[...] commenced his consulting career after graduate school in Germany in early 1997 with [...] then a small McKinsey-spin off focusing on strategies in the Chemical sector and other industrial industries. In late 1998 he joined Michael Porter’s Monitor Group (today: Monitor Deloitte) in Frankfurt and moved to South Africa in the early 2000s, serving clients across a wide variety of sectors and on a global basis (including: mining, pharma, tourism, financial services, industrials, and government in Africa, Europe (West & East), and the Asia/Pacific). In 2010 he left Monitor to build and head-up the Africa business of Peppers & Rogers (PRG), a global customer-centricity firm, focusing mainly on telcos and financial services clients. After the acquisition of PRG by NYSE-listed Teletech in 2012, Ivo left PRG and has been operating independently since 2013 with a focus on assisting large corporates to develop and run their own respective inhouse consulting capacities. Since 2020, Ivo has been spending a substantial part of his time in the Middle-East, mainly working with Pace Consulting advising public sector clients in the UAE.