Canadian construction company, Nexii Building Solutions Inc., with headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, recently announced new appointments to both its board of directors and advisory board.

Nexii welcomed Michael Burke, chairman and CEO of AECOM, and business executives Ram Charan and Dennis Carey, to its board of directors. Ronald Sugar, chairman of Uber and board director at Apple, is joining the advisory board.

“I’m delighted to welcome Michael S. Burke, Dr. Ronald Sugar, Ram Charan, and Dennis Carey to the Nexii team,” said Stephen Sidwell, CEO of Nexii. “From Michael’s experience as Chairman and CEO of one of the world’s largest infrastructure firms to Ron’s insight as a key leader at Uber and Apple, their collective business experience in leading and advising some of the world’s most innovative companies will be invaluable as we work to scale Nexii across North America.”

He added that the new appointments to the boards are testament to Nexii’s potential as the company remains committed to championing a more sustainable and cost-efficient approach to construction.

The new board members provided the following comments regarding their roles:

Michael Burke, chairman and CEO of AECOM, said: “As the impacts of the climate crisis and urbanization mount, it’s essential that we invest in more efficient and environmentally responsible ways of working, and that we put our weight behind the new technologies and companies that can create a genuine impact. Nexii is a company that can transform the construction industry. I’m looking forward to shaping the strategic direction of Nexii, and will be pushing the business to dramatically scale and become a global leader in green construction.”

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Ronald Sugar, chairman of Uber and board director at Apple, said: “Today’s most successful companies champion innovation, continually pushing boundaries and looking for ever smarter ways to work and do business. That is what Nexii is all about. I’m looking forward to lending my experience to the Nexii senior leadership team as they scale this exciting business internationally.”

Dennis Carey, vice chairman of Korn Ferry, said: “Business growth is contingent on the talent and drive of its people. Nexii’s unique innovations give the company an edge, and I will be focused on assembling a world-class team of industry experts – as well as on building global industry partnerships – to ensure Nexii is armed with the tools it needs to become a global powerhouse.”

Ram Charan, global business and leadership consultant, said: “As the business landscape becomes more competitive, company success will hinge on its ability to execute smartly, efficiently and dynamically. Nexii already has breakthrough building solutions, and the focus now needs to be on strategic execution to ensure the business is leveraging its product advantage and positioning itself for rapid growth. I will also be helping Nexii adopt a fully digitized approach, as we work to emulate the success of the world’s biggest companies.”

Founded in 2018, Nexii is continuing to attract leading business leaders, advisors, and experienced construction professionals to its team. In January 2020, the company also announced Gregor Robertson, former Mayor of Vancouver, had joined the business as its executive vice president of strategy and partnerships.

The company is committed to accelerating the supply of sustainable, cost-efficient and disaster-proof buildings. Its proprietary material, Nexiite, can be used as a sustainable alternative to concrete for certain building applications, resulting in reduced carbon emissions.

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For further information on the Nexii team, click here.

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