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Klaudia Shevelyuk

Senior Consultant

Welcome to our recent joiner

Before joining Ramboll Management Consulting in Sweden, Klaudia lived in Ukraine with her family until the war broke out. That force her and the family to move and create a new life and opportunities for themselves. With a clear passion for sustainable business, her motivation lies beyond her dreams of driving companies' inner growth and the progress of the SGD goals but the life of her children.

What do you work with?

 My primary focus is consulting in sustainability strategies and reporting. I also plan to bring projects and advise on resilience and recovery of destroyed cities and infrastructure in Ukraine caused by Russian war.  

Ramboll was established 77 years ago on the purpose to contribute to development of a better and stronger society and a focus to help rebuild a destroyed Europe after the 2nd World War. I am sure that Ramboll’s valuable experience will contribute a lot to the new future of Europe and recovery of Ukraine.
 
What made you want to join Ramboll Management Consulting?
 
In Ukraine I have founded a sustainability consultancy ‘Change Agency Responsible Future’. During the past 5 years I realised that guiding clients through challenges and helping them seeing opportunities for business development and growth is what I am most passionate about.

Joining Ramboll Management Consulting and being able to advise international clients in cross-border projects is both challenging and inspiring for me. It’s a big honour for me to join a company with a long-lasting history, impeccable reputation, and deep expertise both in engineering and construction, as well as in management and sustainability consultancy.

What is the most significant professional experience you have had so far?
 
Kyiv Environmental Strategy which I co-authored jointly with numerous experts. Our client was the head of the Standing Committee of the Kyiv City Council on Ecological policy. It was the first strategic document developed on principles from bottom up, engaging various stakeholder groups, registered as a public initiative, and voted in December 2021 in the Kyiv City Council just before the full-scale war broke out.

The document unlocked a potential of the Kyiv city to build and implement 4 circular strategies including water, energy & clean air, waste recycling, biodiversity & green areas. It gave a chance to finally forget the post-soviet heritage and create a new, modern and flourishing environment, and infrastructure in the city of Kyiv. Right now, Russian bombs destroyed majority of critical infrastructure in many Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv. Restoring it now is a temporary survival measure, however when Ukraine wins this war, everything should be rebuilt from scratch in the minimum possible time frames, and here is where the Ramboll’s expertise will be crucially needed.

Meet our recent joiner, Klaudia Shevelyuk. Klaudia is a Senior Consultant at Ramboll working for the Strategic Sustainability Consulting-team

One more example of the project I am proud of is the online education for sustainable development. A project by UNDP Ukraine supported by GIZ where I served as a Key Consultant. Three e-courses for three stakeholder groups have been developed: public servants, civil society, and business leaders. More than 70 trainers across Ukraine were trained on implementation of the SDGs. This project in 2019-2020 raised awareness of regular people in Ukraine about the Agenda 2030 and engaged in implementing new business models, new policies, and strategies by thinking global and acting local.  
 
What is the most exciting development within your field of work? How are you planning on bringing this to our clients? 
 
I truly believe that right now is the time to focus on the connection between outer and inner development. Recent research has proved that to foster the achievement of the sustainable development goals, an inner growth and transformation is needed. Prior to joining Ramboll Management Consulting, I have been working for the Inner Development Goals global initiative that develops a framework of transformative skills for sustainable development, and a field-kit on how to develop these necessary skills. The current IDGs framework represents 5 dimensions and 23 skills and qualities which are especially crucial for leaders who address SDGs, but fundamentally for all.

I would like to bring IDGs to Ramboll’s advisory portfolio to help our clients grow vertical and support them in their sustainable transformational journeys both on individual and collective levels. I think we can start with realising and implementing the IDGs within the organisation first. In Ramboll I have already met prominent colleagues who are strong supporters of the inner growth and IDGs movement. 

The next step might be to understand what types of clients are ready to try new tools where Ramboll could help business leaders to grow vertical and support organisations in such post-conventional leap. 
 
What (or who) is your best source of inspiration? 
 
My biggest source of inspiration are my two daughters. They were also my impetus to escape the war, to move to Sweden, and to continue my professional development. The first 10 days of war, my family and I were stuck in the war zone on the occupied territory without any connections and electricity. The only motivation for me then were to think about the future of my children. 

After moving to Sweden, my elder daughter is a student. She dreams of becoming a neuroscientist and my younger daughter wants to become a musician. Her biggest dream is to come back home where there is peace and prosperity. I think that their persistence and resilience to embrace all the complexity Ukraine is facing nowadays is where I learn from them, more, than they can learn from me.  
 
Facts 

Klaudia is our new Senior Consultant in Strategic Sustainability Consulting, Ramboll Management Consulting, and joined us in October 2022. 
 
She has a M.A. in German and Swedish linguistic from National Taras Shevchenko University (2003) and educated Swedish Institute Management Program in 2010. After that she took a LEAP/ Baltic Lead program at Stockholm Resilience Centre (Diploma, 2017).