5 Continents Consulting Group

Michael Bornhaeusser

Founder and Managing Partner – Basel Office

  • Serial entrepreneur in the digital service and entertainment industry
  • Co-founder of MMK AG Switzerland and COO, merger with Pixelpark 1998
  • Co-founder of Pixelpark and Managing Director, IPO 1999
  • Head of consulting Pixelpark for digital strategy and M&A (main clients: Bertelsmann, BMG, Credit Suisse Group, RTL, Coca Cola, etc.)
  • Co-founder of SDC AG and CEO, trade sale 2007
  • Acquisition of DWS LLC NYC and CEO, trade sale 2007 (global customer and partner such as Telstra, Vodafone, O2, Hutch India, China Telecom, Telus, Rogers, VIVO, Siemens, Musiwave, Openwave, Sun Microsystems, Nokia, HTC, Midem, Popkomm, SonyBMG, Universal Music, EMI, Warner Music Group, Warner Pictures, etc.)
  • Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Lecturer at the University of Basel
  • Head of the steering committee of I-Net Basel ITC
  • Member of the board of several international companies and venture funds

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Dominik Joos

Head of Research, Partner – Basel Office

  • Founder of Data Research, consultancy for investment strategy, portfolio and fund management (main clients/partners: OMEGA Research Inc, Rina Sytems Inc, Interactive Brokers Group, b.i.s. AG, etc). Trade sale 2004.
  • Founder of DJ Business Consulting, a consultancy specialized in business strategy development, investment and asset management services.
  • Director of Program Management and member of general management PacketVideo Switzerland AG (global customer base & partners such as AT&T, Telstra, Nokia Siemens Networks, Telus, Rogers, TeliaSonera, Microsoft, AOL, Telefonica, RealNetworks, Vodafone, Dolby, Motorola, Nokia, HTC, RIM, etc).
  • Due to his 10+ years experience and unique skill in analyzing market data and developing financial models to support strategic initiatives, he has vast expertise in strategy development, decision making, business modelling and program management.

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Prof. Sabine Fischer

Partner – Berlin Office

  • Since 2007, owner of medienberatung fischer (media consultancy). Media strategy advice given to all sectors, especially media companies engaged in e-business. Specific focus on developing new cross-media formats (Web 2.0, Content, Social Web), media optimisation and the innovation potential that emerges from the interaction of both.
  • Since 2009, Visiting Professor in Media and Interdisciplinary Creative Management at the Universität der Künste | Universität St. Gallen.
  • Since 2001, Lecturer at German and Swiss universities (Universität der Künste | Universität St. Gallen, International School of Management, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Basel, Schule für Gestaltung Bern).
  • From 2007-2008, temporary engagement with the Scholz & Friends agency to build its new ‘reputation’ business unit.
  • From 2000-2007, Founder and Strategic Advisor to media consultancy Collective Intelligence and the online agency it’s immaterial
  • New Media Executive at Metadesign AG – one of the leading corporate design agencies worldwide from 1999-2000
  • From 1995-1999, active design of Pixelpark AG and additional pioneering Internet services in Germany.
  • Since 1995, moderator of and speaker at specialist conferences.
  • Recognition as a proven Internet expert with an international network.
  • 2004 Grimmepreis for information provided to German television network ARD during the production of its film Stauffenberg.
  • Studied in Aachen and Berlin, receiving a diploma in Media Consulting and a Magister Artium in German Philology and Art History (RWTH Aachen University and Technische Universität Berlin).

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Hugo Hanselmann

Partner – Brussels Office

  • Started his career as global management trainee with Daimler, followed by a 12 year career on international assignments, throughout Europe and Asia
  • His experience spans from Marketing, Business Development, Strategy, Innovation towards in particular Digital, across automotive, mobile telecoms and FMCG
  • He established several new entities around the world, such as a financial services subsidiary and a shared service centre in China, an innovation entity in Silicon Valley and his own consultancy HuHeHa in Belgium
  • As Global Director of Digital Connections of AB InBev he was based in New York and implemented innovative, effective, digital campaigns around the world
  • He is a thought leader on digital marketing and a frequent speaker at large events like the Mobile World Congress, I-COM Global, FT Live, etc.
  • He holds several Advisory Board memberships with start-ups as well as larger corporations and NGOs around the world
  • He held several interim CMO positions at medium-sized companies and is currently interim CMO at wejo Ltd
  • He is 5CCG Partner of the Brussels office since May 2015

