Merryck & Co had been assigned initially to help support the new head of the UK trading arm of
this international energy provider. It evolved into the conceptualisation, planning and creation of a
new global trading organisation.
The mentoring assignment started with the goal of ensuring the effective leadership of the UK
trading arm – the largest and most important part of the business. It became apparent over time
that trading is a global business and that, in order to compete, a new global trading organisation
was required. Once the plan had been developed and accepted the assignment moved on to how
best to integrate the international businesses, develop a diverse centralised leadership structure in
a new office in Germany, create a global culture with shared values and keep the business running
profitably at the same time.
The new organisation has been successfully established, the benefits of a global perspective
have been delivered with real impact on the bottom line, and the client has since been promoted
to CEO of the UK company. Merryck continues to work with the client in this new phase of his