SINGULAR IS AN INDEPENDENT OWNER-MANAGED STRATEGY AND INVESTMENT CONSULTING FIRM WITH A GLOBAL FOOTPRINT
We are a fast-growing management consultancy, facilitating long-term strategy development and advising our clients on critical investment decisions.
For more than ten years our clients across Europe, Southern Africa, Russia/CIS, Asia and Latin America have enjoyed working with us due to our forward-thinking strategy, first-hand knowledge of the most innovative technologies and solutions, practical approach and execution focus.
Our global network of clients and partners provides a unique platform to share ideas across the geographies and industries in which we operate.
In everything we do, we aim to help our clients to build bridges between
- strategy and execution
- the corporate world and innovative, data-driven business models
- developed and emerging markets
We strive to be global and diverse by attracting clients and talent from many backgrounds and disciplines.
“My first year at Singular was one big adventure. Defining the strategy for a Brazilian miner, developing new business models for a Ukrainian agriculture firm and rethinking the organisational structure of an African Corporate were some of the highlights. Before Singular, I had never thought I’d fly with a helicopter through the Congo to get to work.”
Our entrepreneurial mindset drives us to constantly push the boundaries and test new ventures. It enables us to be highly practical, pragmatic and embody a ‘can do’ attitude.
“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 of 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.”
We are a trusted partner to each other, to our clients and to our investors. This has been achieved through building and sustaining relationships. In addition, we always aim to support and empower our clients in a flexible way while delivering high quality work.
“One of the most special things about working at Singular is that we’re a non-hierarchical organisation. The most junior people on a team are encouraged to voice their opinions, ask questions, and suggest solutions. As a Junior Associate, I was given the opportunity to run the Singular energy platform. I presented to C-suites and worked with smart professionals across the globe to help build internal capability.”
“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 analytical rigor of strategy consulting paired with the execution-driven pragmatism of entrepreneurship is what excites me about Singular. Working at Singular means playing to win, being hands-on and delivering tangible results for clients moving boundaries.”
Dennis leads our Investment Advisory Services business in Europe with focus on transactions in the DACH region. Having joined Singular in 2015, Dennis built Singular’s Investment Advisory Services business from day one supporting mid-cap private equity funds with commercial due diligence in Software & IT-Service, Healthcare, and Industrial Goods & Services. During his first two years with the firm, Dennis worked with our Johannesburg Office advising large corporates on strategy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil. Before Singular, Dennis studied Business (WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, ESADE, ESCP Europe and PUC Chile) and gathered work experience in consulting, start-ups and strategy/investment departments of European blue chips.
“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.
“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.”
Anneline joined Singular seeking an environment that provided intellectual stimulation and fast-paced action. “I was effecting one aspect, in one plant, in one region at a time. I came to Singular to solve problems and make a difference on a much larger level,” she says. Ultimately, her experience has met and exceeded her expectations – from working on a variety of topics, such as developing a foundation’s strategy, to supporting an organizational restructure of a mining client. Anneline holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Based out of Johannesburg, Anneline is leading our African consulting team.
“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 2017, he became Chief Financial Officer. Philipp started his professional career in the German construction business, and then gained his first international experience while working for Accenture in Buenos Aires, Argentina 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.
“Being part of an international and hungry team of former Tier 1 consultants and top EU graduates who always strive for the best results is what inspires me most about my work at Singular. Our people are the heart of our business – so looking after our top talent and ensuring a great employee experience, while attracting new talent and win them to join our growth story, is what gets me excited! ”
Nadja joined Singular Group in 2021 as Head of People and Communication. Coming from a creative background, she brings broad professional experience in marketing, brand communication, corporate- and interior design. In 6+ years she was working for fast-growing start-ups, such as traditional large companies and did various international internships e.g. London, Hong Kong and Cape town. Now she is responsible for finding and attracting new top talent for Singular and taking Singular’s employer branding to the next level. Together with the leadership team Nadja shapes the corporate culture of Singular!
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