Ke Chen joins Kurt Salmon’s Retail and Consumer Products Group

SHANGHAI, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon (www.kurtsalmon.com) is pleased to welcome Ke Chen as a partner in its Retail and Consumer Products Group practice in China.

Mr. Chen is a retail expert with more than 15 years of experience serving leading global and local Chinese retailers across multiple sectors and formats, both as a consultant and as a retail executive. He specializes in merchandising and supply chain improvement, operations strategy, IT architecture/applications, and large transformation projects.

"Kurt Salmon has unparalleled retail and consumer goods industry expertise, from strategy to operations management," said Mr. Chen. "I look forward to helping our clients improve their operations performance, strengthen their organizations and develop overall strategies for business growth."

Before joining Kurt Salmon, Mr. Chen worked for Accenture and IBM GBS in China, where he developed services for leading retail accounts to improve their business performance and develop their expansion programs in China. Mr. Chen was also on the business development and operations team at Walmart. Mr. Chen earned an M.B.A. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a bachelor of materials science and engineering from Nanjing University of Technology in China.

Rick Keller, who leads Kurt Salmon’s Retail and Merchandising work in China, lauded the diversity of Mr. Chen’s experience.

"We’re very excited to have Ke join Kurt Salmon," he said. "He will bring invaluable insight to the challenges being faced by retailers in China today."