2nd April 2024 Share article

CIL appoints Jim McDonnell as lead Partner for Munich office to drive DACH growth

McDonnell brings over 30 years of cross-sector and cross-geography strategy consulting experience to the role.

CIL is thrilled to announce that it has appointed Jim McDonnell as Partner. McDonnell takes on responsibility for leading CIL’s Munich practice and driving its growth in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH).

McDonnell joins CIL with heavy-weight credentials, having spent over 30 years in consulting with BCG, Kearney and OC&C. An American national and a University of Notre Dame alumnus, he undertook an MBA in Strategy and Economics at Northwestern University before starting his consulting career in Chicago and then moving to London. He has spent the last six years living in Munich leading OC&C’s DACH practice.

Alongside his role as Partner for CIL’s Munich office McDonnell joins CIL’s global consumer team. He brings specific expertise in the international agri-food space, working across the agriculture, raw material and food production value chains, and brings experience with private label, branded products and developing food security strategy for government bodies. Jim also has a wealth of private equity expertise with key relationships across CIL’s core sectors.

Commenting on the appointment, Jon Whiteman, Managing Partner at CIL, said: “Jim has a fantastic track record of driving growth in the region and advising both multinationals and private equity firms. Jim is a great fit for CIL’s culture, and we look forward to working with him to help drive CIL’s growth across key areas.”

Jim McDonnell, Partner at CIL and head of its Munich office, said: “It is an exciting time to take on a Partner role with CIL. I really enjoy building and growing teams and clients, so leading the Munich office is a brilliant opportunity. I am looking forward to working with the team to support our clients across DACH and globally. CIL has ambitious growth plans and international goals, so I am thrilled to play a part in its success and help take growth to the next level.”


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