DUBAI, UAE, September 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Knut Storholm joins as new Financial Services Senior Partner
Charles-Edouard Bouée, newly-elected CEO of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, is in Dubai for a series of talks with leaders and top executives. "I have strong ambitions for Roland Berger in the Middle-East. I am convinced that our singularity as the only leading global strategy consultancy with German heritage positions us uniquely to provide strategic advisory services to political and business elite in the Gulf. Our Think:Act way of advising clients is what made us successful in Asia. I hope that executives and leaders in the Middle East will also value our singularity," says Charles-Edouard Bouée.
Tobias Plate, Managing Partner for the Middle East is in charge of delivering this ambitious growth agenda. The first pillar relies on further leveraging the well-known strengths of Roland Berger in the region around Public Services, Telcos, Transportation, Infrastructure, Restructuring and Private Equity. The second pillar aims at deploying new sectorial or functional expertise of the firm to serve local clients. "Financial Services is a major industry in the Region. As leading local financial institutions experience margin pressure and contemplate international aspirations, I am happy to announce Knut Storholm's recruitment as head of Financial Services for the Middle East. This high profile recruitment give us the opportunity to actively deploy the expertise of our global Financial Services practice in assisting institutions in the Middle East facing similar challenges," adds Tobias Plate.
Based in Dubai, Knut Storholm becomes the leader of the Financial Services team in the Middle East and is in charge of developing lasting relationships with key institutions in the region. He has over 20 years of experience in advising major Financial Institutions, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Private Equity firms as well as Government Agencies on strategy design as well as organizational transformation. Until 2012, Knut Storholm was a senior Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group. He was based in South East Asia and then moved to Dubai in 2007 where he was head of Financial Services for the Middle East.
Knut Storholm has an MBA Cum Laude from Glasgow University in addition to a master of Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He also is a retired officer with the Royal Norwegian Armed Forces.
About Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, founded in 1967, is the only leading global consultancy with German heritage and of European origin. With 2,400 employees working from 36 countries, we have successful operations in all major international markets. Our 50 offices are located in the key global business hubs. In the Middle East, we have offices in 4. The consultancy is an independent partnership owned exclusively by 220 Partners.
About the Financial Services practice
With 200 experts in all major financial markets, our Financial Services Competence Center represents a fifth of our global revenue. We are organized by business line (Retail Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, Asset & Wealth Management, Life and P&C Insurance) and by function (Finance & Risk, Operations & IT, Marketing & Distribution). For each assignment, we handpick interdisciplinary teams with experts specialized in specific FS business line or functional issues to best devise tailor-made solutions. That's how we create real value for our clients by developing customized, creative strategies and pragmatic solutions together with our clients. Our teams permanently invest in enriching our benchmarking database and developing our viewpoints on market trends, competitors' initiatives and strategic and operational issues.
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