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Markus Boll

Senior Advisor & Interim Manager - PMI & PMO Management & Business Transformation (ex Corp. Head of PMI)

Pfäffikon, Switzerland

$1,800/day

I am a strategic projects director and an expert in program/project management, deeply committed to driving high-visibility business transformations, performance improvement initiatives, and growth strategies within the industrial (high-tech) manufacturing and energy sectors. I specialize in M&A post-merger integrations, enterprise-wide ERP transformations, and innovation-driven digital transformations. My educational background in Industrial Engineering from KIT, complemented by a recent Executive MBA from HSG, and robust top-management consulting experience from Siemens Management Consulting, uniquely equip me to tackle complex business challenges that demand a highly interdisciplinary and cross-functional approach. Alongside strategic, process, technology, and organizational considerations, I place a strong emphasis on leadership and the human aspects of change management, ensuring that the people involved are aligned and engaged. My experience leading international projects across Europe, MENA, Asia, and the Americas has honed my cultural sensitivity, enabling me to effectively navigate global settings and tailor my leadership style to diverse cultural nuances. This expertise enables me to deliver substantial business value and high-impact results along the core value streams of a company, consistently working across organizational boundaries. My career is marked by a narrative of transformational project leadership across Strategy, M&A, Business Development, Sales, Operations, Technology, and IT. I am proud of my track record of over 25 successfully executed projects, ranging from large corporates to nimble startups. I have supported more than 50 due diligences (focusing on commercial & operational aspects), led over 15 post-merger integrations (deal sizes ranging from €5 million at Oerlikon to €1 billion at Siemens), and played a pivotal role in the strategic formation of the Ionity eMobility joint venture. My approach not only provides strategic oversight but also involves a hands-on commitment to operational excellence and achieving tangible outcomes.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 16 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Capital Goods Commercial and Professional Services Energy Health Care Equipment and Services Metals and Mining

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Project Management Office (PMO), Post Merger Integration (PMI), Divestitures, Target Sourcing, Venture and minority investments, Joint Venture, Commercial Due Diligence, Technical Due Diligence, Bolt-on acquisitions, Buy-and-Build, Corporate Governance & ESG, Value Creation & Enhancement, Exit Readiness, Exit Strategy, Corporate Development, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Microsoft Office

Languages: German, Spanish, English, French

Work Experience

BTX Partners GmbH

Founder & Managing Director

1/4/2023

 

- Now

As an Interim Manager or Consultant, I specialize in the following areas: - Delivering hands-on leadership in challenging climates to achieve measurable impacts - Navigating complex business transformation initiatives - Driving strategy development and new business (model) innovation initiatives - Masterfully steering M&A post-merger integrations from due diligence till closing and up to completion - Ensuring seamless ERP / SAP rollouts - Designing and implementing robust digital strategies tailored to new / upgraded business processes

Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG

Director Strategic Projects

1/2/2020

 

- 31/3/2023

• Led strategic projects team of 6 project managers, driving disciplinary leadership in business transformation and digital innovation projects & programs. Represented high-visibility projects and programs at C-level management. • Spearheaded development of new target operating model (TOM), process blueprint and rollout of an ERP transformation program. Steered highly complex transition from decentralized ERP systems to centralized SAP by unifying core business and support processes across 85+ manufacturing sites across 20+ countries while ensuring business continuity and customer focus. • Directed global SAP project portfolio with 60+ dedicated business resources and coordinating with 100+ IT professionals (internal SAP center of competence and external SAP system integration partners and subcontractors). • Spearheaded enterprise-wide S/4 HANA strategy and baselining of major functional and organizational capabilities. • Implemented measures to significantly boost operational efficiency, enhance business agility, and foster global process standardization and governance by instilling process management mindset and establishing a process organization. • Championed organization-wide digital transformation initiative at Oerlikon, established digital hub, and crafted visionary digital roadmap by exemplifying strategic foresight to drive innovation and transformative initiatives. • Revolutionized Oerlikon’s innovation through "Venture Client" model by forging agile start-up partnerships to drive product development, process innovation, and business model evolution, exemplifying strategic foresight in business.

OC Oerlikon Corporation AG

Global Head of M&A Post-Merger Integration (PMI)

1/8/2017

 

- 31/1/2020

• Delivered full business integration of 12 Oerlikon company acquisitions (deal sizes from €5 million to €300 million) from concept till completion & full hand-over to business. • Commanded execution of worldwide enterprise-wide M&A integration framework by establishing guidelines for efficient integration processes across business/support functions, while monitoring value creation and synergy delivery. • Reduced PMI project durations by 30% through rigorous process standardization and rigorous progress / performance tracking. • Built-up and led Corporate PMI projects team with two project managers, ensuring effective PMI project leadership & business coaching. • Supported 50+ operational & commercial due diligences and developed integration concepts for 20+ M&A transactions.

