Roland Berger Middle East chair René Seyger retains supervisory seat

26 July 2023 2 min. read
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Roland Berger has elected a new 4-person Supervisory Board, with longtime company member and Middle East chair René Seyger retaining his seat in the leadership organ.

René Seyger was first elected to the Supervisory Board back in 2020, together with among others then US Managing Partner Robert Henske. The duo have now been re-elected for a next three year term, flanked by Germany-based partners Felix Mogge and Constanze Schweinsteiger.

At the time the Regional Managing Partner of Roland Berger in the Middle East, late 2022 Seyger transitioned to the role of Chair – the first person to hold the role in the region. Seyger has been with the strategy consultancy for over two decades, spending the first 16 years in the Netherlands before crossing to Dubai mid-2018.

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The election of the new Supervisory Board was ratified by Roland Berger’s 270+ partner team worldwide. In the same meeting, they also elected the Global Board of Managing Directors, consisting of Stefan Schaible, Marcus Berret, Denis Depoux, Per Breuer, Hasmeet Kaur, Maria Mikhaylenko and Matthias Rückriegel.

All seven retain their post in the office having guided Roland Berger through successive years of strong growth. Today the firm has over 3,000 employees in 51 offices, 5 of which are located in the Middle East.

Seyger joined Roland Berger from Arthur D. Little in 2002 to co-found the firm’s Dutch office. An expert in the automotive, transport, and healthcare sectors, he specialises in strategy and restructuring and is an avid proponent of new mobility concepts, particularly with regards to autonomous vehicles.

In 2012, Seyger published his own book. ‘Trojan Horses of Decline’ addresses how management and supervisors can recognise corporate decline at an early stage. It doesn’t seem likely he will need to tap his own insights for his role at Roland Berger – the firm is in high demand and on track for “another year of double-digit growth” in 2023, according to the board’s mid-year financial update.