A.T. Kearney has per the 1st of July promoted four advisors to Partner level in Germany and Austria: Patrick Brown, Astrid Latzel, Horst-Henrik Dringenberg and Alenka Triplat.
Patrick Brown (36) has been with A.T. Kearney since 2014, when he joined from Roland Berger, where he worked for six years, latterly as a Senior Project Manager. Prior to that, he worked for Capgemini Consulting and a mining firm. At A.T. Kearney, Brown focuses on energy and process-related industries such as oil and gas, mining, and chemicals, and also co-leads the firm’s internal Capital Project Excellence initiative. Brown, who earned his Master in Economics from the University of Kassel and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of London, is based in A.T. Kearney's Düsseldorf office.
Astrid Latzel (40) has been serving the consulting firm since April 2015, re-joining A.T. Kearney thirteen years after she left the management consultancy back in 2002, when she worked as a Senior Business Analyst in the firm’s Berlin office. Between 2002 and 2006 she served Schering (now Bayer) as a Consultant, Latzel then spent nearly ten years in the consulting industry: two years with Oliver Wyman and seven years with Roland Berger. She advises clients predominantly in the mechanical engineering and processes industries.
Horst-Henrik Dringenberg (36) has been at A.T. Kearney for more than 10 years – he joined as an intern in 2004 and has grown steadily through the firm’s ranks. He is a member of the Organization & Transformation service line, and focuses specifically on Europe, Middle East and Africa-based clients in the Energy & Process industries. Dringenberg, who is based in Dusseldorf, holds a diploma in Mathematics from University of Bielefeld and a Master in Economics from the University of Warwick.
Slovenian national Alenka Triplat (37) has been with A. T. Kearney since 2003, when she joined the consultancy in Vienna after completing a two year exchange programme at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Triplat is part of the Operations & Performance Transformation practice, supporting clients with production optimisation, procurement, supply chain and product development, among others. Triplat is based in Vienna, but is also affiliated with A.T. Kearney’s Taipei office.
Commenting on the appointments, Martin Sonnenschein, Partner and Managing Director of A.T Kearney Central Europe, says the move echoes the firm’s continuing growth in the German market – a consulting industry estimated to be worth around €25 billion. According to the latest data available, the German consultancy market booked growth of 6% last year. “Their promotions reflect our successful work and confirms our growth strategy”, says Sonnenschein, who has been with A.T Kearney since 2000.