Iris Grewe new head of BearingPoint Germany, Czech Republic & Romania

25 September 2018 3 min. read

A change at the top of BearingPoint has seen a woman, Iris Grewe, take the reigns of the consulting firm’s largest regional unit. Grewe has been appointed Managing Director for Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania, succeeding Kiumars Hamidian, who in turn has taken up the position of global Managing Partner.

Iris Grewe has been with the international consulting and technology firm since 1998, when she joined BearingPoint after starting her career at a German Landesbank. In 2010 she was appointed Partner, and Grewe has since held several leadership roles, including being a member of the firm’s Swiss Executive Board and a member of the Global Management Committee (since 2017).

Grewe currently serves as the regional leader for Switzerland, Italy and Austria. 

Iris Grewe new head of BearingPoint Germany, Czech Republic & RomaniaThe promotion sees her assume the helm for BearingPoint’s operations in Germany, the firm’s largest country organisation with offices in eight cities*; the Czech Republic, where the consultancy has an office in capital city Prague, and; Romania, which with offices in Bucharest, Sibiu, Timisoara and Iasi (launched in August) is one of the firm’s chief regions for its technology and offshoring services.

Grewe retains her role as head of Switzerland, Italy and Austria – the merging of both responsibilities into her portfolio is part of BearingPoint’s aim to foster cooperation between the two regional units.

"By placing the leadership of both regions in the hands of an exceptional leader such as Iris, we are strengthening the close cooperation between the two regions and our cross-border focus. Iris has a significant track record of building lasting customer relationships, leadership, and innovation, I wish her much success in her new role,” said Kiumars Hamidian, who recently took over from Peter Mockler as global Managing Partner of BearingPoint. 

Aside from her leadership role, Grewe focuses on clients in the Financial Services sector. The economist specialises in helping banks and capital market businesses with strategic and operational transformations, a field which is increasingly being impacted by the rise of digitisation. She has delivered projects across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the United States.

Commenting on her appointment, Grewe said, “Our team in Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania has an excellent balance of consulting and digital competences, which enables us to carry out transformation projects both locally and in nearshore constellations. The key to the future lies in focused services and solutions that enable our customers to successfully implement change. We will therefore continue to invest actively in the region.”

* Frankfurt, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart and Walldorf.