Qvartz promotes partners in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm

28 September 2018 Consultancy.eu 4 min. read

Qvartz has promoted three of its senior advisors to Partner level: Carl Christian Hammar in Copenhagen, Gaute Andreassen in Oslo, and Anna Månsson in Stockholm. 

Carl Christian Hammar has been with Qvartz, a Nordic-origin management consultancy, since the summer of 2010. He currently is in his second spell at the firm, having worked for Qvartz for nearly four years between 2005 and 2009. Prior to that, Hammar worked for Denmark’s Ministry of Finance and McKinsey & Company, where he completed an internship as part of his Master programme at the University of Copenhagen.

Following previous promotions to Project Manager and Engagement Manager, Hammar now has been admitted into the firm’s partnership. He specialises in commercial transformation, cost reduction, performance improvement and digitisation, and leads Qvartz’s Transportation and Aviation practices in Scandinavia.

Gaute Andreassen has been with Qvartz since the summer of 2016. “I have become truly impressed by Qvartz' approach to consultancy and how the firm cares about both its customers as well as every single individual working at the clients as well as in the firm,” reflected Andreassen on how he believes his employer stands out. Before that, he worked as an executive for retail group Enklere Liv Gruppen (formerly known as Nordic Innovation Group), as Head of Portfolio & Strategy at Norske Skog, a producer of newsprint and magazine paper, and as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, latterly in the role of Principal.

At Qvartz, which in the summer saw ifs headcount break through the barrier of 500 employees, Andreassen focuses on clients in the private equity and industrial sectors.

Qvartz promotes partners in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm

Anna Månsson has over 17 years international experience in operational improvement, gained both in management consulting and industry roles. She joined Qvartz in early 2017, and has since worked for clients in the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods sectors, serving major companies across Europe, Asia and in the US. The newly promoted Partner specialises in strategic sourcing, cross functional cost reduction programs, and operational strategies.

Before joining Qvartz, Månsson worked for around a decade for Strategy&, the strategy consulting arm of PwC, formerly known as Booz & Company. In her role as Principal, based our of Munich, she was part of the Operations leadership team in Europe and a leader of the firm’s strategic sourcing, supply chain, and operational improvements offerings. Between 2011 to 2014 she was based out of Strategy&’s Shanghai office, co-leading the firm’s Operations and Innovation practices for Greater China. Earlier in her career, Månsson worked five years for Robert Bosch in Germany and China.

The trio of appointments comes one month after Qvartz bolstered its Nordic headcount through the acquisition of BusinessMinds, an analytics consultancy which had an office in Copenhagen, as well as in Manila and Sydney.

Meanwhile, Qvartz has in recent months continued its international expansion drive, aiming to become the first consulting firm with Nordic roots that boasts a global reach. An alliance with Brazil’s Mirrow & Co provided the firm with a foothold in Latin America, while earlier in 2018 Qvartz introduced its brand on both the Dutch and Indian consulting markets.

The market size of Scandinavia’s management consulting industry is estimated to be worth €2.8 billion.