Roland Berger adds Darren Perrin to waste and sustainability teams

23 January 2023 3 min. read
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Roland Berger has strengthened its capabilities in waste and natural resource management with the hire of Darren Perrin, who brings more than two decades of technical consulting experience to his director role.

“With COP28 ahead and the major sustainability transformation sweeping through the region, the timing for Darren to join our team couldn’t have been better,” kicked off Rene Seyger, Managing Partner of Roland Berger in the Middle East.

From its four offices in the Middle East, Roland Berger advises a multitude of government and private sector organisations on how they can make their operations more sustainable, and adopt circular economy principles into their way of working.

Darren Perrin, Director, Roland Berger

In the waste management space, Roland Berger’s is one of the more established consultancies. Led by senior partner Hani Tohme in the region, the firm’s waste management team has advised several industry players with strategic and organisational transformations, including scaling-up to meet growing demand, reducing waste and emissions through recycling, and more.

In light of sustainability’s growing weight in boardroom agenda’s, a development accelerated in the region with both COP27 and COP28 taking place on Middle Eastern soil, Tohme said demand for waste-related sustainability services is more critical than ever. “Our clients need to ensure to integrate sustainability into their whole value chain, and establish a culture to secure competitiveness in the new, sustainable economy of tomorrow.”

“At Roland Berger, we help our clients turn their pledges into action and transform their business and operating models.” An expert in the waste landscape, Perrin adds extensive technical knowhow that “complements our strategic consulting approach,” said Tohme.

Perrin joins the strategy consultancy from Ricardo Energy and Environment, where he was Head of Business Development, Growth and Strategy for the Waste Management vertical. Earlier, he served environmental group Eunomia and spent a decade at engineering consultancy Jacobs.

Hani Tohme and Darren Perrin at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

During his career, he has delivered a range of waste strategy and implementation projects in segments such as waste collection, treatment systems and circular economy, across four continents (Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Australasia).

“I am very excited to be joining such a large and diverse strategic company that is aligned to my own personal vision of helping to create a sustainable future and leave the world in a better place than we entered it. It already feels like I am amongst a family of passionate individuals who are inspired to have a positive impact on the world,” said Perrin.

“As a keen problem solver, I look forward to building on over twenty years of strategic focused consulting in waste and resource management acquiring new skills and delivering new challenges.”