Ramboll Group appoints Hilde Tonne as Chief Innovation Officer

20 December 2017 Consultancy.uk

As part of its focus on digitalisation in its 2020 strategy Winning Together, Ramboll has appointed Hilde Tonne as its new Chief Innovation Officer. Tonne brings extensive experience in the digitalisation space across energy and telecommunications to the firm, and will lead the campaign of digital transformation within the consultancy. 

Digitalisation continues apace across various organisations, resulting in disruptive change. Different sectors are differently affected, creating risks and opportunities, requiring a plethora of different types of solutions to improve efficiencies or change operating procedures. As a result, consultancy firms with broad expertise are increasingly called in to develop tailor made solutions. 

Ramboll recently announced the appointment of Hilde Tonne, an industry veteran from Telenor Group, a government-owned multinational telecommunications company, as the Group’s new Chief Innovation Officer. She brings considerable experience to the role. In 2016, she headed the formation of Digital Norway, an initiative focused on the digitalisation of Norwegian companies.

Tonne was most recently, between 2015 and 2016, a Senior Vice President at the Telenor Group, a role she held for around 11 months. She started out at the Group in 2007, initially as the Executive Vice President of Group Communications & Corporate Responsibility, before taking on the role of Deputy Head of Asian Operations in 2010. In 2011, she took on the role of Executive Vice President and Head of Group Industrial Development, a role that she held for almost four years. Earlier in her career, she worked at Norsk Hydro Oil & Energy as Head of Technology & Research.Hilde TonneTonne is Master of Science in Petroleum Technology, obtaining a post-graduate degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and a Master of Science in Reservoir Technology from the RWTH  Aachen University. In addition, she received executive management training from INSEAD and IMD.

She has also held, and continues to hold, a variety of board level positions, including Member of the Board of Directors at Vattenfall, between 2016 and 2017; Head of Advisory Board at Digital Norway, Toppindustrisenteret, from 2017 until present; Member of the Board of Directors at Danske Bank Group, from 2016 until present; and Chair of the Board of Directors Hafslund, from 2017 until present.

In the new role, Tonne is charged with leading the firm’s digital transformations as part of its wider corporate strategy, Winning Together.

Group CEO Jens-Peter Saul remarked, “We wish to be at the front end of this development which means that we as a company need to transform as well. Hilde is a very experienced executive with broad international career from industries that have been challenged by rapid digital change. She has a strong profile to be leading innovation and digitalisation in Ramboll.”

Tonne reflected, “I am equally inspired to be given the opportunity to help guide Ramboll successfully into a more digital future. Digitalisation must be embedded in daily operations and define the way we serve and engage with our clients. New digital solutions and services require new competencies, new ways of working together and an open and forward-looking mind-set. I look forward to be driving this change together with new colleagues in Ramboll.”

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