Marten Giersch

Business Analyst Strategy
'Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth - Marcus Aurelius'

In our business it is important to realize the meaning of this quote. We often have to carry out analyzes and provide advice based on limited information. It is crucial to properly assess the quality of the available information. Every statement is influenced by a personal opinion and even hard numbers never tell the whole story.

I grew up in Germany and went to the Netherlands to study. At TU Twente, I did a Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and a Master in Industrial Engineering & Management. I also studied for six months at Chalmers University in Sweden. To finish my studies, I did a research and internship at a Dutch platform for car sharing.

After my studies, I started at JBR as a Trainee in 2018. In 2020, I moved up to Business Analyst with a focus on Strategy.

Due to the synergies between our disciplines, in addition to strategy projects I am regularly involved in projects within our Corporate Finance and Restructuring disciplines. My strong quantitative background comes in handy for the various analyses involved.

Within Strategy, I am actively focusing on expanding our knowledge and services related to digital transformation and data-driven strategy.

To expand my knowledge in these areas, I followed an executive education in Business Analytics & Data Science at the VU Amsterdam in 2020-2021 and then passed the international CAP exam at INFORMS. Now I can call myself Certified Analytics Professional for three years.

Learning about a new business concept or an industry that I am not familiar with and brainstorming with colleagues about complex business models make me happy. My challenge with JBR is to get more out of my beta background and German roots. To this end, I am looking at how we can work more quantitatively in certain areas, how we can improve our propositions around digital transformation and data-driven strategy, and keep an eye on opportunities in the German market. I am also a Young Professional member of the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce.


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