BearingPoint appoints three regional leaders to support expansion

13 February 2017 3 min. read
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BearingPoint has created a number of new regionally focused roles to support its target of hitting €1 billion in revenue by 2020. Iris Grewe is tasked with the further expansion of the firm's presence in the SIA (Switzerland, Italy, Austria) region; Kiumars Hamidian with the firm's further expansion in the GCR (Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania) region; and Marcel Nickler with the more global ambitions as it expands further beyond Europe.

BearingPoint is continuing to expand its global presence as part of its wider growth ambition of hitting its €1 billion in revenue by 2020 target – last year the firm achieved revenues of €622 million in line with its roadmap. As part of its growth ambition, the firm has established a footprint in China, the Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, the UAE and the US over the past three years.

As it expands its global presence – BearingPoint now has 36 offices across 22 countries – the consulting firm has opted to manage its expanding presence through the reorganisation of its regional structure – through the appointment of three new regional leaders: Iris Grewe, Kiumars Hamidian and Marcel Nickler.

Iris Grewe, Kiumars Hamidian, Marcel Nickler

Iris Grewe has been appointed to the role of leader of the firm’s SIA (Switzerland, Italy, Austria) region, focused on further developing the firm's regional business. The appointment sees Grewe, who joined the firm in 1998 and is a now a Partner in the firm’s Financial Services segment, also take on a role on the firm’s global Management Committee.

Kiumars Hamidian takes on the role of GCR (Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania) region leader, tasked with the further expansion of the firm's presence there. The appointment sees Hamidian, who joined the firm in 1993 and is currently a Partner and Service Line leader in its global Management Committee, also take on the role of innovation process leader.

Marcel Nickler takes on the role of driving the further globalisation of the firm, as the firm continues its entry into markets across the globe. Key responsibility for Nickler, who joined in the firm in 2000 and is currently a Partner and global Management Committee member, is driving the firm’s expansion plans across the globe, both through organic growth as through the extension of partnerships with established consulting networks. The consultancy for instance already works with West Monroe Partners (North America), ABeam Consulting (Asia), Grupo ASSA (South America), ARETE (Turkey), Cumbria FSC (Spain) and IPOPEMA Business Consulting (Poland).

Peter Mockler, Managing Partner of BearingPoint, who has been at the helm of the advisor since the buyout in 2009, says, “I am very pleased that Iris Grewe, Kiumars Hamidian and Marcel Nickler, three very experienced BearingPoint Partners, are taking over these three key positions. Each of them has demonstrated outstanding expertise over a long period of time and achieved considerable success for our clients. The new organisation helps us to expand our business for our clients, and we are well on our way to our target of €1 billion in revenue by 2020.”