IONITY GmbH

Joint Venture Formation Project Manager & PMO

1/2/2017

 

- 31/7/2017

• Ionity is a joint-venture / start-up focused on e-mobility fast charging infrastructure alongside Europe's highways. • Supported initiation of Ionity, a prominent e-mobility infrastructure and EV charging operation joint venture, fostering collaboration with 50+ stakeholders, including key automotive OEMs such as BMW Group, Mercedes Benz AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group. • Handled diverse 10-workstream project team across four automotive OEMs by steering strategic objectives with hands-on management of operational rhythm, encompassing multi-task activity planning, task prioritization, progress tracking, stakeholder communication, business development, finance, budget control, and risk management. • Served as pivotal advisor to the CEO/COO, driving Ionity's triumphant establishment through strategic counsel and hands-on execution of core strategies and operational tasks.

Fahrenheit GmbH

Interim Head of Business Development

1/3/2016

 

- 31/12/2016

Fahrenheit is a cleantech start-up around heat recovery and cooling. Assessed market potential for new OEM customer applications in automotive cooling, data center cooling and supermarket cooling. Assessed technical and commercial customer requirements for integration into their OEM applications. Developed market entry strategies incl. definition of required R&D measures, target costing and go-to-market strategy and aligned strategies with management team to operationalize it. Established new partnerships and drove negotiation & realization of first partnership agreements.

Siemens AG

Manager Strategy & Business Development

1/10/2013

 

- 31/12/2015

• Delivered 2 main projects in the Siemens Energy Sector: Power & Gas Division 2020 Transformation Program and Energy Sector 2020 Strategy Program • Supported strategic reorganization of Power & Gas Division by realigning it with global shift towards renewable energy, executing significant footprint/portfolio adjustments, and implementing organizational restructuring. • Transformed Siemens Power & Gas Division sales & business development strategy by division-wide sales force reorganization, implementing new account management system, and optimizing customer interactions by regionalizing sales approach to boost both customer engagement and sales efficiency. • Boosted divisional profitability by EUR 1B over four years through co-leading multimillion-euro restructuring and turnaround program, emphasizing sales-side measures. • Enhanced Siemens' market presence in distributed energy by analyzing and evaluating business models, identifying growth opportunities, and assessing M&A targets for expanded market reach. • Applied unified strategies across Siemens divisions to develop a comprehensive approach to the decentralized energy market by initiating and driving decisive strategic integration process within Siemens AG. • Pioneered decentralized energy strategy across Siemens’ organizational silos by spearheading business development team that established a new profit center focused on decentralized energy solutions for industrial and commercial clients.

Siemens Management Consulting (today Advanta Consulting)

Strategy Consultant & Project Manager

1/9/2007

 

- 30/9/2013

• Conducted 11 global initiatives at Siemens across different industries and international sites, orchestrating revenue growth strategies, global market expansion, performance improvement programs, and spearheading organizational change, overseeing consulting teams up to 7 members and directing client teams up to 80 participants. • Demonstrated adept project leadership, executive decision-making, and strategic prowess in managing high-impact projects within a top-tier management consulting setting. • Managed operational & commercial due-diligence process and developed global post-merger integration plan for aero-derivative gas turbine M&A in UK and Canada (deal size €1 billion EUR) incl. set up of a new business unit for small gas turbines in UK, Sweden, Canada, US and Germany. • Integrated Oil & Gas Subsea Connectors acquisition (deal size € 450 million EUR) in UK and Norway into Siemens' Subsea Oil & Gas Business Unit in Norway, ensuring seamless operations and strategic alignment in all business and support processes to facilitate multimillion-euro value creation. • Employed Medical Radiation Oncology business exit, including major headcount restructuring, stakeholder engagement and cost reduction for continued installed fleet maintenance strategy, as well as development of partnering strategy. • Carried out Sales Excellence Program in Industry Drive Technologies by elevating orders in key countries and expanding industry verticals. • Optimized sales and operational processes for Medical Imaging Equipment in Saudi Arabia by fostering performance improvements and operational excellence. • Developed turnaround plan for Energy Solutions business to address profit deterioration and enhance risk management. • Planned strategic expansion in Africa/Middle East emerging markets, gaining Siemens Board approval for €2B (Africa) and €5B (Middle East) business growth initiatives including local footprint/partnerships and adjusted products. • Gained international work experience from project assignments of up to 10 months in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States, Brazil, South Africa and Morocco.

Education

University of St.Gallen

Business Transformation

1/4/2023

 

- Now

Columbia Business School

1/1/2019

 

- 31/1/2019

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

1/10/2001

 

- 30/6/2007

Universitat de Barcelona

1/1/2004

 

- 31/1/2005