Per Stenius

Per Stenius

Client Director

Client Director with over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, PE, new business building and transformations. Currently focusing on private equity related projects in Europe and Asia.

Insights by Per Stenius
Using a (massively) participative strategy process for corporate change – lessons learned

Using a (massively) participative strategy process for corporate change – lessons learned

21 September 2012 — The competitive environment of all companies, whether large or small, is getting increasingly complex and fast-changing. To address this, the strategy process in many companies has been developed towards larger participation. Using crowdsourcing as a part of the strategy process seems to be the topic of the day among consultants advocating new approaches.

Stochastic budgeting – forecasting large uncertain sales projects

21 June 2012 — Today’s markets are increasingly sensitive, and analysts react strongly to even the slightest unexpected events in a company’s performance. The efficiency of markets to share, disseminate and analyze data is seen in the increased volatility that seems to affect companies even in the most stable industries. Sales budgeting and forecasting is an area where even basic improvements can yield a much deeper insight into the company’s situation and outlook.

From pricing theories to concrete analyses, decisions and actions

20 June 2012 — Everyone acknowledges that pricing is a key contributor for business results. However, pricing is much more than setting up a right price level. This article gives an overview on how pricing analytics should be done, what are the key decision points in a pricing model and what must be taken into account to ensure a successful implementation of a pricing model.

Pushing innovation and cost effectiveness through Design-to-Cost

5 April 2012 — In industries such as automotive, IT and telecom the drive for continuous innovation while reducing costs have long been the norm. The same trend has spread to other areas as well, touching both products and services; customers want more, but they want it for less. There is an increased demand for simultaneous innovation and cost reduction

Leveraging professional financial management practices to drive small and medium-sized company growth

5 April 2012 — Growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is crucial for the Finnish economy, but based on earlier research, there are only few companies who have actually grown to revenues of 200-500M€, and practically no companies have grown to above 1000M€ of revenue during the past 20 years. One of the reasons we have found is that the finance function of a normal SME does not support its growth journey well enough, leaving one important value creation lever under-utilized.

Lessons from entering South Korea – build for the long term, no quick wins

14 February 2012 — South Korea has been one of the strongest nations in the world when it comes to long term GDP growth. Since the Korean war, this country’s rise to a leading technology player has been simply amazing. This article describes our experiences building a business presence in Seoul.

Vision-driven strategy the Korean way

30 December 2011 — South Korean companies have for years been among the fastest growing in the world. To understand how Korean companies drive their growth, Reddal traveled to this rapidly developing country and visited multiple companies. The objective was to understand how Korean management thinks about strategy and how they translate their ambition into execution.

Transforming corporate culture for better (strategy) execution

4 October 2011 — Executive management teams are increasingly driving their own strategy development without consultants with the underlying belief that in order to ensure execution and buy-in, the strategy development must be kept in their own hands. Strategy execution, however, goes even deeper than that – it is not only management buy-in that is needed, the entire corporation must be mobilized to achieve the results sought after.