Global Business Summit 2021 Speakers

KATHLEEN M. ABBOTT

President Environment, Arcadis

Kathleen Abbott, P.G., is the President of Arcadis’ U.S. Environment Business line. She leads a team of more than 2,700 professionals dedicated to helping clients in both public and private sectors maximize limited resources, mitigate environmental impacts and build a sustainable future for the people they serve.

 

Previously, Kathleen served as Executive Vice President and Director of Client Development and Technical Solutions for the Environment Business Line. In this role, she developed a strategy concentrated on investing in client focus, harnessing technical and digital innovation, and fostering a people-first culture. Kathleen began her career with Arcadis as a field geologist, developing a passion for working closely with clients in roles in the power and utilities and oil and gas market sectors. She chairs the Bellevue Foundation, representing Arcadis employees at the highest level of corporate governance.

 

Kathleen holds a B.A. in Geology from Macalester College and a M.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University (St. Louis). She is based in San Rafael, California.

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JESSICA BARCLAY

Managing Partner, The Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG)

Jessica Zofnass Barclay is a Managing Partner of the Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG). EFCG is the leading advisor to architecture, engineering, and construction firms and leverages its 30 years of proprietary industry research and data to provide differentiated M&A advisory expertise, financial and strategic consulting, and executive conferences.

 

Jessica leads the firm’s M&A team, working with clients on ownership transitions, recapitalizations, inorganic growth strategies, and preparing firms for a sale.

 

Prior to joining EFCG, Jessica spent a decade in finance working with institutions, family offices, and private equity firms through her roles at Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Black Creek Group.

 

Jessica received her MBA with Distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she was named an Edward Tuck Scholar, and graduated with Honors from Harvard University, where she rowed for the Women’s Varsity Crew Team for four years.

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MARTIN BAXTER

Director of Policy and External Affairs & Deputy CEO, The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)

Martin Baxter leads on IEMA's policy and external engagement activity. He works in the UK, and internationally, to support the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient, and sustainable economy.

 

Martin is a regular media spokesperson on a range of business sustainability topic areas. He has extensive experience of networking and communicating at all levels, including with senior parliamentarians, Government officials, business leaders, and academia.

 

Martin has national and international experience in developing and negotiating global and European standards and developing capacity for effective and widespread implementation. He is chair of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) sub-committee on environmental management systems and head of the UK delegation. Martin is a board member of IEMA and also the Society for the Environment (SocEnv). He is a Fellow of IEMA and the RSA, and a Chartered Environmentalist.

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ADRIAN BLISS

Environment and Sustainability Account Leader, Mott MacDonald

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ANDRE-MARTIN BOUCHARD

Global Director Environment & Resources & Global Corporate Director, ESG, WSP

André-Martin Bouchard has approximately 25 years experience in the environmental industry. He currently holds the position of Global Director, Environment & Resources and Global Corporate Director, ESG at WSP Global. Since joining WSP in 2006, Mr. Bouchard has played a key role in growing the Canadian Environment sector to a Top 3 position. Over the years, he held various positions in Canada, serving most recently as Executive Vice President Environment and being a member of the Canadian Leadership Team.

Before joining WSP, Mr. Bouchard was the Founder and CEO of Strate Environment. In the 1990s Mr. Bouchard held different positions in the hazardous waste and contaminated land Industry. Mr. Bouchard is a Professional Environmental Engineer who holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering, option Environment, from Polytechnique Montréal.

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DR ANDREAS GEORGOULIAS

Director of Sustainability and Risk, The Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG)

Andreas leads EFCG’s Sustainability Advisory Practice, and is a main point of contact for EFCG’s international clients. He brings more than 20 years of experience in advising A/E/C firms, public and private owners of infrastructure, as well as commercial lenders and multilateral development banks. He has worked on projects across 15 countries. 

 

Andreas is a recognized voice in the sustainability field, as he was instrumental in creating the Envision Rating System for Sustainable Infrastructure, now widely deployed in the US and across the world. He has completed sustainability / ESG assessments for over $16 billion worth of infrastructure assets, advised both publicly traded and privately held A/E/C firms on their ESG strategy and reporting, and helped establish a new Climate Change Division at a major multilateral development bank. He has published three books on sustainability, serves his second term on the Envision Review Board of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and is a Senior Advisor to the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University.

 

Andreas holds a Masters and PhD from Harvard University, where he also taught as a member of the faculty for eight years, and has a professional diploma in architecture engineering from the University of Athens. He lives in Athens, Greece, with his wife Zoe, a maritime lawyer, and their young daughter.

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CHRIS GERRARD

Catchment & Biodiversity Manager, Anglian Water & Governing Board Member, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

Chris Gerrard is Anglian Water’s Catchment and Biodiversity Manager. He leads a team that delivers the company’s strategy to help reverse biodiversity loss in the region, as well as a team of catchment management specialists who engage with the agriculture sector to manage water quality risks. Prior to that he was Director of Living Landscapes for the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. He was also the Project Manager of the Great Fen Project, a leading landscape-scale conservation project between Huntingdon and Peterborough. Chris is a Chartered Environmentalist, has an honours degree in Environmental Science, a Professional Diploma in Management and is a board member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

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EVE JOSEPH

Sustainability Customer Engagement Lead, Microsoft

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TOM LOGAN

President & Chief Operating Officer, Golder

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GABRIEL MALEK

 Investor Influence Coordinator, Environmental Defense Fund

Gabe is Investor Influence Coordinator at the Environmental Defense Fund, working with
stakeholders across the financial services industry ― including banks, asset managers, asset
owners, and private equity firms ― to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide
by 2050. He focuses specifically on decarbonization in the oil and gas and transportation sectors,
the intersection of financial regulation and climate policy, and climate-alignment in the 401(k)
market. Gabe was named to the Socially Responsible Investing 30 Under 30 list in 2019 and has
contributed to thought leadership on sustainable finance with the United Nations Environmental
Programme, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the Intentional Endowments
Network, among others. Gabe graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Yale
University.

