Ramboll Environ announces Europe and Africa Division leadership transitionRamboll Environ has announced the appointment of Steve Laking as President and Senior Director of its Europe and Africa Division (EUA). He will be based in London. José Fernandez, who previously held this position, has transitioned to the new role of Vice President and Senior Director, Market Development for EUA.
An experienced international environmental consultant and business leader, Steve has previously held operations management, commercial director, global practice leader and key account management positions within Europe and Asia for ERM and URS Dames and Moore. As the leader of Ramboll Environ’s EUA Division, he will focus on driving continued sustainable growth and adapting strategy and operations to changing market conditions. Steve remarked, “I am excited to join the company at this time as I believe there is real growth opportunity. I hope to continue José’s great work in delivering profitable growth and harnessing our amazing talent to provide clients with world-class integrated environmental and engineering solutions."
For the past eight years, José has successfully led the profitable growth, evolution and development of the EUA Division during a period of change and challenging market conditions. In his new role, José will focus on client development and senior talent acquisition across the EUA Division, as well as developing acquisition targets and increasing Ramboll Environ’s footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa. On his transition, José commented, “It has been a fantastic journey for me leading our Europe and Africa operations. I am also excited by the new challenge of focusing on our key clients and aligning our EUA strategy to their current and emerging needs for reaching their EHS and societal goals.”
“The Ramboll Environ management team is delighted that Steve has joined us. He embodies our culture of consulting excellence, our entrepreneurial spirit and our core values,” said Thomas R. Vetrano, President and Managing Director of Ramboll Environ. “We are confident that Steve’s experience, leadership skills and consulting acumen position him well to build on the profitable growth, evolution and development that José has consistently driven throughout the region during the past eight years.”
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