Arthur D. Little (ADL) today announced the appointment of Jiri Steif, who joins Arthur D. Little Prague as Managing Partner, and as a member of the Global Financial Services Practice.
Jiri Steif brings over 25 years of consulting experience, of which 13 years he was a Partner at Kearney (formerly AT Kearney), and 9 years the Managing Partner for Kearney’s Czech Republic and Slovakia regions. He has a strong background in the Financial Services sector as well as significant experience in the Energy, FMCG, Private Equity, Health and Automotive industries. Jiri Steif also led the Central Eastern Europe Financial Services practice and the Knowledge Management of Kearney in the wider EMEA region.
His key functional competence areas include Strategy, Transformation (including Digital), Post Merger Integration, Sales Force Effectiveness, Operational Efficiency and Procurement. Jiri also has a wealth of international project experience having worked in Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Austria, Poland, former Yugoslavia, Netherlands, UK and USA.
Ignacio García Alves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arthur D. Little, comments: “Following the recent opening of our new office in Poland, Jiri’s recruitment demonstrates our strong commitment to growing our capabilities in Eastern Europe, and reinforces our investment in the Financial Services sector. Jiri is a seasoned consultant and has demonstrated great leadership in his previous role. He conveys mature strategic thinking and has driven several large transformations for his clients. He is very familiar with the region and we have no doubt he is the right person to lead our Prague office.”
Jiri Steif, Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Prague, adds: “ADL’s ongoing global growth and expansion has been very impressive to witness, and I am pleased to be joining the firm. I look forward to putting my experience to good use and leading the team with determination and passion, as we strive to deliver innovative and achievable solutions to our clients.”
Jiri holds an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Dipl. Ing. from the University of Economics in Prague. He also studied at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and at Oslo University.
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