Benjamin Dawes joins Methis Consulting as director of grids business

30 November 2022 2 min. read
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After over two decades at Capgemini Invent, Benjamin Dawes has crossed to Methis Consulting, a niche business consultancy operating in the Benelux.

During his career at Capgemini’s management consulting business, Dawes held several leadership roles and grew the ranks to Vice President. Most recently, he led the firm’s Energy & Utilities industry vertical in Belgium, responsible for sectors including energy, water, oil & gas, and renewable energy.

“I was fortunate to have been able to lead a great team of consultants, delivering the incredible growth over the past few years. Now I’m happy to embark on a new journey at Methis Consulting where I will lead the utilities grid business,” said Dawes, who has been appointed a director.

Benjamin Dawes, Director, Methis Consulting

Dawes’s brings extensive experience in the grids landscape to the consulting firm, having worked with local and international energy, utility and water groups on transformations focused on operational excellence, customer services, back office re-engineering, data ecosystems, metering and billing, and sustainability.

He also played a pioneering role in the development and deployment of smart grids and smart water metering solutions.

Commenting on his move to Methis Consulting, Dawes said: “Methis Consulting is a specialist and leading player in the energy and water sector. Sector expertise and pursuit of quality are pillars of the firm's approach.”

“I also strongly believe in consultancies that are purpose-driven. Centered around company values that put clients and consultants first. Teaming, integrity, and caring for people are part of the DNA of Methis Consulting. This is how the firm distinguishes itself in the crowded consultancy landscape.”

The appointments comes at a period of strong growth for Methis Consulting. Founded in 2008, the firm has this year added ten consultants to its headcount, lifting the size of its team to 65 staff. Methis Consulting also operates in the public transport sector and has a practice in the Netherlands.

“The specialist knowledge and expertise that we bring, in combination with the delivery of consistent quality and a distinctive work ethic, means that we have been able to strengthen our portfolio over the past year”, said Bart van den Berghe, director and co-founder of Methis Consulting.

“We are increasingly well known in the industry as well as in the field of recruiting, which gives a boost to our development”, added Daniël Herriger, a senior manager in charge of the Dutch wing of Methis Consulting.