Berry Diepeveen relocates from Bain in Africa to the Netherlands

05 August 2019 3 min. read
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The Dutch division of Bain & Company has welcomed its third new partner this year. Berry Diepeveen – a Dutch national – relocates back to Amsterdam from Bain’s Johannesburg office, where he already was a partner. 

In South Africa, the 45-year-old Diepeveen led the Digital, Information Technology and Analytics practices of Bain & Company. He joined the global strategic consulting firm in 2017 from EY, where he led the Big Four’s Technology Advisory practice for Africa. Diepeveen worked around six years for EY, operating from the company’s offices in South Africa and the Netherlands. 

He joined EY as part of the acquisition of Partake Consulting, an IT consulting firm specialised in enterprise performance management and finance transformation. Diepeveen was a partner and management team member at the firm. 

At Bain & Company, he will draw on his more than 15 years of experience in the consulting industry to help the consultancy grow its services in the area of digital transformation, enterprise intelligence and data analytics. In addition, he is the sponsoring partner of the firm’s digital design and product development teams (known as ADAPT@Bain), a role which sees him co-lead the development of innovative software and advanced analytics solutions.

Berry Diepeveen relocates from Bain in Africa to the NetherlandsHe is the third new partner for Bain & Company in Amsterdam (founded in 1998) this calendar year. In April the Brazilian Mário Conde relocated from Bain in São Paulo to the Netherlands, while at the start of this year the consulting firm internally promoted Kyle Weza into its partnership.

Speaking of his joining, Stephen Bertrand, a Canadian who leads Bain’s Dutch country organisation, said, “Berry's return to the Netherlands adds very valuable expertise in technology and analytics. His experience in transformation processes and his track record in client delivery are of great value to our local business.” 

Earlier in his career, the graduate of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam worked for consultancies Nolan, Norton & Co. (a Dutch player which joined EY in 2014) and Altuïtion, a boutique focused on customer experience transformations.

Bain & Company has more than 140 consultants in Amsterdam. Globally the firm has 8,000 employees across 57 offices.