PALO ALTO, Calif. – September 2, 2014 – Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) announced today that Léonard Bertrand will lead the firm’s North America Energy and Environment Practice. In his new role, Léonard will help direct SDG’s industry expansion, further developing its roster of experienced professionals in order to service the company’s growing number of clients in the region. With more than 25 years of decision quality experience across various industries, Léonard is returning to a familiar role after previously leading SDG’s European energy activities.

“This appointment is a testament to Léonard’s long-term vision for SDG, as well as his strong commitment to creating value for our clients through strategic decision-making,” said Naoki Shimoda, Leader, Global Energy and Environment Practice. “We are confident that through Léonard’s leadership, our North American clients will see an enhanced depth of industry expertise and derive value from his deep experience in implementing decision quality principles and methods in large organizations to drive positive, lasting change.“

Léonard is a renowned leader in the application of advanced methods for portfolio strategy and management, as well as business strategy development and implementation in the electric power, chemical, oil & gas, and life sciences industries. He has worked across the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, has led numerous private and public senior executive seminars, and has been a guest lecturer on the topic of strategy and portfolio management at Stanford University, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and INSEAD in France. Léonard has a BA in administration and a BS in management sciences from the University of Ottawa, and received an MA and a degree of engineer in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.

“I am genuinely excited to be leading SDG’s Energy and Environment team in North America,” said Léonard. “Within this region, our clients have considerable new opportunities for growth. SDG continues to be on the cutting edge of strategic decision-making, and we are in an excellent position to help companies navigate these opportunities, propel their businesses forward, and outpace their competition.”

The firm also announced that is taking further steps to expand its presence in North America, opening an office in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which Léonard will lead as part of his new role.

About Strategic Decisions Group

Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) is a strategy consulting firm renowned for its expertise in strategic decision-making, risk management, and shareholder value creation. For more than 30 years, SDG has used its collaborative, team-based DQ approach to help clients find innovative, creative strategies to thrive today, while also helping them build internal competencies to meet competitive challenges in the future.