"Spending so much time on the water in lakes, rivers and oceans around the world really drove home my ambitions to find a career pathway where I could contribute towards the sustainable transformation for nature, people, and societies as a whole."
Jaime RyanOpen positions
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Welcome to our recent joiner, Jaime!
As a former professional sailor who has participated in both the World Cup and the Olympics, Jaime Ryan got inspired to set the sails towards a greener future. After she completed her education, and with a good portion of observations and experiences from nature herself, the dream of a sustainable transformation was planted.
Jaime was born and raised in Australia and after a long and successful career on the water, she drifted to Denmark for new learning opportunities.
What do you work with?
As an analyst, I get to contribute to a broad range of projects across different topics and am really enjoying getting this insight into all different aspects of the industry. So far, I have deep dived into carbon capture, biomethane production, sustainable hospitals and product manufacturing – amongst other subjects.
We work to guide clients in their sustainable transitions, through strategy, culture, decarbonization, finance and more. I think the distinction point is our team’s ability to collect technical, economic and management expertise to present consolidated guidance, in a wholistic approach towards transformation.
What made you want to join Ramboll Management Consulting?
It was the fact that sustainability is so integral to Ramboll that most appealed to me. I am grateful for the chance to be part of a workplace culture that models such a commitment to the values it stands for, and my experience since joining absolutely matches with the external perceptions I had prior.
What is the most significant professional experience you have had so far?
Over the last 10+ years, I travelled and competed as a professional sailor – something quite far from the consultant’s desk, but an experience that fostered a lot of skills that will be equally applicable in both worlds.
Spending so much time on the water in lakes, rivers and oceans around the world also really drove home my ambitions to find a career pathway where I could contribute towards the sustainable transformation for nature, people, and societies as a whole.
What is the most exciting development within your field of work (in the local market and/or globally)?
I think the EU regulatory landscape is exciting to work in, because it forces corporate players to take sustainability seriously, and to integrate the sustainability conversation into broader discourse. I hope it can develop a roadmap for other countries - like my homecountry Australia - to follow.
The EU taxonomy and the compulsory reporting it will mandate is a great example of this. Organisations won’t be able to hide behind surface level initiatives but will be required to publicly disclose their alignment with clear sustainability metrics. This is already driving transformation in the reporting of big market players.
How do you define the higher purpose of what you do?
I see what we do at Ramboll as a tangible way to contribute towards the transition to a sustainable future. Sustainability demands change, and I am happy to be a part of driving that change.
The corporations we work with have the power to make an impact in the sustainability sphere and working with them to identify the opportunities available to them opens the door to a whole range of possibilities – many of which can present competitive business advantages as well.
What (or who) is your best source of inspiration?
I am inspired by my grandfather, my Opa. He migrated to Australia from Holland after the second World War, and has built a successful life there. His energy in daily life is inspirational - he turns 95 next month, but is still sailing, riding his bike and meeting his coffee club every morning.
He has always encouraged my siblings and I to make the most of each day and to embrace each opportunity. His genuine care for others, his positive approach and his readiness for hard work are the traits that shaped his life, and traits that I hope to embody the way he has.
At my desk I always have…?
Coffee! And hopefully some snacks.
If I had the skills, I would love to be…?
Anything! What I am learning about myself, is just how much I love to be learning. I really enjoy the learning curve in picking up new sports, learning about new topics or being in new environments – the challenge of always striving for improvement. I have no doubt that Ramboll can present plenty of learning opportunities to keep me on my toes.
Facts: Title, education, joining from..?
I completed a Bachelors of Science at the University of Sydney, and then a Master of Environment with Griffith University.
I moved to Copenhagen from Australia one year ago.