Louis Berger opens new international headquarters in London

US consultancy giant Louis Berger officially opened its new international headquarters in Richmond, London, on 10 November 2016. The move is part of the $1bn global professional services corporation’s three-year business strategy aimed at further expanding its international operations globally, as well as expanding its foothold in the UK and in Europe. The move is also part of the firm’s reorganisation and modernisation effort that has unfolded over the past five years.

Speaking at the opening Thomas Topolski, Louis Berger’s international president, said: “London is an international centre for engineering and business. Relocating Louis Berger’s international headquarters to the UK is a strategic decision that supports both our growth in the UK market and our international growth as the UK is home to many of our international lending, contracting and EPC partners, as well as the home country for a large pool of Louis Berger talent who play business and project leadership roles around the globe.”

Louis Berger plans to initially focus on strengthening established relationships with private industry partners based in the United Kingdom. The company is also assessing broader opportunities to partner and bid specific to the rail, highway, power, and water markets, where the firm believes it is best able to leverage its global expertise as a strong local partner. 

On 4 November 2016, James Rousell joined Louis Berger as the new vice president and managing director for the UK. He will be responsible for growing the business, as well as preparing, implementing, and delivering operating plans for the country. 

Most of Louis Berger’s international corporate management will be based in the UK and the company will also be scaling up project staff and working to establish a UK-based operation that will offer the full suite of services provided by Louis Berger. Most of the employees will remain positioned at project sites around the globe.

Louis Berger’s international operations headquarters formerly were in Paris. The company’s global headquarters will remain in Morristown, New Jersey, USA.

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