OBITUARY, 03.11.2016

Prof. Dr. Udo Gaspary

We mourn for our founder-member and long term Managing Director Dr. Udo Gaspary. After a long illness, he died on October 31, 2016 at the age of 74 in Stuttgart.

“Dr. Gaspary was the lead founder of  the IP Institute for Project Planning GmbH in Stuttgart in 1979. He has built up the company through his passionate work and shaped the worldwide commitment of IP Consult until he retired in 2012. His actions were guided by values of very high standards” states his successor Bernd C. Schmidt, who has founded and built up the company together with Udo Gaspary and his wife Brigitte.

“In deep sorrow, heartfelt gratitude and with great respect we have to bid farewell to a special man, whose commitment, competence and personal attention to colleagues  have set standards for all of us" emphasised the recently appointed Managing Director Wolfgang Haag. Both add: "The thoughts of all IP Consult employees are with his family, whom we wish  the necessary strength for the coming period".

IP Consult

IP Consult is a dynamic, international consulting company based in Stuttgart, Germany that supports change for sustainable development.

With over 35 years’ experience in development cooperation, IP Consult works in a wide range of sectors throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America mainly for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, the KfW Development Bank and the European Commission.

Our services cover the entire project cycle from design and appraisal to implementation and evaluation. Working within large, multi-annual development programs, we provide our clients with professional, cost-efficient and tailor-made solutions based on both proven techniques as well as innovative approaches. 

As part of the NIRAS Group, we belong to one of the largest European consultancy companies in our field. Approximately 180 permanent full-time project managers and consultants are working in the main offices – in Copenhagen, Stuttgart, Stockholm, Helsinki, Warsaw and Phnom Penh - as well as in 15 registered companies and branch offices worldwide.

Currently, about 600-700 of our staff members are supporting partner organizations to implement over 170 projects.

We support our clients to achieve their development goals...


Our trademark is to create solutions that take a holistic approach.

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