Kearney appoints Oliver Dudok van Heel as Global Sustainability Director


Leading global consultancy partnership Kearney has today announced Oliver Dudok van Heel, former Head of Client Sustainability and Environment at Freshfields, as Global Sustainability Director.

As part of the Sustainability Team at Kearney, Oliver will support global businesses on embedding sustainability throughout their organisations and identifying how the transition to a sustainable future can drive value. He will support Kearney’s clients in making sustainability action a core part of daily operations. Oliver’s work will support clients in the corporate and private equity sector, whilst also helping to develop Kearney’s value proposition and capabilities.

While working at Freshfields, Oliver led the development of market leading ESG offerings, including leading the New York Circular City initiative which brought together over 20 of the leaders of the city and its businesses to encourage the transition to the circular economy.

Oliver’s appointment highlights the expansion of the Kearney Sustainability Team, adding to the existing expertise in sustainable supply chains and procurement, the circular economy, and the transition as a business imperative.

Oliver Dudok van Heel, Global Sustainability Director in Kearney’s Sustainability Team commented:

“Kearney has an excellent reputation for embedding strategy into day-to-day operations, and I’m delighted to be joining a team which can help to integrate sustainability into client organisations, a critical challenge for all businesses committed to a sustainable future. I was also really impressed by the firm’s sustainability ambitions, building on the excellent work already done, includingthe Energy Transition Institute and the Circular Hub. To play a part in taking this ambition forward with a team that is keen and growing is very exciting.”

Richard Forrest, Global Head of Kearney’s Sustainability Practice and senior partner commented:

“I am excited to welcome Oliver to the team at such an integral time for both the Sustainability team and our clients as they begin the transition to sustainable business practices and, ultimately, a greener planet. The addition of Oliver’s experience, passion and wealth of knowledge will be a vital part of the mix as we help make our clients’ sustainability ambitions a reality.”