Klaus Grellmann joins geotzpartners as a Managing Director

22 January 2021 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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Klaus Grellmann, the former CEO of innogy Consulting, has joined goetzpartners in its German team.

Appointed a Managing Director, Grellmann is one of the leaders in goetzpartners’ Energy practice, which helps clients across the full energy lifecycle (generation and distribution to energy retail) and adjacent sectors with related topics (e-mobility, smart infrastructure, etc) with strategy, innovation, business transformation, as well as mergers & acquisitions and restructuring.

He brings over 25 years of experience in the energy sector to the consulting firm, gained at both sides of the table – as a consultant and line manager. Prior to joining goetzpartners, Grellmann spent thirteen years at innogy Consulting, the inhouse management consulting arm of innogy and RWE.

Klaus Grellmann joins geotzpartners as a Managing Director

Having served PwC for four years in its Corporate Finance practice, and as a Vice President at RWE responsible for Group Strategy, in 2007 Grellmann was tasked with establishing innogy Consulting and growing the practice into a leading consultancy house.

“My objective was to create a service that is perceived from C-level clients to be on eye level with the top 3 management consulting firms. Moreover, one that is hands-on and knowledgeable in order to create value for the operations,” explained Grellmann on his LinkedIn page.

Under his leadership, innogy Consulting grew to its current size of 220 consultants across ten locations globally. Initially focused on in-house engagements to the boards of RWE and Innogy, innogy Consulting has over the years evolved into an external consultancy, advising the likes of DEWA and SEC (Middle East), Macquarie (UK) and Alphabet (US) on strategy, innovation, transformation, lean operations and change management.

Grellmann will now leverage his experience to help goetzpartners expand its energy portfolio. “Klaus is one of the leading energy advisors in Germany. We are delighted to welcome him to our family and wish him great success in his new role,” commented Stephan Goetz, the founder and managing partner of goetzpartners.

Since launching in 1991, goetzpartners has grown to approximately 300 consultants and staff operating out of offices in 11 countries. Landing dozens of awards in the process, the firm has built a reputation as one of Germany’s leading consultancies.

The appointment comes shortly after three other former consultants of innogy Consulting joined Roland Berger in the Middle East, including Pierre Samaties, an ex-leader of innogy Consulting’s Middle East division.