#33: Richard Beard, Ramboll
Richard Beard is the managing director, responsible for Rambolls Middle East and Asia businesses specialising in buildings, transport, water, environment, and health and energy. The Middle East and Asia region is spread across 10 offices located in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, and Riyadh in the Middle East; Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai in India; as well as Singapore.
During his tenure, Beard has been responsible for many new initiatives. Despite an improving market, there are pressures on margins and the priority to deliver projects timely and on budget. With that, major priorities were identified and implemented throughout the business.
Beard tells CBNME: Our ambition is to be recognised as the leading sustainable society consultant. We have no desire to dominate the market, but rather set the public agenda on issues affecting societal development and provide qualified consultancy on all types of projects to ensure long-term value to our clients and society at large.