Our Team

We are a team of Client Service Partners, Talent Service Partners, Associates, Project Managers and Global Functions. Together with our Independent Consultants, we deliver measurable impact for our clients supporting them to Move Beyond Strategy.

The a-connect Global Team

Our global team is your partner for impactful delivery. Client Service Partners understand our client needs and scope projects, converting challenges into opportunities. Talent Partners identify the rights skills needed from our community of thoroughly vetted Independent Consultants and in-house Associates and Project Managers. Our Global Functions facilitate a seamless deployment. Together, we assemble teams tailored to the need, adapt with flexibility, and ensure quality in the delivery. We strive to provide our clients and our Independent Consultants with a unique end-to-end experience.

Our Leadership Team

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Julia Neubauer

Co-Managing Director, Client Service Partner & Head of Ag & Food Princeton

Julia has over 15 years of experience helping clients in the nutrition, ingredients and biotechnology sectors.

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Bernhard Stadler

Co-Managing Director & Client Service Partner Zurich

Bernie has 20 years of experience helping companies in the life sciences, agribusiness and food sectors transform and turning their strategic visions into tangible outcomes.

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Sara Enriquez

Strategy & Innovation Lead & Client Service Partner Zurich

Sara has almost 30 years of experience advising clients across multiple industries with a particular focus on Life Science, in transformation, corporate strategy, and implementation of key initiatives.

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Jasmin Patel

Life Sciences Practice Lead & Client Service Partner Princeton

Jasmin has over 35 years experience in leadership, consulting and investor roles in the life sciences and healthcare industries.

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Michelle Farkas

Chief People Officer & Client Service Partner Zurich

Michelle has over 20 years of experience in people, strategy and transformation leadership roles across industries. She leads our People Function and supports our clients through a people-focused lens.

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Susana Araújo

CFO Zurich

Susana has 20 years of experience in finance roles across Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Brazil. She leads all of our Finance functions and the implementation of all our systems.

Our Global Team

Bernhard Stadler

Zurich

Cosmina Pirlea

Zurich

Dan Tavares

Stockholm

Emeric Chevalier

Zurich

Jasmin Patel

Princeton

Julia Neubauer

Princeton

Konrad Singer

São Paulo

Luis Herrera

Princeton

Martin Kamleiter-Borski

Munich

Michelle Farkas

Zurich

Nishit Bhuva

Princeton

Philippe Cini

Princeton

Sara Enriquez

Zurich

Board of Directors

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Nadene Martin

Independent Board Member

CFO/Non-executive Director with broad experience leading complex change on a large scale in global, matrixed corporations.

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Ranjit De Sousa

Independent Board Member

More than 20 years of experience in professional services (consulting, advisory, HR services), M&A, digital transformation, corporate innovation and venture building (early stage and scaleups).

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Elgar Peerschke

Independent Board Member

C-level executive with experience in the US, Europe and Latin America. Expert in clinical development strategy / operations, market access and product launch, organization design, performance improvement and M&A.

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Nils Hagander

Founder & Board Member Zurich

Nils started a-connect with Hanne in 2002, recognizing their clients’ needs for a new type of consultancy. During his 30 years of experience in professional services, he has always engaged in the art of attracting, developing, and inspiring great talent. Today, having handed over a-connect to its next generation of leaders, Nils continues to support the company as a member of the board. Additionally, he continues to advise senior leaders across multiple industries globally.

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Bernhard Stadler

Co-Managing Director & Client Service Partner Zurich

Bernie has 20 years of experience helping companies in the life sciences, agribusiness and food sectors transform and turning their strategic visions into tangible outcomes.

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Harel Beit-On

Independent Board Member

Harel serves as an active board member of several leading technology companies, where he leverages an extensive global network of partners, investors, entrepreneurs and executives to help these companies achieve their objectives and build value.

Our Founders

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Hanne de Mora

Founder & Client Service Partner Zurich

Hanne started a-connect with Nils in 2002, recognizing their clients’ needs for a new type of consultancy. Throughout her career, she has made an art of balancing her emotional intelligence and keen analytical skills to be a trusted advisor to leaders and their teams. Today, having handed over the reins to the next generation of leadership at a-connect, she continues to make a difference as a non-executive director in publicly listed companies and supporting the development of people via the Backpack Foundation launched in 2021.

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Nils Hagander

Founder & Board Member Zurich

Nils started a-connect with Hanne in 2002, recognizing their clients’ needs for a new type of consultancy. During his 30 years of experience in professional services, he has always engaged in the art of attracting, developing, and inspiring great talent. Today, having handed over a-connect to its next generation of leaders, Nils continues to support the company as a member of the board. Additionally, he continues to advise senior leaders across multiple industries globally.

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