Based in Frankfurt, Lars Gollenia is a member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Digital Transformation practices. With a wide-ranging background in digital business transformation and management consulting on a global scale, Lars brings extensive expertise in current and emerging leadership trends to his client work.

Global digital innovation and strategic leadership

  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Lars held a number of senior leadership roles with SAP. Most recently, Lars was vice president of global business transformation services at SAP in Germany, where he was responsible for the organization’s worldwide management consulting business. During his tenure, he worked with clients in more than 30 countries throughout the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, North America, and Latin America regions, advising C-level executives on their organizations’ digital business transformation strategies.
  • Previously, Lars served as a senior business manager for SAP’s business consulting in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was responsible for leading the German and European management consulting operations, and successfully restructured and returned the business to profitability. Earlier, Lars was responsible for establishing the company’s business consulting services in Switzerland and Austria.
  • Lars began his career at SAP as a senior business consultant and team lead for the e-business practice. In this role, he headed global strategic consulting projects and consulted on electronic business initiatives for his clients. Lars also has experience driving sales and business development for the consumer and industrial manufacturing industries in Germany.

Lars has a degree in business administration from Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena. He also studied international business at Harvard University. A native German speaker, he is fluent in English.

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