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Our Management

Profound consulting based on experienced management

Strategy Engineers was founded in Germany in 2010 by a team of experienced consultants. Our management team consists of specialist experts with many years of experience in industry and consulting. Our Senior Advisory Committee acts in both a control and support capacity.

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Dr. Albert Neumann

Managing Director and Partner

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Dr. Albert Neumann

„The combination of management consulting, technical expertise and a clear industry focus gives Strategy Engineers a unique selling proposition“

Albert Neumann’s consulting specialism is in corporate development with a focus on innovation and product development. He also works on projects concerned with turnaround management and the optimisation of international corporate organisations.

Albert Neumann has over 20 years of experience in industry and consulting. After his start as a management consultant at IBM, he worked at the strategy consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton (now strategy&) and then was director central Europe for Ricardo Strategic Consulting between 2006 and 2010. In 2010, Albert Neumann founded Strategy Engineers.

Albert Neumann graduated from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen with a PhD and has an executive MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Frank Hegenbart

Partner

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Frank Hegenbart

“Strategic and technical expertise combined with our passion for excellence and innovation creates substantial value for our clients in the automotive and technology focused industry!”

Frank Hegenbart is Partner in our Munich office. With more than 20 years of professional experience in industry and consulting he is specialized in operations strategy, supply chain and procurement. His clients are global players and mid-size companies from high-tech electronics and semiconductor to heavy industries, such as commercial and special vehicles.

Frank started his industrial career with Siemens in Germany, Asia, North and Latin America. From 2006 on he worked as consultant and principal for Management Engineers focusing on operations and supply chain excellence. Frank joined Strategy Engineers as a partner in 2015.

Frank holds a Master degree in industrial engineering specializing in transportation, logistics and material handling technology from the Technical University of Dresden.

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Martin Kieckebusch

Partner

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Martin Kieckebusch

“Better solutions, better products – we deliver real value to our customers.“

Martin Kieckebusch specialises in consulting on product optimisation and technology strategies. In particular, he advises companies in many industries on holistic product cost optimisation.

Martin has over 18 years of experience in industry and consulting. After completing a dissertation in cost management at Wilhelm Karmann GmbH in Osnabrück, he began his career at Porsche AG in vehicle development. From there he moved to convertible hood manufacturer CTS, a Porsche and Mercedes-Benz joint venture. In this role he held management positions in procurement and project management in Germany, the USA and Belgium. Since 2007, Martin has worked as a management consultant at Mercedes-Benz Technology Consulting, and Ricardo Strategic Consulting. He co-founded Strategy Engineers in 2011.

Martin learned about the automotive industry at BMW AG and studied vehicle technology and aerospace construction in Hamburg. As a trainee, he was deeply involved in innovation management and at Porsche AG, he was part of an international elite team. He also holds additional qualifications in value analysis and purchase price analysis, and trained as an improvement manager.

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Christian Koehler

Partner

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Christian Koehler

“SE connects a passion for technology and cars in a unique way”

Christian Koehler is partner at Strategy Engineers and responsible for our business in Asia. His consultancy specialism is in technology strategy and product development projects. He also has a focus on the automotive supplier industry.

Christian has over 22 years of experience in industry and consulting. After starting his career at Daimler Industries in 1991, he also held roles at AEG and ADTranz, among others. He spent 1995 in Japan attending a European Union training programme. After his return to Europe in 1996, he began his consultancy career, including time spent at Diebold, Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&) and Ricardo Strategic Consulting. Between 2006 and 2011 Christian lived and worked in Shanghai, China. He has been part of the Strategy Engineers founding team since 2012.

Christian graduated from the University of Kaiserslautern with a degree in industrial engineering, and he is also a trained value analyst.

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Jan Scholl

Partner

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Jan Scholl

"A great team in combination with deep technical and industrial expertise enables Strategy Engineers to deliver exceptional value to our customers."

