MENLO PARK, California – November 18, 2020 – Management consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) has announced new leadership responsibilities for three partners in the US and Europe.
Sang-Won Kim leads the firm’s global energy practice. Deepak Veeraraghavan leads the global life science practice and the firm’s strategy consulting practice in Europe. Jennifer Meyer leads the firm’s strategy consulting practice in North America. All three are SDG partners with decades of experience advising global clients in industry and government.
This news follows the firm’s October announcement that Mark Seidler, who previously led the firm’s European operation and global life science practice, has assumed the role of chief executive officer. Carl Spetzler, former CEO, will continue in the role of chairman. Dr. Seidler and Dr. Spetzler both continue to serve clients.
“We are delighted to announce these leadership responsibilities of Sang-Won, Deepak, and Jennifer and to recognize their professional achievements,” said Dr. Seidler. “Under their leadership, the firm has grown its influence in helping clients to solve their toughest challenges, navigate industry transitions, gain organizational alignment, and enhance their internal strategic capabilities.”
Sang-Won Kim leads the firm’s global energy practice. He advises clients throughout the energy value chain in making large capital investment decisions and developing decision support systems. He specializes in developing practical solutions to complex decision problems and communicating strategic insights to his clients. Recently, Dr. Kim has worked with clients in the energy sector to design strategies to navigate the transition of energy demand from fossil fuels toward zero-carbon energy sources. His clients include large exploration and production firms, national oil companies, national governments, pipeline operators, merchant and regulated utilities, and contractors in engineering, procurement, and construction in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Kim was previously a managing director for strategy consulting with IHS Markit, a company that provides data, analytics, and insight to customers in capital intensive industries. Dr. Kim received PhD and MS degrees in management science and engineering from Stanford University. A native of Korea, Dr. Kim is based in Menlo Park, California.
Deepak Veeraraghavan leads the firm’s global life science practice and the strategy consulting practice in Europe. He has led client teams in strategy development, portfolio management, change management, and decision process design. He has cross-sector experience not only in life sciences, biotechnology, and healthcare in Europe and Asia but also agriculture, chemicals, industrial markets, manufacturing, and fast-moving consumer goods. Recently, he has been working with pharmaceutical companies to implement groundbreaking prioritization methodology that uses multi-attribute utility theory to aid R&D decision-making at the early stage of the pharmaceutical pipeline, when long-term value potential is particularly difficult to assess. Prior to joining SDG, Mr. Veeraraghavan was a consultant with KPMG Advisory Services. He received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Calcutta and a bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai. A native of India, Mr. Veeraraghavan is based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Jennifer Meyer leads the firm’s North American strategy consulting practice and is a contributing partner to the firm’s executive education practice. She has decades of experience as a strategy consultant and educator and has led engagement teams in strategy development, economic evaluation, and business portfolio modeling for clients in technology, mining, transportation, energy, government, and non-profits. She specializes in combining strategy consulting and decision education to advance clients’ understanding and adoption of organizational decision quality principles and processes. Dr. Meyer teaches in the Strategic Decision and Risk Management (SDRM) certificate program at The University of Texas at Austin. She is coauthor of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions, a popular business book she wrote with Dr. Carl Spetzler and Hannah Winter in 2016. Dr. Meyer holds PhD and MS degrees in operations research from Stanford University and a mathematics and physics BA from Drake University. She is a member of INFORMS and a Fellow in the Society of Decision Professionals (SDP). Dr. Meyer is based in Denver, Colorado.
About Strategic Decisions Group
Founded in 1981, Strategic Decisions Group is a strategy consulting firm renowned for its expertise in strategic decision-making, risk management, stakeholder alignment, and value creation. Through a collaborative, team-based approach, SDG helps its clients find innovative, creative strategies to thrive today, while also helping them build internal competencies and more effective decision-making processes to meet competitive challenges in the future. A unique combination of analytic skills, strategy-development techniques, and industry experience makes SDG a preferred strategy consultant to the global Fortune 500.