Press release

PA Consulting welcomes Jonquil Hackenberg as Head of Sustainability

13 January 2021

Jonquil Hackenberg joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life. She will lead PA’s global sustainability business, working closely with existing teams to help clients realise their sustainable innovation, growth and transformation ambitions. Jonquil has more than 20 years’ experience in consulting and spent the last 13 with Infosys, where she was a senior consulting partner, and more recently, Global Head of Sustainable Business.

In this last role, Jonquil defined the partnership and global go-to-market strategy for the firm and advised on its ESG (environmental, social, governance) Vision 2030. As a senior consulting partner, Jonquil advised C-Suite clients on strategy and executed large scale programmes for FTSE and Fortune 500 companies. She also created the first System Integration partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, to advance the circular economy agenda through digitalisation.  

Jonquil holds a seat on the Futures Council for SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Investment at the World Economic Forum; is a regular keynote speaker; a mentor for ocean technology and circular economy start-ups; and a frequent contributor to Forbes on the topic of Green Tech. She is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, from which she received an MBA in Renewable Energy.

PA is committed to helping organisations embrace sustainability to transform their performance. We believe significant commercial, societal and environmental opportunities await organisations that make sustainability a core part of how they do business now.

To achieve this for clients, PA defines breakthrough sustainability strategies and disruptive business models, develops sustainable products and services, and transforms how organisations work so that sustainability is the norm, not the exception. PA is a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and a signatory of, and specialist technical advisor to, the UN Global Compact.

Jonquil Hackenberg, added: “I’m thrilled to be joining PA to lead the charge on sustainability at such a pivotal time in the world where more organisations are pledging to reach net zero. There is a symbiotic relationship between sustainability and technology and if aligned, one delivers the other, with both financial and planetary benefits.

In my engagement with PA, the passion, capability and enthusiasm of its people is second to none. I'm hoping I can help bring even more ingenuity to life and together, we can build back better.”

Ken Toombs, CEO, PA Consulting said: “I am delighted Jonquil has joined PA to lead our efforts around sustainability for our clients. Although COVID-19 has refocussed the world’s attention on other critical priorities, the global need for more sustainable practices remains an imperative. The current disruption provides organisations with an unprecedented opportunity to adapt and transform with a more sustainable and more profitable blueprint. Jonquil will be instrumental in helping our clients realise their sustainability ambitions and to help build a positive human future.”

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