PARIS and LONDON — Louis Berger has announced a reorganization of its Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and Newly Independent States operations into a consolidated Europe division. Effective December 1, 2015, Jesper Svarrer Damgaard will assume the role of senior vice president and managing director for Europe and will be based in London.

Jesper S. Damgaard, managing director for Louis Berger's Europe division“I am pleased to announce this reorganization, which aims to strengthen our position in the European market,” said Tom Topolski, president of Louis Berger’s international operation. “Jesper will lead efforts to accelerate sustainable growth and profitability for a larger European territory.”

Damgaard has 22 years of experience in project management, business operations, engineering and scientific research. Most recently, Damgaard served as general manager for SMEC’s marine and coastal business in Asia Pacific. He has held a range of technical and management positions with SMEC, COWI, WorleyParsons and HR Wallingford. In addition to his operational leadership experience, Damgaard brings a wealth of technical experience in coastal engineering and marine structures to Louis Berger, having published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Damgaard earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Danish Technical University and is a chartered engineer in the U.K. and a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Louis Berger has worked in more than 35 countries across Europe, where the firm has successfully completed more than 500 projects during the past 40 years. The company currently employs nearly 700 permanent and contract staff and thousands of project experts in the region. Louis Berger operates across a number of market sectors in Europe — water and sanitation, environment, transport, buildings and facilities, energy and institutional development — spanning all project stages from planning and economic development to the design, construction and maintenance of small- and large-scale infrastructure projects.

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