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Mathias Mangels

Managing Partner Brazil – Sao Paulo Office

  • Mathias Mangels was the founder of Symnetics, a leading Latin American management consulting company focused on strategy execution.  In November 2004, Mathias was appointed Vice President of Palladium/BSCol, London UK, and from January 2008 is the controlling partner of Tantum Group Europe.
  • With the creation of 5CCG in 2008 he joined as a Managing Partner.
  • Mathias has extensive research and consulting experience focused on strategy design and execution for private, public and non-profit organisations in the Americas and Europe. His expertise in both theoretical and practical aspects of the Strategy Focused Organization as well as several domains where he has been researching emerging strategies and its implementation such as digital media and publishing, high tech industry and retail. This has been clearly demonstrated in the many articles that have been published in leading business journals.
  • Prior to his role as a consultant, Mathias was the CEO of Maxitec, a manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment in Latin America and, prior to this, a Researcher for strategy studies at the Battelle Research Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Mathias holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mackenzie University) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (INSEAD – Paris, France). Mathias’ mother tongue is Portuguese but he is also fluent in English, German and Spanish as well as understanding written and spoken French.

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Angel Garcia-Lascurain

Managing Partner – Mexico City Office

  • Angel García-Lascurain has 10 years banking experience in the largest commercial bank in Mexico, concentrated in corporate planning and international banking activities.
  • Angel also has 13 years experience in top management positions for large telecommunications operators in Mexico and Brazil, concentrated in marketing & sales, business planning, new business development, and international operations. Angel has worked as CMO of Telmex International, overseeing product development and marketing strategies in 7 countries, with strong focus in 3 Play services, value added solutions in an increasingly converged industry: Digital Media. Also experienced in advertising strategy (successfully launched the Telmex brand in the Latam region, using both traditional and digital media solutions). He also served as Executive Director of Embratel in Brazil, heading its International Business Unit. He also was the Country Manager for NextWave Wireless in Mexico, a US based leading fourth-generation Broadband Wireless technology company that develops and manufactures chips, devices, infrastructure equipment and Rich Media solutions.
  • Angel is an economist with graduate studies in Finance and Political Analysis and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

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Jorge Crom

Managing Partner – Buenos Aires Office

  • Jorge Crom has a vast professional experience with more than 27 years of activity in the telecommunications  and information technology industry. He founded in 1991 Atlantic Consulting, a consulting and engineering professional service firm with projects implemented in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Jamaica, Kenya, USA and Canada.  He is member of the board of directors of HRsmart Argentina S.A. and CelPlan de Argentina S.A. In the M&A field, Jorge Crom was involve with transactions of Telemegatron, METRORED, Directel, PalmSite, WebSky Argentina, Infotel Argentina and Callbi.
  • Jorge Crom is graduated in Electronics Engineer, UBA(1980) and has a Master Degree with merits in Telecommunication Systems, with program of the Essex University, UK (1982), and in Telecommunication Regulations, UBA(1995) and graduated from the Leadership in Professional Service Firms HBS's program (Harvard University,USA, 1999). He has been acting as a Professor at UBA, UNER, UNR, UNC, UCA and Universitá degli Studi di Bologna. He is AFCEA S. America Regional Vice President and former IEEE President of the Engineering Management Society in Argentina.

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Christa Haussler

Partner – New York Office

  • Christa has 15 Years of global leadership experience in Media Technology and Entertainment.
  • Christa’s broad range of expertise including technology driven transformation and implementation, product development, as well as driving process changes in a rapidly evolving industry. She brings to her clients deep technology knowledge combined with experience in driving change and delivering strategic solutions to complex digital business opportunities.
  • Christa’s broad experience in the digital media realm enables her to quickly analyze business models with potential.
  • Successfully implemented projects in 52 countries for BMG (now Sony Music).
  • Co-Founder of Patmore UK Ltd (main clients : Fujitsu, Siemens, Digital, Compaq).
  • Christa holds a Degree in Computer Science from University of Coventry (UK) and Konstanz (Germany).

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Alexander Shulgin

Managing Partner – Moscow Office

  • Founder of BECAR records, one of the first Records Companies, market leader (1992-1998)
  • Founder and owner of GRUPPA KOMPANIY FAMILIA, it includes 6 companies engaged in Media, New Media, Entertainment, IT, Social networks, Publishing, Games development, TV (1998 – up to the present day)
  • Founder and Member of the Board of iMUSIC TV GmbH Germany (2004 - up to the present day)
  • Investor of variety of online services in Russia, famous brands, sales leaders in the field of advertisement, games, social services, online stores, IT technologies (2006 - up to the present day)
  • Investor of different Russian financial sectors and instruments (2001 - up to the present day)
  • Teacher at the State Management Institute in Moscow (2004 - up to the present day)
  • Lecturer at Ministry of Internal Affairs Academy  in Moscow (2007-2008)
  • Member of the Board of Guardians  in different Russian beneficial and scientific funds
  • Awarded a medal  “ For professionalism and business reputation” (2008)
  • Laureate  of a range of Awards in the area of TV and music (1994 - up to the present day)
  • Columnist in the leading Russian Mass Media (2005 - up to the present day)

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5CCG at DLD 2013 in Munich

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