Insights on the boardroom agenda
This series of discussions tackles a number of the biggest topics on the boardroom agenda—liquidity, consumer loyalty, M&A activity, cash management and more.
Meet Detlef Bischoff
Alongside his work as a lawyer, Detlef Bischoff supports CMS in different business units on business and product development, with a focus on the needs of large medium-sized companies but also public institutions such as university hospitals. He concentrates on the media, energy, healthcare, engineering and raw materials sectors. Based on his long-standing experience as a lawyer, Detlef is also very familiar with the special requirements of high net worth individuals.
In addition to his legal practice he is, among others, a member of the legal committees of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce and Deutsche Bauchemie (association of manufacturers of chemical construction products) as well as member of the supervisory board of University Hospital Leipzig.
Meet Aidan Robson
Aidan Robson was a founding member of the Endless team in 2006 after time with Ernst and Young and Arthur Andersen. Now a Partner in the firm, Aidan is responsible for origination and execution of investments across the UK. He also manages an investment portfolio operating at board level to drive investment returns. His recent experience and highlights include the acquisition and management of Menzies Distribution, the acquisition and successful exit of Imtech, one of the largest managed technical service providers in the UK and Ireland and the acquisition and successful exit of Amco, a group of businesses primarily focused on specialist engineering and civils projects in the UK and abroad.
Meet Pippa Wicks
Pippa Wicks began her role as Executive Director at John Lewis & Partners in August 2020. This follows most recent appointments at the Co-op as Chief Operating Officer and then Deputy Chief Executive, with specific responsibility for Strategy and Transformation as well as its market-leading Funeralcare, Legal Services and Co-op Insurance businesses. Pippa has also previously held Non-Executive Director posts for a variety of government departments, Hays plc, Ladbrokes plc, Hilton International plc and Arcadia plc. Pippa is currently Chair of the Foundation Council of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Vice-Chair at AlixPartners and a Non-Executive Director of the Metropolitan Police Service.
Meet Lars Westpfahl
Dr. Lars Westpfahl founded Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s German restructuring and insolvency practice and has been its leader ever since. He has consistently been recognized as one of the few leading practitioners in the area of restructuring and insolvency. Lars advises groups on their financial restructurings and also often acts for fulcrum creditors on innovative restructurings of their borrowers. In doing so, Lars has been involved in most of the milestone transactions that have shaped the German market.
Boardroom Conversations to help you Lead through Disruption
At a time where decisive action from business leaders is of the utmost importance, we are delighted to introduce a series of discussions between AlixPartners experts from across Europe and our network of hugely experienced boardroom executives and senior industry advisers.
The series tackles a number of the biggest topics on the boardroom agenda—liquidity, consumer loyalty, M&A activity, cash management and more.
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