AlixPartners hires Arnt-Philipp Hein and Constanze Freienstein

12 September 2023 2 min. read
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Global management consulting firm AlixPartners has bolstered its senior team in Germany with two partners: Arnt-Philipp Hein and Constanze Freienstein.

Appointed a Partner & Managing Director in its Automotive practice, Arnt-Philipp Hein has extensive experience in the sector, with a focus on e-mobility, car-sharing, alternative fuels, and charging infrastructure.

Hein previously spent twelve years at McKinsey & Company, where he latterly was a Partner and Head of its future mobility offering. He also was a member of McKinsey’s Digital Supply Chain service line. Prior to AlixPartners, he was a Managing Director at an e-mobility scale-up.

AlixPartners hires Arnt-Philipp Hein and Constanze Freienstein

“Thanks to many years of experience in the automotive, mobility and logistics sectors, Arnt-Philipp will be a great asset to our clients who are looking for sustainable and pragmatic solutions,” said Andreas Rüter, Partner & Managing Director and Country Head of Germany at AlixPartners.

“His future-relevant expertise, particularly with (electric) mobility, post-merger integration, supply chain management and advanced analytics, fits perfectly with the proactive and implementation-oriented approach for which AlixPartners is also known in the automotive industry.”

Appointed a Partner, Constanze Freienstein is a member of the Retail & Consumer practice. She comes with extensive industry experience – over the past 25 years, she worked at Lands‘ End, Hudson’s Bay, McArthurGlen Group, Procter & Gamble and Metro.

Most recently serving as CEO for Europe at Lands‘ End, Freienstein implemented an international turnaround and growth strategy. She also helped the company build out its e-commerce and omnichannel footprint.

Earlier in her career, Freienstein spent a decade at Kearney, most recently as a Principal in the firm’s American division. She specialises in topics including organisational development, supply chain optimisation, e-commerce and omnichannel, growth strategies, and digital transformation.

Rüter: “With her strong expertise in retail, as well as her strategic foresight, Constanze will be contribute significantly to the success and growth of our clients. We are extremely pleased to see an industry expert like Constanze join our partnership.”

Hein is based in Munich, while Freienstein operates out of Düsseldorf. According to Rüter, AlixPartners is on track to grow its German business by 20% this year.