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Strengthening our Chemicals & Oil Competence Center

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Roland Berger Strategy Consultants welcomes two new Partners and one new Principal to the Chemicals & Oil Competence Center in the USA

Munich/New York, May 2012: To further strengthen its Chemicals & Oil Competence Center, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has appointed William R. Downey Jr. and Jonathan Goldhill as new partners in New York and Gillian Morris as a principal in the Chicago office of the company.

"We are happy to welcome Bill Downey, Jonathan Goldhill and Gillian Morris to our Competence Center. They have extensive expertise in the chemicals and oil & gas industries and will support us with their in-depth industrial and functional knowledge," says Albrecht Crux, Senior Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Prior to joining Roland Berger, Bill Downey was Senior Vice President and Head of the Global Energy Practice at a leading US consultancy. Downey has more than 30 years of experience in the chemicals industry and has become an expert in the lubricants, waxes and petroleum specialties value chains. He has gained deep industry knowledge in selected petroleum industry segments, including commercial fuel segments such as marine and aviation. His functional experience includes B2B industrial sales and distribution channels, M&A strategy and technology as well as pricing, pricing management and sales force development. Downey studied chemistry at Rutgers College in New Brunswick (USA) and holds an MBA from Rutgers Business School in Newark (USA).

Jonathan Goldhill is a graduate of King's College, University of London (United Kingdom) with an honors degree in engineering. For the last seven years, he was Senior Vice President at a leading US consultancy, where he worked primarily in the chemicals and energy industries. In this position, he was responsible for the company's global strategy and innovation practices. Goldhill has more than 20 years of experience in the consulting industry. He is an expert in the chemicals and energy industries with a functional focus on corporate and business strategy, M&A strategy and fostering innovation. He has also been the lead author for many position papers.

Gillian Morris was Vice President of the Chemicals & Materials division of a leading US consultancy. She joined the company in 1993 and held various positions in the management consulting and market research businesses. She has in-depth industry knowledge in value chains for specialty chemicals and materials with particular expertise in personal care ingredients, food and beverage ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients. Her functional expertise includes due diligence and M&A, market and competitive analysis as well as product and market entry growth strategy. Morris obtained an honors degree in chemistry from the University of Durham, United Kingdom.

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Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, founded in 1967, is one of the world's leading strategy consultancies. With 2,500 employees working in 49 offices in 35 countries worldwide, we have successful operations in all major international markets. The strategy consultancy is an independent partnership exclusively owned by about 220 Partners.

For further information, please contact:

Susanne Horstmann
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Tel.: +49 (0) 89/9230-8349

May 15, 2012
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