Dieter Billen and Kiyoung Song partner at Roland Berger

09 February 2022 2 min. read
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Global strategy consulting firm Roland Berger has admitted two Asia-based colleagues into its partnership: Dieter Billen (Malaysia) and Kiyoung Song (South Korea).

Dieter Billen has been with the consulting firm for 15 years. After starting as a junior in Belgium, he relocated to South East Asia in 2012 and has since grown the ranks and worked in several countries across the region.

Based in Roland Berger’s Kuala Lumpur office, Billen advises clients on public sector development, economic development, regulations and strategic infrastructure development, including setting up public-private partnerships.

Dieter Billen and Kiyoung Song - Roland Berger

Billen specialises in projects within the infrastructure sector, with a focus on the energy and utilities, transport and telecom segments.

Dieter Billen holds a Master in International Economics and Business from the University of Leuven in Belgium. He is also a graduate in International Economic Policy at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany.

Kiyoung Song is based in Roland Berger’s Seoul office, and is a member of the firm’s Industrial & Capital Goods practice. His expertise and knowledge covers corporate strategy, technology strategy and investment implementation for diverse private and public clients in sectors including electronics, construction, real estate, retail and infrastructure.

Prior to joining Roland Berger, Song spent 13 years at Arthur D. Little across two spells. In between, Song worked for a US private equity fund in South Korea.

Kiyoung Song holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Hanyang Universtiy as well as a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

The two new partners join six other new partners that were appointed in Asia at the start of this year – four of which are based in China. Across its over 50 offices in 35+ countries, Roland Berger promoted a total of 20 individuals to the leadership position of partner.