Umbrex is pleased to welcome Leila Gedsø-Kharazmi with Consulting 101. Leila has 10+ years of management consulting experience from Bain, BCG and QVARTZ in addition to two years’ work with M&A transactions in Carnegie Investment Banking.
Her areas of specialisation is strategy and organisational development within various industries. Furthermore, Leila has leadership experience from managing the Business Development unit in Telenor‘s consumer division.
Leila holds a double MSc degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Copenhagen and New York University, for which she received a Fulbright scholarship. Five years ago Leila founded a successful Consulting 101 Academy running workshops at some of the major companies in the region on consulting skills – structured problemsolving, top-down communication, facilitation, presentation etc.
Privately, Leila is married and has four teenage children.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bernhard Heine with Professional Business Coaches. Bernhard Heine is a Business and Executive Coach at Professional Business Coaches, Inc., (PBC, Inc.) a company he founded to help business owners and leaders achieve their vision. Bernhard has more than 30 years of experience working collaboratively with business partners in all phases of business management, restructuring and transformation, particularly in: strategic planning, marketing and sales, organizational design, engineering consulting, project management, coaching and facilitation.
Prior to forming PBC, Inc., he was Executive Director for Strategy and Business Development for eight years at Textron Inc. His responsibilities included: advising senior leaders, facilitating meetings and training sessions, leading strategic planning initiatives, conducting corporate and business strategy assessments, and screening attractive industry and business growth opportunities.
Prior to joining Textron, he was principal at Alliance Consulting Group, an e-business strategy consulting firm. Prior to that, he worked six years at Coca-Cola in Germany; advising the CEO and his staff on restructuring the German bottling system and implementing new marketing and sales strategies. Before Coca-Cola, he was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, an international management consulting firm (also in Germany).
Bernhard started his career at a marine transportation consulting firm where he worked globally as a marine engineer on commercial shipbuilding projects, especially in Japan and South Korea.
Bernhard holds a BS in marine engineering from the US Merchant Marine Academy in NY. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Certified Professional Business Coach with the Professional Business Coaches Alliance, Certified Legal Practice Coach, and Authorized Client Builder Sales Trainer. Bernhard has also achieved the “Master Coach” designation from the PBCA in Sales, Coaching, Leadership, Marketing, and Exit Planning.