Nordic-based management consulting firm QVARTZ has in recent months boosted its partner team with two former BCG consultants: Egil Becker and Per Karlsson. Both advisors join QVARTZ as a partner and are based in Oslo, Norway.
After graduating from the Norwegian School of Economics, Egil Becker started his career in consulting with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He served the American strategy consultancy for more than 11 years, and gained broad experience working with mainly private companies, both in the Nordics and internationally. During his stint at BCG, Becker helped numerous companies with strategy, transformation processes and corporate development, including reorganisations and overhead reductions, especially within logistics and transportation, telecommunications and private equity.
Per Karlsson has worked in advisory since 2006. He has built deep expertise with growth, sustainability and corporate portfolio strategy, but also led multiple transformation and reorganisation projects. Karlsson has gained experience across multiple industries, with focus on industrial goods, energy and public sector clients. Before joining QVARTZ, he worked at a political think tank as an adviser on sustainability and industry competitiveness and prior to that, he spent seven years with BCG as a consultant and two years with BearingPoint in Norway. Karlsson holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore and a Master in Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping School of Technology in Sweden.
In August and October Karlsson and Becker respectively decided to embark on a new adventure, and joined QVARTZ, a Nordic-based management consultancy founded in 2002 with offices in Copenhagen, Olso and Stockholm. Based in Oslo, the partners will focus on further expanding the firm’s footprint in the Norwegian market, an industry estimated to be worth €579 million.
Asked for his motivation to join QVARTZ – one of Europe’s top 25 best consulting firms to work for – Becker refers to the firm’s values and aspirations, and its flexible engagement model, offering consultants more individual freedom. Karlsson in his turn emphasises his admiration of the firm’s ambition to build a “different top-tier” consulting firm.
To serve clients across the Europe and the DACH region, QVARTZ works together with Germany-based consulting firm Stern Stewart & Company.