President EMENA

Fred Hearle

Fred Hearle


Ask Fred about

  • Developing talent
  • Enabling growth
  • Mechanical engineering

Fred joined Howden on 2013 as Managing Director and Leader of the Global Product business. Progressing in 2020 to Executive Director and President of EMENA region, he is responsible for Howden’s global tunnel & metro and metals strategies, as well as the developing nuclear SMR market and leaderships of Howden regional teams across Europe, Middle East, Russia and India to deliver Howden’s annual operating plan and strategic goals.

Prior to joining Howden, Fred worked in business development and operational leadership roles with Petrofac and Weir Group specialising in power, water, oil and gas and aftermarket services.

During Fred’s career spanning more than 30 years in mechanical engineering, he has amassed expertise including the ability to translate market insights into product development through to successful global commercialisation,   M&A experience through the fully cycle to value realisation and delivering profitable growth across a diverse product and business portfolio.

Fred holds a B.Eng. bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK.



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