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Roland Berger appoints a French CEO - Charles-Edouard Bouée

Charles-Edouard Bouee

Munich/Frankfurt am Main: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has elected its first non-German CEO, Charles-Edouard Bouée. Former CEO Burkhard Schwenker (56) was elected to the Supervisory Board.

  • International Partner Meeting in Frankfurt: Partners appoint Charles-Edouard Bouée as global CEO
  • Burkhard Schwenker rejoins the Supervisory Board
  • Twelve new Partners appointed, nine promoted to Senior Partner

"Charles-Edouard Bouée has played a key role in the realignment of the partnership in the last 12 months," said outgoing global CEO Burkhard Schwenker. "After working closely together for more than 13 years I am convinced that Charles-Edouard will bring our joint vision to life and increase the strength of our firm globally."

Bouée, 46, commented, "Our firm has a German heritage and European roots. That gives it a unique DNA, setting us clearly apart from other strategy consultancies. We stand for game changing ideas and the lasting success of our clients all over the world."

"I am delighted that our election of a non-German CEO, a man who has demonstrated his capabilities by developing markets around the globe, provides further definitive proof of our credentials as a globally operating strategy consultancy of German and European origin," said the company's founder and honorary chairman, Roland Berger, after the election.

At their annual partner meeting last weekend Charles-Edouard Bouée and Roland Berger thanked Burkhard Schwenker for his outstanding work and his commitment to the firm. Schwenker, who was already CEO from 2003 to 2010, had moved from chairmanship of the Supervisory Board to CEO again in May 2013 after the former CEO stepped down from the role. He was the key driver of the company's realignment, working closely with Charles-Edouard Bouée, who was Chief Operating Officer (COO) during this period.

New Roland Berger Partners

In the course of the meeting, the Partners also elected twelve new Partners worldwide, reinforcing its international presence, and nine Partners were promoted to Senior Partner.

"These promotions demonstrate the vitality and the dynamism of the partnership," said Bouée, "and the eleven Partners who joined us in the last six months alone confirm the attractiveness of our partnership for talented professionals."

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