Prior to joining Kalypso, John gained extensive executive-level management consulting experience with a strong global client service and industry track record. John specialized in asset-intensive industries such as energy and resources, chemicals and infrastructure.
As a leader for the Deloitte Infrastructure & Capital Projects practice, and previous lead partner for the Central and Eastern Africa Mining practice, John successfully assisted numerous energy and resource companies with large projects including strategy; digital transformation; cost optimization; operations management; human capital management; and information technology strategy and implementation.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from The Colorado School of Mines and a Bachelor of Science in Operations and Systems Management from The Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
John leads client engagements in the United Kingdom and Europe, driving global growth and building high-quality client relationships. A passionate people developer, he continually seeks new opportunities, is not afraid to stretch his boundaries and loves to learn.
John was born in Asmera, Ethiopia. He grew up in the midwestern United States (Indiana) and now lives in the North London suburb of Hampstead in England with his wife and two children. John has had the good fortune to travel the globe extensively through work and on holidays. He has been in over 45 countries across the world and completed project work in over 25 countries. John holds both American and British passports and speaks English (American and British dialects), Spanish and Afrikaans.