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NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, today announced the hiring of two new Managing Directors, based in Zurich. Beatrix Morath and Joost Geginat join AlixPartners from Roland Berger, where they were both senior partners.

"We have seen an increase in demand for our unique, results-oriented services across Europe, said Fred Crawford, CEO of AlixPartners. "While global economic growth has slowed, our clients' need to create value has intensified. Beatrix and Joost bring deep skills and expertise that fit perfectly with that client need."

Both have two decades of experience serving clients in restructuring and improving performance to enable long-term growth:

Morath played a key role in building the Swiss office of Roland Berger. Before moving to consulting, she was with Deutsche Bank Corporate Banking for three years. She is on the Advisory Board of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich and serves on the supervisory board of the SCHILD Group, a leading Swiss retailer. She studied at Fachhochschule Pforzheim (Germany) / Hanzehogeschool Groningen (The Netherlands) where she studied Business Administration. Beatrix is fluent in German, English, French and Spanish.

Geginat has extensive experience serving clients in turnaround and restructuring across multiple industries in Southeast Asia and Europe. He serves on the board of the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. He has an MBA (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Cologne and a CEMS Master Degree from HEC, Paris. Joost speaks German, English and French.

About AlixPartners:

AlixPartners is a leading global business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialize in creating value and restoring performance at every stage of the business lifecycle. We thrive on our ability to make a difference in high-impact situations and deliver sustainable, bottom-line results. The firm's expertise covers a wide range of businesses and industries whether they are healthy, challenged or distressed. Since 1981, we have taken a unique, small-team action-oriented approach to helping corporate boards and management, law firms, investment banks and investors respond to critical business issues.

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