Urs-Ulrich Katzenstein
Senior Advisor & Head – Business Development & Transformation – Continental Europe
Quintes Global

Urs-Ulrich Katzenstein is a seasoned business leader with over 3 decades of international experience and about 20 years in global leadership/ management roles, including a pivotal role as the Managing Director of Metro Global Business Services where he led a team of 700 colleagues, achieved over 40% growth in 2.5 years, fostered leadership talents for succession planning, demonstrated mastery in automation, digitalization, and robotics, leading to increased efficiency by 25%.

He has led large digital transformation and strategic initiatives like group-wide migration to SAP HANA.

Over his long career, he had worked with some marquee companies across the globe like Bell Food Group AG, Metro AG and before joining Quintes Global, he co-founded Gallery Katzenstein a company that Promoted contemporary Chinese Artists to Europe.  He brings comprehensive knowledge in areas ranging from large scale Transformation & Change Management, Governance & effective Program Mgmt., Offshoring & Shared Services, Digital Strategy & IT to Internal Audit, paired with a visionary approach & passion for innovation.“

He is skilled at developing new approaches and building highly motivated teams, he is used to working in a multicultural environment with professional experience in different countries and with people from different backgrounds. He values teamwork, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit as well as to reach goals with a positive attitude.

Urs is based out of Basel, Switzerland, and has recently joined Quintes Global as a Senior Advisor and Head – Business Development & Transformation – Continental Europe.