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Akhthar Swaebe

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Chicago, IL

MBA, Booth
General Electric
Georg Fischer
Independent Professional

Akhthar Swaebe is an accomplished C-suite executive and a strategy consultant with over 15 years of Operations, Marketing, Product, GTM, Growth strategy, market research and Sustainability industry experience. Akhthar has executive leadership experience in leading growth strategies for specialty chemicals, materials technology, AI, manufacturing and industrial markets. As a VP of commercial strategy, he led GTM for an industrial water utility & piping systems company securing 4 new accounts, expanding into adjacent water transportation markets and generating $2.25 Million in revenue.

In his recent role Akhthar led a team of 16 as a Chief Revenue and Product Officer, generating USD $12.5 Million in Healthcare, Medical Devices, Technology & Pharma market segments. As a Vice President at a Sustainability focused start-up, Akhthar facilitated on a sale of $1.75 Million in an outdoor consumer product, building a strong market share in North Americas and Europe. His passion for Sustainability, Product leadership and Materials Engineering led to growth of Apparel product sales in Fast Fashion generating over USD $6.5 Million in revenue.

As a Marketing & Business development Director, Akhthar led B2B and D2C marketing campaigns for a life science, industrial & specialty chemicals company driving EBITDA by 8% . The role involved a P&L of $110 Million with 5 manufacturing facilities in North Americas. Prior to his executive roles, Akhthar led Operations, Product development and Business Development teams at Dupont, General Electric and Prysmian, offering significant value in Electronics, Personal Care, Industrial, Building Products and other Consumer goods (Packaging) verticals.

During his tenure as a strategy consultant, he assisted Oliver Wyman, McKinsey, LEK consulting and Bain on M&A, market research, segmentation, industry analysis, growth driver assessments and GTM roadmap deployment across various industries. Akhthar is a gregarious, dynamic and ebullient outdoor loving individual with a strong passion to add value across supply chain. He lives in Chicago, USA with his wife and a newborn.

Akhthar has an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an Master of Engineering degree from University of Florida.

He will be happy to hear more about your project, deliverables and offer valuable experience along with vast industry contacts

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