Lars-Peter Häfele joins leadership of BCG's German subsidiary Inverto

03 August 2018 Authored by Consultancy.eu

German consulting firm Inverto, a subsidiary of The Boston Consulting Group, has promoted Lars-Peter Häfele to the role of Managing Director. He becomes the firm’s ninth Managing Director, alongside among others co-founders Markus Bergauer, Kiran Mazumdar and Frank Wierlemann. 

Founded in 2000, in Cologne, Inverto is a consultancy that specialises in supply chain management, operations and procurement, serving both multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as large private-equity firms. The consulting firm helps its customers with crafting operational strategies, including the identification of cost savings and business cases for new operating models, and with the implementation of performance improvement programmes. 

As part of Inverto’s growth ambition, the consultancy has expanded its executive team to nine members following the appointment of Lars-Peter Häfele to Managing Director. The 35-year-old started as a consultant at the firm in Cologne in 2009 and most recently served as Principal and Head of the Industrial Goods practice. Häfele supports industrial and automotive companies with procurement, with a focus on value analysis, product design and procurement transformations. He also supports companies with organisational engagements following large changes such as post-merger integration, restructuring or carve-outs. Häfele further plays a key role in Inverto’s thought leadership endeavours – he is responsible for the firm’s annual ‘Raw Materials Study’ produced in cooperation with German newspaper Handelsblatt. 

Lars-Peter Häfele joins leadership of BCG's German subsidiary Inverto

Häfele, who is based in Munich, one of Inverto’s two offices in Germany*, graduated from the University of Ingolstadt. “With his extensive experience in the industrial sector and his expertise in raw materials, he will play a large role in the growth of Inverto and the Munich office,” commented Frank Wierlemann, co-founder and Managing Director of Inverto. Other Managing Directors of the operational consulting firm are Stefan Benett, Jan-Christoph Kischkewitz, Thibault Pucken, Rudolf Trettenbrein and Frank Welge.

Meanwhile, parent firm The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which acquired Inverto in September 2016, has unveiled several senior promotions in Germany this year, on the back of a bumper 2017 and first half of 2018. Last year BCG added roughly €100 million to its revenue base in Germany (now €830 million), and to maintain its growth trajectory in the country, the firm is seeking to hire 500 new employees this year, including about 370 consultants. 

Meanwhile in Germany’s €30 billion consulting industry, according to BDU, rivals A.T. Kearney (Andreas Form and Robert Kromoser), Bain & Company (Hendrik Lamché, Steffen Gänzle and Marco Gerrits), Oliver Wyman (Armin Scharlach) and Strategy& (Robert Bischof) have all made partner appointments in recent months.

* Inverto also has offices in Denmark (Copenhagen), the UK (London), Austria (Vienna) and China (Shanghai).

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