Michael S. Burke is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AECOM (NYSE: ACM), a $20-billion, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with the ability to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets globally. AECOM’s nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serve clients in more than 150 countries around the world.
Mr. Burke has served as a key AECOM leader since he joined the company in 2005 and has been instrumental in the evolution of AECOM from a private company with approximately 20,000 employees to a public company with nearly 100,000 employees. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2006 and, prior to his appointment as CEO last year, Burke had been president of the company since October 2011.
During 2014, Mr. Burke led AECOM’s purchase of URS Corporation, an $11-billion, leading provider of engineering, construction, and technical services for public agencies and private-sector companies around the world. This acquisition was a transformational event for the industry.
Mr. Burke also directed the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which was one of the 10 largest NYSE listings for 2007, and one of the largest engineering industry IPOs of all time.
Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Burke served as Western Area Managing Partner at KPMG. He joined KPMG in 1990 and was admitted to the partnership in 1995. He also was a member of KPMG LLP’s Board of Directors, a position he held for five years. As a member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Burke served as the chairman of the Board Process and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Mr. Burke is a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Audit Committee for Rentech, a publicly traded company providing clean energy solutions. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P.
A Fortune 500 company, AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering customized solutions that positively impact lives, transform communities and make the world a better place. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. For more information, visit www.aecom.com