Karin Simondon, Associate
“Today, companies acknowledge that considering the social impact and the environmental impact is not hindering business potential but actually fosters long-term business potential”.
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Welcome to our recent joiner
For French/Danish Karin Simondon the sustainable change of society and business equals plenty of opportunities to grow as a professional and gain deep sector expertise. From the Copenhagen office she helps business do well by doing good.
What do you work with?
I work on consulting projects for private companies, covering a wide range of topics, for instance strategy, market analysis, and some mergers and acquisitions.
As a company Ramboll is leading within several sectors and those are also my focal point - for instance buildings and energy. I'm specializing within sustainability services for corporate clients, such as sustainability strategy, CO2 impact assessment, waste management, social impact, and so on.
Why did you choose to join Ramboll Management Consulting?
After several years working for the strategy consulting firm, Roland Berger, I was looking for a company that would allow me to develop knowledge and expertise within some specific sectors. In Ramboll Management Consulting we work on technical aspects together with commercial aspects, and by this develop deep expertise which I really appreciate.
What is the most significant professional experience you have had so far?
I worked for a client, a manufacturing company within the construction sector, supporting them in the development of a sustainability strategy by closely linking it to business opportunities. We identified three commitments for the company going forward relating to social and environmental impact that are being developed and implemented by the company just now. – I really enjoyed helping the company take solid steps towards sustainable change.
What is the most exciting development within your field of work?
For sure the development of the sustainability topic among private companies. This is a wide topic across numerous sectors and fields of expertise which is developing very fast. Today, companies acknowledge that considering the social impact and the environmental impact is not hindering business potential but actually fosters long-term business potential.
Some clients have a well-defined sustainability strategy already and are now looking for ways to launch initiatives or to develop some specific areas. Other clients are at the very beginning of the sustainability journey and mainly need to understand what it is about and what is in it for them. Regardless of starting point, we see a rising need in the private sector and this means many more exciting projects coming up for us.
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Who is your best source of inspiration?
Without doubt my mother. We are very different but for me she is the strongest person I know, and a woman who is never compromising on who she is and what she thinks. She has also always been able to successfully balance her family life, personal interests and working life. I have worked in both France and Myanmar, I think my mother represents Danish feminism is the most positive sense of the word.
At my desk I always have…?
A pile of carrots from the Canteen. Which often annoys my coworkers when I eat them in the open space.
If I had the skills, I would love to be…?
Omni-present. I would love to be able to be in more places at the same time, because as a young mother I am always running after time and this would highly ease my time management. Haha.
Facts about our recent joiner:
MA in International Business Administration, Associate