A different kind of consulting company – shaped by a strong team //

What makes the BBH team unique

BBH has a very experienced, multidisciplinary advisory team. Economists, social and behavioral scientists work hand in hand with scientists and IT and communication experts. The six Managing Partners lead the consultant team, shape the further development and ensure the further growth of BBH.

Get to know our management team.

Dr. Robert Becker

Curriculum Vitae //

1972Completed an advanced degree in business administration
1975Received his Doctorate from the University of Mannheim
1976–78Worked as a marketing director in the IT industry
1978Co-founded BBH
Since 1994Numerous publications and lectures

Robert Becker is the company’s mover and shaker and its most forward thinker. "I really enjoy attacking problems at their root and developing comprehensive, innovative solutions," confides the company’s head.

Robert Becker is particularly drawn to contradictions: focused creativity and joie de vivre, European efficiency and Far Eastern serenity, individual determination to succeed and the overall integration into a group. "In successful teams, strong personalities work together toward a common goal, holding themselves to high personal standards," says the former athlete and trainer, explaining his creed. "The key to long-term success lies in two words: ‘performance’ and ‘trust.’".

Hans-Peter Erlemann

Curriculum Vitae //

1990Completed an advanced degree in psychology
1990Consultant at BBH
1994Senior Consultant at BBH
1996Member of BBH’s Management Team
Since 2017Managing Director at BBH

One of the reasons our clients value Hans-Peter Erlemann is his ability to convert strategic management targets into perfectly customized organizational solutions. His rule of thumb: “Coming up with a structural solution and defining processes is the lesser and easier part of the work. Working with the people in the company to bring this new organization to life, to make it come alive for employees and clients – that’s the part that will determine whether or not you succeed.”

The enthusiastic father of three always looks forward to the week he spends hiking in the Alps with his kids every year. In the winter, a ski trip with his family is another personal highlight. And in the months in between, he enjoys reading good books and having Sunday morning breakfast with his family at the many bistros in his region.

Volker Glock

Curriculum Vitae //

1992Completed an advanced degree in communication
1992Consultant at BBH
1996–2002Lecturer at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach
Since 1996Member of BBH’s Management Team

Volker Glock is outgoing and loves working with people. With his many years of experience, his engaging nature, and his positive energy, he always manages to rapidly establish a trusting relationship with the people he works with at every level of responsibility. As a player of team sports, he knows that teamwork is the only way to get things done. His strength lies in the fact that he views every challenge as an opportunity to work consistently, pragmatically, and passionately on finding the ideal solution for his clients. “People need to be able to identify with the solution. That’s the only way they will be able to adapt their behavior accordingly.”

The happily married father of two likes to spend his free time relaxing with family and friends. He also finds the necessary balance in his life by playing sports, painting, or traveling. The adventurer in him never gives him a moment’s peace; he is always on the go, looking for something new.

Dr. Christoph Ryser

Curriculum Vitae //

1995Completed an advanced degree in biology
1995–1998Intellectual property consultant
2000Received his Doctorate from the University of Würzburg
2000–2003Consultant at BBH
Since 2003Member of BBH’s Management Team

Christoph Ryser has the ability to acquaint himself with new issues quickly: "As a natural scientist, I learned to develop clear structures and to deal with unknown quantities." However, it was still easy for him to leave the academic world behind. "Too many ‘lone warriors’ – too little interaction and communication!" The challenges of the private sector were also very attractive to him.

When you first meet him, Christoph Ryser’s candor, his varied interests, and his curiosity are the first things you will notice: "I want to reach people through my projects and get them excited about the work from the very beginning." To relax, he enjoys puttering in the garden or the kitchen with his family. With his predilection for design and Italian lust for life, he is the BBH team’s resident expert on aesthetics, coffee, and delicious pasta.

Ben Heigert

Curriculum Vitae //

1997–1999Assisted in setting up the BBH branch in Bangkok
1999–2001Junior Consultant at BBH
2001–2004Freelance IT, Internet, and marketing consultant
2004Completed an advanced degree in business administration
2004–2006Project Manager at Deutsche Telekom AG
2006Managing Consultant at BBH
Since 2011Managing Director at BBH’s partner company elead
Since 2017Managing Director at BBH

Ben Heigert has learned to value one thing in particular by working at BBH: "When we work closely with our clients, we often take the road less traveled to generate true added value." The media enthusiast regularly tries to implement new approaches: "I really enjoy looking for alternative solutions. I can’t deal with the ‘but-this-is-the-way-we’ve-always-done-things’ mentality."

He works toward these alternative solutions with the tenacity and high standards required of him – whether he’s involved in a client’s project or tackling internal challenges at BBH, such as setting up BBH’s partner company elead. In his free time, he enjoys spending time in the kitchen with his two daughters, whipping up delicacies for family and friends, or staying fit by jogging in the forest near his home.

Volker Abt

Curriculum Vitae //

1996Degree in business economics
1996-1999Sales of transport and logistics services (Meyer & Klos, DACHSER)
1999-2002Key Account Manager at EnBW, Frankfurt
2002-2007Head of Yello Frontoffice at EnBW, Karlsruhe
2007-2010Director Yello Strom AB, Stockholm/Schweden
2010-2012Head of Business Process Management Yello Strom, Cologne
2012-2014Head of Sales Yello Strom, Cologne
2014-2016Director Gazprom Energy, Walluf
Seit 2017Managing Partner bei der BBH

Volker Abt gained broad experience in the areas of B2C and B2B in sales, operations and services. Based on his long-term work for logistic and energy supply companies he knows very well, what it means to act entrepreneurially in both, medium-sized companies as well as large corporations, and to focus teams on the customers benefits.
‘Success and fun belong together!’ With this conviction, he prepared even in difficult phases individuals for the challenges of competition and integrated them in changing organizations.

Weekends and holidays belong to his wife and his two sons. His winter sports enthusiasm infects the whole family. As backpacker he discovers new places and draws inspiration from foreign cultures.

The BBH Team

Contact //


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