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Agility3 is a consulting network with partners in Europe and Asia, dedicated to partnering with small and medium sized companies to renew their strategy, to improve strategy execution, and to expand and scale up their business.

Our focus in on coaching management teams and one helping them with their strategic projects.

 

We have been there ourselves, not only as consultants, but also as managers in charge of running a business. All the partners in the Agility3 network have international management experience, and are thoroughly familiar with the realities of business transformation, delocalisation, outsourcing, or building new operating overseas.

Andreas Wettstein (Switzerland)

Andreas Wettstein is the founder and managing partner of Agility3. He studied Food Technology in Munich and later Business Administration in Lausanne. He is also certified project management professional.
He has held senior positions in Nestlé, PwC and EY.
Andreas is an expert for business change and transformation. He loves to connect people and ideas across functions, organisations, geographies and cultures.
It is no coincidence that in his 25 years of combined industry and consulting experience, he has always been involved in the early stages of a business.
Andreas has worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Philippines, China, and several European countries and speak fluent English, German, French, Spanish and intermediate Mandarin.


Thomas Himmelrich (Vietnam)

Thomas Himmelrich is CEO and owner of “Swiss Bridge Consulting – the missing link”, our partner firm for Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Thomas is a Swiss citizen who has built a successful software company from scratch since moving to Asia in 2000. Thomas has accumulated a wealth of hands-on experience in dealing with the business challenges of a Swiss SME in the South East Asian environment and culture.
Thomas has strong links to both Switzerland and South East Asia, maintaining a strong business network around in Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines. He has a deep understanding of local market conditions, but is also familiar with the particular challenges a Swiss company may be facing. Thomas loves to share his hands-on experience and regularly performs research activities for Swiss clients looking for practical solutions for their business decisions in South East Asia. Once a project is started he can assists to realize the project smoothly and within budgets.
Thomas and his team are the ideal partner for companies looking for the ideal market and location to grow their business in South East Asia. Swiss Bridge Consulting runs offices in Ho Chi Minh City, the vibrant fastest growing City in South East Asia and Hong Kong.

 

Link to the Swiss Bridge Consulting Web Site


Ram Ramakrishnan (Singapore)

Ram is our Agility3 partner based in Singapore. He founded and operates the ODPL network providing advisory services for companies operating in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. RAM is a trained mechanical engineer with a Masters from IIT Kanpur and a PGDBM from Symbiosis.
He started his professional career in the field and was involved in a total of 7 company turn-around projects and 5 green fields operations. Ram experience covers a variety of industries, such as machine tools, manufacturing, cutting tools, textile machines, automotive, software. Ram started as trainee in his family business and moved into a professional environment ten years into professionally managing enterprises at the operational, strategic and board level. Since 1999 Ram has been in consulting, and has advised companies in metal cutting, automotive, foundry, banking, insurance, software, technology, port and logistics, edible oil refinery.


Stefan Linde (Germany)

Senior expert with over 17 years of consulting and HR experience in global roles, supporting both Fortune 500 companies as well as small local businesses in transforming their operational model. Combines strategic/conceptual thinking with successful and efficient project delivery and implementation. Conducted numerous process-reengineering and reorganisation projects, delivered global cross-functional Shared Services or global HR Transformations with cost reduction of 25% for multinational corporations, supproted the outsourcing of global HR as a whole as well as singele processe such as payroll, recruiting and others with significant savings and led HR IT cloud-software implementations. Led and evolved the global HR services organisation of a large Swiss multinational with app. 120 staff. Stefan is founder of lindeconsulting, a consulting company specialized in helping companies transform their organisation. Stefan is married with 2 daughters.


Andreas and his team have been a great support to our company for our strategic and operational transformation projects. As a company that had grow double-digit for over 20 years, we had reached the point where our structures and management systems needed to be reviewed and adapted to our current size and future growth plans. Andreas has strong analytical and broad business capabilities, yet he is also very pragmatic and hands-on in developing and implementing solutions. What we particularly appreciate about working with Andreas is his ability to connect with the people in the organisation and his willingness to challenge us in an open and constructive manner. We can recommend Andreas to anyone looking for a journey partner for their business growth and development projects. (Head of Business Development, Dr. Eckel GmbH)


Andreas Wettstein supported our organisation during a very important business transformation project. As a project manager responsible for the delivery of the project, I highly appreciated Andreas’s professionalism, his positive energy and his deep business and interpersonal skills. He was always able to bring in fresh perspectives and helped us maintain a positive momentum in the project. It was a great pleasure to work with Andreas and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an external partner for a challenging business transformation project. (Project Manager, ICRC)


"As part of the team of senior managers involved in the delocalisaiton of certain corporate services, I greatly appreciated the support provided by Andreas Wettstein in different phases of our endeavour. Andreas brought in his experience from other companies and organisations, helped us design a model adapted to our organisation, and injected necessary methodological elements in our process. I also greatly appreciated his calm and positive attitude, a must when dealing with such a sensitive topic" (Deputy Director of Operations, International Red Cross)


"Andreas has a long-standing Asia know-how and speaks business Chinese - his understanding of building Asia-growth-strategies makes him a perfect partner for companies who want to optimize or enlarge their China engagement" (CEO, 北京商业与技术咨询公司 BTC Business & Technology Consulting, Beijing CBD)


"The practical and hands-on support provided by Agility3 was critical in getting our new business unit on the right track." (IFREC, CEO)


"Andreas and his team demonstrated great experience in helping us navigate through the challenging task of selecting the site for a new manufacturing plant in Vietnam." (Swarovski, Head of Operations)