Kline Strengthens Management Consulting Capabilities in Europe

- Luca Raffellini Leaves Infineum to Join Kline's Consulting Practice in

the United Kingdom -

Jan 28, 2008, 00:00 ET from Kline

    LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide consulting and
 research firm Kline & Company announced today that Luca Raffellini has
 joined the Oxford, UK office to further develop and support the firm's
 management consulting client base located throughout Europe, Russia, and
 the Middle East.
     Raffellini most recently was the head of global marketing for the
 Infineum Group, a joint-venture of ExxonMobil and Shell specializing in
 petroleum additives.
     In his role as Director with Kline Europe, Raffellini will lead client
 service teams providing chemical and energy industry clients with strategy
 development, technology management, and merger and acquisition support.
     "Luca's expertise in corporate and business strategy development for
 multinational clients and on M&A assistance will be invaluable to our
 clients," says Fred du Plessis, senior vice president, Kline Europe. "His
 commercial industry and consulting experience with companies doing business
 in polymers, specialties, and particularly across the lubricant industry
 value chain complements Kline's legacy serving these industry segments."
     "Kline has an outstanding reputation, spanning nearly half a century,
 helping companies to address business challenges, capitalize on global
 market opportunities, and grow profitably," Says Raffellini. "I'm excited
 to be part of the team and I look forward to working with our clients to
 help them achieve their goals."
     Prior to his position with Infineum, Raffellini was a senior manager in
 the chemicals practice at Arthur D. Little in London and has held R&D and
 commercial positions with EniChem in Italy.
     Raffellini earned a doctorate in chemistry from Bologna University in
 Italy and holds a Master's in Business Administration from Cranfield
 University in the United Kingdom. Raffellini currently serves on the
 Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, on the Communication Directors
 Business Board, and has been on the Business Competition Judging Panel of
 Oxford University.
     About Kline
     Kline is a worldwide consulting and research firm dedicated to
 providing the kind of insight and knowledge that helps companies find a
 clear path to success. The firm has served the management consulting and
 market research needs of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy,
 life sciences, and consumer products industries for nearly 50 years. For
 more information, visit www.KlineGroup.com.
For more information, contact: Janice Kriegman Manager, Marketing Communications +1-973-435-3440 Janice_Kriegman@klinegroup.com