Hervé de Trogoff

Partner

Who am I?

I am a French born civil engineer who started his career in West Africa managing infrastructure projects; now married to a Finn and settled in London with daughters juggling with several languages.

Hervé de Trogoff

Partner

Why Accuracy?

Its level of excellence and low key approach to business seduced and impressed me.  Accuracy’s strong financial focus also appealed to me a few years after I completed an MBA in project finance at the London Business School.

Hervé de Trogoff

Partner

My work

I focus on clients who need Accuracy’s assistance on long term projects – they are owners, suppliers, funders or insurers of capital projects. Most of my work is related to (i) assessing risks or (ii) explaining why a project will or did not complete on time, on budget, or without delivering the financial benefits it was intended to. My work requires common sense and rigor with facts and figures and I find its variety rewarding. It takes our team to remote and sometimes exotic places to understand the intricacies of all sorts of projects, including power stations (be it nuclear, wind or fossil fuels), rolling stock and all kinds of civil engineering and building projects.

Hervé de Trogoff

Partner

My favourite project

My favorite current project is to provide expert witness evidence to a Danish client aimed at assessing the reasons why a large off shore wind farm project could not be completed within the agreed time scale. Such projects require a perfect adequation of complex engineering input, manufacturing performance, well synchronised logistics, highly skilled and experienced management and the most unpredictable and volatile set of external conditions, including winds, waves, swell and currents. Any small deviation of any one parameter was sufficient to trigger a chain reaction with severe financial consequences. Our success in completing a project like this requires full dedication and passion from the team.

Hervé de Trogoff

Partner

My advice to candidates

If you are keen to start or pursue your career in a challenging intellectual and human environment where your personal views, efforts and individual needs will be listened to from day one, then it is worth talking to us about it. The rest will take care of itself.

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