First, I want to say thank you for electing me as Chair of ICMCI. I am looking forward to serving the organization in this new role.
With our newly elected directors, the board is an excellent combination of well experienced professionals and new approaches and ideas. We can build on the work of our predecessors for achieving our vision to be the leader in the development of management consulting as a global profession that drives social and economic success.
The second time in a row we carried out our annual meeting exclusively virtually. This time we also had a virtual conference with four sessions. Both, the annual meeting and the conference, where a full success. We are working to enhance the format but also looking forward to meeting in person again. Being part of the event without travelling cost is a big opportunity but face to face discussions cannot be replaced.
In our next board meeting we will setup our concrete action plan, but personally I want to continue with the collaborative approach. Keeping in touch with our members in a structured but not formalized way is one of the major success factors of ICMCI in the past years.
I am looking forward to serving the global management consultancy community with all the ICMCI volunteers at the different committees and task forces, as well as at the IMCs, and every single consultant. I hope to see you in person or meet you virtual soon. Thank you for being part of this community.
Robert Bodenstein, CMC®