Robert Harries
Strategy Consultant

Biography

Bob is a strategy consultant and counselor. On his consulting projects, he works closely with leadership teams in the profit and nonprofit sectors. In his counseling activities, he works one-on-one with individuals both in early stage entrepreneurial assessment and startup and in mid career. Bob is on the board of WTS Inc. and an advisor for the Temple Enterprise Management Consulting Center. His previous board positions include Friends of the Wissahickon, International House Philadelphia and Metropolitan Career Center.

He joined FMC Corporation in 1977. There he led a variety of global businesses in specialty and commodity materials. Before his retirement in 2003, Bob was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Chemicals Group and Shared Services.  In this capacity, he directed five worldwide businesses which employed more than 2,000 people and FMC’s corporate strategy, technology, HS&E, purchasing and engineering functions.

Bob also consulted for McKinsey and Company in Melbourne, Sydney, and New York and was a Financial Manager with WR Grace and Company, operating from New York and then Milan. He received an MBA from Harvard University where he was a Frank Knox and Fulbright Fellow.  He earned a bachelor’s in economics with honors from University of Adelaide.