Meet the Team

Davide Vassallo

CEO | Switzerland

Davide leads the dss+ global operations management consulting business. He works with leaders at client organizations to manage operational risk, achieve operational excellence and improve business performance.

Nicholas Bahr

Global Practice Leader | Operational Risk Management | United Arab Emirates

Nicholas and his team help global clients build an engaged culture and implement sustainable solutions that optimize outcomes, reduce risk, increase efficiencies and create a competitive advantage.

Joseph Oommen

Director | India

Joseph leads the dss+ India team and brings over 33 years of people leadership and operations experience in EHS, manufacturing and supply chain. He has held numerous leadership roles in India, China, Singapore and the U.S.

Liliana Munar

Business Director | Andean

Liliana has more than 20 years of experience in Management Consulting and has led projects in various industries related to: operating models, process management, corporate governance, organizational structures, and integrated management systems.

Marco Grandchamps

Business Director | Brazil

With a solid track record of generating financial, operational and marketing results, Marco helps to develop management projects that promote growth and sustainability for leading transportation, automotive and manufacturing companies.

Srinivasan Ramabhadran

Regional Director | Asia Pacific

Srini has more than 30 years of experience in transforming organizations in the oil & gas, chemical and mining industries to help reduce operational risks, increase productivity and facilitate innovation through leadership coaching.

Marco Pagnini

Mining & Metals Global Practice Leader | United Arab Emirates

Marco helps organizations integrate risk management into decision-making processes at the strategic and operational levels to achieve and sustain business performance and build organizational resilience.

Teresa Garti

Principal | North America

Teresa leads the dss+ North America Private Equity operations management consulting practice. She works with principal investors and private equity deal teams, operating teams, and portfolio company CEOs across industry verticals to quantify and manage operational risk and address business performance at all stages of the investment cycle.

Scott Hastie

Scott Hastie

Director | Australia & New Zealand

Scott has over 17 years of experience leading large scale operations improvement and turnaround programs that deliver significant results across Australia, USA/Canada and Asia within the resource sector and mine services.

Wes Austerberry

Wes Austerberry

Principal | Australia & New Zealand

Wes has over 15 years of consulting and line management experience where he has focused on operational improvement and transformations mostly in mining & metals (iron ore, coal, nickel, titanium and uranium).

Helder Santos

Principal | Europe and North Africa

Helder brings over 20 years of experience in value creation. Helder and his teams have managed value creation programs from Due Diligence to Operational Transformation, delivering in excess of $500+ M USD over the last 4 years. He has worked and supported executive and management teams globally across a broad range of industries such as Chemicals, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Mining & Metals, Agri-Business and Manufacturing.

Marce Garcia

Principal | Spain & Portugal

Marce leads the team in Iberica. He has +35 years of experience in sustainability, risk and safety culture, coaching, safety leadership and employee mindset & behaviors. His passion is supporting clients in effectively transforming organizations to uplift their performance.

Ian Xie

Director | China

Ian leads the China team and brings more than 20 years consulting experience in the oil & gas, petrochemical, refinery and chemical industries. He helps organizations manage and improve operational risk and workplace safety in the areas of safety culture, safety leadership, employee mindset & behaviors, and learning & development.

Gauranga De

Global Director, Digital & Innovation | Singapore

Gauranga brings over 30 years of management consulting and industry experience in digital, analytics and operations. He helps clients across the globe on the topic of sustainable impact & capability development with a focus on cutting-edge digital solutions.

Samantha Fraser

Samantha Fraser

Principal | Australia & New Zealand

Sam has 22 years of experience in sustainability, risk and compliance, with significant exposure to heavy industries. Her passion is transforming leadership and culture, to uplift risk and safety performance.

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Director | Australia & New Zealand

Andrew has more than 25 years of experience transforming operations, making them safer, more reliable, and productive. He leads our team in Australia and New Zealand.

William Hendrickson

Managing Director – North America Consulting | United States and Canada

William leads the dss+ North America operations management consulting business. He works with executives at client organizations acting as a trusted advisor to effectively manage operational risk, achieve operational excellence and deliver improved sustainable business performance.

Alyson Brandt

Managing Director, Global Learning & Development | United States

Aly brings over 30 years of experience as a leader in Learning & Development and Management Consulting, shaping cultures and driving organizational change through people development - building the skills and behaviors needed to raise team performance, bring greater value to clients, mitigate risk and drive organizational growth.

Alejandro Vercellana

Business Director | Southern Cone

Alejandro works with his team developing Operational Excellence strategies that deliver tangible results to clients in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay across numerous industries.

Hiroyuki Kurokawa

Principal | Japan

Hiro leads dss+ Japan, bringing over 12 years of management experience in DuPont including operations, PHA implementation and quality. He has worked with clients in Manufacturing, Refinery, Chemical, Electronics & Steel industries to improve their safety performance and transform their culture.

