SINGULAR IST EIN UNABHÄNGIGES, INHABERGEFÜHRTES STRATEGIE- UND INVESTMENTBERATUNGSUNTERNEHMEN MIT GLOBALER PRÄSENZ.
Wir sind eine schnell wachsende Unternehmensberatung, die die Entwicklung einer langfristigen Unternehmensstrategie begleitet, und unsere Kunden bei den wichtigsten Investitionsentscheidungen zur Seite steht.
Unsere Kunden in Europa, Südafrika, Russland/CIS, Asien und Lateinamerika arbeiten aufgrund unseren zukunftsweisenden Strategien, unserer Erfahrung mit innovative Technologien und Lösungen aus erster Hand, eines sehr praxisorientierten Ansatzes und den Fokus auf exzellente Umsetzung seit mehr als zehn Jahren gerne mit uns zusammen.
Unser globales Netzwerk von Kunden und Partnern ist eine einzigartige Plattform um Ideen über Regionen und Branchen, in denen wir tätig sind, hinweg auszutauschen.
Bei allem, was wir tun, wollen wir unseren Kunden helfen, Brücken zu bauen, um:
- die traditionelle Unternehmenswelt und innovative, datengetriebene Geschäftsmodelle zu verbinden
- entwickelte und aufstrebende Märkte miteinander zu vernetzen
- einen fließenden Übergang von der Strategie zur Umsetzung zu ermöglichen
Wir streben danach, global und vielfältig zu sein, indem wir Kunden und Talente aus vielen Bereichen und Regionen, sowie mit unterschiedlichen Hintergründen und Disziplinen anziehen.
“Mein erstes Jahr bei Singular war ein großes Abenteuer. Die Entwicklung der Strategie für ein brasilianisches Bergbauunternehmen, das Konzipieren neuer Geschäftsmodelle für ein ukrainisches Landwirtschaftsunternehmen und das Überdenken der Organisationsstruktur eines afrikanischen Konzerns waren einige der Highlights. Vor Singular hätte ich nie gedacht, dass ich mit einem Hubschrauber durch den Kongo fliegen würde, um zur Arbeit zu gelangen.”
Unser unternehmerisches Denken treibt uns an, ständig über unsere Grenzen hinauszuwachsen und neue Wege zu gehen. Es ermöglicht es uns, sehr praktisch und pragmatisch zu sein sowie eine „can do“-Haltung zu verkörpern.
“Warum ich so begeistert von Singulars Geschäftsmodell bin? Einfach. Dies ist ein schnelllebiges und schnell wachsendes Umfeld. Ein Ort, an dem man neue Möglichkeiten schaffen und seine Ideen jeden Tag in die Tat umsetzen kann. Es ist die perfekte Kombination aus unternehmerischen Werten und einem gut vernetzten globalen Expertenteam. Darüber hinaus ist die Wirkung, die wir in den Schwellenländern durch die Erschließung von Mehrwerten in den Kernsektoren schaffen, wirklich inspirierend.”
Wir sind ein vertrauensvoller Partner füreinander, für unsere Kunden und für unsere Investoren. Dies wurde durch den fundierten Aufbau und die langjährige Pflege von Beziehungen erreicht. Darüber hinaus sind wir stets bestrebt, unsere Kunden flexibel und qualitativ hochwertig zu unterstützen und zu befähigen erfolgreich zu sein.
“Das Besondere an der Arbeit bei Singular ist, dass wir eine nicht-hierarchische Organisation sind. Die meisten jungen Leute in einem Team werden ermutigt, ihre Meinung zu äußern, Fragen zu stellen und Lösungen vorzuschlagen. Als Junior Associate hatte ich die Möglichkeit, die Singular Energieplattform zu betreiben. Ich habe meine Ergebnisse vor dem Top-Management präsentiert und mit hochqualifizierten Fachleuten auf der ganzen Welt zusammengearbeitet, um interne Fähigkeiten aufzubauen.”
“Entrepreneurialism is everything. Industry knowledge, strategic business sense, plus the ability to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty if needed. Entrepreneurialism means “making it work” and “to deliver real bottom-line”. No matter what, no excuses.”
