Our management team combines the different cultural and professional capabilities of our firm. It comprises leaders from all over Europe and across industries and services:

  • Kiumars Hamidian

    Our management team is led by Kiumars Hamidian. He joined BearingPoint in 1996 and became a Partner in 2002. Kiumars was one of the founding Partners in the European management buyout in 2009 that established BearingPoint as an independent, Partner-owned management and technology consultancy. In 2012 he was appointed to the German Management Board and joined the Global Management Committee of BearingPoint in 2016, the same year he took over firm-wide responsibility for Service Lines, the innovation program and Ventures unit. Kiumars was elected Managing Partner in 2018. During his career, he has led numerous global consulting projects with a focus on transformation programs, reorganizing marketing and customer services and developing IT strategies.

  • Eric  Conway

    Eric Conway is the regional leader for GROW. This region covers Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, and United Kingdom. Eric is responsible for further developing our business in all these countries and to foster sustainable and profitable growth. He has a passion for collaboration, teamwork and creating an environment that supports high performance. Eric has worked in a variety of segments and with some of the best known telecommunication and media brands, in addition to many leading banks and insurance firms and a range of commercial bodies, delivering successful consulting programs across the entire value chain and developing long term relationships with key clients in the process. Eric has been a Partner at BearingPoint since 2014.

  • Andreas Flach

    Andreas Flach is our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and manages the financial operations and financial strategy of our firm. He is committed to ensuring the financial sustainability of BearingPoint as well as a balanced portfolio of growth initiatives, maintaining the high level of integrity and transparency of our firm’s businesses. He provides insights and analysis to support the Managing Partner in decision-making and assure that business decisions are financially sound. Andreas previously had worked as a financial auditor of BearingPoint and joined the firm as a Partner in 2016.

  • Iris Grewe

    Iris Grewe is the regional leader for Germany, Switzerland and Austria where she is responsible for the cross-industry structuring and management of the consulting business with respect to clients, employees and service offerings. As Partner in Financial Services, she also focuses on Banking and Capital Markets. Iris has been leading business strategy, transformation and integration projects and programs across Europe, APAC and the US for over 15 years. Her clients include locally and globally operating banks and financial services providers as well as trading, clearing and settlement organizations tackling digital and regulatory change as well as operational excellence. As author of various publications, Iris deals with innovations in the banking sector, agile enterprise transformation and a broad range of regulatory topics. At BearingPoint, she was promoted to Partner in 2010. Iris has been a member of the Swiss Management Board since 2015 and joined the global Management Committee in 2017.

  • Matthias  Loebich

    Matthias Loebich is the regional leader for the US and China. Furthermore, he oversees our activities in India and Portugal and is in charge of our global consulting network as well as our joint venture Arcwide. With more than 25 years of experience in consulting, Matthias has a proven track record across different industries working often in an international environment. He focuses on Supply Chain Management, Performance Management, Process Redesign as well as IT Strategy and Implementation. Matthias has led large transformation projects. He has been a Partner with the firm since 2007 and joined the Management Committee in 2014. In addition to his role at BearingPoint, Matthias serves as President of the European Federation of Management Consultancies Associations (FEACO).

  • Damien Palacci

    Damien Palacci is the firm-wide leader for our Consulting Portfolio. He is in charge for all Service Lines and focuses on developing new offerings and consultant expertise. Additionally, he is responsible for the generation and management of Intellectual Property. It includes internal communities, knowledge management, the innovation process, and external ecosystems incl. technology alliances, start-ups, and business partners. Damien is also Co-Leader of the People Experience and New Ways of Working initiatives. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting and is serving clients in the consumer and luxury industry. He became Partner in the Firm in 2008 and joined the Management Committee in 2019.

  • Patrick Palmgren

    Patrick Palmgren acts in the role of our global leader for the business unit Capital. In this role he is in charge of all M&A transaction services and Capital investment activities. Patrick explores new business models, leverages ecosystems and support investments into new Joint Ventures . Patrick has 30-years’ experience in M&A transaction services, management consulting and has led many different types of buy and sell side transactions as well as strategic transformations. Patrick has been a Partner at BearingPoint since 2005.

  • Axelle Paquer

    Axelle Paquer is the regional leader for France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Africa, serving major companies (CAC 40 and SBF 120) as well as large public organizations. She is responsible for client relations, service lines and segments as well as profitable and sustainable growth in the region. Before taking on the responsible for the region, Axelle has been the Global Leader Health & Social Care at BearingPoint. Being a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Axelle has been working in BearingPoint's public sector team for 20 years, managing the teams and leading change projects, from defining strategies to implementing public policies. Her projects include digital transformation, the re-engineering of customer/user relationship processes, operational efficiency, management and organizational consulting, the design and implementation of information systems and change management support. Axelle has been a Partner with the firm since 2011.

  • Dr. Stefan Penthin

    Stefan Penthin is the global leader for all market segments at BearingPoint. He has more than 25 years of experience in business consulting and leads large global consulting projects and business transformation programs with a focus on the automotive and manufacturing industry. Stefan’s functional expertise is centered around supply chain management, operational excellence, as well as production and logistics optimization. His clients include major multinational corporations as well as specialized segment players across the globe. In his role Stefan is orchestrating a strong firm-wide collaboration across all market segments at BearingPoint so that clients get the most innovative, long-lasting solutions. He is also passionate about thought leadership that helps clients address their future needs. In addition, he is a respected speaker at industry events and universities. Stefan became Partner at BearingPoint in 2011 and is a member of the firm’s global Management Committee as well as the German Executive Committee.

  • Hughes Verdier

    Hughes Verdier acts in the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role he enables operational excellence across our firm by working closely with the regional leaders. He focuses on managing day-to-day operations, optimizing our delivery approach and utilization. He is responsible for the BearingPoint support functions, their quality and efficiency, including technology, research, knowledge management and office services as well as our Nearshore Center of Excellence. In addition, Hughes Verdier serves as the BearingPoint lead client service Partner for the French Government. He has been a strategic advisor to government departments across France for more than 20 years and led numerous complex transformation projects for a large number of public sector clients. In his career Hughes has acquired a sound knowledge of issues related to the modernization of the state and a deep expertise in accounting and change management. Hughes has been a Partner at the firm since 1996.

  • Donald Wachs

    Donald Wachs is the global leader for the business unit BearingPoint Products and has more than 25 years of experience in business transformation consulting. His special focus is in the manufacturing industry, with functional expertise in engineering, sales and operations processes along the value chain. Donald has headed several multi-year global business transformation initiatives for key accounts involving technology like SAP, Salesforce, Microsoft and other technology partners of BearingPoint - also strategy consulting for digital product offerings and new business. He has been a Partner at BearingPoint since 2004.

  • Stephan Weber

    Stephan Weber is our Chief People Officer. He is responsible for the implementation of the firm-wide People strategy, which is vital to our business objectives and plans for growth. He focuses on the effective organization and deployment of our people and on the realization of their potential. In addition to his HR role, he is also the IT sponsor in the Management Committee. Stephan joined BearingPoint in 1997 and became a Partner in 2009.