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Frank WierlemannManaging Director, Cologne


Areas of expertise

  • Retail
  • Category Management
  • Consumer Goods
  • Pharmaceutical industries


Frank Wierlemann is a founder and Managing Director of INVERTO GmbH. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the universities of Cologne and Wuppertal.

He then worked as Managing Director of a family-run service company, before going on to become a manager at an international management consultancy firm. Before founding INVERTO with Markus Bergauer and Kiran Mazumdar in July 2000, he was Head of Procurement at a European retail group.


As a Managing Director and founder of INVERTO, Frank Wierlemann advises medium-sized companies and groups on all aspects of strategic procurement and supply chain management.
He specialises in retail, particularly the field of category management, and in procurement transformation programmes. He has many years of consulting experience in the consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries. He focuses mainly on the implementation of strategies to reduce direct and indirect procurement costs, as well as on global sourcing.

Personal life and Commitment

Frank Wierlemann is married with three children and lives with his family in Cologne.

As an internal sponsor of the Cologne Bridge Run, every year Frank Wierlemann encourages his INVERTO colleagues to join the event. The executive board gives money to charity for every person who takes part in the run, meaning that large sums are donated every year.

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