18 new partners for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

11 July 2014 Consultancy.uk

Strategy and management consultancy firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has appointed 18 new Partners and promoted 9 existing partners to the Senior Partner level. The news was announced during Roland Berger’s recent international partner meeting held in Frankfurt. The new partners are based in seven countries: Germany, France, China, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium and Brazil.

An overview of the new partners (name; expertise; office)

  • Georg Altmann (42), Partner in the Civil Economics, Energy and Infrastructure Competence Center in Frankfurt
  • Marcelo Aude (35), Partner in the Energy Competence Center in São Paulo
  • Robert Buess (45), Partner in the Financial Services Competence Center in Zurich
  • Tao Chen (40), Partner in the Beijing office, expert in strategy management and channel management
  • Alain d`Oultremont (47), Partner in the Brussels office, expert in transport and logistics
  • Georges de Thieulloy (43), Partner in the Restructuring and Transformation Competence Center of the Paris office

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  • Hakim El Karoui (42), Partner at the Paris office, expert in management advisory on the African markets
  • Eckehard Forberich (48), Partner in the Restructuring and Transformation Competence Center in Frankfurt
  • Sebastian Gundermann (39), Partner at the Munich office, expert in the automotive sector
  • Fabian Huhle (37), Partner in the Restructuring and Transformation Competence Center
  • Dominik Löber (33), Partner in the Financial Services Competence Center
  • Felix Mogge (35), Partner in the Automotive Competence Center in Munich
  • Nikita Ponomarev (35), Partner in the Financial Services and Public Services Competence Center in Moscow
  • Matthias Rückriegel (41), Partner in the Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center in Frankfurt
  • Frank Steffen (42), Partner in the Chemicals and Pharma Competence Center in Munich
  • Markus Strietzel (44), Partner in the Financial Services Competence Center
  • Egbert Wege (42), Partner in the Consumer Goods & Retail, Marketing & Sales Competence Center in Hamburg
  • Falco Weidemeyer (42), Partner in the Restructuring & Corporate Finance Team of Roland Berger, based in Frankfurt

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An overview of partners promoted to Senior Partner level:

  • Heiko Ammermann (39), Partner in the Civil Economics, Energy & Infrastructure Competence Center in Frankfurt
  • Philip Beil (40), Partner in the Consumer Goods & Retail, Marketing & Sales Competence Center in Munich
  • Laurent Benarousse (40), Partner and Managing Director of the Casablanca office of Roland Berger
  • Patrick Biecheler (41), Partner in the Pharma and Healthcare Competence Center of Roland Berger's Paris office
  • Jochen Gleisberg (43), Partner in the Operations Strategy Competence Center in Stuttgart
  • Wolfgang Hach (42), Partner in the Financial Services Competence Center, based in the Munich office
  • Christof Huth (48), Partner in the Restructuring & Corporate Finance Competence Center in Munich
  • Paolo Massardi (42), Partner in Milan office, expert in energy & chemicals, engineered products and civil economy
  • Sven Siepen (42), Partner in Zurich, expert on corporate strategy, reorganization and performance improvement

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Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

24 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Jen Speirs is set to take over from Alan Kelly as the Executive Creative Director of Accenture Interactive-owned agency Rothco. Speirs arrives as Kelly takes up the role of Chief Creative Officer at the firm.

Rothco is a full-service creative agency based in Dublin. Founded in 1995, the firm contains more than 150 strategic, creative, technology, design, project management and production professionals located in Ireland’s capital city. The agency strategically plans, designs and produces powerful communications campaigns across Europe for numerous iconic brands, including Tesco, Heineken and Lyons. Internationally recognised for its prowess in the sector, Rothco notably found success at the Cannes Lions awards in both 2015 and 2016.

Such success inevitably drew the eye of Accenture during its extended spending spree to strengthen its digital design and advertising offerings, housed under the Accenture Interactive moniker. A year after purchasing Rothco, Accenture Interactive has since continued this push into the advertising space, acquiring New York and London-based agency Droga5 earlier this month, and adding illustrious clients such as HBO, Amazon and The New York Times to its roster of clients. Despite its purchase, Rothco has also been undergoing its own period of change, however.

With the news that long-term incumbent Alan Kelly had won a promotion from his position as Executive Creative Director (ECD), the agency commenced a hunt for his replacement. Kelly joined Rothco nine years ago as a Copywriter, and has now worked his way up to the role of Chief Creative Officer. Assuming that office, he will pass on his previous role to Jen Speirs, who exits BMF Australia, relocating half way around the world to fill the vacancy.

Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

Speirs was appointed BMF’s Deputy Executive Creative Director in March 2018, having joined BMF as a creative director in 2016 from her previous role at Foxtel, where she was a Freelance Creative Director. Following her arrival at BMF, she worked across brands such as McDonald’s, Carefree, Arnott’s, Berlei, TAL, Bonds, BWS, UN Women and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, while her work has picked up awards at NY Festivals, Clio, AWARD, Cannes, Effies, Media Federation, Caples, and Spikes Asia. Speirs also worked at DDB Sydney as Creative Director for six years, with clients such as Telstra, Lipton and Johnson & Johnson.

Commenting on her new challenge, Speirs said, "When I look at a lot of Rothco's work, like JFK Unsilenced, the #takenotice breast cancer campaign on the Molly Malone Statue, Sleeping Flags – it all has that perfect combination of creativity, innovation and craft… So the opportunity to go and be a part of that, and work with the awesome people I’ve met so far, was far too good to say no to. I can’t wait to get over there and get stuck in.”

Remarking on Speirs’ arrival, Kelly added, "I am chuffed we have poached someone as incredibly talented as Jen Speirs. I think it’s a testament to the work we are doing in Rothco that we are attracting world-class talent like Jen to these shores. Jen is a super addition to the team as she is both gifted and decent, two qualities we always look for when we hire. I also may have told her that Dublin's weather is pretty much the same as Sydney's – hopefully, she hasn't fact-checked this yet."

Related: Accenture's push into the creative sector is an identity crisis.