Henrik Östhed, senior manager in Accenture’s Strategy Practice in Scandinavia, has managed major projects in the communications, high-technology industries, and health care and financial services sectors in the United States and Europe for the past six years. Östhed’s achievements include the creation of one of the largest integrated Health Management Organizations (HMO) in the United States, and the development of a European distribution strategy that affects sales, manufacturing, and back-office functions for product lines—effectively lowering costs and improving performance.
As an author of management documents and a leader of operating strategy practice in the Nordic countries, Östhed said, “My consulting approach is impact oriented with an emphasis on quantum leaps and developing solutions that are not only innovative, but also practical. Most of my work focuses on assisting executive management of major companies in addressing strategic, organizational, and change management issues.”
In addition to his career accomplishments, Östhed sits on the board of directors for Global Data Group, an internet data management/collaboration services company, and is serving as chairman of a multi-country chapter of Brigham Young University’s alumni association.
Östhed received a BA in international relations and economics at BYU, and earned an MBA with honors from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, after which he was invited to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting scholar.