At Singular, Fabian explains that, as entrepreneurs, the company wants to work with either business shareholders or successful business leaders in large corporations. Singular looks for outstanding, top-ranking people in all dimensions, who share the “entrepreneurial” DNA that separates Singular from other consultancies. He is inspired by the work the company achieves in delivering the real “bottom-line” for their clients, whether through an investment or by implementing a good idea or process.
Fabian brings over fifteen years of consulting experience in industrial goods and emerging markets. He is a former member of the Boston Consulting Group’s Industrial Goods and Metals & Mining Global Leadership team. He is looking after Singular’s investments. Fabian graduated in Business administration and Engineering from the University of Augsburg.
“Connecting markets around the world, working with inspiring entrepreneurs and observing the increasing speed of globalization gets me excited. I believe that Singular is very successful at playing along all these lines – our work leads to great results, entrepreneurial achievement and personal fulfilment.”
Although based in Germany, Florian spends most of his time on the road. As Director, his activities focus on Africa, the Middle East and Europe. “The combination of emerging markets and well-established economies allows a high degree of knowledge transfer in both directions – we observe great results triggered by this two-way exchange.”
The opportunity to also combine consulting services and services in the investment space was one of the major reasons for Florian to help build Singular: “In our interaction with clients, we see a lot of value in being able to alternate between both perspectives.”
Florian began his career at The Boston Consulting Group, where he quickly became part of the Industrial Goods leadership team. Initially based in Germany, he worked across a number of regions including the Americas, Africa and Europe before relocating to BCG’s CIS office network (Russia, Ukraine) for a further three years, setting up the company’s agriculture practice in Kiev among other achievements. Overall, Florian looks back on more than 12 years in consulting and entrepreneurship.
“The entrepreneurial mind-set is believed to be the very essence of Singular’s value proposition – we strive to create impact in emerging markets, and to be a platform to unlock entrepreneurial growth.”
As Director at Singular and head of its African operations, Lorenzo is motivated by the drive to build businesses that leave a tangible trail, whilst allowing entrepreneurs to do what they love, with a degree of freedom from traditional corporate constraints.
“One of the best rewards we have had over the past few years is that we have encouraged our employees, alumni and clients’ key individuals to venture and succeed in new entrepreneurial projects they would never have considered before.”
For Lorenzo, the concept of “resource productivity technologies” is intriguing, as well as the ability to “do more with less” in the realm of energy and natural resources. His technology investments/commercialisation efforts revolve around these themes.
Lorenzo began his career at Bain & Company in Milano before moving across to Paris as a member of Bain’s Private Equity Group. Lorenzo holds an MBA from the London Business School and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He is a proud member of the Young President Organization (YPO) in Johannesburg. Overall, Lorenzo looks back at more than a decade in consulting, entrepreneurship and investing and at a professional career spanning across 10 countries and 4 continents.
“Going far beyond consulting by doing operational management of assets, and/or investments, is the essence of Singular for me. This offering allows us to be attractive for both our business partners – who want to invest, redefine strategies, operationally improve, as well as to our employees – who are looking exactly for the challenges the above combination of our business fields brings about. This is what makes Singular exciting.”
Ralph brings in many years of professional experience at leading global strategy consulting firms working with the industrial goods industries. Ralph has worked intensively on assignments in the CIS mining, resource and related production and energy sectors. His areas of expertise are along business strategy, turnaround, transformation and interim management, as well as operational improvement and procurement optimisation.
Ralph is a Senior Partner at Singular and leading our CIS business.
“Flexibility and pragmatism are implicit at Singular. Adapting to our clients’ requirements is key for our project teams to ensure superior results are achieved. But there’s also an exceptionally high degree of freedom in our work: our teams do whatever it takes to deliver real impact at our clients instead of following a generic step-by-step framework from the toolbox.”
A self-avowed travel addict, Gregor’s love for new destinations and chances to learn have been well met by Singular’s project work and international scope of business consulting.
