Roland Dumont du Voitel 

CEO : Amontis Consulting AG

Dr. Roland Dumont du Voitel is an experienced strategy, marketing and organizational advisor and coach, with an extensive international background. He has worked for reputable clients around the world with strong emphasis on service industries, and sales activities of manufacturing industries.

Dr. Dumont du Voitel is the founder of the Amontis Consulting Group, which is an international cooperative network of entrepreneurial advisors to senior management with offices in Europe, USA (New York) and Australia (Melbourne). Prior to this he was a partner and vice president of Cresap Macormack, a Towers Perrin strategy consulting company, responsible for business in the German-speaking countries of Europe. He was previously a partner with KPMG Management Consulting and, pre- merger, with Peat Marwick where he launched strategy, marketing and organisation consulting practices in Germany, beginning in 1979. He started his consulting career with WIBERA in 1976, today’s German consulting arm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, with emphasis on international projects for the European Community in West Africa.

Dr. Dumont du Voitel has substantial experience in strategy formulation and business development, due diligence and strategy audits, feasibilitiy studies and use of business cases, marketing and sales, product positioning and pricing, customer relationship management, revenue management, cash and liquidity management, business intelligence and performance management, customer focused reengineering, organizational right sizing, management controls, balanced scorecard applications, and benchmarking. Many of his assignments have gone beyond coaching or consulting, involving responsibility for turnkey implementation.

His international activities have been mostly in tourism, transportation, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and banking, serving companies such as Lufthansa, Kühne & Nagel, Siemens, Infineon, TUI Group, Deutsche Bahn, START, Amadeus Global Distribution, Honda, Triumph Motorcycles, British Telecom, Hitachi, Toshiba, Diners Club, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Citibank, LeFoyer, AIG, Bristol-Myers, Pfizer, Pharmacia, GlaxoSmithKline, BASF, Benckiser, Ruhrverband, STEAG, RWE, Thyssen Industries, Bertelsmann, and, in the area of public administration, ministries in France, Switzerland and Germany as well as local community agencies and non profit organisations.

Dr. Dumont du Voitel has devoted considerable effort to the development of new public management reforms in Germany, working with the Bertelsmann Foundation for almost eight years to lay the grounds for these reforms. He was the major advisor and project manager of the Carl Bertelsmann Prize in 1993, which was awarded to the best managed cities in the world, Phoenix (Arizona) and Christchurch (New Zealand). At the same time, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he dedicated much time to the economic reform processes of East Germany, as a consultant as well as a member of supervisory boards in several large companies, each employing over 10000 people, including manufacturers of steel flanges, automotive engines, and bricks and tiles, as well as utilities and breweries.

He is also involved in several social development activities. Among other organizations, he is founder and member of the board of the German Foundation for Gender Studies, member of the board of the AFU (Management Association), member of the New Public Management team of the Schmalenbach Gesellschaft, member of the reform commission of the Government of the State of Zurich (CH), member of the German Marketing Club, and member of the French German Chamber of Commerce.

After earning his baccalaureat at the Eurpean School in Brussels, Belgium, Dr. Dumont du Voitel studied engineering, business economics and social psychology at the Universities of Berlin, Darmstadt and Mannheim. He gained his doctoral degree in political sciences at the University of Mannheim, where he began his professional career as researcher at the German Institute for Empirical Research and as assistant professor (business administration & change management). He appears often as a speaker at international conferences and still lectures at various universities. He has published several books and articles on business issues, and is fluent in several languages.