Prof. Dr. Andreas Fries

Angestellt, Professor / Head of Master Business Programs, Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln

Köln, Germany


Business Consulting
Strategic Project Management
Shared Services
International negotiations
Global Supply Chain Management
Intercultural Communication
International Management
Chemical industry
Contract Manufacturing
Raw materials


Professional experience for Andreas Fries

  • Current 9 years and 6 months, since Jan 2014

    Senior Expert

    INVERTO, A BCG Company

    Free-lance consulting projects as Senior Expert in the areas of Purchasing Organization, Category Management (e.g. IT/BPO Services, Marketing, Logistics) and Process Management via KPIs.

  • Current 9 years and 9 months, since Oct 2013

    Professor / Head of Master Business Programs

    Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln

    Full professor for General Management and Head of Master Business Programms at Rheinische Fachholschule Köln. Specialization in Supply Chain Management doing teaching, research and projects in SCM, Global Marketing, Purchasing and Shared Services.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Jan 2012 - Sep 2013

    Transition Manager Shared Services (India)

    Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

    Local transition manager in India responsible for the activity transfer to a Business Process Outsourcer in Bangalore

  • 1 year and 8 months, May 2010 - Dec 2011

    Manager Group Strategy Unit / CEO Board Office

    Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

    Project-based work in the area of portfolio optimization for the Henkel BUs or the further leverage of Shared Services.

  • 3 years and 7 months, Oct 2006 - Apr 2010

    Head of Purchasing/ Purchasing Mgr. Adhesives Germany

    Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

    Head of Contract Manufacturing and Traded Goods (CMTG) Department for Adhesives in Germany. Category Team Member for Purchasing of CMTG in Europe.

  • 4 years and 4 months, Jun 2002 - Sep 2006

    Scientific Assistant

    Universität zu Köln

    Department for Procurement and Product Marketing. Teaching and Scientific Assistant to Prof. U. Koppelmann.

Educational background for Andreas Fries

  • 4 years and 4 months, Jun 2002 - Sep 2006

    Supplier Relationship Management

    Universität zu Köln

    Purchasing, Social Psychology

  • 3 years and 10 months, Aug 1998 - May 2002

    International Management, Politics and Social Studies

    Universität zu Köln, HEC (Paris), Erasmus Universiteit (Rotterdam)

  • 5 years and 8 months, Oct 1996 - May 2002


    Universität zu Köln

    Purchasing / Product Marketing, Strategic Management / Logistics, Social- and Economic History


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French



Project Exchange in SCM and Shared Services
Research Cooperations
Projects with our university and companies
Keeping contact to Friends and Colleagues.


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