News from Blick Rothenberg (London) - Former BKR Worldwide Chair Bob Rothenberg's retirement
Published on October 21, 2020
Bob Rothenberg, our former Senior Partner, has decided to retire from the practice on 31 October this year. Bob has been working with us as a Consultant on a reduced basis but would now like to step down to make more time to follow his other interests and with his family.
Bob joined Blick Rothenberg on 1 February 1977, having qualified with Deloitte. His early work was focused within the audit practice from where he became partner before taking over as Managing Partner on 1 July 1989. At that time Alfred Homburger was the Senior Partner but as Managing Partner, Bob set the foundations for the early financial success of the firm whilst not losing sight of the importance of looking after our clients and people. Bob took over as Senior Partner
1 July 1997, a role he fulfilled for over 20 years.
Blick Rothenberg was always seen as a family business. The values and ethos were established at a very early stage by Bob’s father and firm’s founder Helmut Rothenberg, who always took time to ask after people and their families. Those values and ethos were strengthened under Bob’s leadership as Senior Partner. Whilst the ownership of the business evolved from family to wider ownership many years ago, the feel of a family practice was retained and strengthened by Bob. In that time the practice went from strength to strength enhancing its reputation as a quality practice. One of Bob’s philosophies was to allow people the freedom to try new things and not constrain them to just financial performance.
Whilst Bob was the Senor Partner for many years he combined that role with looking after many of our larger clients. They valued, and still do, his commercial approach to resolving all challenges and spotting opportunities. It is therefore no surprise that despite his retirement from the practice he will continue to work directly with some of our clients as an adviser.
From all at BKR International we wish Bob a happy retirement and many thanks for all that he has contributed to BKR over his time with the Association.