Ramboll opens new office in Mexico in Americas focused expansion

24 August 2018 Authored by Consultancy.lat

Engineering, design and consulting firm Ramboll has opened a new office in Mexico City. The Danish origin firm’s new office will be its second in Mexico – after an Environment & Health locale in Monterrey. 

Ramboll was born in post-war Denmark in 1945 and became an engineering leader in the Nordics. The firm has a strong global presence in both Europe and North America and has emerged throughout Asia and the Middle East as a major driving force of the industry. In Latin America however, the firm’s locations were limited to three offices in Brazil, an office in the Falkland Islands and one in Monterrey. 

The new Mexico City office will provide the consulting firm a stepping stone south of its Anglo-American operations. Ramboll has been increasingly active across the region, having started serving multinational clients in Mexico throughout the 1990s. 

The firm provides an integrated blend of engineering solutions and consulting services to address the complex needs throughout Latin Americas and the Caribbean. With a heavy focus on social responsibility – a value instilled in Ramboll’s founders in the aftermath of the Second World War – the firm’s offerings include a long list of environmental management and assistance, sustainability consulting and waste management. 

Previously speaking about Ramboll’s ambitions in Latin America, Eugenio Singer, Country Manager of Ramboll Brazil, said that staying ahead of the game in terms of environment was what would ensure the company’s continued success. “Fundamentally, Ramboll is a value-based company with four central value pairs: insight and excellence, integrity and empathy, empowerment and collaboration, and enjoyment and passion,” he said.

Ramboll opens new office in Mexico in Americas focused expansion

Ivette Catalán León has been appointed as Principal in the firm’s new office with a mandate to expand Ramboll’s capabilities and reach in Central and Latin America. Catalán’s consulting career has spanned 25 years and encompassed compliance, health and safety, and management systems issues and challenges for a varied public and private client base across Central and Latin America.

Her most recent post was as a parter with Environmental Resource Management (ERM), a firm that she joined in 2004 as a project manager. During her time at ERM she undertook tasks ranging from audits, compliance reviews, ERM program implementations, accident investigations and safety program and management systems, as well as site investigation and decommissioning. 

“We’re thrilled to have a professional of Ivette’s caliber and experience joining Ramboll,” said Allan DeLorme, Americas President of Ramboll’s Environment & Health business. “Our Americas strategy includes a focus on strengthening our presence across Central and Latin America, and her addition is a significant step toward this goal.” 

The new office in Mexico City will be accompanied by the announcement of the opening of a new location in Minneapolis, Minnesota and two senior hires. Consulting veterans Todd Renville and Shauna Dallmer have been appointed; Renville to the Minneapolis office and Dallmer down in Texas, the location of the firm’s chemical, oil and gas client base. 

"We're excited that Ivette, Shauna and Todd chose to join us," said DeLorme. "Their addition brings us closer to clients in key geographies in the US and Mexico and bolsters our bench strength in multiple service lines.”

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