Holger is an expert interim manager, advisor and leader on governance and portfolio/change management, PMO, IT Operating Models, and IT4IT. Holger has an exceptional track record of leading, designing, delivering and assuring large and challenging programmes around business and IT digital transformation, organisational design, portfolio management, IT management, IT finance management and transformation, regulatory, compliance and business and IT process improvement, articulately within the financial services sector. Holger operates at senior management and executive board levels, with the ability to gain the confidence of stakeholders, influence decisions and deliver results. Experienced in managing multiple assignments, and leading multi-cultural teams in cross-border and post-merger integration scenarios, Holger provides leadership and practical insight at various conferences and events about all aspects of portfolio/change management and the different variants of PMOs.
Holger’s industry background is in financial services, where he spent over 5 years in various roles in retail and private banking, including setting up and running an operations department while also introducing new banking software. He also performed the role of the risk controller.
Holger started his consulting career in Coopers and Lybrand, focusing on regulatory compliance and operational risk, before involvement in the post-merger integration team at European level. In PwC he set-up his first PMO at global level, preparing the separation of PwC Consulting from PwC before taking up multiple other roles assessing, designing, setting-up and running PMOs.
After a few years in the software industry, including the role of EMEA Practice Manager for PPM in HP, Holger joined Accenture as a specialist for PPM; within a year he led the global practice for Governance and PPM.
Since 2016, Holger operates as an independent management consultant, providing consulting and training services around portfolio/change management, including PMOs. He has developed his own capability model for enterprise-wide portfolio management.
Holger is known for rapidly building rapport with his clients, enabling him to gain understanding of their needs, and to deliver effective solutions. His leadership skills enable him to effectively manage and motivate teams by identifying and capitalising on each team member’s strength.