Professional services firm Deloitte has appointed Eric Dugelay as the global leader for its Sustainability Services. Dugelay succeeds Dave Pearson, who has been promoted to Chief Sustainability Officer.
Eric Dugelay has more than 10 years of experience working on sustainability issues. In his previous role he was a partner in Deloitte France and the EMEA regional leader for Sustainability Services. He joined Deloitte in 2001, prior to that he worked for among others rival PwC, manufacturing firm Schneider Electric and as a consultant for Arthur Andersen. Dugelay has an MBA from INSEAD (1990), a degree in Engineering from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec – 1986) and a degree in Chinese from INALCO (France National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations – 1986).
Following the leading role Dugelay played in the EMEA region Deloitte has promoted him to the global leader for its Sustainability Services* unit, a practice which consists of around 2,000 professionals globally. Dugelay will, together with Valerie Chort (Regional Sustainability Services Leader for Americas) and Keiichi Kubo (Regional Sustainability Services Leader for Asia Pacific), be responsible for managing the business and further enhancing its footprint in the sustainability advisory landscape.
Dugelay says, “I am excited to take on this new and exciting opportunity. Deloitte member firms are well-positioned and highly qualified to help organizations address their sustainability issues. In collaboration with my talented colleagues around the world, we will strive to make the Deloitte network the unrivalled leader in sustainability services.”
“The rising importance of sustainability issues has attracted the attention of government, politicians, policy makers, the C-suite and boards world-wide, and the need to conduct business in a responsible and sustainable manner is increasingly reflected in the bottom line. Deloitte has long been focused on this issue, and its ongoing commitment to sustainability is evident with this new appointment,” says Adel Melek, Managing Director of Global Enterprise Risk Services.
* Deloitte Sustainability Services encompasses a multitude of disciplines, including strategy, innovation, assurance services, consulting, transaction support, and risk services.