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ABOUT

CBR centers around the combination of management consulting and entrepreneurship, its two central pillars. We advise national and international corporations as well as small to medium-sized companies across all industries. Our focus is on innovation and new business models, which sustainably increase the corporate value of our customers. At the same time, we are active as independent entrepreneurs ourselves in different fields of business. We not only know where the ‚engine‘ is, we also know how to drive it.

 

The company and its network of experts with different functional competencies and industry expertise bundle the required competences for each project profile. Our consultants have a long lasting and substantial experience in industry and consulting services, combined with their own entrepreneurial activities.

 

We follow an implementation-orientated consulting approach, which focuses on the desired value added by our consulting services. Already during the phase of analysis and conceptualization, the focus is on sustainable implementation. We accompany our customers throughout the implementation process, on project basis or as interim managers.

Christoph Behrendt-Rieken
Founder and Principal

Current

  • Founder and Managing Partner of CBR, strategic investment consulting boutique with focus on corporate venture capital and technology investments strategy development and transformation, innovation and design thinking, business and financial modelling, consortia and partnership building, investment and production site evaluations

Prior 

  • Principal at Scopein Management Consultants GmbH; client leads in Europe, China and Middle East for chemical and site infrastructure companies; corporate transformation and restructuring, investment decision advice, global chemical production site benchmarking

  • Management Consultant at Detecon International GmbH; client leads in Europe and South-East-Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia) in the T.I.M.E. industry; strategy transformation and innovation, new business modelling and technology evaluations

Education 

  • EMBA -Executive Master of  Business Administration-, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in cooperation with WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, 2014

  • Diploma -International Business Studies-, University of Paderborn, Germany / École Supérieure de Commerce de Reims, Grande École / NEOMA Business School, France 

Certificates

  • Internal Environmental Auditor for ISO - 14001:2015 / EMAS Environmental Operation Inspector (1st and 2nd Party Auditor)

Publications

  • European Chemical Industry Parks 2.0 - Fields of action and recommendations to sustainably increase the competitiveness of European chemical industry park; Dec 2013; Regions & Locations Guide / Chemical and Life Science Industries, GIT Verlag / Wiley

  • How to secure sustainable competitiveness of Chemical Industry Parks: Global competitive challenges and a systematic, customer-centric response; Jun 2013; Journal of Business Chemistry, Volume 10, Issue 2

  • European Chemical Industry Parks - A Global Site Benchmarking Survey; Oct 2012; CHEManager Europe, GIT Verlag / Wiley

  • Chemieparks 2.0 - Anforderungsprofile im Wandel (3/3): Handlungsfelder und Empfehlungen zur nachhaltigen Steigerung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit europäischer Chemiestandorte; Oct 31, 2013; Sites & Services, CHEManager, GIT Verlag, Wiley

  • Chemieparks 2.0 - Anforderungsprofile im Wandel (2/3): Wettbewerbsposition internationaler Chemiestandorte im Vergleich; Sep 2012; Sites & Services, CHEManager, GIT Verlag, Wiley

  • Chemieparks 2.0 - Anforderungsprofile im Wandel (1/3): Sicherung einer nachhaltigen Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Chemieparks im internationalen Vergleich; May 2012; Sites & Services, CHEManager, GIT Verlag, Wiley

  • Perfect Curves: Telecommunications companies are using market-oriented process management to grow fast and stay lean; Jul 2008 publication; DMR, Detecon Management Report, The Magazine for Management and Technology

 

Sebastian Koch
Partner

Current

  • Partner of CBR, strategic investment consulting boutique with focus on corporate venture capital and technology investments strategy development and transformation, innovation and design thinking, business and financial modelling, consortia and partnership building, investment and production site evaluations

Prior

  • International Business Development Manager China developing the long-term China strategy of Arla Foods and building a local Joint Ventures structure in China

  • Head of Strategic Risk Management at Arla Foods amba and Corporate Strategy & Finance Manager focusing on M&A, Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Management.

  • Senior Consultant Restructuring & Corporate Finance at turnaround consulting boutique Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner

Education

  • Global MBA - Master of Business Administration, Tsinghua University and MIT Sloan (ongoing)

  • MA - Master of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

  • BA - Bachelor International Business Studies, Universität Paderborn