ERM, the world’s largest pure play sustainability consultancy, has announced a number of new appointments to strengthen its leadership team and accelerate the growth of its business across markets.

New Chief People Officer
Ellis Griffith has joined as ERM’s new Chief People Officer to further establish the firm as the leading destination for sustainability consulting talent and create new opportunities for the company’s 7,500+ people. Previously at McKinsey & Company, Ellis will also play a leading role in ensuring that ERM’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is embedded across the business.

Growth agenda alignment
Jaideep Das has been appointed as Global Leader of Services and Innovation, responsible for evolving ERM’s service lines to meet changing client needs with a particular focus on tech enablement. James Stacey becomes ERM’s Global Leader of Clients and Sectors, working to maximize the firm’s competitive position and open up new market opportunities.

Sabine Hoefnagel has taken on a new role as Global Leader of Sustainability and Risk, helping to ensure that ERM’s own risk management and sustainability commitments are aligned with initiatives designed to build ERM’s brand in the market as the number one global sustainability consulting firm.

Leadership changes in Asia Pacific
ERM has decided to separate its regional business in Asia Pacific into two parts: Asia and Australia & New Zealand (ANZ). Nat Vanitchyangkul has become Regional CEO for Asia, while Michael Gaggin continues to lead ERM’s business across ANZ. The new structure ensures ERM is well positioned to harness the region’s growth potential and provides opportunities to enhance the support it offers clients within these markets.

New roles across digital, partnerships and acquisitions
ERM has also created new roles to support its growth agenda and respond to evolving market demands. Thomas Achhorner has joined the firm as Head of Digital Products and Data Analytics, with responsibility for driving ERM’s ESG product development activities to meet clients’ increasing needs for tech-enabled capabilities and digital solutions. Thomas will also oversee strategic developments around ERM’s data assets and platforms in collaboration with technology industry partners.

Kushal Mashru has joined as Head of Strategic Partnerships and will focus on maximizing ERM’s partner ecosystem. Kushal will work closely with Thomas and ERM’s broader leadership team to drive value from existing relationships as well as generating new opportunities to collaborate with digital enterprises, technology providers, clients and firms operating within ERM’s competitive landscape.

Finally, ERM has welcomed Samer Ghosn as the firm’s new Head of Corporate Development, with responsibility for the execution of its acquisition strategy. Samer will also work with ERM’s ecosystem to target new Joint Ventures and investments to support its growth.

Tom Reichert, ERM Group CEO, said: “I am delighted to announce these new appointments that will help to accelerate ERM’s growth journey as we partner with clients to navigate this constantly evolving market.

“Our depth of technical knowledge combined with strategic transformation capabilities sets ERM apart. These new appointments will help us to maximise these strengths, drive innovation and ultimately increase our impact, through the services we offer and the opportunities we provide to our people.

“This is a really exciting time for the company as we work with our clients and the wider ecosystem to shape a sustainable future with the world’s leading organizations.”

About ERM

ERM is the business of sustainability.

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, ERM partners with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunities for future generations.

ERM’s diverse team of 7,500+ world-class experts in over 170 offices across 39 countries supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability. Through ERM’s deep technical expertise, clients are well-positioned to address their environmental, health, safety, risk, and social issues. ERM calls this capability its “boots to boardroom” approach - a comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.