Senior expertise across Europe
We are a team of former CEOs, CMOs and Managing Consultant Partners with demonstrated leadership and change management skills. We have a proven track record of success with multinational corporations across several European markets with diverse cultural, economic and organizational environments.
Dr. Johannes Ospald
Founder & Chairman
After completing his studies at the University of Linz and Vienna, Austria, and after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Johannes started his career as a Co-founder & Managing Consultant Partner in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1992. He followed multiple international companies with their market entry into the Central & Eastern European (CEE) markets as well as conducted consulting tasks in the areas of strategy development, process & change management and sales & marketing. Among his many clients were Volkswagen, OMV, Miele, Nestle, Coca-Cola, REWE, Celesio Group.
In 2000, Johannes took over the position of CMO for the CEE region for the Generali Holding Vienna. He was responsible for CRM, marketing and direct sales in 10 countries and created significant new business, cost efficiencies and numerous international best practices across Europe and was also awarded in Brussels with the EURO EFFIE (Oscar of Advertising Efficiency).
In 2008, he took over the responsibility as Head of Direct Channels for Generali Austria and was appointed to the Global Group Competence Centre for Direct Channels in Trieste, Italy.
Since 2010, he is Co-founder and Managing Partner at MOUNT ONYX and since 2014 he also founded his own property development company.
Founder & Partner
After completing his studies at the University of Linz, Austria, Thomas started his career with the Coca-Cola Company East Central Europe Division in Vienna, Austria, in 1991. During his 13-year tenure with the company, Thomas held various senior marketing and managing director positions across Northern as well as Central & Eastern Europe, among them CEO for Poland and Division Marketing Director for 8 Scandinavian & Baltic markets.
In 2004 Thomas joined Lindt & Sprüngli Austria where he held the position of CEO (including Poland).
Since 2010, he is Founder and Partner of MOUNT ONYX. In 2012 Thomas took over the position of CEO in a portfolio company owned by Advent International, a leading, global Private Equity firm. Thomas restructured the company and accelerated the profitability of Bulgaria’s leading bottled water company and led the successful exit. Further, Thomas supported Advent International as industry advisor in several M&A projects. After the successful exit, Thomas stayed with the new owner, the Belgian Spadel Group, as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.
Since 2020, he took over the position of General Manager of CCHBC Switzerland at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.
After his studies of information technology and business administration at the University of Linz, Austria, Franz started his career as Managing Consultant in 1986.
In 1997 he became Associate Partner and Partner of Trust Consult in Vienna. At this time, he found the technology evaluation center CBI (Competence in Business Intelligence).
In 2006, Franz founded TCI Consult and became Managing Partner. With offices in Vienna, Frankfurt and London, TCI Consult is an independent technology management company providing evaluations and implementations of system landscapes with main experience in financial services and consumer goods. Franz is a dedicated author and member of the expert advisory committee of the journal BI Spectrum and Chairman of the Data Warehousing Institute in Austria, the premier international educational institute for business intelligence and data warehousing.
Since 2010, he is member of the MOUNT ONYX Advisory Board and since 2019 also a Partner.
Dr. Harald Mayer-Rönne
After completing his education at the University of Graz, Austria, Harald started his career with the Allianz Group, where he became Regional Director in 1985.
Until 2002, he held various positions with Generali Group as Founding Chairman & CEO for the Providencia Insurance in Hungary as well as Generali Insurance in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Poland.
In 2002, Harald founded his own management consultant company. He held various positions as Founding Chairman, Board member and CEO for the Post Insurance in Hungary and the Wüstenrot Insurance in the Czech Republic and consulted, among others, the Talanx Group and the W&W Group across different geographies. Currently, he is mainly involved in consulting the management of GrECo International Holding AG.
During his studies of mathematics/ physics and economics at the University of Linz Bernhard started to work on data driven analytics and digital marketing. He combines technical and economic knowledge at an academic level.
In 2000 Bernhard became the Head of online marketing of the international start-up Time4Team building the user base and community around a messenger service. In 2004 he founded the consultancy Kepler Solutions in Linz, offering mainly market research and statistics services.
Since 2010 Bernhard leads the digital agency Signal focused on programmatic advertising.
Nga studied business administration, majoring in insurance economics, risk management and financial accounting at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. After completing her studies, she started her career at Munich Re in 2008 in underwriting for property treaty businesses for South East Asia and the Greater China region.
In 2011, she joined Controller Akademie in Germany as a trainer, leading training in strategic and operative controlling. Since 2012, Nga has also worked on freelance assignments in the fields of Solvency II, reinsurance and cross-culture management for executives.
Since 2015, she set up the successful insurance Pangea-Life. Since 2016, she is Associate Partner at Munich Capital Partners GmbH and also Co-Founder of the Blockchain Training Academy in Munich. Since 2018, she founded the global education service EDUBAO.
Christoph studied business administration and law at the University of Salzburg and Innsbruck, Austria. After completing his studies he started his career at Philips in 1995 where he held various positions in Human Resource Management and Sales & Marketing.
In 1998, he joined Mercuri Urval, an international management consultancy, where he held the positions of Principal and Deputy Country Manager.
Since 2008, Christoph is Managing Partner of Albrecht Business Coaching GmbH in Vienna, a consultancy focused on Executive Search and Leadership Development.