Gregor graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with a degree in Business Engineering and is based in Munich. Prior to joining Singular in early 2015, he was Head of Corporate Strategy at Smartrac, a global high-tech company and a Senior Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Gregor thrives on a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, which keep him inspired and Singular, he believes, is always surprising and never boring.
“Why am I so excited about Singular’s business model? Easy. This is a fast-paced, fast-growing environment. A place where you are required to build new opportunities and where you can see your ideas translating into reality every day. It’s the perfect combination between entrepreneurial values and a well-connected global team of experts. And on top of that, the impact we are bringing to emerging economies by unlocking value in core sectors is truly inspirational.”
At Singular, Olalla is the Global Head of the Technology Commercialization Team. She has 10 years of consulting experience from a Tier-1 consulting firm, most of which she has spent in emerging markets (Latin America and Africa). Based in Johannesburg, Olalla’s client base includes CEO’s of private companies, senior officials in public sector institutions and family offices. Her area of expertise spans across a wide range of sectors including mining, agriculture, tourism, higher education, automobile, oil & gas, green economy, transport and manufacturing, among others.
Before joining Singular, Olalla has spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company where she has been leading the growth of the firm’s economic development and public sector practices in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Olalla is an economist by background and holds an MBA from INSEAD. She is passionate about outdoor sports (hiking, skiing, horse riding, mountain biking) and traveling across Africa.
“Singular’s unique business model provides the option to pursue different career options (investment advisory, new businesses/technology startups) in the natural resources sector, once a base in consulting has been established.”
Vinod is one of the frontrunners at Singular, joining the company in 2012. His passion for startups is evident in his work as the Head of Finance for a fast growth e-commerce startup supported by Rocket Internet in Munich. His work with Accenture contributed to his knowledge on quality and process improvement and technology management for clients in banking and retail sectors. Singular’s business model is a perfect fit for his expertise and he holds high work standards and professionalism as two model values for this field. Vinod believes that “the early exposure to clients at Singular and the trust and freedom given to employees in business development is possibly unmatched in the industry”.
He is a mechanical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology in Calicut, India, and holds an MBA from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.
“Singular provides the unique opportunity to switch between multiple career paths, work in different business models, gain international experience with sector focus – all in one company.”
At Singular, Henriette has successfully switched career tracks between consulting and investment management. She has spent 3 years as Chief Operations Officer managing the turn-around of one of Singular’s investments in the clean tech sector. After completing her assignment, she successfully moved back into the consulting sector of Singular and now supports our team as Principal. Based out of Munich, Henriette works mainly on European and African projects. Before working for Singular, Henriette worked 3 years at IBM Germany completing different assignments related to project and portfolio management.
Henriette holds an MSc degree in Management from HHL Graduate School of Management and a BA degree in International Business Administration. She is passionate about traveling and culture and spent her sabbatical from Singular studying Russian.
“A great team around the world driven by professionalism is the best way to describe how it is to work for Singular. The family atmosphere is also how it makes us different from others.”
In 2014, Philipp joined Singular to support the finance sector, and in 2016, he became Head of Finance. Philipp started his professional career in the German construction business, and then gained his first international experience while working for Accenture in Buenos Aires for two years. His time in Argentina has deeply influenced his view of life, both personally and professionally. At Singular, each day is an opportunity for him to gain further experience by working with companies in countries with different local laws, rules and habits.
Philipp holds a Diploma of Business Administration from the Business and Administration Academy in Munich.
“Identifying, attracting and retaining the best industry talent is my highest priority. Our people are our most valuable asset and I believe it is in our best interest to keep them motivated, challenged and excited.”
Sheethal has over 13 years of experience in supporting consulting organizations in various aspects of Finance and HR. Her broad experience includes policy design, compensation, performance management, talent acquisition, retention and management. She is also a former employee of Monitor Group and Peppers and Rogers Group.
Every day is a new challenge for Sheethal, considering the constantly evolving environment at Singular. Her qualification in Business Administration and extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives, provides her enough armor to tackle these challenges on a daily basis.
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