“I don’t know that many people with a combination of such a profound knowledge of his industry and contacts, combined with a hands on approach, but at the same time easy to deal with – even in most difficult situations and environments. I always enjoyed working with him and would recommend him at any time. Having him as a reliable professional and business partner on board is a great thing.”
Mr. Yurkevich, Owner, Milkiland N. V., Netherlands and Ukraine
“I know Uwe as a high calibre manager with decades of retail and FMCG experience from multiple regions of the world. Uwe has an very impressive global network within the industries. In joint project assignments we benefitted both from his deep industry knowledge, his huge operational experience and from his network. He is a great guy to work with, very goal oriented, highly reliable and responsive. He contributed significantly to the success of our joint projects. I am looking forward to the next opportunity to work together.”
Christian Wulff, Partner PwC Transactions, Head Transactions Retail & FMCG Practice, Germany
“Uwe Klenk is a real global retail and FMCG expert with strong capabilities and a huge network. I can highly recommend him for a CEO position in Retail as well as FMCG around the globe. He is full-filling and exceeding expectations and we are using his company whenever we have special projects.”
Jens Plachetka, CEO H.J. Heinz Germany, Switzerland and Austria
"Being one of the true entrepreneurs and the market leader of the consumer electronics & home appliances in Ukraine, we have build up the company during more than 16 years. Having more than 240 stores and more than 8000 employees, makes our business very complex and requires an extreme overview to control the total business. Like most companies, the financial crisis in the end of 2008 had a significant impact to our business, suffering from too high levels of inventory valued in USD or Euro and a decreasing purchase power among our customers. We asked UK & Partners to help us with recommendations on how to improve our in-store sales and we liked the very visual and “back to basic” approach, so we asked Uwe Klenk to intensify his involvement in an actual management take-over. UK & Partners currently managing our business and we have seen improvements on everything from top-line to bottom-line figures month after month, as well as the beginning of a cultural change in establishing more discipline in our organization."
Valeriy Makovetsky, Gennardiy Vydhozev, Gennardiy Moldavsky, Owners Foxtrot Group, Ukraine
"I know Uwe since circa a year and I was very impressed by his focus on operations and his profound knowledge of the retail and consumer sectors. The level and the wideness of Uwe’s worldwide network is also unique but it is a natural consequence of his multiple track records and of the fact that he is a very pleasant person! He has that rare combination of solid western know how and ability to work in emerging markets plus human touch, which make of Uwe a precious resources or business partner making the difference."
Giovanni Salvetti, Managing Partner Rothschild Bank, France and Russia
"Mr. Uwe Klenk is a great specialist in the retail and FMCG businesses. His excellent knowledge of the markets in both developing countries and Europe is being accomplished by the tremendous network of contacts all over the world which he delivers into his job. I can recommend Uwe also due his great personal skills and integrity."
Gennadiy Khelemskiy, Exim Capital and Oshad Bank, Ukraine
“Uwe Klenk is a perfect business partner, very hand-on, globally networked and experienced in Retail & FMCG. For this he is exceptioanl in my network. Whatever you bring up in Retail & FMCG he always has a solution and idea to solve this to full satisfaction of customers around the globe. I strongly can recommend him for business solutions in Retail & FMCG without any doubts!!”
Klaus Kessler, Managing Partner Rödl und Partner, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Serbia
“I know Uwe for more than three years now. Uwe supported my previous company in a restructuring process.
Working alongside such a strong leader, experiencing Uwe’s analytical skills with a very clear retail operations & consumer trading focus was an amazing experience for me as a young manager.
I can highly recommend Uwe’s knowledge for consumer orientated solutions and business turnaround measures.
Leveraging his global market knowledge in retail and FMCG combined with his huge network can support many businesses.
In addition Uwe is an outstandingly driven and experienced mentor for all kind decision makers with the willingness to learn and to improve.”
Lorenz Böhm, Head of Purchasing, AO Deutschland Ltd
“Uwe Klenk is a recognised expert in the field of FMCG and retail, very hands on, detailed oriented and always placing the customer at the heart of what he does. He never beats around the bush and will be a trustworthy partner for any special project, crisis management situation or turnaround venture. The fact that he surrounds himself with a pool of senior experts is telling too. Managing change is often a team play, and Uwe’s ability to create best in class teams is second to none.”
Michel Koch, CMO Time inc. UK