ICV international work group

Since 2015 I am working very intensively together with collegues of the ICV-international work group. We are collegues from (now) eight countries:
Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Romania and Germany .

Members of the ICV-int. work group starting a new task 2018 in Berlin

All members of the international work group have at least 8 years of controlling practise, mostly now working as head of controlling or CFO, and some of us are consultants with a heavyweight on controlling.

Every year one company (target company) will be analysed in order to provide the target company with ideas, suggestions and proposals (but not end-to-end management consultancy) for modern management in all areas of the company. Of course all the meetings will be held in english.

Our experiences in the last years:


Due to Corona-situation all over the world we also could not travel to Serbia to learn to know and to help PS-fashion. So we decided to work in four teams on new topics:

1. Liquidity simulation based on Monte Carlo
2. Changing the business model in Corona-times
3. Impact of new technologies on our life / work
4. How to measure CSR

All four teams worked during spring, summer and autumn 2020 via Skype, Teams and Zoom. The first results have been presented  in September and the final presentation has been on november 6th and 7th .
More you can see here: https://www.icv-controlling.com/de/arbeitskreise/international-work-group/experience-2020.html


It has been phantastic to work together with collegues from Badalona near Barcelona, Spain.

We have worked with and for a public transport company in Catalonia/Spain: TUSGsal which offers transport services in Badalona and to Barcelona: Every day, TUSGsal puts about 250 buses on the road, to comply with the 40 routes offering it’s services to the citizen of Barcelona, Badalona, Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Montgat and Tiana. TUSGsal is owned by the staff!

As usual, we brougt in ideas and proposals for a better controlling as well as management hints.

Get some information about the days we passed in Badalona:


Our target company for 2018 has been based in Berlin: AutoDOC with units in Berlin and Szczecin, a very succesful reseller of car components. AutoDOC is a 10 years old very successful start-up, growing extremely fast, always with profits…
We had four topics for our mixed teams:
1. B2B
2. Logistics
3. Controlling
4. Purchases
In the end we have got the following conclusion:

It was an inspiring and extremely collegial collaboration with the ICV’s international working group, which resulted in numerous valuable pointers for the further development of our strategy, processes and our controlling systems.“

Alexej Erdle (Executive Partner)


In 2017 we have been in Slovenia: MDM d.o.o from Ljubljana Slovenia, more you can see at  www.mdm.si  MDM is a family business with 130 employees.

There we have discussed the following topics:
1.  Ideas to change company’s culture
2.  Bring awareness to the people (cleanliness, speed, working-capital, client-orientation)
3.  Excellence in performance / processes
4.  Cross-communication inside the company

„The purpose to connect with ICV was mainly control the departments financially, in a mathematical way. But immediately we figured out
importance of traditional values, leadership, relationship and emotional intelligence – so figures became as a consequences due to a proper execution of mentioned four facts. Thank you Walter and all the ICV team.“

Rok Drašler, CEO and owner


In 2016 we have worked in and for LUG, a light-system company in Zielona Góra, Poland.
Also here we worked on four subjects:
1.  Integration of customers needs
2.  market design for 2020
3.  motivational system
4.  New organisation with better information / controlling

Here you can see a film about our „get-to-know-meeting“ in June:


 „We know: you don´t solve our problems. But you gave us a new view how to manage our company.  And this is very important for us. And what is the most impoprtant: That we change our company from a executor strategy to a responsibility strategy...“

Ryszard Wtorkowski, CEO and owner

 „I strongly believe that these days with ICV will have a big impact on our organisation in the future

Eryk Wtorkowski, Managing DirectorSee more details: www.luglightfactory.com/en/company. We have had great experiences there.


The target-company in 2015 has been Nomaxtrading from Piekary Śląskie near Katowice in Poland. Three teams, each consisting of members from different countries worked on these topics
1.  European markets,
2.  sales controlling and
3. management KPI´s dashboard.

The target-company Nomaxtradinghas been very satisfied with our work: „summary of our experience. We would like to say thank you to all of the ICV team as we are highly impressed with their engagement, dedication and hard work. They are wonderful, open and cheerful group of people who’s ambition leaves a strong lasting impression. The team was able to quickly ascertain our strengths and weaknesses which we hadn’t seen or didn’t want to see. Through this joint cooperation the ICV team had a very positive input on our business.
Thank you one more time!

Lukasz Janus, owner