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Grant Thornton hires a new top expert. Dean Brabec joins the company as a strategy and digitization consultant

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Grant Thornton consulting group has expanded its team with the appointment of Dean Brabec, a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience. He will be responsible for strategic consulting and digitization, applying his know-how from previous engagements with Arthur D. Little, Deloitte, and KPMG. At the same time, his task will be to evolve the Czech team into a regional competence center. Grant Thornton sees this step as an opportunity for growth and shows that there will be options for experienced consultants even at a time of crisis. Dean Brabec is taking his position with the company as of July 1.

Dean Brabec took a degree in business administration from University of Economics in Prague. After graduation, he started his professional career with Consulting Partners. He focused on business strategy and business planning as a partner for nearly three years before joining Deloitte in Prague.

“I am happy that Dean is joining our team. I take it as a proof that Grant Thornton can offer an attractive proposition to top professionals. Every crisis poses an opportunity to drive further growth, as we saw in 2008,” says David Pirner, founding partner, Grant Thornton Czech Republic.

Dean will focus on strategic consulting, digitization, and evolving the Czech team into a regional competence center. He is joining the Advisory team as a partner.

At Deloitte, Dean served as a director. He was actively involved in strategy and planning as well as performance management. He furthered his career at KPMG where he took the position of a senior manager. Dean spent the longest part of his career with Arthur D. Little as Managing Partner CEE where he simultaneously served as the Head of Global Competence Center Utility of the Future and Head of Global Competence Center Asset Management & Regulatory Affairs.

In 2006, he founded CFO Club, becoming its president. CFO Club is an association of top financial management executives from Czech and Slovak businesses, banks and insurance companies, private equity managers, members of the academia and industry experts. He is the founder of the International Energy Regulatory Forum and a former member of the Advisory Board of Czech Regulatory Office (ERU) which he helped to establish at the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Dean focuses primarily on energy and telecommunications, media, postal services, railways and infrastructure, public transport, logistics, mobility services, health, and public administration. His key skills include the creation of new business models across verticals, WHY strategy, and digital transformation.

He has worked with leading businesses in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and many other countries. His key clients include energy companies ČEZ, E.ON, EnbW, ČEPS, innogy, Mero, Čepro, Transpetrol and others; network companies Czech Post, Czech Railways, O2, ČRA; government bodies including the Czech and Slovak ministries of finance, interior, transport, health, and industry; and Czech and Slovak manufacturing and automotive companies, such as Škoda Auto, Třinecké železárny, Nová huť, OKD and the Administration of State Material Reserves. He has been in the business for more than 20 years.