Electrical engineer, University of New South Wales Around a third of his time is spent speaking at public events and lobbying government offi cials to build support for solar energy. He is the ninth richest Australian, according to BRW’s 2008 Rich 200 list, with a personal A fortune of around $2.3 billion. He holds dual Australian and Chinese citizenships. Engineering was fundamental to Shi’s success. When starting the company, he designed and built a production line using second-hand and new equipment, and personally managed production, sourcing, and research and development. “It was a challenge and my engineering background allowed me to wear a number of hats and use our resources sparingly,” he said. The company recently opened offi ces in Spain, Germany, South Korea and Australia, and plans to expand into Italy, Greece and Switzerland. Based in Wuxi City near Shanghai, Shi visits Australia with his wife and sons several times a year. TOP 100 AUSTRALIA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS 47 s CEO and chair of solar energy company Suntech Power, Zhengrong Shi is in charge of 8000 people and involved in silicon procurement and strategic direction of sales. Book 1.indb 47 Book 1.indb 47 4/6/08 15:16:46 4/6/08 15:16:46