Management consulting firm Elixirr has boosted its principal team with Karina van den Oever. She joins from counterpart A.T. Kearney, where she worked for more than 10 years between 2000 and 2015. At Elixirr, Van den Oever will focus on clients in the retail sector.
Karina van den Oever joins Elixirr from A.T. Kearney where she acted as Management Consultant for the past two and a half years. In this capacity she was, among others, responsible for Business Development and Intellectual Capital Development for the Retail and Consumer Goods Practice. This was the second time she was employed by the consulting firm – she also served the firm between 2000 and 2008.
In between the two spells, Van den Oever studied at the Gemological Institute of America, receiving an accreditation as a jewellery professional, after which she co-founded and managed Leila Michaela Fine Jewelry. Prior to joining A.T. Kearney, Van den Oever fulfilled different roles at Calvin Klein, including Licensing Manager, Marketing Associate, and Retail Analyst, between 1994 and 1998 and worked as Assistant Buyer for Saks Fifth Ave between 1992 and 1994.
In addition to her accreditation from the Gemological Institute of America, Van den Oever holds an MBA in Marketing, Strategy and International Business from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor degree in Marketing and International Business from New York University.
As a Principal at Elixirr, Van den Oever is charged with delivering commercial results in retail, focusing on strategy, route-to-market, category management/merchandising, digital innovation, and sourcing. She brings over 16 years of experience in consulting, industry and start-up environments, during which she mainly focused on retail, luxury and consumer goods, to her new role.
Elixirr states that it is “delighted to welcome Karina to the team.” For the consultancy it is the fourth addition to its Principal team in a few months, earlier this year Katie Gillett and Emily Farrimond were onboarded from Accenture, while Herbert van der Raad joined from Infosys Consulting.