Olaf Schatteman joins Bain & Company as a partner

23 April 2020 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read
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Olaf Schatteman has departed Accenture Strategy to join Bain & Company as a partner in its Sydney office.

Schatteman joins the global strategy consultancy with over two decades of consulting experience under his belt, including fifteen years at Accenture across two spells. Most recently, Schatteman was a Managing Director (partner) at Accenture Strategy, leading the firm’s Supply Chain, Operations and Sustainability offering across Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East & Turkey.

He held a number of leadership roles during his tenure at Accenture, including serving as a leader in the firm’s Operations consulting practice for Asia Pacific and previously for Australia. Before that, he worked seven years for specialised supply chain consultancy Portland Group in Australia (he left the firm when it was acquired by Infosys for $37 million), and for Philips and Accenture in Europe. 

During his career, Schatteman supported clients in the area of strategic operations transformation, supply chain, procurement and digital transformation, working across a range of industries such as retail, resources, healthcare, fast moving consumer goods, aerospace, telecommunications, high tech, media, defence and transportation.

Olaf Schatteman, Partner at Bain & Company

At Bain & Company, based in Sydney, Schatteman is a partner in the Performance Improvement practice. He has been tasked with supporting the firms’ international clients with their performance improvement programs, helping them architect more effective and efficient operations to deliver better customer experiences, whilst improving environmental and societal impact, especially in the areas of digital supply chain strategy, service management, operations management, sourcing and procurement.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have joined Bain,” said Schatteman, who grew up in Europe having graduated in the Netherlands and Spain. “Bain & Company’s track record of excellence, innovation and in forming true partnerships with clients is something I’m looking forward to being a part of.”

Satish Shankar, Bain & Company’s Asia Pacific Managing Partner, is equally thrilled with the appointment of Schatteman, describing him as “a well-respected and innovative leader”. He added, “In addition to being a solid fit with our culture, Olaf has a sterling reputation in the supply chain domain and will be a valuable strategic partner and advisor to both our partners and our clients.”

Earlier this year, Bain & Company promoted Sydney-based Alpha Gould to partner. The strategic consulting firm, which has seen strong growth in recent years in Australia, has over thirty partners across its offices in Sydney and Melbourne. The ANZ operation is led by Peter Stumbles.