GHD Digital’s Expansion into North America Focuses on Digital Disruption and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

January 17, 2019

WATERLOO, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 17, 2019--GHD Digital has extended its geographic footprint into North America with the appointment of four senior executives to help drive growth in the region.

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GHD Digital’s new North America senior executives. (left to right) Scott Boutwell, Ryan Apps, Ryan Shepherd, Kumar Parakala, Bob Armacost and Anand Ramachandran. (Photo: Business Wire)

Building on the GHD network of more than 10,000 people, GHD Digital helps companies across the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation generate value for their businesses. Delivering a suite of professional services including digital strategy and transformation, smart technology, digital innovation, digital risk and data and analytics, GHD Digital help client’s leverage growth and transformation opportunities of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.

GHD’s North American Digital Transformation Leader, Ryan Shepherd said, “We are excited to see GHD Digital enter North America as we broaden our client offering from traditional engineering services to wider business consultancy services. Our clients are going through tremendous change due to technological advancements with many expecting a disruption of their business model in the next five years. GHD Digital will not only enhance our client services in the region but also become a driver for our internal transformation. We are determined to lead by example.”

Ambitious growth plans are a key part of GHD Digital’s business strategy. GHD’s Global Digital Leader, Kumar Parakala, commented, “Expanding across the United States and Canada is a key step in the development of our global capability to help our clients with their digital business transformation. Major infrastructure across the region is primed for digital disruption. By combining the experience of our global team with strategic alliance partnerships and differentiated solutions, we are confident we will add significant value to our client’s transformation outcomes. We will continue to expand our capability and geographical footprint through organic growth and acquisition of high-value assets.”

GHD Digital is well positioned to take advantage of the progressive digital services market in North America with four senior appointments in the United States and Canada. Their combined expertise bolsters GHD’s already strong capability of more than 500 talented digital professionals.

The key appointments are:

Bob Armacost, GHD Digital Leader North America. Bob will lead GHD Digital’s overall business and performance across North America. He has previously held senior roles with global strategy and consulting firms including Bain and KPMG. Scott Boutwell, Regional Market Development Leader North America. An experienced technology executive, Scott has previously held leadership positions with Oracle, Wipro, CH2M and URS. Ryan Apps, Practice Director Smart Technology Solutions North America. Ryan has worked with Amazon and many of the world’s leading technology brands. Anand Ramachandran, Practice Director, Digital Innovation North America. Entrepreneur and leader in Start-up ecosystems, Anand is based in Silicon Valley, teaches at Stanford University and has expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Robotics and Automation.

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About GHD Digital

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Established in 1928 and privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America – and the Pacific region. We employ more than 10,000 people in 200+ offices to deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics across the entire asset value chain.

GHD Digital builds on GHD’s deep expertise in engineering, environmental, and construction services to help clients achieve unprecedented value by unlocking the potential of digital technologies. Digital services include digital strategy and transformation, cyber security and risk, smart technology services, digital innovation, and data and analytics.

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