Pernille Blach Hansen has been appointed SVP for NIRAS Environmental sector


We are pleased to present Pernille Blach Hansen as our new Senior Vice President for the Environmental sector within the NIRAS Group. Pernille will be leading a sector with 400 consultants, implementing annually more than 1500 projects, with a strong position in Northern Europe and with a global outreach.

January 30, 2024

Pernille will head an environmental sector with a strong position in our different markets. She will continue to develop NIRAS Environment as the preferred environmental consultant through excellent expertise, innovation, cross sector/cross border collaboration, and the courage to advise thereby providing value for money for our clients.

“We are pleased to have Pernille as new Senior Vice President for the Environmental sector. We think she will supplement the strong management team we have in the Environmental sector and be a promotor of collaboration across and international expansion,” says EVP Markus Davelid.

Pernille has a background from both the private sector, including senior positions working with environment and sustainability in Grundfos and The LEGO Group, as well as in the public sector, where she has worked at municipality level and as CEO of Central Denmark Region with more than 30.000 employees. She also has a background as member of the Danish Parliament. Pernille has an extensive management experience both from line and matrix organisations, and she will become a good ambassador for NIRAS both in working across sectors and boarders, but also as a representative for NIRAS externally.

“Pernille has a unique experience which we think fits perfectly into our management team at group level, as well as to lead the development of the Environmental sector. Her professional experience provides her with an extensive network, that we hope to build upon across sectors in NIRAS. Her personality is also a great fit to the NIRAS culture,” says CEO Carsten Toft Boesen.

"I am thrilled to join NIRAS, a company renowned for its commitment to sustainability and highly competent people. NIRAS´s commitment to build a more sustainable society for tomorrow aligns perfectly with my passion for sustainability. And I look very much forward to meeting all colleagues and getting to know the NIRAS culture.” says Pernille Blach Hansen.

Pernille will be part of the Executive Management Group and report to Markus Davelid. Pernille will start 4 March 2024, with her duty station in Aarhus, Denmark.

For more information

Markus Davelid

Markus Davelid

Executive Vice President

Stockholm, Sweden

+46 70 543 25 21

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