Bain appoints partners in Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt and Zurich

20 July 2018 4 min. read

Bain & Company has bolstered its leadership teams in Germany and the Netherlands with six new partners: Enver Adakan, Hendrik Lamché, Steffen Gänzle, Marco Gerrits, Laurens-Jan Olsthoorn and Otto Verhage.

Bain’s German team welcomes two new partners from within the firm’s own ranks – Enver Adakan and Hendrik Lamché. Zurich-based Adakan joined Bain in 2008 from Accenture and has since focused mainly on M&A strategies, due diligence, and value creation for portfolio companies, gaining extensive experience in industry, consumer goods and commerce. He has been appointed a partner in Bain’s private equity practice.

Hendrik Lamché has been with Bain & Company since 2007. He too is a partner in the private equity practice group – the 34-year-old supports clients with due diligence and post-acquisition integration. Lamché, who is based in Frankfurt, has extensive expertise in both the retail and consumer goods industries as well as the industrial and services sectors. 

Steffen Gänzle and Marco Gerrits, both based in Munich, have joined Bain’s Automotive practice. The 50-year-old Gänzle specialises in large technology projects and operational strategies with the aim of increasing the efficiency of automotive players. He previously held various management positions in the industry, including at Daimler, Toyota or Opel / General Motors. The 47-year-old Dutchman Marco Gerrits is an expert on product and development strategies, digital platforms, agile working models and corporate strategies. He joins Bain from rival BCG, where he worked for 16 years, latterly serving as a partner in the firm’s Chinese organisation. Prior to that, Gerrits worked for German car brand Daimler.

“With Steffen and Marco, we have gained two experts in the field of technology and digital transformation. Their capacities will allow us to better serve our automotive customers,” said Walter Sinn, Bain & Company’s boss for Germany

Bain appoints partners in Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt and Zurich

Meanwhile in the Netherlands, where Bain has been present since 1998, the firm has strengthened its partner team with Laurens-Jan Olsthoorn and Otto Verhage. “We look forward to their future contributions to our customers, in the Netherlands and beyond,” said Steve Bertrand, the Canadian who serves as Managing Partner of Bain Amsterdam.

Laurens-Jan Olsthoorn started at Bain in Amsterdam in 2006 and worked in the firm’s San Francisco office for the past three years. He has gained extensive experience in large-scale projects in the technology and telecom sectors, as well as private equity. His services focus lies on topics such as growth strategy, operational excellence and customer experience – Olsthoorn for instance was involved with one of the larger Net Promoter System (NPS) implementations in Europe. 

Fellow newly promoted partner Otto Verhage joined Bain’s Amsterdam office in 2007 and has since also worked from the firm's Bangkok and Melbourne hubs. He specialises in customer strategy & marketing, growth strategies and change management, supporting among others retail banks and telecom companies.

Best employer in the country

Bain’s office in Amsterdam has a team of around 115 professionals, and similar to its larger German counterpart was named the country’s best employer by rating site Glassdoor. Globally the US-headquartered strategy consultancy firm, founded in 1973, employs more than 7,000 professionals across 55 offices in 36 countries. 

Earlier this month, Bain bolstered its Swiss practice by adding former Roland Berger CEO Martin Wittig. 

Related: Bain & Company Germany boss Walter Sinn on why he is not afraid of AI.