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HighQuest Partners Announces Promotion of Claus Friis to Managing Director (12.9.2004)

 New York, NY  -  HighQuest Partners, LLC, announced the promotion of Claus Friis, the firm's Strategy Practice Director, to Managing Director. In his new role Mr. Friis will continue to oversee the strategy practice while taking a more active role in the overall management of the firm. Mr. Friis joined HighQuest in 2003.

"I am happy to announce Claus' promotion to Managing Director," said Greg Mellinger, CEO and Managing Partner of HighQuest Partners, "Claus' success in building our strategy practice and developing our consulting brand has demonstrated the leadership and dedication to clients that epitomizes our firm's approach to all client engagements. I am pleased to bring Claus into this role and I look forward to working closely with him in the coming years."

Mr. Friis' previous experience included positions as Global Head of Innovation for Citigroup International, leading a major strategic transformation program across more than 60 countries, Vice President of Citigroup's Strategy & Business Development group in New York, where he focused on strategy and M&A in Asia, Latin America and Central Europe, and Senior Manager at Accenture's Strategy Practice in London, UK. Mr. Friis has advised clients in financial services, healthcare, consumer electronics, security and non-durable consumer goods. His professional focus is the development and execution of growth strategies.

Mr. Friis holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, where he graduated as a Carter Fellow, and MS and BS degrees in Economics and Finance from the University of Copenhagen.

About HighQuest Partners

HighQuest Partners is a management consultancy working with Global 500 clients to formulate and execute winning growth strategies that create sustainable competitive advantage and superior financial performance. The firm offers consulting services in growth strategy, innovation, corporate development and corporate restructuring, as well as research and corporate governance advisory services. For more information, visit us at www.highquestpartners.com


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