Managing Partner, LEAN Concepts AB -
1973 to 1993 Robert worked for AC Nielsen Company as CEO in Sweden and
Greece, establishing and managing local operations, and in Germany as
European Business Director responsible for operations in Europe (18
countries) and Japan. In 1994 Robert founded his own management consulting
AB, focusing on organizations in transition with ambitions for internationalization.
From 1996 to 1998 Robert worked for Pricer, AB, a retail automation
company, as President for Pricer International, establishing operations
in South America, Australia, Southeast Asia, South Korea and Japan.
In 1998 he became CEO of SIFO Research & Consulting, Europe’s
10th largest Marketing Research & Consulting firm, with operations
in Northern Europe and the USA. In 2000, after successful transformation,
SIFO Research & Consulting was divested to the WPP-Group. From 2001
to 2003 Robert was an independent consultant within Ro-Ke AB, working
in the Venture Capital Industry, doing business due-diligence assessments,
and coaching top management in portfolio companies.
With his extensive experience managing organizations in transition and
rapid development, Robert is convinced about the vitality of Lean Thinking
as a management philosophy. Lean theory and practice ensure customer
focus and employee involvement throughout the organization. In 2003
Robert co-founded Lean Concepts AB, a division of Lean Concepts, LLC
in the United States, to focus on Lean transformation of service and