During my more than 20 years as a consultant, I have gained extensive experience in the wholesale and retail, consumer goods, and manufacturing industries. I have successfully supported leading national and international companies in the sustainable optimization and implementation of strategies, structures, processes, and IT systems.

Since 2007, I have been a Partner at BearingPoint, responsible for the retail and consumer goods industry in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In Addition, since 2020 I am the global leader for the Operations service line.

I have completed many projects for leading companies in the following areas:

  • IT strategy and harmonization
  • Selection, design, and implementation of ERP systems
  • Optimization of processes and organizational structures
  • Cross-channel commerce
  • Due diligence & post-merger integration
  • After-sales service management

Before joining BearingPoint, I worked for five years in the management team of the Retail & Consumer Products sector and the Strategy & Business Architecture practice of Accenture. I gained a further five years of consulting experience in national and international projects at another leading management consultancy.

I gained operational experience in retail marketing and product management for specialty catalogs at Otto-Versand after completing my Master of Economics studies in Germany and France.


  • Partner, BearingPoint

    2007 – Present
  • Accenture

    2001 – 2007
  • Arthur Andersen Business Consulting

    1995 – 2000
  • Otto Versand Hamburg

    1993 – 1995

If you want something, you find a way. If you do not want something, you find excuses.

Kay Manke