Kolja A. Rafferty, MBA, IDP-C, CTP
For more than 15 years Kolja has been intensively involved in solving urgent entrepreneurial challenges in situations of rapid change, for SMEs, as well as for multinational corporations. 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 complex situations. As founder of the Zurich consulting boutique Leverage Experts, he advises entrepreneurs, Boards of Directors and investors on the development of short term plans for survival and long-term visions. 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 situation 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 Practitioner by the global Turnaround Management Association (Chicago) and a graduate of the Universities of Rochester (N.Y.) and Berne (Switzerland).
„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.“