Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board
Johan is the managing partner and chairman of the board of A.T. Kearney, a role he took on in January 2013. Previously, Johan served as the firm's regional head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Prior to that, he was the unit leader for the Benelux region and a member of A.T. Kearney's Board of Directors. He also led the Consumer Goods and Retail Practice in Europe.
Johan joined the firm in 1989 and has worked in both North America and Europe. His area of expertise spans a wide variety of strategic issues for leading consumer goods and retail clients.
Johan is the author of numerous articles and is co-author of Rebuilding the Corporate Genome (John Wiley & Sons, 2002). His latest book, Future Proof: Reclaiming Strategy for a World That Won’t Stand Still, will be released later this year. In 2013 he was named one of the "Top 25 Consultants" by Consulting magazine.
Head of Global Practices
Laura Gurski is a partner and the Global Practices Leader where she has responsibility for accelerating the firm’s global industry and service practices. Laura also works closely with her global consumer and retail sector clients as partner and former global leader of the Consumer Products & Retail Practice. She has significant experience working with retailers and consumer packaged goods companies around the globe. The focus of Laura’s consulting engagements is driving profitability through growth strategy and organization transformation.
In 2011, Laura was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants by Consulting Magazine. She is also widely quoted on business issues in print and broadcast publications. Laura earned her master’s degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with an emphasis on strategy, finance, and international business. She also studied in China and Hong Kong. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University.
Head of Asia Pacific
John was appointed head of Asia Pacific in January 2011.
Prior to this role, John served on the board of A.T. Kearney from 2007 to 2010 and has served the firm as unit leader for Southeast Asia and India. He has also led the Communications, Media & Technology Practice for Asia Pacific.
John joined A.T. Kearney in 1994 and has been based in Singapore, Chicago, and Jakarta. He has broad expertise in strategy, transformation, and operations across multiple industry sectors.
Head of Americas
Daniel Mahler is head of the Americas. He has spent the past 10 years at A.T. Kearney helping clients worldwide with strategy development, transformation, collaborative value enhancement, complexity management, merger integration, and general operations improvements. He has also been the firm’s global coordinator for sustainability initiatives. Daniel is based in the New York office.
An accomplished writer, Daniel has published numerous articles including perspectives on global economic volatility in Winning in a Turbulent World, and on profitable sustainability in Chain Reaction: Your Firm Cannot Be Sustainable Unless Your Supply Chain is Sustainable First, which is based on A.T. Kearney's joint study with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). He is a frequent speaker on strategy, transformation, and sustainability topics.
Daniel earned both a PhD and an MA in communications from the University of Hannover, Germany.
Head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Luca leads the firm's Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, a role he assumed in January 2013.
Previously, Luca served as leader for the firm's Mediterranean unit and was a member of A.T. Kearney's Board of Directors.
His area of expertise spans a wide variety of management issues, including growth and organization strategies, and large-scale transformation programs for leading telecommunications, manufacturing, and utilities clients.
Luca joined the firm in 1997. Prior to this, he worked for a major global bank.
He is the author of numerous articles and is the co-author of Davide Contro Golia (David vs. Goliath, Fazi Editore, 2006), an essay on niche strategies to foster growth in Italian companies.