Hess Group International laid its foundation by taking opportunistic decision to develop business ideas. This has grown within decades to worldwide activities with a focus on natural resources, sports & consumer goods and real estate. Since then Hess Group International only touches solid business fields where the board and management has a full understanding of the underlying business activites.
In 1985, at a young age of 30, Rolf Hess laid the foundation to a long history of entrepreneurial success by setting up Hess Consulting Group, which he grew into an important player in the Swiss Market with over seventy employees and what later became Hess Grant Thornton. In his capacity as owner of Hess Grant Thornton he was a member of the Management board of Grant Thornton Europe in London, as well as a member of the European Tax and M& A committee. In the year 2000 Rolf Hess sold Hess Grant Thornton to BDO.
After the sale of Hess Grant Thornton former Hess Group engaged in several start-up and turnaround activities outside of Switzerland. First footsteps were made in Southeast Asia, North America and Central Asia.
In the years of 2007 to today many important milestones were set for the group. The launch of former Carraigmore Resources Group, which started as an Oil production company in the US, illustrates the entrepreneurial DNA of the group.
Over the last decades a fundament has been set for further growth. With two companies, Carraigmore Resources Group & United Global Water, going public on a major stock exchange in 2020, the basis for scaling and taking on next opportunities are major milestones for Hess Group International.