Former Roland Berger heavyweight Bernd Brunke joins AlixPartners

09 February 2017 Consultancy.uk

AlixPartners has picked up restructuring and consultancy industry heavyweight Bernd Brunke, who joins the firm's Munich office as a Managing Director. Brunke, formerly Roland Berger's Chief Financial Officer, is tasked with further boosting the firm's restructuring and turnaround presence in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Prior to joining AlixPartners, Bernd Brunke worked at HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit Bank, for two years as a Senior Vice President. He previously worked for Roland Berger, most recently as a Senior Partner and prior to that he was Group Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Global Executive Committee. He started his career at the consulting firm in 1996, and has, over his more than 20 years of service, built up considerable experience in consulting and restructuring.

Brunke, who holds a Diplom-Ingenieur in Elektrotechnik from the Technische Universität Berlin, has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Germany-based e-commerce group bmp Holding for eleven years and Member of the Presidential Council for the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce for five years.

Bernd Brunke - AlixPartners

In his new role as Managing Director at AlixPartners, Brunke takes responsibility for further boosting the firm’s EMEA presence, and senior level experience, in the area of restructuring and turnaround advisory. He is based in the firm’s Munich office.

Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer at AlixPartners, which recently unveiled an ambitious growth strategy, says that he is “delighted” to welcome Bernd to AlixPartners. Adding, “His experience will be of significant value as we continue to strengthen our Restructuring and Turnaround offering, and his appointment underlines the continued momentum across the business.”

Earlier this year AlixPartners in the UK added Kathryn Britten to its Financial Advisory Services (FAS) team – the forensic accounting expert joined from rival KPMG, where she was a partner.

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