Fiserv has appointed Carl Stern, chairman of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), to its board of directors. Stern has been shaping strategic business thinking for more than 35 years. In 1974, Stern joined BCG, a global management consulting firm that advises clients regarding issues of direction and performance. He led BCG’s Chicago office from 1981 to 1991, and the company’s Americas region from 1991 to 1997. In 1997, he was elected president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, a position he held through 2003. Stern has since served as BCG’s chairman of the board.
Stern remains active in client service, assisting a number of global companies in developing competitive strategies for their businesses and in shaping their corporate portfolios. He has written extensively and is a frequent speaker at management forums around the world.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
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Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.