Kolja A. Rafferty, MBA, IDP-C, CTP, MScR
For more than 15 years Kolja has been intensively involved in solving urgent challenges in Situations of Rapid Change, for mature SMEs, as well as for multinational corporations. After professional engagements as Senior Executive, Investment Banker, Consultant and Private Equity advisor, his expertise includes strategy, turnaround and crisis management, corporate restructuring and refinancing, M&A and the implementation of ambitious growth and innovation strategies.
The former commissioned officer of the paratroopers and graduate of the prestigious INSEAD business school holds high proficiency in solving critical and complex situations. As founder of the Zurich consulting boutique Leverage Experts, with offices in Zurich, greater Frankfurt area, and Dubai, he advises entrepreneurs, Boards of Directors, and investors in Europe and the Middle East on the development of short term plans for resilience and survival and long-term visions for growth.
Kolja helps solving economic turmoil and distress as hands-on consultant.
In keynote speeches and in his private blog www.koljarafferty.com, Kolja shares experiences with enterprises in Situations of Rapid Change and draws personal lessons learned from moments in which the survival of a firm was at stake.
Kolja is an INSEAD certified Non-Executive Director, Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) by the global Turnaround Management Association (Chicago), a graduate of the Universities of Rochester (N.Y.) and Berne (Switzerland), and a Master of Research of the IE University (Madrid / Department of Finance).
„Through digitization, the economy is facing its greatest challenge since the age of industrialization. Existing business models are disrupted, established markets are compromised.
If you are not a start-up, you are a turnaround!“
„Performance and executed solutions in situations of rapid change.
Short term, high impact!“
„Strategic options for management teams, boards and investors.“