A leader with significant international experience, for the past few years Jesper Dalsgaard has served as Managing Director of Ramboll's global Buildings business, where in recent years he has generated annual growth rates of about 7% – well above the market.
“Jesper Dalsgaard is a strategic, results-driven leader. As director of our Buildings business, he has proven that he can run a global business and deliver great growth rates. With his strong management consulting background, deep insights into the consulting business and extensive experience in international business development, Jesper has the prerequisites for being able to take Ramboll to the next level as a global adviser in the environmental market,” says CEO Jens-Peter Saul.
The global environmental market is growing by 5-6% annually. In 2018, Ramboll's growth in the market was 10%. The business success is driven partly by tremendous growth in the US. Ramboll's US position was further strengthened by the January acquisition of the Syracuse-based engineering company O’Brien & Gere (OBG), which added 900 new employees, including 300 environmental experts to Ramboll. In just five years, the Environment & Health business has cemented its leadership position in the global market. Ramboll is now among the world's 10 leading environmental consultancies according to industry analyst and intelligence source Environment Analyst (2019).
Vetrano, who will continue to work with Dalsgaard and E&H leadership, says, “It has been a privilege and an honour to have been given the opportunity to lead this group of dedicated and talented professionals for 15 years. I am proud of all that we’ve achieved together, especially during this exciting period of becoming one of Ramboll’s top-performing Markets. Today Ramboll’s Environment & Health business is recognised across the industry as a global leader. It’s an ideal time to hand the reins to our next generation leader.”
In taking the reins, Dalsgaard says, “My most important tasks will be to continue the successful globalisation of the business and to bring the best to clients from the entire Ramboll Group. We have a large client portfolio in the Environment & Health business, whom we can serve even better by collaborating across Ramboll’s businesses internationally. Global interdisciplinary cooperation is a key enabler for serving clients wherever they are in the world.”