Harj Athwal, EY

Technology Consultant of the Year

Harj Athwal is a director in EY’s Technology Consulting practice. He has a passion for delivering large-scale digital and technology transformation programmes with a human change element, and this has led him to focus on using technology to make workplaces safer. Harj has built a career as an outstanding consultant and leader. Through his authentic and inclusive leadership style, he is especially adept at delivering large-scale technology, business and digital transformation programmes in the government and infrastructure sectors.

Harj combines professional expertise with the skills he has developed from a challenging family situation to build deep and lasting client relationships, underpinned by trust, collaboration, dedication and a positive approach to problem solving. For Network Rail, he has delivered digital and technology-led solutions to protect employees working in dangerous environments. He has also leveraged geospatial technologies to support business development and win new clients – achieving record technical scores in tender processes. Elsewhere, Harj has worked with EY teams to promote professional development and overall employee wellbeing.

His work ethic and commitment to delivery sets him apart and has enabled him to excel across a range of working environments. And his sense of purpose, alongside his technical skills and empathetic mindset helps Harj to create connections with clients that form the basis for long-term collaborative relationships.

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