Nicolai Andler is a:

  • management consultant (since 1999)
  • business analyst and IT consultant with over (since 2001)
  • published author and guest writer in magazines (since 2006)
  • trainer and workshop facilitator (since 2008)
  • lecturer at universities in Germany, Switzerland and Vietnam (since 2008)
  • business and career coach with a coaching practice in Cape Town (since 2006)
  • founder of the Ignite Group Pty Ltd ( in South Africa (in 2003)
  • partner in the company MC2 Institute in Switzerland (in 2010)

Nicolai Andler’s qualifications:

Nicolai Andler’s specialities

Management consulting
  • Design of business strategies
  • Small-mid size business transformation projects
  • Business process improvement across the company
  • Change management support for projects
  • Supply chain analysis
  • Feasibility study – market and PEST analysis for product development
IT consulting/business analysis
  • Business analysis (As-Is and To-Be analysis)
  • Business case development to support and justify project investments
  • Business requirements definition as input for system developments
  • Functional and non-functional specifications as input for web and other IT system projects
  • Project scoping, project planning & management to ensure governance and delivery – by in-house or external service providers
  • Product strategy / product pricing / product costing
Personal/ Organisational development
  • Hands-on training and workshop facilitation - for strategy workshops, requirements and process modelling workshops, organisational design session, etc
  • Academic guest lecturing on project management, consulting process, and change management – tailor made curriculum and course design on request
  • Authoring of textbooks and eBooks – as reference and personal learning and training material
  • Business and executive coaching – to support change and transformation on a personal and professional level
  • Leadership development training and EQ development – classroom training of tailor made training content
  • Life Coaching – for individuals in private practice

After working for a leading international management consultancies and then an IT consultancy in South Africa, Nicolai founded his company the ‘Ignite Group’, a business and IT consultancy with clients in the UK, Germany and South Africa in 2003.

Over the years, he has gained experience working with clients in a broad range of industries including: the financial services sector (incl. retail banking, life insurance, employee benefit), public services (tertiary education, revenue and customs government agencies), NGOs, multi-level marketing, FMCG, manufacturing and the chemicals/petro-chemicals and health care industry.

Nicolai Andler’s competencies profile

Project Scoping / managementIT / Business AnalysisManagement ConsultingBusiness Cases / Feasibility studyMarketing / Supply Chain / Product Dev
Financial ServicesX
Public SectorXX
Marketing MediaXX
Industrial / ChemXX
Health CareX
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