Philip Bacher

Promoting great leadership and effective governance to help organizations advance their strategies and bring them to life.

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Philip Bacher works with public and private clients in building effective boards and management teams, advising on governance effectiveness and leadership matters, succession planning, and strategic transformation. Based In Munich, Philip works across multiple industries with a focus on industrial and technology companies and financial services. Functionally, he focuses on business strategy and development as well as governance, legal, risk, compliance, and other corporate function challenges. He is passionate about tomorrow’s strategic business challenges and the leadership required to address these effectively.

His recent work has included board effectiveness and development assignments for a major European bank and a leading automotive supplier, a CEO succession for a private technology corporation, non-executive director searches for a global technology company, as well as a General Counsel placement for a private equity-backed MedTech group in IPO preparation. He is a member of the firm's Board and CEO Advisory Partners in Europe.

Philip joined RRA from the private equity industry, where he was a partner and board member. Prior to that, he worked as a strategy consultant and interim director at McKinsey & Company and AlixPartners for over ten years, focusing on business transformation, value creation, governance, and ESG. Earlier in his career, he was an associate partner in the corporate law firm Gleiss Lutz, with a client base ranging from multinational corporates and financial institutions to mid-market champions held or being built by private capital. Philip is also an expert author and conference speaker on topics of governance and transformation.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

After graduating from Phillips Academy Andover, USA, Philip studied in Munich and Paris and holds a PhD and a Maîtrise in law as well as a Master's degree in business management.
He is an attorney at law and a member of the Munich Bar.
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Board and CEO Advisory Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness CEO Succession Corporate Affairs and Communications Officers Financial Services Industrial Legal, Risk, and Compliance Officers Private Capital Technology

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