Logistics

Welcoming new member Mortimer von Plettenberg

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Mortimer von Plettenberg.  Mortimer von Plettenberg, a lawyer by background, started his career as an Associate in McKinsey’s Hamburg office. Focusing on operations transformation and restructuring projects, he left as an Engagement Manager five years later to co-found a non-profit educational start-up: Teach First Deutschland places bright graduates of all backgrounds in underprivileged schools to improve educational equity. Having to take care of the family forestry business in Western Germany, Mortimer stepped down as CEO but remains an active shareholder.

As an independent consultant in Wiesbaden (close to Frankfurt), he focuses on operational transformations and restructuring, e.g. in airline, automotive and logistics.

He loves piloting small planes and playing rock piano (to the dismay of his wife and three children).

Mortimer is happy to collaborate on projects with an operations focus in Europe

Welcoming new member Jose Fornell

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jose Fornell with Impact Point Co.  Jose has over 13 years of experience with BCG and Alvarez and Marsal advising under-performing and distressed companies. He has advised companies in the SaaS, consumer, automotive, logistics, technology, manufacturing, and telecom industries. His core areas of expertise include transformation management, turnaround/restructuring, and the Office of the CFO.

While at BCG, Jose led numerous transformation management offices responsible for developing and executing holistic programs at multi-billion dollar clients, including a $250M transformation effort in the business technology industry and a $2B transformation effort in the automotive industry.

Prior to BCG, Jose led numerous turnarounds and restructurings (in and out of Chapter 11) with Alvarez and Marsal, which included managing liquidity crises, chapter 11 administration, and various interim treasury and FP&A roles.

Jose lives in Miami and is an avid boater along with his 3 daughters and wife.  He is happy to collaborate on change management, turnaround/restructuring, liquidity management, FP&A, and rapid cost-take out projects anywhere in the US.

Welcoming new member Ivo Sarges

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ivo Sarges with Synapsos. Ivo spent 11 years with Monitor Group in Frankfurt and Johannesburg and ran Peppers & Rogers (a global customer centricity consultancy) in South Africa for another 3 years. Since 2013 he operates as an independent consultant with a focus on assisting large corporates to design, develop, equip and manage their own in-house consulting capabilities.

He is an expert strategy facilitator and has developed particular workshop based applications for strategy facilitation which usually draws extensively on internal capacities combining them with external capability. Key industries Ivo has worked in includes: transport / logistics, telco, banking, insurance, mining, tourism, public sector. He is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, but highly flexible with regard to travel.

Welcoming new member Christophe De Greift

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Christophe De Greift with NEXUSQUANTS. Christophe De Greift has 15 years of experience in management consulting, part of it at The Boston Consulting Group and more recently running his own consulting firm focused on business analytics. Christophe has led 75+ projects in Latin America and Europe and has particular expertise in marketing analytics and supply chain analytics in sectors such as media, finance, logistics, consumer goods, energy and mining.

He lives in Lima, Peru with his wife and two young children and will keep exploring Peru with them, as soon as lockdown ends.

Christophe is happy to collaborate in transforming data into business value, both remotely and in Latin America or Europe.