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About the team

Senior Partners and owners

Stefan Kemény

Stefan is a founding member as well as namesake of KBC. He was Managing Partner of the GmbH and is Chairman of the Board of Directors since the SE was founded in July 2023. He is also Practice Lead of the Supply Chain Management division.

From 1991 to 1997 Stefan studied mechanical engineering at the University of Clausthal and the University of Cardiff (Wales), parallel from 1993 business administration and economics at the University of Göttingen.

In 1997 he began his consulting career at Mummert Consulting in the automotive sector in Hamburg. He was then called to Ernst & Young Consulting in Stuttgart, where he optimized product development for companies in the automotive and aviation industries. From there he moved to the BMW Group in 2001 to set up the in-house management consultancy. Here, as Principal, he was in charge of the program management and product development departments.

His enthusiasm for technology led Stefan to automobiles again and again – as a car mechanic, as a classic car fan and, of course, as a management consultant. And finally the creation of KBC in 2007.

Thanks to his insights into technology sectors, companies and their value chains, Stefan Kemény can draw on a large number of best practices. But what is crucial for him is listening, questioning and real understanding – in order to develop the best, individually tailored solution for his customers.

Felix Feuerbach

Felix is a founding member of KBC and was Deputy Managing Director and authorized signatory of the GmbH. With the establishment of the SE, he is Managing Director since July 2023.

His passion is cars – Felix left no doubt about that very early on. Parallel to his school career, he started his professional career in a garage for automobiles and motorcycles. In 1994, he entered the world of automobile racing, where he worked as a mechanic and race engineer to accompany his studies. He completed his studies in mechanical and vehicle engineering in the UK in 1998.

Subsequently, in 1999, he co-founded Automotive Solutions GmbH, where he was technical director responsible for overall vehicle development. In 2003, he moved to Nexolab GmbH, BMW’s in-house management consultancy. Here, too, Felix Feuerbach was responsible for product development and production, now in the context of product and practice-oriented consulting projects within the BMW Group as well as with its suppliers.

Today, Felix advises his customers on product-related topics concerning quality, costs and innovations. Since 2011, he has also been intensively involved with circular economies, in particular the topic of remanufacturing. Since 2018, he has been a member of the expert jury for the Remanufacturer of the Year Award, which is presented by Rematec, the leading trade fair for remanufacturing.

However, Felix has retained the racing stable smell over the years and is still active in motorsport today.

Maximilian Klee

Maximilian is a founding member and co-owner of KBC.

After graduating from the University of Passau with a degree in humanities and business administration, he started his career at BMW’s own management consultancy Nexolab GmbH in Munich.

Maximilian Klee draws his expertise from more than 18 years of supporting major projects at OEMs and suppliers to the automotive industry. He created the KBC methodology of the “Quality Scan”, in which companies quickly gain insights into possible quality improvement measures. For the past 6 years, he has been intensively supporting automotive suppliers in critical delivery situations as a consultant and interim manager.

In addition to his consulting activities, Maximilian regularly conducts studies on the topics of “Quality and Reliability” and “Supply Chain Management”.

However, Maximilian sees experience and sound business knowledge as only one building block for maximizing the potential of his clients. He considers enthusiasm for complex issues to be just as important – from which a natural hands-on mentality emerges in the team, as well as the joy of implementing solutions and exceeding expectations.

Georg Huber

Georg joined KBC as a Manager in 2008 and has been a Senior Partner and co-owner since 2013. He is also Practice Lead of the Product Development division.

His passion for technology led him straight to study mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich. After spending time abroad and assisting the management of his family’s development company for mechatronic systems, his great enthusiasm for automobiles led him to join the development management consultancy [bu:st] automotive GmbH in 2005. He was in charge of various projects in complete vehicle development and was responsible for product management for reporting concepts in the development process.

Georg has meanwhile proven his many years of experience, especially in the area of quality cost and performance optimization, in numerous industries: From agricultural machinery to rail to medical technology – his sound expertise and consulting skills are in demand everywhere.

He attributes the fact that his projects achieve the desired goals even in difficult environments to his interdisciplinary competence, among other things, which allows him to discuss with technicians as well as with business economists at eye level – for him, the basis of a cooperative partnership.

Marc Perbix

Marc joined KBC as a Director in 2017 and has been a Senior Partner as well as co-owner since the end of 2022. He is also Practice Lead of the Sales and Aftersales division.

Born in Westphalia, Marc studied international business administration in Munich, Paris and London. He began his career as a commercial clerk at a leading technology company, Siemens AG, where he gained his first experience in customer care, laying the foundation for his current expertise in after sales.

After his first station, his career path led him to Accenture, an international management consultancy, where he gained extensive consulting experience in 11 years in industries such as electronic and high-tech, pharmaceutical and energy in the areas of supply chain and aftersales management.

In July 2017, he followed the call to KBC, where he expanded the area of business development in addition to various project management and was responsible for it over the last five years. As a Senior Partner, he now devotes more time to the account management of an automotive OEM in the digital car sector.

What he appreciates most about his job to this day is the great variety and the collaboration with people in an exciting project environment. He is particularly keen to pass on his many years of experience. He is passionate about supporting his mentees and young colleagues in their development and always has an open ear.

Jakob le Claire

Jakob joined KBC as a consultant in 2010 and has been a senior partner and co-owner since the beginning of 2024. Among other things, he is responsible for Business Operations and in this role plays a key role in driving forward the structural development of KBC.

He completed his degree in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, with formative periods at TU Dresden and Imperial College London. At BMW, where he gained his first practical experience in the automotive sector, he discovered his enthusiasm for the development of complex products. Driven by the desire to work on a project basis and get to know a wide range of industries and companies, he decided to start his career in the dynamic and familiar environment at KBC.

Right from the start, his project focus was on product development. He soon established this area as one of KBC’s first areas of expertise. Over the years, the Hamburg native has led numerous projects to optimize development processes, costs and organizational structures – with a focus on the challenges of the automotive industry and the increasing importance of digital products.

As Senior Partner, Jakob is a driving force behind the successful positioning of KBC on the market and sets the course for the future of the company. His commitment to the personal and professional development of his colleagues is not only part of his work, but also reflects his conviction that sustainable growth can only be achieved by strengthening the team.