Read our recent Q&A with Gabe here.

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JOSE REVUELTA

Chief Strategy Officer, Montrose Environmental Group Inc

Jose Revuelta is Chief Strategy Officer of Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. and part of the founding team. In this capacity, he oversees all the firm’s partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions, and new initiatives. Mr. Revuelta brings significant leadership and management experience to the Company. Previously, Mr. Revuelta was a Vice President with the Infrastructure and Private Equity business of UBS Global Asset Management, where he focused on the energy, utility, transportation, and environmental sectors. In this capacity, Mr. Revuelta helped oversee a $10bn portfolio and was responsible for Finance and Tax oversight for all US holding entities.

Mr. Revuelta was on the Board of Northern Star Generation, a US IPP with 1,412MW of gas and waste-coal power plants, where he helped lead re-financings and commodity hedges valued at over $1bn. Prior to his role at UBS Global Asset Management, Mr. Revuelta was a member of the Infrastructure Group in the Investment Banking division of UBS. Mr. Revuelta received his MBA from the Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and a MS/BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain.

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CRAIG RILEY

Executive Advisor - ESG, Climate Change & Strategic Sustainability, GHD

Craig Riley is an executive advisor with over 20 years of experience in environmental and sustainability management consulting.  His work with clients has included ESG strategy, program development, and disclosure, sustainability assessments, climate and energy action planning, and other corporate  ESG services. He has led engagements with consultant and in-house teams, ranging from strategic planning to sustainable infrastructure and worked across multiple sectors, from Fortune 250 companies to transportation. In addition to degrees in Environmental Science and Chemistry, Craig has an MBA with a concentration in sustainable enterprise, is a credentialed LEED AP and has certification in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Prior to joining GHD’s Advisory business, Craig led a sustainability practice for a global professional services business. He has played pivotal roles in the development, assessment, and strategic planning of ESG and sustainability programs and initiatives for his clients, prioritizing value and insight over black box or check-the-box approaches to sustainability.

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ANN ROSENBERG

Senior Vice President for Sustainable Development, Wood

A Denmark native, but a global citizen based in New York, Ann has 25 years of experience in the corporate world working with sustainability and purpose. In 2020 she co-founded and launched the SDG Ambition in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative which challenges and supports companies in being more strategic and transformative, and to rethink their business operations to improve their ESG performance aligning to the UN SDGs. 

 

Ann is also a WEF advisor on the Climate Governance Initiative and has dedicated her life to serving as a trailblazer for the UN SDGs.

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FREDRICK ROYAN

Vice President, Global Environment Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Fredrick has been analysing the global water market for over 15 years and is the Global Leader and Vice President of the Sustainability and Circular Economy practise at Frost & Sullivan. He led the launch of the Smart Water Program in 2010 and has since focused on shaping the Global Water Research Program around digital transformation and together with his team of analysts has published authoritative reports on Smart Water Grid and related segments. He has a Masters in Environmental Protection and Management from the University of Edinburgh secured as a Shell Centenary Chevening Scholar and has also been conferred the Frost & Sullivan Fellowship.

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PETER SKINNER

Chief Operating Officer, SLR

Peter is the Chief Operating Officer for SLR which consists of 1,500 consultants that undertake a diverse range of projects. Peter has worked in a wide range of market sectors mainly in geotechnical and  geo-environmental engineering and in the assessment and remediation of contaminated land, as well as managing multidisciplinary environmental projects such as environmental and social impact assessments and their associated disciplines.

 

SLR is one of the largest pure play environment businesses and has an exceptional track record in delivering projects in a wide range of market sectors.

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FRANK SWEET

Global Business Line Chief Executive for Environment, AECOM

Frank is the Chief Executive of the Environment Global Business Line, with more than 7,500 scientists, engineers and support staff serving clients globally. The business provides a full range of environmental and energy consulting, engineering and field services.

Mr. Sweet was appointed to lead the Environment Global Business Line in October 2020 and has been leading the integration of the Environment Business Line in the Americas since August 2018.  

Mr. Sweet has held a series of operational and corporate roles including his most recent role leading Delivery Excellence which established the company’s project management systems, training and technical quality programs. Previously he was responsible for AECOM’s Northeast Region of the Americas. 

Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Sweet led ENSR’s Environment Business in the Americas.      

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HANK TRAN

Director, Knowledge Management, BST Global

As BST Global's Director of Knowledge Management, Hank leads a team in delivering business intelligence, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and documenting management product solutions. 

 

Hank joined BST Global in early 2019 and has 30+ years of extensive experience in building large-scale distributed systems and analytics solutions, IT consulting, SaaS software delivery, systems merger and acquisition, modeling and simulation, business process improvement, and client management spanning multiple industries including Healthcare, Finanical Services, Department of Defense, Transportation and Telecommunications.

 

Hank has held various leadership roles at IBM, Motorola, AT&T, Dell and Unisys.

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MICHAEL WILKINS

Senior Research Fellow, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings

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