Opening of the new offices in Rio de Janeiro and Bogota is in response to continued growth of the business in Latin America over the past 14 years. The company now has five offices across Latin America. The new office in Rio de Janeiro joins the existing Brazil office in São Paulo as a full business hub, providing programme, project and cost management services across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.
The Bogota office is Turner & Townsend’s first permanent base in Colombia and its opening is prompted by the country’s buoyant economy and open market policies. The new office, combined with existing offices in Santiago and Lima, strengthens the company’s presence in the Andean region.
Jacquelina Dankfort joins as project management director for Brazil. She has 15 years’ experience across the continent and will coordinate the project management division in the property sector and support the development opportunities in infrastructure and public private partnerships (PPPs).
Jonas Nitschack has been appointed as natural resources Director in Latin America and will focus on major accounts in mining and oil and gas sectors across the region. He will be based in the Rio de Janeiro office.
Robert Edwards, managing director, Latin America said: “We have grown our presence in Latin America since the millennium and continue to respond to shifting client needs and market conditions across the region.
“This is reflected in the structure of our team, which continues to evolve and grow. Our increased presence will reinforce our capability to service global clients in the region, while ensuring that local clients gain access to a global network of experts.”