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José Fernandez is a Principal and led the Europe & Africa Division for more than eight years. His current role centres on client development, senior recruitment and Divisional development, with an additional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. José has 32 years of environmental engineering experience, with an emphasis on site solutions, due diligence assessment and regulatory environment, health and safety (EHS) compliance auditing. His experience includes designing alternatives for the remediation and redevelopment of industrial sites contaminated with chlorinated solvents, aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metals. He has provided litigation support and acted as an expert witness on a range of matters related to the allocation of remediation costs and EHS upgrades and capital expenditures to various stakeholders. He has negotiated the terms and conditions of the remediation of large industrial platforms with environmental agencies in the US, the UK, France, Switzerland and Brazil. José holds an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Degree in Engineering (Diplôme d’Ingénieur) from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines d’Ales in France. He also holds a professional engineering license (California, USA).