Timothy Knight, head of international relief and reconstruction programs at Engility Corp. (NYSE: EGL), will succeed Asif Shaikh as vice president and general manager for the international development business.
Shaikh will move to the strategic relations team and help maintain relationships with senior-level customers and other government stakeholders, Engility said Tuesday.
Knight will report to John Heller, senior VP and chief operating officer.
“As a leader on the international development team, Tim shares his colleagues’ passion for building a cleaner, safer and more prosperous world, ” said Tony Smeraglinolo, president and CEO.
In his new capacity, Knight will lead a team that works with U.S. government partners in developing countries on areas involving economic growth, developing and sustaining resources, stability operations, disaster response, governance and capacity building.
Knight, a former U.S. Agency for International Development employee, has worked for the international development business since 2000, when it was known as the international resources group at L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL).
The business was one of seven that spun off in July 2012 to form Engility.
At USAID, Knight worked in offices that provided humanitarian and disaster relief in numerous countries
Shaikh is a co-founder and former president of the international resources group and also a former USAID employee.