Founder of Nordic giant Ramboll, owner of Whitbybird, mourned as a 'friend of engineering'

The founder of Danish engineering firm Ramboll, which bought UK engineer Whitbybird in 2007, has died at the age of 97.

Borge Johannes Ramboll set up Ramboll & Hannemann in 1945 and saw it grow into an 8,000-strong team with offices in 24 countries.

In 2003, it became the biggest engineering firm in the Nordics following a merger with Swedish company Scandiaconsult and, in August last year, it acquired UK civil engineer Whitbybird.

Ramboll chief executive Flemming Bligaard Pedersen said: “The world of engineering has lost a friend, a great visionary and caring human being has left us.

“His never-failing belief in striving for realising people’s good intentions has left a very deep impression on the company.”