We are living in turbulent times, characterised by political, climate and health crises. The most acute of these – the COVID-19 pandemic – has clearly shown how interconnected our economies are: travel, commerce and supply chains worldwide have been impacted. No individual or business has remained totally unaffected by it.
As a global organisation, with a presence in key business hubs around the world, we are witnessing the impact of the pandemic firsthand. Our teams in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America are helping clients deal with this unprecedented situation. Unfolding in different intensities in different parts of the world at different times, our teams are in the fortunate position of being able to connect with and learn from each other. This enables us to support our clients in a meaningful way, listening to and understanding their concerns and providing them with business-relevant advice that draws on insights from our experts worldwide.
In this crisis, we, as a society, are at a crossroads. What is certain is that for individuals and businesses (ours included) there will be no ‘back to business as usual’. Things need to (and will) change. How we shape the ‘new normal’ is up to us. In this Annual Review, we look at some key developments that are increasingly impacting business success. Companies need to take these into consideration when adapting their operations to the new business environment.
The months ahead will be challenging for us all. Businesses will need to think strategically and position themselves for success
in the new normal. We at CMS see it as our task to guide our clients through this changing business landscape.
Matthias Lichtblau (Executive Director)
Pierre-Sébastien Thill (Chairman)
Duncan Weston (Executive Partner)
CMS Executive Team