Aurelie Louguet, Senior Consultant, Social & Economic Impacts
"I believe two major trends are affecting environmental and regional development policies: Firstly, the growing concern among citizens about environmental issues and secondly digitalisation brings along innovations that can either be very positive or harmful to the sustainable future we are aiming for."
Aurelie Louguet, Senior Consultant, Social & Economic ImpactsOpen positions
Welcome to our recent joiner
Meet Aurelie Louguet, who recently made a comeback to Ramboll Management Consulting and our Social & Economic Impacts-team in Brussels. Aurelie started her career as a trainee at our Brussels office. And now after ten years gaining experience and new competencies elsewhere she rejoins the Ramboll ranks.
Below here you'll learn a bit more about Aurelie, her focus on smart sustainability and what made her come back to Ramboll Management Consulting.
What do you work with?
I work with public sector consulting – at different levels in the sector. My work primarily consists in conducting studies and policy evaluations for the European institutions. Mainly within environmental policies as well as urban and regional development. In my work with clients I have an eye on how to get the best out of digital technologies to create smart sustainable solutions.
On top of this, I have a strong track record in strategy and organisational advisory for national administrations and local authorities.
What made you want to join Ramboll Management Consulting?
Well, it is basically a comeback. I started as a trainee at Ramboll Management Consulting in Brussels in 2005. I left in 2010 to experience other working environments and diversify my competencies. Ten years later, I felt that the best place I had ever worked was at Ramboll.
What I particularly appreciate is to be able to share high standard knowledge across the Ramboll group and work with brilliant colleagues around the world. And yet, in this ambitious environment I also benefit from a working culture that is respectful of people’s work-life balance.
What is the most significant professional experience you have had so far?
I learnt so much in my formative years with Ramboll Management Consulting, but I also learnt a lot while working in Paris as a strategy consultant for major public administration executives.
So picking one thing; I guess my most memorable project was a project for the French Ministry for the environment, which allowed me to help the agencies overseeing fishing and hunting to work in tandem and move towards an integrated policy on water quality and nature preservation.
If you know bureaucracy – not least the French one – you will know that getting to a cross-organisational, integrated approach is really hard work.
What are the most exciting developments within your field of work?
I believe two major trends are affecting environmental and regional development policies: Firstly, there is a growing concern among citizens about environmental issues, driven by the very concrete effects they feel in their daily lives and on their health, which is putting environmental policies at the top of the European political agenda.
Secondly, digitalisation brings along many kinds of innovations that can either be very positive for a more just environmental transition – for instance smart energy, decarbonisation - or harmful on natural resources like energy consumption, rare materials extraction and so on.
I am very excited to be able to contribute to finding the right balance between innovation, economic development, citizens’ quality of life and nature preservation.
How are you planning on bringing this to our clients?
My diversified work experience allows me to come up with a systemic approach to many sectorial issues. I would like to rely on this specific competence to help design integrated and smart solutions for the public sector.
How do you define the higher purpose of what you do?
I am very much aligned with the definition of what sustainable development is about. I wish to contribute to assessing and defining public policies that ensure; a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
What is your best source of inspiration?
Nature. For instance, looking out onto the horizon is my daily source of creativity and mental well-being. It also makes sense and connects me to what I work with as a sustainability consultant.
At my desk I always have…?
A warm cup of coffee, always. But maybe I should drop this unhealthy habit?
If I had the skills, I would love to be…?
A fine art cabinetmaker. I just love woodcraft.
Facts about our recent joiner:
Name: Aurelie Louguet
Jobtitle: Senior Consultant, Social & Economic Impacts.
Education: Master degree in Political Sciences, Sciences Po Bordeaux