Roland Berger promotes three senior members in the Middle East

03 February 2022 3 min. read

Hot on the heels of four leadership appointments last month, Roland Berger has made another trio of senior appointments in the Middle East.

Unveiling the news shortly after the firm’s global leadership meeting (which saw 20 new partners added following a record year for Roland Berger), René Seyger, Managing Partner of the firm’s Middle East division said: “I am proud to share that Hani Tohme, Jan Gerrit Koechling and Filippo Ghizzoni have been elected respectively senior partner, partner and principal by the selection committee.”

The promotions sees three long-serving company members – they have been with the strategic consultancy since the early 2010’s – recognised for their “contributions, leadership and senior presence,” said Seyger.

Hani Tohme (Senior Partner), Jan Gerrit Koechling (Partner), Filippo Ghizzoni (Principal) - Roland Berger

Hani Tohme is a truly home-grown team member having joined Roland Berger in 2011. He specialises in sustainability and circular economy, and has been an integral member of Roland Berger’s strong presence in the region’s waste management, water and wastewater and environmental technologies landscape.

Over the course of his consulting career, Tohme has supported several private entities in rethinking their strategies and business models, and multiple public institutions in revisiting their regulations and incentives to accelerate the region’s transition towards sustainability.

Hani Tohme holds a Bachelor in Engineering and an EMBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School and Hong Kong University.

Jan Gerrit Koechling joined the consulting firm in 2013 and is a key member of the Transportation, Tourism & Logistics practice. He has focused on maritime topics for the last ten years and worked in the industry across North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Koechling serves a diverse client base from shipping and cruise lines, yachting and marinas to ports and shipyards on topics such as market entry strategies, performance improvement, technical feasibility studies or transformations. having previously served the German wing of Roland Berger, Koechling relocated to the Dubai office in 2016.

Jan Gerrit Koechling holds university degrees from Germany and Spain and an MBA from IE Business School/UCLA Anderson.

Filippo Ghizzoni joined Roland Berger in 2012 and in recent years has focused on developing the sustainability practice in the Middle East by working with leading public and private stakeholders on topics including national transformation plans, investment strategy and human capability development.

Going forward, Ghizzoni will continue to support the regional and global growth of Roland Berger’s sustainability activities on key topics such as waste management, water and climate action.

Filippo Ghizzoni graduated from the University of Warwick after completing his studies in Management.