Double Leadership to come: Frank Wiethoff becomes second CEO at Kerkhoff-Group

Düsseldorf, 11th June 2019 – On 1st August 2019, Frank Wiethoff (50) will become the new Chairman of the Kerkhoff Group's Management Board. With this, the Düsseldorf-based consulting company will soon be led by dual management. While Kerkhoff and Wiethoff will define the future strategy together, Wiethoff will take over operational leadership and founder and CEO Kerkhoff will focus on the areas of networking and strategic partnerships.

Wiethoff is no stranger to the consulting field: in the last six years, he has successfully led the fortunes of the consulting and auditing company, KPMG AG as Eastern Regional Executive from its Berlin offices.

“Frank Wiethoff fits perfectly into the culture of the Kerkhoff Group, both professionally and personally. He combines professionalism with a modern, integrative management style and is able to inspire people,” say founders Stefanie and Gerd Kerkhoff. They are “convinced that we will continue to write the success story of the Kerkhoff Group together with Frank Wiethoff”. In his 24 years at KPMG's locations in Cologne, New York, Düsseldorf, and Berlin, he has brought considerable creative freedom into his business activities. “Digitalisation is the big topic in purchasing, and it is increasingly becoming a strategic partner for company management. To this end, all-round consultants are needed who understand procurement, processes and IT systems. The Kerkhoff Group is ideally positioned to support the transformation of purchasing departments and companies”, explains Wiethoff.

About the Kerkhoff Group
The Kerkhoff Group consists of highly specialised, award-winning consulting companies. The consulting services seek to significantly and measurably increase efficiency in the areas of purchasing, SCM and production. For more than 20 years, the group of companies has stood for the highest quality consulting, strongly oriented towards implementation. Clients are generally medium-sized companies and international corporations from German-speaking regions, although consulting services are provided across all industries. Through heavy concentration, and thus specialisation, in the areas of purchasing and SCM, the Kerkhoff Group has developed into the quality leader in this field. As a developer of individual and supported software solutions, the group with its company specialising in this field since 2015, was also awarded the “IT Innovation Prize” and “Best of Industry Prize”.


Frank Wiethoff
CEO Kerkhoff Group


Gerd Kerkhoff
Founder and CEO Kerkhoff Group

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