Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and qualified banker, Hannes developed his skills of systemic operational excellence by working with investment houses and service providers in the financial industries in both Europe and the United States. His responsibilities ranged from managing operations units to being responsible for large-scale international transformation projects. Having gained expertise on how to revamp corporate culture and evolve people, processes, and metrics, Hannes built a career dedicated to helping multinational companies develop and utilize the full potential of their resources.
Managing a variety of large-scale international projects around operational development within different industries, he built a portfolio of successful companies, long-lasting partnerships, and satisfied stakeholders. This knowledge and passion for defining and implementing business systems led Hannes to found b5 solutions. b5 provides a platform from which he can directly work to shape change and co-develop continued success for his clients, true to his mantra: “If our partners are successful, we are successful.”
As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Anke has led various Lean Six Sigma transformation initiatives in the banking sector and in retail companies in Europe. Using this expertise in leading merger and acquisition projects as well as managing large service centers, Anke developed strong management experience in multinational enterprises, like General Electric Capital, in state-owned central banking companies and in medium-sized businesses. From her experience running Information Technology and Process Reengineering divisions, from the corporate to the local level, Anke has been able to significantly change the operating models for companies. She has developed and implemented roadmaps that directly impacted strategic goals, by installing systems that instruct and inspire employees to continuously work to improve performance and quality, and to further success.
Anke is passionate about combining systems and processes, connecting strategy to operating models, developing and implementing business systems. She understands it is the employees, their passion, knowledge and mindset, that are the cornerstones of success.