ICIS Innovation Awards 2013 - Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Roland Berger takes on overall sponsorship role

ICIS is pleased to welcome international management consultancy Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (www.rolandberger.com) as overall sponsor of the Awards. Roland Berger will also continue as sponsor of the Best Product Innovation category this year.

Neil Checker, a partner at Roland Berger and also a member of the Awards judging panel, comments that: "We are honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to take on the role of overall sponsor of this prestigious award programme, following on from our support in previous years as Best Product Innovation sponsor. Our sponsorship of this prestigious innovation awards program supports our commitment to helping clients develop and improve their innovation capabilities from innovation strategy through to implementation of innovation processes and organization structures.”

Innovating at the Top
Roland Berger has a competence centre focused on innovation management – Innovation and Product Engineering (IPE) - and this team leads projects and develops thought leadership on this critical area, leveraging the cross-industry and global experience of the firm.

A recent example of such thought leadership is a joint publication with INSEAD “Innovating at the Top, How CEOs of global companies drive innovation for growth and profit”, with chief executives from firms including Bosch, Genentech, Infosys, 3M, SAP and Toyota contributing to this research.

“Innovating at the Top” has identified 10 key innovation drivers from this executive experience and advice. The recommendations on management innovation practices can help other firms exploit proven ways to increase the probability of successful and sustainable innovation performance in support of profitable growth strategies.

Neil Checker

Neil Checker, partner, Roland Berger

About Roland Berger
Roland Berger is one of the world’s leading strategy consultants, founded in 1967, with 2,700 employees working in over 50 offices in all major international markets. The strategy consultancy is an independent partnership exclusively owned by about 250 partners.

The firm advises leading corporations, non-profit organisations and public institutions on management issues ranging from strategy development to performance improvement. Roland Berger's business is organised into global functional and industry competence centres. Its practice areas include corporate and business unit strategy, marketing and sales, innovation strategy and management , operations strategy, restructuring and corporate finance and M&A advisory.

Industry specialties include energy and chemicals, automotive, consumer goods ,retail, engineered products and high-tech, financial services, information communications, pharmaceuticals and health care, public services and transportation.

About Neil Checker
Neil Checker is a partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and part of the global chemicals leadership team, based out of the firm’s Dusseldorf office. Neil has over 30 years’ industry and consulting experience in the chemicals and process industries. He has worked internationally with major chemical companies including Akzo Nobel, BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, Lanxess, Reliance and SABIC amongst others on a range of strategic and operational issues.

He is also an advisor to many of the leading private equity firms that have invested in the sector including Advent, Apollo Blackstone, Carlyle, CVC and KKR.

Neil has a DPhil in Polymer Physics and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

For more information: www.rolandberger.com

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