AFRY Management Consulting Joins PSI Chapter
AFRY Management Consulting is a leading adviser to the world’s energy, forest, and bio-based industries. The firm, which employs more than 450 consultants in 17 offices on three continents, provides strategic and operational advice across the value chain, underpinned by deep expertise and market insights. AFRY’s management consultants are backed by 17,000 engineers, designers, and advisers within infrastructure, industry, and energy who are at the cutting-edge of technology and have collective expertise that spans industries and geographies.
AFRY was formed in 2019 from the merger of ÅF and PÖYRY. The Management Consulting Division offers the following key services for the pulp/paper and recycling industries:
■ Strategic Advice—Company/new market entry strategy, business model development, and raw material sourcing and supply strategies.
■ Market Insights and Modeling—Market analysis and forecasting, supply/demand and cost analysis, price projections, and market scenarios.
■ Operational Excellence—Performance improvement, benchmarking, and energy efficiency.
■ Investments and M&A—Due diligence (commercial, operational, and technical) for acquisition or divestments and pre-feasibility/feasibility assessments.
Jose Gonzalez, a senior principal with AFRY Management Consulting, is the company’s key contact for the PSI Chapter. Gonzalez, who is based in Atlanta, has over 20 years of experience as a management consultant, with significant expertise in business analysis and strategic direction for the forest industry, wood products, and pulp and paper companies. For AFRY, Gonzalez supervises strategic, market, and operational engagements in North America and Latin America and advises CEO and senior/board-level executives.
“We are pleased to join ISRI and PSI and recognize the importance they have in the recycling industry,” Gonzalez says. “We look forward to contributing to the advancement of recycling initiatives and providing members with an additional option when there’s a need for premier management consulting and/or engineering services.”