Jorg Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz rejoins Roland Berger

10 September 2014

Jörg Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz, a former employee of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, has rejoined the German-based strategy consultancy. Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was a member of the bank’s Technology & Operations (GTO) Executive Committee.

In 1994 Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz joined Roland Berger and spent approximately three years as a consultant in the Financial Services Competence Center. In 1997 he left the consulting firm, and then spent many years in managerial positions in the financial services industry, including as a board member with one of Europe's three largest insurance companies. In recent years he worked in management roles in various countries for Deutsche Bank, latterly as COO with responsibility for the GTO Division in London.

Jorg Oliveri del Castillo Schulz - Roland Berger

After an absence of 17 years Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz has now decided to return to the consulting industry, and again the German national has opted for Roland Berger. He has been given the task to – in the role of Global Head of Business Transformation in the Financial Services Competence Center – bolster the business and further expand the firm’s thought leadership track record. “Jörg Oliveri del Castillo-Schulz is a real asset to our global Financial Services Competence Center given his diverse range of experience in the financial sector, his network and his management expertise,” says Stefan Schaible, CEO of Roland Berger in Germany and since last week also the Deputy CEO of the firm.


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Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

24 April 2019

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.