The management and technology consultancy continues to strengthen its position as an independent, client-focused firm

Amsterdam, June 2, 2014 - Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint announces the admission of five new Partners to the firm. The consultancy firm broadens its position as an independent partnership and further strengthens its practice. Newly appointed Partners are: David Ceron (France), Ralf Dillmann (Germany), Andreas Fitz (Germany), Maik Frey (Germany) and Jean-Michel Huet (France).

Peter Mockler, Managing Partner at BearingPoint: “With the admission of five new Partners we further expand our practice for our clients. All of them have reached remarkable success in their fields and for a long time they have applied best thinking to create real client value. Thus, our new Partners are well-prepared to support our clients as trusted advisors, both in case of strategic and operational challenges.”

The new Partners at a glance:

David Ceron (39), Paris office, takes responsibility as leader of the SAP Advisory in France and leader of the SAP HANA firm-wide Center of Excellence. His expertise is on large transformation program management, IT strategy, SAP, business intelligence and retail/consumer packaged goods. David helps CIOs to achieve SAP-based IT excellence as well as to adopt new technologies and trends in order to drive innovation as an enabler to differentiate the business. He adds further value integrating perspectives, challenges and requirements from both business and IT, providing SAP strategy, architecture and governance as well as efficiency improvement in the context of business enablement and innovation. David holds a degree in IT & Management from Paris Sud and Paris Dauphine Universities. He started his career at BearingPoint in 2001. Before David had gained expertise as SAP consultant in the luxury industry.

Ralf Dillmann (39), Frankfurt office, takes responsibility for sourcing and procurement across industries as well as for supply chain management in the life science segment with a focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. As a partner he will expand BearingPoint’s practice in this segment. Ralf supports his clients to grow in emerging markets within increasingly complex regulatory environments as well as to develop new customer groups. He adds value in enabling visibility and tracking products regardless of company boundaries with the goal to gain optimal supply chain performance with regulatory compliance. Ralf holds a master in Economics from the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt. He started his consulting career at BearingPoint in 2001.

Andreas Fitz (50), Hamburg office, takes responsibility in the life science and chemical segment. His focus is on Business Process Management and IT aspects of M&A and de-investment programs, system and process landscape optimization, SAP implementation as well as redesign and transformation. He helps his clients to reduce costs, to reshape their portfolio management and to use the enhanced digitalization opportunities, implementing technologies beyond the classic ERP system landscape. Andreas holds a degree in Business Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg with a focus on process automation and industrial management. Andreas started his consulting career with BearingPoint in 1998 after having gained expertise in the aircraft industry with BPR and ERP projects.

Maik Frey (41), Munich office, takes responsibility for risk management and investment banking in the financial services industry. He brings more than 20 years of banking experience as well as a detailed functional and program management expertise. In addition, he has scientific know-how of private equity financing with focus on venture capital exit strategies. Maik supports his clients to operate at an optimal risk-performance relation, to be compliant with regulatory requirements and to build trustful, long-term relationships with their customers. He holds a degree in Financial Risk Management from the Global Association of Risk Professionals as well as a degree in Business Administration from University of Frankfurt. Maik has been with BearingPoint since 2001, before his consulting career he had gained experience in the banking industry.

Jean-Michel Huet (39), Paris office, takes responsibility for international business development in the telecommunications industry with a focus on emerging markets. His main expertise is on mobile money, e-health, biometry as well as e-government. Jean-Michel’s goal is the development of international business for key accounts, African governments and through donors such as the World Bank. He helps his clients to solve their main challenges such as developing new business opportunities within an international footprint, including technology in new offerings as well as creating innovative business models especially for “bottom of the pyramid”. Jean-Michel adds further value using an agile approach and focusing on partnership and ecosystem building. He holds a degree from Neoma Business School and the Institute for Political Studies in Paris. Jean-Michel has been working at BearingPoint for ten years, before his career in consultancy he had a leading role in the telecommunications industry.

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