“SSL Consulting has added great value to ANDRITZ in general, as well as for all the team members involved in our collaboration.
Thanks to the broad knowledge of the different organizations in our company, centralized for certain aspects, and perfectly delocalized for others, they quickly helped us to put in place a long-term strategy (5 years vision) with the top Management of ANDRITZ Pumps, while at the same time, working details with the people involved in the project.
SSL Consulting has constantly put the clients/partners and their expectations at the center of our concerns, so that they remain the main focus of our strategy.
They have this extraordinary ability to adapt to different people from our organization, regardless of the cultures and languages of each. It is able to convey an accurate message in a relevant and always very motivating way.
It is with unparalleled pleasure and efficiency that we work with SSL Consulting, especially when analyzing potential candidates for key positions in our global organization.
I personally recommend to any Manager to have the opportunity to develop, jointly with SSL Consulting, the definition of its strategy (human and industrial), including the strict and continuous implementation of it. According my experience, this jointly developed strategy can only be successful in short and long term.”
Christian Dubois, Senior Vice President, ANDRITZ AG
“SSL Consulting helped me develop the leadership excellence of my Management Team when I took over Andritz Metals which was at that time in a phase which required a very tough and serious restructuring process due to lack of new orders and a huge loss.
I appreciate their dedicated and straightforward way of guiding us as a Management Team to improve our leadership excellence considering the 4E leadership principles (energy, energize, edge, execute). We developed a systematic way all way down from vision, strategy, MWB (must win battles) and concrete action items always focusing on the main things in order to be successful in such a change process.
SSL Consulting has a clear and systematic way of working. They have based on their broad experience a very good understanding of people’s behavior/competences and is fast in his deliveries.
Thanks for your Support! Heinz”
Heinz Autischer, Group Senior Vice President – Global Head of ANDRITZ METALS at Andritz AG (AZ2)
ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting.
The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,700 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.
“SSL Consulting worked as leadership consultant and coach for me when I was President of Andritz Feed & Biofuel. Their insights were invaluable to help me find and forge a management team which grew the business 6 years in a row in a very competitive global environment. I definitely recommend you to use SSL Consulting.”
Jari Algars, CFO at Outotec
Outotec provides leading technologies and services for the sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources. As the global leader in minerals and metals processing technology, they have developed many breakthrough technologies over the decades for their customers in metals and mining industry. They also provide innovative solutions for industrial water treatment, the utilization of alternative energy sources and the chemical industry
“In my role as VP for Central and Eastern Europe, SSL Consulting helped us in creating sustainable growth and a high performance company through their Performance Acceleration Program. Where SSL Consulting implemented their program we achieved significant performance increase in a short period of time”.
Jan Peutzfeldt, President Ferring Pharmaceutical
Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, speciality biopharmaceutical group committed to helping people around the world build families and live better lives. Ferring is a leader in reproductive medicine and women’s health, and in specialty areas within gastroenterology and urology. Ferring has been developing treatments for mothers and babies for over 50 years.
Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring has its own manufacturing facilities in several European countries, in South America, China, India, Israel, and USA. With the acquisition of Bio-Technology General in 2005, it has capabilities in recombinant biotechnology as well as more traditional pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Founded in 1950, Ferring now employs more than 6,500 people worldwide, has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries.
“Success of any organizational change starts and ends with people, and without winning people and changing their attitudes, nothing can be accomplished. SSL Consulting's relentless focus on the change management and ability to employ a wide range of methodologies as the circumstances required, played a critical role in helping us to win the staff over, greatly contributing to the overall project progress.”
Lada Bukharina, Director Teekay
“Developing strong leadership is a cornerstone of successful business, and working with SSL Consulting is like a ‘Dramascene Conversion’.…. at that moment when the ‘light goes on’, skepticism evaporates, giving way to clearer perspectives; personal insights; and pragmatic review, with achievable goals & objectives. In true Kotter style – showing truths that influence thinking and results!”
