AWK Group goes international: Partnership with Ginkgo Management Consulting

Feb 16, 2021

Together, the companies form a powerful consulting group for digital transformation with a turnover of around CHF 100 million.

Zurich, 16. February 2021 – AWK Group joins forces with Ginkgo Management Consulting, based in Hamburg. Both companies are focused on developing and implementing digital business models as a one-stop shop. With their services for the digital transformation, which range from data analytics and cyber security to IT advisory and the management of large-scale transformation projects, both companies cover all relevant areas of expertise needed to bring complex digitalisation projects to a successful conclusion. While the companies are quite similar regarding the services they offer, they complement each other perfectly in terms of their customer focus.

«Our international clients are increasingly demanding local consulting expertise outside of Switzerland. The partnership with Ginkgo allows us to reach the next level in our Strategy 2025, driving internationalisation by entering Germany as a first step» says Oliver Vaterlaus, CEO of AWK Group.

«For Ginkgo, AWK is the ideal partner» adds Lars Godzik, founding partner of Ginkgo. «Through the merger, we gain competences in the area of public administration and strengthen our service portfolio, for example in the area of cyber security & privacy».

With its strategy, AWK aspires to build a leading international management and technology consulting group that stands out through its size and independence, topic leadership, expertise and relevance, and that is capable of supporting globally active clients in their digital transformation both with country-specific expertise and across borders. Already recognized and acclaimed as a Great Place to Work, AWK wants to continue to attract the best international talent and offer them attractive prospects in their jobs and careers.

About AWK Group

With more than 400 employees, AWK is one of the largest independent Management- and IT-Consulting firms for strategy development, information technology and digitization. The company operates from its offices in Zurich, Bern, Basel, Lausanne and Luxembourg. Its services include consulting, engineering and project management.

About Ginkgo Management Consulting

Ginkgo Management Consulting, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with more than 135 employees and offices in China, Singapore and Switzerland, is a management consulting firm specializing in digital strategies and transformations, primarily supporting large international clients in complex projects on a global scale. The subsidiary Ginkgo Analytics is active in the field of data science and artificial intelligence.