MUNICH AND FRANKFURT AM MAIN, June 28, 2014 /CNW/ -
• International Partner Meeting in Frankfurt: Partners appoint
Charles-Edouard Bouée as global CEO
• Burkhard Schwenker rejoins the Supervisory Board
• Twelve new Partners appointed, nine promoted to Senior Partner
At their regular meeting in Frankfurt am Main, the 200 participating
Partners of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants elected Charles-Edouard Bouée (45) new CEO of the international strategy consultancy. Former CEO Burkhard Schwenker (56) was elected to the Supervisory Board.
"Charles-Edouard Bouée has played a key role in the realignment of the
partnership in the last 12 months," said outgoing global CEO Burkhard
Schwenker. "After working closely together for more than 13 years I am
convinced that Charles-Edouard will bring our joint vision to life and
increase the strength of our firm globally."
Charles-Edouard Bouée commented: "Our firm has a German heritage and
European roots. That gives it a unique DNA, setting us clearly apart
from other strategy consultancies. We stand for game changing ideas and
the lasting success of our clients all over the world." The Partners at
the meeting expressed their vision of building the most valuable
consulting firm in the eyes of all stakeholders.
"I am delighted that our election of a non-German CEO, a man who has
demonstrated his capabilities by developing markets around the globe,
provides further definitive proof of our credentials as a globally
operating strategy consultancy of German and European origin," said the
company's founder and honorary chairman, Roland Berger, after the
Charles-Edouard Bouée and Roland Berger thanked Burkhard Schwenker for
his outstanding work and his commitment to the firm. Schwenker, who was
already CEO from 2003 to 2010, had moved from chairmanship of the
Supervisory Board to CEO again in May 2013 after the former CEO stepped
down from the role. He was the key driver of the company's realignment,
working closely with Charles-Edouard Bouée, who was Chief Operating
Officer (COO) during this period.
In accordance with the procedures of the partnership, the Supervisory
Board will elect the Chairman and approve the Deputy CEOs proposed by
Charles-Edouard Bouée soon.
The new Roland Berger Partners
In the course of the meeting, the Partners also elected twelve new
Partners worldwide, thus reinforcing its international presence. In
addition, nine Partners were promoted to Senior Partner. "These
promotions demonstrate the vitality and the dynamism of the
partnership," said CEO Charles-Edouard Bouée, "and the eleven Partners
who joined us in the last six months alone confirm the attractiveness
of our partnership for talented professionals."
Charles-Edouard Bouée (45) is the first non-German to head the biggest international strategy
consultancy of European origin. He joined Roland Berger in 2001, having
studied at the Ecole Centrale in Paris (Master of Science), graduated
from Harvard (MBA) and earned a law degree. Charles-Edouard has lived
in four countries. He was Chairman of the regions France, Belgium and
North Africa and head of Roland Berger's Asian business and he was also
President & Managing Partner for Greater China (Shanghai, Beijing,
Guangzhou, Taipei and Hong Kong). In this role he is in charge of
projects for a wide range of companies and organizations in need of
support with strategic and operational challenges in Europe and China.
He is a winner of the Shanghai Magnolia Gold Award and has authored
numerous books about management principles, combining his experience in
Asia, the US and Europe. His latest book on "Light Footprint
Management" provides a consistent set of principles for leaders on how
to succeed in an increasingly challenging environment. In 2010, Bouée
assumed responsibility within the EC for France, Belgium, Italy, Spain
and Morocco and heads the Asia Leadership Team (for Greater China,
Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia). In his role as COO, he was
responsible for Global Operations from May 2013.
Burkhard Schwenker (56) was already Chairman of the Supervisory Board between July 2010
and May 2013. Schwenker first became a member of the Executive
Committee back in 1998. He was appointed CEO by the Partners in 2003
and was reelected for a second term in 2006. He then assumed the role
of CEO again in May 2013 when the company's then-CEO stepped down.
Having studied business administration and mathematics, Schwenker began
his professional career in industry before completing his Ph.D. He
joined Roland Berger in 1989 and was elected Partner in 1992. Schwenker
is an expert in strategy, organization and corporate transformation. He
is an author of many books on leadership, strategy and scenario
planning and he regularly lectures at business schools and universities
and has a seat on their boards. He is also active in various
sociopolitical institutions, for instance holding the posts of Deputy
Chairman of Atlantik-Brücke e.V. and Chairman of the Roland Berger
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, founded in 1967, is one of the
world's leading strategy consultancies. With over 2.700 employees
working in 51 offices in 36 countries worldwide, we have successful
operations in all major international markets. The strategy consultancy
is an independent partnership exclusively owned by about 250 Partners.
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