John Adams, Vice President Teekay Shipping, Glasgow
“Soren, It was a pleasure working with SSL Consulting, and thank you for pushing through some major decisions for the HSEQ Group. You were very easy to approach and connected with me regularly throughout the transition to under the situation, offer sound advice and ensure that decisions about key issues in my department that were causing roadblocks were promptly cleared. You were a great help in assisting me to manage the transition for my group. Thank you very much for your support and guidance!”
Pradeep Kale, Teekay
Teekay was founded in 1973 by Torben Karlshoej. Under Torben’s leadership, Teekay grew from a tanker operator to an operational leader and successful vessel owner in the conventional shipping market. They have since expanded across new segments including gas and offshore and created four publicly traded companies.
a delayed compliment for the excellent coaching SSL Consulting has provided both at individual as well as team level. You come highly recommended!”
Peder Winther, President at Kuehne+Nagel Middle East and Africa Region
With approximately 76,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions.
“I have worked with SSL Consulting when I was CEO in Maersk Oil & Gas. They helped us achieving significant results by increasing the leadership skills of our top executives and 500 Managers. I can give them my best recommendations, as they work with great enthusiasm and commitment, focusing on our company´s result in everything they do”.
Thomas Thune Andersen, Former CEO Maersk Oil, now Chairman at Lloyds Register and DONG Energy
“SSL Consulting is such an accomplished professional team to work with. They have an uncanny ability to balance the business needs of a project outcome with maximizing the potential of our key players. They demonstrate outstanding leadership coaching, essential support and trust to our Leadership Team. They have an outstanding ability to make everyone think about the value they could bring to the project. They are clearly rich in experience. Genuine masters in abilities. I am very fortunate to have worked with SSL Consulting.”
Lesley Thomson, Management & HR Manager, West Europe
YINSON OIL NORWAY
“Energy, Energize, Edge and Execution…. SSL Consulting communicated very strongly to our organization, when coaching towards cost Leadership. They have been instrumental in bringing the leadership team in position to manage our complex reorganization project. While keeping an unbiased focus on change management and the impact on people and organizations they have displayed unmatched knowledge within this area.”
Flemming Groennegaard, COO & Vice Presiden Yinson Oil Norway
“We have worked with SSL Consulting for years. And can only give them our highest recommendations. Through times of change and building a true winner culture, they have a deep insight and significant tools that make individuals and teams change quickly and pragmatically to increase performance and business results! They understand how to adapt in different business units and with different personalities to make sure that the organization buys into organizational change and strategy. By focusing on all elements of the business, they make a difference in accelerating the strategy and growth.”
Pernille Sonne, Head of The Danish Gambling Company
DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING, DHL FREIGHT & DHL SUPPLY CHAIN
“During the last 1½ years I have been fortunate enough to have had Soren as part of both my professional and not the least my personal network. After meeting Soren – actually by coincidence through a mutual friend in Basel – he offered me a meeting to discuss the future. Something I later learned, that in the language of Soren, this meant, that he wanted to guide and mentor me both professionally and personally. During the time I have known Soren he has therefore been a mentor, an advisor, a “guidance counselor” and none the least a friend. Soren has been a sparring partner for me in a period of my professional life, where the shift from specialist to leader resulted in some professional hardship. Soren’s ability to pose the right questions has made that journey a lot easier. But Soren has not only “interfered” professionally. His ability within professional sparring and mentoring also transfer into the personal sphere; where Soren’s advice has helped me in getting one or two things straight in my mind.”
Christoffer Kronborg Hagen, M. Sc., Strategy Director, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Freight
DHL is present in over 220 countries and territories across the globe, making it the most international company in the world. With a workforce exceeding 350,000 employees, we provide solutions for an almost infinite number of logistics needs.
DHL is part of the world’s leading postal and logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group, and encompasses the business units DHL Express, DHL Parcel, DHL eCommerce, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Freight and DHL Supply Chain.