Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Boston Consulting Group Announces Middle East Management Changes Amid New Growth Plans

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm, has recently announced a spate of management changes as part of its expansion plans for the Middle East.

Spearheading the development is the appointment of Joerg Hildebrandt, Partner and Managing Director, as Head of BCG's Middle East operations. In addition to this announcement, Francesco Palmieri and Ganesh Mohan were appointed as Partners for the Middle East. It is expected that these new roles will further strengthen BCG's business in the region.

Dr. Klaus Kessler, Senior Partner and Managing Director and previous Head of BCG's offices in the Middle East, commented: "I am delighted to announce the appointment of Joerg Hildebrandt as the new Head of BCG's offices in the Middle East. Joerg already leads our Middle East Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice and has been instrumental in establishing BCG's presence in the region. We are confident that under his leadership, BCG will continue to be the advisor of choice for Middle East businesses. We are also pleased to announce the promotion of Ganesh and Francesco as BCG Partners."

Joerg Hildebrandt is a core member of BCG's Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice globally and has extensive international experience in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. He also advises Middle Eastern public sector clients on strategy and operational topics.

Commenting on his new role, Hildebrandt said: "The Middle East is an important area of focus for BCG and I am honoured to have the opportunity to play a bigger role in the management of our operations in the region. I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations that our team has already laid. I would also like to congratulate Francesco and Ganesh on their new roles".

Francesco Palmieri joined BCG in 2007 as a Principal. During his tenure at BCG, he has been actively involved in oil and gas cases supporting IOCs sand NOCs in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Prior to joining BCG, he worked as a Senior Manager at Arthur D. Little where he spent 8 years with a focus on oil & gas downstream and upstream sectors. Palmieri graduated in Engineering (magna cum laude) from Rome University in Italy.

Ganesh Mohan joined BCG in 1998 and has since worked in the Dubai, Dallas, Lisbon, New Delhi, and Mumbai offices of the firm. He is a core member of BCG's Financial Institutions practice and prior to his appointment as Partner, he was a Principal at BCG Middle East. Mohan graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur with a B.Tech (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering and obtained his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

About The Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep in sight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 74 offices in 42 countries.

BCG serves the Middle East from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Our offices there, in conjunction with the BCG office in Casablanca, play a key role in serving clients in the rapidly developing Gulf region as well as Middle East North Africa (MENA). To date BCG has successfully conducted assignments in the Middle East serving clients across a wide range of sectors, including government, financial services, energy, industrial goods, telecommunications, real estate, healthcare and private equity.

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