In the field of Management Consultancy for financial institutions, we have no rival: Be is the absolute leading company, surpassing all the foremost firms in Italy and many of the major international players. «For the major consultancy firms, banking represents only one of many business units», explains Stefano Achermann, the Managing Director of the Be Group and reference private shareholder, «whereas for us, it is the core business, a niche where we are the absolute best».
Under his guidance, Be has continued to expand and now generates over €100 million in turnover, employing a thousand people. This incredibly rapid growth began in 2008 and has taken the group to various sectors of the Italian Stock Exchange, before settling on STAR. «With talent, research, imagination and a desire to create value, incredible results are possible. And this is only the start».
The objective of the business plan is to become one of the three largest companies in Europe when it comes to offering IT consultancy for banks. Be already counts some of the real Italian big spenders among its clients. «The budgets that the major European banks allocate for information technology vary from €3 to €4 billion per annum», explains the head honcho at Be. Ours is a niche with enormous value and countercylical with regard to the crisis faced by the financial institutions: «Banks must change and focus on digital technology, implementing new control and governance models, and we are there to help, because it is our expertise which really sets us out from the crowd».