Rajiv Seneviratne

Principal | ASEAN

Rajiv leads dss+ in Indonesia. He brings 18 years of industry and operations consulting experience across Oil & Gas (upstream and downstream), Lubricants, Petrochemicals, Agribusiness and Manufacturing sectors.

Sarang Mahajan

Principal | ASEAN, Korea

Sarang has 16 year of experience, providing safety management consulting to a wide range of industries across the Asia Pacific region. His manufacturing management experience spans across the petrochemicals, polymers, gas and oil downstream industries.

Ravindra Gurjar

Director | India

Ravindra brings extensive experience in helping clients across different industry segments to achieve sustainable improvements in risk management & operational excellence through the seamless integration of management systems, technical processes, people capabilities and organization culture.

Cedric Parentelli

Director | Europe & North Africa

Cedric brings over 15 years of consulting experience to our clients, helping organizations to improve their operations in the areas of productivity, quality, supply chain efficiencies and safety.

Nancy Kondas

Global Business Director | Branding & Communications | United States

With over 30 years of experience, Nancy and her team can help you develop affective and effective communications that change attitudes, transform behaviors and improve safety performance.

Allen Zeng

Associate Director | China

Allen has 30 years of experience in chemical production management, project management and consulting. During his 19 years as a dss+ consultant, he has worked with clients in the chemical, oil & gas and utilities industries to improve their safety performance and transform their culture.

Ward Metzler

Principal | United States and Canada

Ward uses his insight and experience from 38 years of working in DuPont and with clients in the oil & gas, petrochemical and mining industries to help clients improve process safety, transform their culture and improve operations performance.

Ashwini Pasricha

Principal | India

Ashwini helps organizations deploy a risk based approach to mitigate their operations risks and improve performance using customized solutions.

Alexey Lesin

Director, M&A and Strategic Partnerships | Singapore

Alexey brings together 15 years of experience working at DuPont, and insights from consulting clients around the world, to develop and implement strategies for integrating innovation into the processes, culture and capabilities of an organization.

Mathieu Leduc

Principal | France

Mathieu helps organizations improve their overall performance by designing change management programs, improving HSE systems and coaching senior leaders and managers.

Hitesh Thaker

Principal | India

With 25 years of experience, Hitesh brings an ideal mix of operations and consultancy background to provide pragmatic solutions to operational excellence challenges encountered by clients. His area of expertise includes operational risk identification and mitigation through customized technical and systemic solutions.

Donald Martin

Principal | United States and Canada

Don has four decades of global EHS experience including the design and implementation of EHS management systems, SIF risk management programs, and organizational change initiatives.

Johan van der Westhuyzen

Growth Leader | Asia Pacific

Johan van der Westhuyzen is a Harvard Business School alumnus with over 24 years of consulting experience. Johan helps executives to protect their people, improve operations and deliver sustainability.

Rhyno Jacobs

Director | Sub-Saharan Africa

Rhyno Jacobs is a qualified Mining and Industrial engineer with over 27 years’ experience in consulting. He has a particular proclivity for operational engagement in the mining and heavy manufacturing industries.

Anthony Becerra

Director | Qatar, Oman, Kuwait

Anthony Becerra is a consultant with over 24 years’ experience. He is a specialist in Operational Excellence with particular focus on business process optimisation. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Leicester.

Ehsan Akhavan

Director | Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain

Ehsan Akhavan is an experienced consultant with over 18 years’ experience working with the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, and other heavy industry. He holds an Master of Business Administration from the London Business School.

Michele Tirinnanzi

Senior Manager | Italy

Michele is responsible for the markets in Italy and Central Europe. With more than 20 years of experience in management consulting, Michele works with our clients to design and implement performance improvement and culture change programs, primarily for the energy, manufacturing and food sectors.

Rich Eagles

Principal | United States

Rich has more than 20 years of experience helping global companies solve their most challenging issues in strategy, operations, assets and people. He uses a data-driven and pragmatic approach to achieve measurable and sustainable organizational change.

Jan Teuwen

Manager | Belgium

Jan is an experienced operations consultant with a focus on helping clients manage and mitigate risk, as well as improving the culture of their organization. He has worked in a variety of industries with primary focus in the utilities and food & beverage markets.

Julio Albernaz

Regional Executive Director | Latin America

Julio and his team work with large companies in Latin America to manage and mitigate risk in operations, leading to improvements in safety performance and productivity of industrial processes.

Gisele Cabrini

Business Director | Brazil

Gisele is responsible for the Energy and Utilities sector for Brazil. Her experience in cultural transformation projects can help companies achieve better operational results by focusing on critical processes and controls, governance structures involving all levels, and developing competencies to sustain change.

David Pereira

Business Director | Brazil

With extensive experience in the natural resources industries, Operational Modeling, Capital Projects and Risk Management, David helps his clients develop innovative strategies that can transform business processes and safety culture.

Ailson Mendes

Project Director | Latin America

Ailson has over 20 years of experience leading projects in Food, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas industries to minimize operational risks, improve HSE performance and establish cultural transformation through leadership and management processes.