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AlixPartners further strengthens its DACH leadership team with Retail & Consumer expert Esther Liesenberg, who joins as Partner & Managing Director

October 10, 2023

NEW YORK (October 10, 2023) - AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, announced today that Esther Liesenberg joins as Partner & Managing Director in the Retail & Consumer practice, based in Düsseldorf.

Esther's professional career reflects an impressive range of expertise in management consulting and operational experience from leadership roles at leading consumer brands. She started her career as Marketing Director for Nike and later L'Oréal. Over many years, Esther has advised clients strategically and operationally. As Interim Chief Marketing Officer, she also has had responsibility for clients in turnaround situations, including branded companies, fashion and sporting goods retailers, and direct sales companies. Her focus was on extensive transformations to digital business models and the sustainable implementation of cost reduction and reorganization programs.

Esther joins from STRATEGY&, where she was part of the Retail & Consumer leadership team. In her role, she implemented consumer-centric strategic transformations as well as value creation programs in an M&A context. Her client portfolio from the Beauty, Food, Consumer Health industries includes leading Consumer Brands, as well as D2C/Social Brands, Retailers and PE clients. Her consulting focus is on growth strategies, product and channel portfolio, customer-centric organization, operational efficiency improvement, as well as pre- and post-deal value creation. Her passion for strategic business development coupled with operational execution expertise makes her an outstanding leader.

"We are extremely pleased to have Esther join our DACH leadership team. Thanks to her distinctive strategic strength and expertise and role as interim CMO in ‘When It Really Matters’ situations, coupled with deep operational experience, she complements our Retail & Consumer team perfectly," said Andreas Rüter, Partner & Managing Director and Head of Germany at AlixPartners. "Over many years, Esther has proven her ability to create, protect and restore business value - a skill for which our client’s value AlixPartners and for which Esther is thus best prepared."

Esther gained experience abroad, among other things, through exchange programs at Handelshögskolan Gothenburg, Sweden, and at the Universitè Paris Dauphine as part of her business administration degree, which she received from WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.

About AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. Our clients include companies, corporate boards, law firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others. Founded in 1981, AlixPartners is headquartered in New York and has offices in more than 20 cities around the world. For more information, visit www.alixpartners.com.

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