Munich/Zurich,July 17, 2012. Since 2009, Brainforce, a leading provider of interim management services and expert solutions, has been operating a subsidiary in Johannesburg. The appointment of the Swiss national Oskar Brandenberg as Country Manager in South Africa demonstrates the importance the Brainforce Group attributes to this growing market for interim management-solutions.
The industry of South Africa, according to Martin Schneider, CEO and Chairman of Brainforce, has a large requirement of experienced mid- and top-management leaders and specialists. The commodity industry is one of the key growth drivers of the national economy.South Africais an important foreign trade partner ofEuropeand domicile to many international corporations.
Oskar Brandenberg has switched from the Swiss embassy in Pretoria to Brainforce. The Swiss national has been living in Johannesburgfor over 30 years and has access to a superb network of contacts throughout the region. Following a traditional Swiss career path in finance, he served as the National Programme Officer of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) inSouth Africa, where his tasks included overseeing the activities of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets.
About the BRAINFORCE Group:
Brainforce AG was established in Zurich in 1979 as the pioneer for Interim Management and is today’s leading provider of interim management services in the German-speaking part of Europe. Since 2004, Martin Schneider has been the CEO of the Brainforce Group, fully owning it since the end of 2007. At present, Brainforce maintains offices in Zurich (headquarters), Munich, Vienna, Moscow, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Interim Management and Project Management, including bridging management gaps, restructuring/ change management, management successions, or assisting business expansions abroad, are the core businesses of Brainforce.
New in the portfolio at Brainforce is Expert Solutions which markets the superior know-how of experts in their M.A.S.T.E.R.-Pool. Expert Solutions delivers hands-on consulting and implementation services in restructuring situations, relocations or in Change Management. With that, Expert Solutions is a down-to-earth alternative to classic management consulting.
The hand-picked M.A.S.T.E.R.-Pool comprises of more than 4’000 specialized business leaders, project managers, and experts worldwide. Further information at www.brainforce-ag.com.
Stephan Oehen, Grayling Switzerland AG
Phone +41 44 388 91 11