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New faces at Amane

Coming off our biggest year yet, Amane continues to add depth and breadth to its global team of 60+ professionals.

Joel Burgos

Joel Burgos

Project Manager (Paris)

In February, Amane welcomed Joel as a Project Manager, based out of our Paris office. Originally from the US, Joel has lived in France since 2017, where he worked as Senior Project Lead at ShARE; a consulting/education hybrid enterprise; and most recently as Engagement Director at Pivot & Co; a data science consultancy.

Joel began his career in the legal sector, working as a commercial litigator at Kirkland & Ellis before switching to management consulting. He served as an Associate at McKinsey before taking on several roles including Senior Director of Strategy at Lexis Nexis. His experience spans strategy, project management, and client engagement across several industries.

Joel completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where he majored in Economics and then received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Mentoring the next generation of water industry leaders

Mairi Dean

Hanshita Rongali

Nurturing new talent with a passion for the water sector is critical to creating a more sustainable future. And one of the ways in which Amane supports the development of emerging talent is through its internship program. Each year, we place three to four interns in Amane offices around the world – providing the opportunity to gain experience working in a leading strategic advisory firm. A particularly rewarding aspect of the program is when former interns return to Amane in new ways. One recent example is that of Hanshita Rongali, who interned with our Philadelphia office in 2022.

When Hanshita, who is currently pursuing her Masters at the University of Pennsylvania, requested a mentor to support with her final thesis, Mairi Dean, a Consultant with our Paris team, volunteered to help. Hanshita’s thesis, Net Positive Water for Cities: Strategies and Solutions explores the challenges that prevent cities from engaging with the net positive water concept and innovative solutions being implemented.

Over the past year, Mairi held monthly virtual check-ins with Hanshita to assess her progress and also connected her with industry professionals to provide additional insights.

“Mairi has been a constant source of support and encouragement. She took the time out of her schedule to help manage the thesis, read my drafts, and provide feedback with great patience,” said Hanshita.

“Supervising Hanshita has been rewarding, and I have enjoyed supporting her research journey. My role has been very light touch compared to her heavy lifting!” said Mairi.

For more information about Amane’s internship program, contact Resourcing Manager Mwai Exartier.

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