CCL Appoints New Associate Directors

CCL Appoints New Associate Directors

CCL Global are excited to announce the promotion of both Paul Popovic and Zeeshan Mehtab, to the positions of Associate Director – North America and EMEA Associate Director of Energy, respectively. Both Paul and Zeeshan initially joined CCL’s recruitment function, bringing a collective 20 years of experience to the team.

Paul’s professional portfolio with CCL has been second-to-none with regards to growth and saturation amongst some of the energy industry’s leading clients, including assembly of full project teams and the diversification of CCL’s business into other energy subsectors. As a result of Paul’s efforts, CCL’s engineering and project services division has more than doubled in size over the past 3 years.

Geoff Owen, Regional Director – North America said, “Over the past few years, Paul has proven himself to be at the bedrock of CCL’s success in North America. He offers outstanding service to clients and contractors alike, as well as assisting with the development of our business’ strategic direction. He deserves nothing less than this promotion and I speak for the entire CCL Global family when I say we are privileged to have someone of Paul’s caliber on the team.”

Zeeshan has been tasked with leading CCL’s efforts across the EMEA region to not only expand our client base but diversify our services across multiple industries and sectors, of which there have been numerous successes and important client awards.

Keith Jones, EMEA Business Director said, “Zeeshan strives to add value to our customers and continuously creates opportunities for the CCL community. Zeeshan provides a solid platform for our staff to succeed especially with his mentoring and stewardship within the sales and commercial teams. Zeeshan contains all traits that embody being a CCL employee. This is a thoroughly deserved promotion and we look forward to watching his continued success at CCL.”

The decision for CCL to make these appointments comes at a time when we are excited to highlight our growth, not only internally, but as exciting new prospects arise across the globe. We look forward to the continued service and expertise of both Paul and Zeeshan. 

CCL Joins Sizewell C Consortium

CCL Joins Sizewell C Consortium

CCL Global is excited to announce our participation in the Sizewell C Consortium, comprised of more than 100 companies who are actively promoting the United Kingdom’s exciting, green economic advancement into clean energy. As the energy industry remains turbulent during challenging times, CCL is proud to take part in the effort to lead British companies into a new era of forward-thinking, low carbon power generation.

CCL UK Associate Director, Zeeshan Mehtab, said “Joining the Sizewell C consortium was the natural step for CCL as we continue to expand our Nuclear portfolio and successes on the Hinkley Point C & ITER projects. This initiative will generate in excess of £14 billion of revenue to local businesses whilst ensuring we continue to reduce our carbon footprint This win-win situation can only create positive outcomes for the UK economy.”

To learn more about Sizewell C and its participants, visit

Project of the Year

Project of the Year

CCL Global is 18 months into supporting a major scope of work covering the Engineering, Construction and Commissioning of several offshore facilities on a $7.5 billion mega project. The offshore field development is located in Mexican waters and is testament to the ingenuity and reach of CCL Global’s workforce solution capabilities.

From the beginning of 2020, CCL established itself as a preferred supplier to the Operator client providing highly technical upstream Oil and Gas experts both in the domestic US and at fabrication facilities overseas. In addition to the recruitment offering CCL Global excelled in the following value-added services:

  • Payrolling
  • Work Permitting
  • Logistics and Travel
  • Medical provisions & Emergency service response

The Mexico offshore development had many complex and nuanced facets to it – from multiple locations to complex engineering needs and cross border communication. Considering these challenges, CCL provided a custom plan to improve sourcing efficiencies as well as offer solutions to challenging staffing needs.

Geoff Owen (Director – North America) for CCL said, “This project posed some new challenges to CCL from both a geographical and project size standpoint. Through hard work, ingenuity and the relationship we hold with the end-client, we continue to offer the very best support in technical workforce solutions.”

CCL’s 2020 Project of the Year came as a result of the hard work and dedication of our recruitment and operations team which had to continue to deliver best in class service during and especially difficult year in oil and gas.

CCL Promotes Geoff Owen to Regional Director

CCL Promotes Geoff Owen to Regional Director

We are thrilled to announce the well-deserved promotion of Geoff Owen to Regional Director of the CCL Global Houston office. Geoff joined CCL in 2017 managing and building a presence within the Construction, HSE, and Commissioning disciplines. Geoff brings a vast network and high level of expertise collected over a 10-year span working at some of the industry’s most prestigious technical staffing  companies 

As Regional Director, Geoff is responsible for overseeing the growth and implementation of CCL’s workforce solutions across the United States, Mexico and Canada. In addition to maintaining CCL’s presence within the energy industry, Geoff will champion the effort to continue to diversify the business into new areas where CCL may extend the same level of expertise to new clients and sectors.

Chris Maltby, managing director for CCL, stated, “this promotion is a testament to Geoff’s high level of performance in terms of individual results but also in leading all team members around him into striving for optimum levels of performance. Geoff embodies the Client, Consultant and Candidate first philosophy that CCL is continuing to forge. With Geoff at the helm CCL will continue to expand across North America in order to meet our exciting and challenging objectives.’’

Geoff Owen said “During my time at CCL, I have had the pleasure of working with the best industry professionals I have seen in my 10 years. I am grateful of the recognition and look forward to further developing our dynamic and ever-growing business. With the strength of the internal team and our contractors and clients I am certain we will thrive over the coming years.’’ 

Project Highlight – Tunisia

Project Highlight – Tunisia

CCL has been delivering expert staffing services across the African continent since 1994 and are proud to announce that we recently completed a scope of work in Tunisia which has been selected as our 2020 Project of the Year. CCL managed and administered the payroll as well as the logistical and operational remit of the project commissioning team in the Ghadames Basin.

Our in-country team, in collaboration with CCL UK and CCL US, provided a team of 115 Commissioning Engineers, Technicians and Managers to assist with construction of the 370km pipeline connecting the Central Process Facility of Nawara to the Gabès treatment unit.

“CCL delivered a robust financial solution ensuring seamless tax and payrolling services whilst mobilizing and providing in-country support of over 100 engineers. Our accomplishments on this project are a testament to the quality of our client relationships and clearly understanding both our contractors’ and clients’ expectations. We are proud to offer best in class solutions to our clients that operate throughout the world” – Global Finance Director, Matt Smallwood.


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