Team

Experts for effective solutions

We are professionally diverse team that combines enthusiasm and dedication with the necessary experience. Between us we speak nine languages (German, English, Spanish, French, Polish, Japanese, Russian, Turkish and Kurdish), and we are therefore able to support our international customers in dealing with their various challenges.

We have good links with experts in healthcare and professional bodies in both Germany and Europe, which enables us to deliver trendsetting results. We work with doctors, lawyers and architects from our network of collaborators on special assignments to solve particularly demanding and complex issues on your behalf.

Dr. Matthias Brachmann

Dr. Matthias Brachmann
Managing Director

Lukas IIlini
Managing Director

Katarina Kaul
Consultant

Katja Kikull
(Senior) Consultant

Andreas Merkle
Project Team Member

Sarah Ölmann
Project Team Member

PD Dr. Bernhard Schwilk
(Senior) Consultant

Paulina Serwa
Brand Manager

Team

Dr. Matthias Brachmann

Dr Brachmann’s contact details: 

Tel.: +49 731 – 96 33 85 00
E-mail: mb@bcmed.de

Dr. Matthias Brachmann
Managing Director

Dr Matthias Brachmann has spent more than ten years working as a consultant for companies and hospitals.After studying International Economics in Tübingen, Kyoto and Ann Arbor, he completed his doctorate at the Reinhard Mohn Institute of Business Management at the University of Witten/Herdecke.As part of his research, he studied innovation factors for leading hospitals in Europe and Asia.At the end of 2013, he set up bcmed to provide strategic consultancy for healthcare professionals.Prior to this, he spent several years managing a well-known hospital consultancy in which he was a managing partner.

Dr Brachmann is a faculty member of the International Emergency Department Leadership Institute (Boston, USA) and a lecturer at the DGINA Leadership Academy. Since 2013, Dr Brachmann has also been a member of the Professional Committee of the European Society for Emergency Medicine.

In 2014, Dr Brachmann became the first non-medic to receive the David Williams Award.

Publications

Lukas IIlini
Managing Director

Mr Lukas IIlini holds a BSc in Social Economics and an MSc in Health Care Management. For more than ten years, Mr. Illini has held various positions in inpatient and outpatient healthcare. While he was a student, Mr IIlini worked in management, holding various positions in hospital management as part of a trainee programme. He subsequently focused his attention on the management of various hospitals, took on management responsibility, and after many years of practical experience, moved into consultancy for health service providers. In his consultancy work, he gained experience in the Chinese healthcare market and was involved in various national projects. 

Mr. Illini is the co-founder and organiser of the “A + S Network Meeting” and is studying for a doctorate at the University of Greifswald. Mr. Illini is studying the efficient management of hospitals, taking account of multidimensional target systems.   

Mr Illini’s contact details:

Tel.: +49 731 – 96 33 85 00 
E-mail: li@bcmed.de

Publications

Katarina Kaul
Consultant

Katarina Kaul works at bcmed GmbH as a consultant. She completed her master’s degree program in innovation management at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. The main focus during her studies was on innovation and digitalization. During her bachelor’s degree in information management in health care in Ulm, she already acquired knowledge from various subject areas such as medicine, computer science and economics.

Ms. Kaul speaks German, English and Russian.

Ms. Kaul’s contact details:

Tel.: +49 731 – 96 33 85 14
E-mail: kk@bcmed.de

Mrs. Kikull’s contact details:

Tel.: +49 731 – 96 33 85 00
E-mail: kikull@bcmed.de

Katja Kikull
Senior Consultant

Katja Kikull contributes to the bcmed and its projects with a health economics master’s degree and over eight years of work experience. After graduating from Cologne and Maastricht (NL) University Mrs. Kikull worked in different management consultancies specialized to the healthcare sector – the main focus being project management, reorganization and process design as well as health economic analyses. Subsequently Mrs. Kikull gained valuable practical experience while working for a health care provider that offers inpatient as well as outpatient services.

At bcmed Mrs. Kikull works on national and international projects.

PD Dr. Bernhard Schwilk
Senior Consultant

Dr med. habil. Bernhard Schwilk, MBA, is an anaesthesiologist and economist. Dr Schwilk is a qualified medical doctor and has many years of experience working in various clinics.

After spending 16 years at University Hospital Ulm, Dr Schwilk moved into hospital management in 2003, becoming Head of Department for Clinical Organisation at the Charité.Dr Schwilk then moved as CEO to Märkische Gesundheitsholding and from there to the Sana Kliniken Remscheid where he was spokesperson for the Board of Management. Since 2014, Dr Schwilk has been working as a freelance hospital consultant and clinical anaesthesiologist.

Dr Schwilk has been almost solely focused on reorganisation and restructuring both in his management positions in hospitals and in his role as consultant.In his work, Dr. Schwilk has focused on the principles of balanced operations management (economy, clientele, innovation, employee interests) in terms of the balanced score card.

Dr Schwilk’s contact details: 

Tel: +49 731 – 96 33 85 00
E-mail: bs@bcmed.de

Ms. Serwa’s contact details:

Tel.: +49 731 – 96 33 85 00

E-mail: ps@bcmed.de

Paulina Serwa
Brand Manager

Paulina Serwa works at bcmed GmbH as a project team member for national and international projects. She completed a Master’s degree in Public Health at the Medical University in Poznan and at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. After the master program, she gained experience in patient and medical processes management at leading private healthcare providers in Poland.


During several years working in Germany, she supported the coordination of multinational study groups and reference advisory centres for the treatment of rare cancers. In this position, Ms. Serwa also was responsible to perform commercial activities and support scientific tasks in various research projects.


Ms. Serwa speaks Polish, English, German and Spanish.

Our network

Since our inception, we have been constantly expanding our national and interdisciplinary network with experts from business and practice. These experts cover a wide range of disciplines. They include executives, payers from healthcare services, physicians, economists, lawyers and IT specialists. Their up-to-date knowledge enables us to address our customers’ needs.

We therefore have an outstanding and close-knit of experts with know-how and detailed knowledge that allows us to develop tailor-made solutions for our clients.

Unser Netzwerk

Seit unserer Gründung erweitern wir stetig unser überregionales und interdisziplinäres Netzwerk mit Experten aus Wirtschaft und Praxis. Die Kompetenzen sind multidisziplinär und ergänzen die jeweiligen Anforderungen unserer Kunden um den aktuellen Wissensstand von Führungskräften sowie Kostenträgern aus dem Gesundheitswesen, Medizinern und Ökonomen bis hin zu Juristen und IT-Spezialisten.

Mit unserem Team sind wir somit multidisziplinär/bestens vernetzt und können durch den Zugang zu unserem professionellen Expertenpool einen exzellenten Lösungsweg für die Aufgabenstellungen unserer Kunden entwickeln.