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The Board

Helmut Ahr

Helmut Ahr was appointed to the Board of the Horváth AG in 2012, where he is responsible for the industries Financial Industries, Media & Telecom and Transportation, and the consulting field Organization & Operations, as well as being in charge of both Marketing & Sales and Innovation at Horváth & Partners. Before that he was the Partner in charge of the competence center Financial Industries for over ten years. His consulting specialties include the fields of strategic and operative corporate performance management. Before joining Horváth & Partners, Helmut Ahr held a leading position of responsibility for many years in the CFO arena of a bank.

Dr. Michael Kieninger (CEO)

After completing his studies in business administration at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, Dr. Michael Kieninger came to Horváth & Partners in 1988 as a consultant. In 1992 he was appointed Partner. At the same time, he was also Managing Director of Horváth & Partner Software GmbH and during this period he also wrote his dissertation, which focused on designing international reporting systems. In 2001, he became Managing Director of the German company Horváth & Partner GmbH and in 2004 he was appointed to the Board of the Horváth AG. In April 2012, he was named Speaker of the Board.

Dr. Uwe Michel

Dr. Uwe Michel is a Member of the Board and Partner at the management consultants Horváth & Partners. In 1990, he joined the company as a consultant and was named Partner in 1997. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Michel worked for a global strategy consulting firm. After his return to Horváth & Partners, he ran the competence center Controlling & Finance from 2004 to 2011. In January 2012 he was appointed to the Management Board of Horváth & Partners where today he is responsible for the consulting fields Controlling & Finance and Public Management, together with the Middle East Region. Additionally, Dr. Michel heads up internationalization and, in his role as CFO, is in charge of the finances of the Horváth & Partners Group. Alongside his work as a consultant, he is also the author of numerous publications and a speaker at conferences both in Germany and abroad.

Altfrid Neugebauer

Altfrid Neugebauer has been a Member of the Board of Horváth AG since April 2015. After studying Business Administration at the University of Augsburg, he joined Horváth & Partners in Stuttgart as a consultant in 1994 and established the office in Düsseldorf in 1998. In 2000, he was appointed Partner and since then has been in charge of the industries Industrial Goods, Consumer Goods and Retail. Today, Altfrid Neugebauer is responsible for a range of industry-related and specialist areas, as well as for the national subsidiary in Austria. Within the Group, he is responsible for Human Resources.