Louis Berger’s CEO Jim Stamatis calls for a global moment of reflection and silence at 12 noon Monday in solidarity with French colleagues following the weekend terror attacks in Paris:
Following the tragic terror attacks in Paris on Friday, I want to express my thanks to all who worked through the weekend to account for the safety of each of our employees.
As a three-year resident in Paris, I have a personal affinity and connection with our French and international colleagues in our Paris office. In the aftermath of this weekend’s tragedy, my thoughts and prayers continue to go out to our employees, their families and neighbors, clients and all of the Parisian and French people.
Our International management team, led by Tom Topolski as International president, has worked through the weekend to account for our employees’ safety. I would like to thank and acknowledge the entire crisis management team for their work to account for each and every employee in Paris.
I could not be more proud of the great men and women in our Paris office and around the globe who joined together in this time of tragedy. I am also touched by the incredible outpouring of support from our employees, partners and clients around the world who reached out through phone calls, text messages, emails and social media to inquire into our employees’ safety and to ask how they could help. I am proud to be part of such a global community.
As our colleagues return to work on Monday, the day will certainly bring a new range of emotions that require time for reflection. In solidarity with our employees in Paris and the people of France, our global operations will observe a moment of silence at 12 noon local time on Monday, Nov. 16.