Anthesis Group is pleased to announce the joining of Chris M. Keller, P.Eng., P.Geo., as Vice President Global M&A and Corporate Services. Says Stuart McLachlan, CEO of Anthesis: “We are thrilled that Chris has joined us. His reputation as an industry leader in the global M&A arena brings further credibility to our ambitions to become one of only a handful of global consulting specialist firms operating in this area.” The appointment of Chris Keller builds on recent announcements regarding other senior appointments in Europe and the USA. Anthesis have stated that they wish to expand capabilities to become a global player in advising their clients in all aspects of environmental, occupational H&S, Energy and Sustainability issues relevant in the M&A processes.
Stuart McLachlan said “The combination of recognized leaders such as Chris alongside our world class tools and expertise in looking at future risk scenarios, allows us to bring the assurance of traditional offerings with the added value of improved data modelling and visualization. We are well placed to provide information on risks and opportunities relating to legacy liabilities, to ensuring a license to operate today and to future scenario planning. Technology allows us to access information more readily. Reports that used to take one week, we now present in two hours., and we have brought efficiency to the process of tracking ESG performance through the life cycle of an asset. This allows our experts to spend more time working with our clients on the issues that are going to add most value.”
Chris reinforced this viewpoint. “The market is looking for the comfort of traditional due diligence activities provided by experienced professionals but with the deployment of technology to make the transaction and ESG evaluation process more efficient at identifying the priority areas early on. The ambitions and market focus of Anthesis is exactly where I believe the global marketplace is heading and I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to play a leadership role in delivering their aspirations.”
Chris Keller joins from Ramboll Environ where he held several senior leadership positions in different parts of the world, with his most recent role as Managing Director of Ramboll Environ in Germany. He brings with him more than 30 years of in depth world wide experience to deal with transaction related risks for a broad spectrum of financial investors and industry clients from natural resources to manufacturing, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. In addition, he brings extensive experience on advising corporates on dealing with legacy issues derived from past and present activities and via acquisition processes. While extending the Anthesis base in Frankfurt, Germany, Chris will have a global leadership role and market perspective.
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