Jan Scholl specializes in consulting on supply chain management, procurement and asset management as well as related internationalization and localization strategies. His industry focus is on construction and agricultural machinery, energy and transportation.

Jan has over 15 years of experience in consulting and industry. He started his professional career as co-founder of Pleyma, a procurement specialist consultancy. After selling his company to management consultancy Putz & Partner (now part of the Rambøll group) he joined the management board and was responsible for services in supply chain management and procurement and manufacturing industry. Before joining Strategy Engineers in 2016 he was Managing Director at Lintec, a Germany-based construction equipment group with operations in Brazil, Europe, India and China.

Jan Scholl was trained as Chef in a Michelin starred Restaurant before he studied Business Administration with a focus on Operations and Logistics at the University of Hamburg and the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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Dr. Oliver Spreitzer

Partner

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Dr. Oliver Spreitzer

“By combining strategic vision with technical expertise, we are offering our customers a unique consulting service.”

Oliver Spreitzer’s consultancy specialisms are corporate and growth strategies, sales and after-sales, as well as R&D and logistics. From an industry perspective, Oliver is responsible for high-tech companies such as mechanical and plant construction firms.

Oliver has over 20 years of experience in industry and consulting. After starting his career at management consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&), he built his management experience as CEO of the start-up VitaGO, which generated financing of €48 million, and then as Head of the Services Business at Tenovis (formerly Bosch Telecom), and as a board member at freenet AG. Oliver has been part of the Strategy Engineers founding team since 2011.

Oliver graduated from the University of Karlsruhe with a degree in industrial engineering and has a PhD from the Institute for Technology Management from the University of St. Gallen. 

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Jianjie Gong

Managing Director China

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Jianjie Gong

“Our global team combines technical expertise and hands-on experience with business insight of the automotive industry”

Jianjie Gong is Managing Director China and responsible for our business and further growth in one of the most important global car markets. He also leads our local China team. His focus at Strategy Engineers is corporate strategy, product planning, organization design and procurement.

Jianjie Gong has 19 years of professional experience in industry and consulting. Jianjie began his automotive career at Ford in Powertrain operations. After completing his MBA, he worked as a management consultant for Ricardo Strategic Consulting between 2006 and 2011 in US and China. He then became a Vice President of AlixPartners’ China team. Jianjie joined Strategy Engineers as Managing Director China in 2015.

Jianjie holds a Bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from Tong Ji University in China, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree in Physics from Southern University in US.

The members of the Senior Advisory Committee are professionals with long and successful careers in management, and have held C-level positions within the automotive industry. 

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Dr. Klaus Egger

Senior Advisor

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Dr. Klaus Egger

Klaus Egger has over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. He has worked at companies including Continental AG, Siemens VDO, VÖEST Alpine, BMW and AVL. Klaus was a member of the board at Siemens VDO Automotive, as well as a board member at Continental AG after it acquired Siemens VDO. He holds supervisory board positions at IAV GmbH, EMITEC (vice-chairman), VW Mechatronik (vice-chairman) and is a member of the governing board at DUAP AG. 

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Hasse Johansson

Senior Advisor

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Hasse Johansson

Hasse Johansson has over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. He has held positions at companies including Scania, Delphi Delco Electronics Systems Europe, Atlas Copco, and Opcon. As a member of the board at Scania, he was responsible for the research and development organisation. He holds supervisory board positions at Electrolux, Fouriertransform, Calix Group, Klippan Group, LeanNOVA and Skyllbergs Bruk. 

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Ulrich Schmalohr

Senior Advisor

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Ulrich Schmalohr

Ulrich Schmalohr is a very experienced senior engineering and vehicle management executive with a global reach. His last position was Senior Vice President of Product Development at Ferrari S.p.A. until End of 2015. Before he has been working at General Motors for 28 years in several international positions in the US, Asia and Europe. Among others, he has been Global Vehicle Line Executive for Small Cars and Chief Engineer for full-midsize cars.