Ramboll assigns Mette Sos Lassesen to subsidiary Environ

04 March 2016 Consultancy.uk

Rambøll has promoted long term company veteran Mette Søs Lassesen to the role of Market Director for the firm’s 2014 acquired subsidiary, Rambøll Environ. Søs Lassesen's previous role at Rambøll was Group Director of Market Development. In her new role, Søs Lassesen will leverage the synergies between the firms by integrating Rambøll Environ’s Liveable Cities service offering into Rambøll’s global offering – seeking to provide a range of North American clients with support in the transformation to a world that is more environmentally sustainable.

In 2015, Søs Lassesen was promoted to Group Director of Market Development at Rambøll, the new role saw her responsible for integration of a new US subsidiary, as well as wider market and business development. Prior to that, Søs Lassesen waspromoted to Group Director of Rambøll Group Markets and Knowledge Management practice in 2008, a position from which she provided global markets strategy development, business planning and budgeting for the firm. Previously, she held the role of Business Manager at Rambøll, commencing in 2000, working from the firm’s Copenhagen office where she managed more than fifty employees working on projects around the world. Mette Søs Lassesen started her career at Rambøll as a Legal Advisor on International Law, Human Rights, Refugee Law and Citizenship issues; the role saw her work across Denmark, Liberia and Ukraine for more than two years, providing legal advisory and project management support to the UNHCR.

Søs Lassesen holds a Master of Law from Københavns University.

Sos Lassesen - Ramboll

Rambøll recently announced that Søs Lassesen has been promoted to the role of Market Director at subsidiary Environ – Rambøll acquired the US environmental consultancy in 2014, adding more than 1,500 consultants and specialists in 21 countries. In her new role, she will bring her more than 16 years of business development, management and marketing experience to leverage synergies between the two companies – with a focus on integrating Environ’s Liveable Cities service offering.

Tom Vetrano, President and Managing Director of Ramboll Environ, remarks that he is “very pleased” about the transfer of Søs Lassesen to the US subsidiary, adding that: “Ramboll Environ’s consultants have already been working closely with our colleagues at Ramboll on a number of significant projects that were made possible by the synergies of our blended organisation. We are looking forward to working with Mette to deliver Ramboll’s hallmark offerings to the North American market.”

Søs Lassesen says that: “Ramboll Environ has an excellent reputation in the United States and around the world for helping companies and governments to resolve their most challenging environmental and health issues. Today, these issues are more important than ever and this trend shows no signs of reversing. The decisions flowing out of the recent COP21 global climate summit in Paris underscore the need for concerted public- and private-sector action to address climate change, which is a primary focus for us in North America.”

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.