Romania

Report
Opening a new office in a
foreign country
Prepared by Christian Gurny
19.03.2014
Agenda
Introduction – About me
About BearingPoint – European roots with a global reach
Nearshore Delivery Center - Why Romania?
The start of the journey
Challenges
Where we are today?
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About me
Christian Gurny
Partner & Managing Director BearingPoint Romania
BearingPoint
Izvor St. no. 80
5th district Bucharest
Romania
Personal Background
Education/Certificates
•Industrial clerk, AEG Berlin
•Business Informatics, Technische
Fachhochschule Berlin
Industries
Manufacturing (High Tech, Energy),
Service, Transportation,
Automotive
Languages
German, English, French, Arabic
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Professional Background
Professional Focus
• since 2006 Managing Director
of BearingPoint Romania –
Bucharest / Sibiu
• 2012 Leader Microsoft
Advisory Services GSA
• 2010 BearingPoint, Partner,
Commercial Services,
Operations & Maintenance
• 2003 BearingPoint, Managing
Director, Industrial Products,
Operations & Maintenance
• 2002: KPMG, Partner,
Industrial Products, SCM
• 1998 KPMG, Manager, SCM
Competence Group Leader
• 1996 KPMG Consultant, focus
on industrial products and
manufacturing
• 1993 Telefunken
Sendertechnik GmbH, inhouse
consultant R/2 RM-PPS
(production planning &control)
•Improve business integration
and collaboration utilizing state
of the art technology
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• Shared service center design &
build – CEE
• SCM, planning & control,
production, procurement,
distribution, service
• Global SAP-rollouts
• Business process design and
performance improvement
• Change management
• Risk and quality assessment
• Business and IT strategies
About BearingPoint
European roots but a global reach
Business scope
We are focused on achieving sustainable business results enabled by management & technology capabilities for:
• The upper mid-market
• Global European based companies
• Public organizations
Finland
Some facts
Sweden
• Partners:
140
• Total Headcount:
3,350
• Revenue 2013:
€ 550 million
• Countries:
18
Industries: Commercial services,
Norway
UK Denmark
Ireland Netherlands
Belgium Germany
Austria
France
SwitzerlandRomania
Morocco
Financial services
Public services
BearingPoint at a glance
Russia
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Nearshore Delivery Center - Why Romania?
Scope: Increase Profitability
Analysis: choice between Spain and Romania, but Romania was the winner after taking all into
consideration ….
Evaluation Criteria:
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Cultural compliance
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Profitability & Cost
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Client acceptance
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Scope
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Language
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Utilization & Efficiency
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Distance/international connection
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Flexibility / Initial investment
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Technical infrastructure
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Tax
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Time zones
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Government Subventions
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Travel restrictions
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Recruiting
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Political and social stability
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Skills and capabilities
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GDC Process established
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Employment law
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Opportunity for Investment
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Stability
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Growth Potential
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The start of the journey
The plan….
Legal and
Leadership
Office Space
Major Local
Relationship
s/Meetings
IT
…opening a new
business in a
foreign country…
Image- and
Advertiseme
nt Campaign
/ PR &
Marketing
Tax
What does this
mean?
Recruiting
Accounting
(outsourced)
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HR & Payroll
(outsourced,
except for
parts of HR
Admin.)
Challenges
The entrepreneurial journey thought me that…
…Objectives
• How realistic were our objectives in the beginning?
…New beginnings
• Even though part of a big firm, it felt like opening a
completely new business in a different culture
…Reverse
situations
• The economical crisis
…Changes
• MBO in 2009
…Tough Markets
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• Rough competition
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Where we are today?
Bucharest Head Office
Sibiu Office
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2 Offices: Bucharest and Sibiu
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140 consultants
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Our consultants accompanied successfully 135 projects in 26 different countries all over the world.
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