Key People Moves – January

Key People Moves – January
1 February 2021 Patrick Morgan
In Journal

January has been a busy month—rising optimism and growth in the professional services industry has also brought about some key people moves across Europe. This year, we at Patrick Morgan want to showcase exciting career developments in the Professional Services industry, which promises to deliver more and more such activity in the coming months.


KPMG’s UK Value Creation practice has appointed a new leader, Rajesh Sennik, the former Head of TMT EMEA at FTI Consulting. Other than his knowledge of the TMT sector, Rajesh is bringing strong functional experience in M&A Strategy, Operations, and Corporate Strategy.

Michiel Van De Velde, formerly at Deloitte, has made the move to EY’s Transaction Tax practice in the Netherlands.

After leaving the firm in 2009, Karin de Sousa Nobre has returned to Deloitte in the Netherlands as a Partner in their Value Creation practice. She will focus on commercial due diligence, revenue acceleration, and M&A operations.

After 12 years at McKinsey, Raffaela Ritter has joined Arthur D. Little in Austria, where she will be Head of Financial Services in the DACH & EE regions.

EY’s former EMEIA Head of Restructuring, Rainer Bizenberger, rejoins AlixPartners in Berlin.

Bain have hired former BCG Partner, Sarwar Islam, as a Senior Partner to bolster their Life Science and Healthcare capabilities to both PE firms and corporates across EMEA.

Kersten Muller, a Real Estate Tax Partner, leaves Grant Thornton to join Alvarez & Marsal Taxand in London, bringing over 20 years of experience to the role and firm.

Ewa Bielecka joins Deloitte’s Value Creation team in the UK&I as Partner after leaving McKinsey’s Restructuring & Transformation Services practice.

Peter Hewlett leaves Kearney after 7 years to join PWC’s strategy arm, Strategy&, where he will focus on serving their Financial Services, Banking, and Payments clients – returning from the West Coast to the UK.

Former EY and KPMG consultant Michal Murtin joins BOLD in the Netherlands, which specialise in Turnarounds, Transformations, and Transactions. Michal is a consultant with expertise in Restructuring and Turnaround projects, with a mixture of experience in consulting and interim finance roles.

Duff & Phelps continue to expand their transaction advisory capabilities through hiring former Eight Advisory partner, Tim Wainwright, who specialises in Value Creation.

Ravi-François Thillier makes a return to Kearney as Partner after 6 years at Accenture Strategy in France. Ravi-François focuses on strategic planning, cost reduction, and operational excellence, mainly in the Financial Services sector.

Former Deloitte and Roland Berger Partner Alexander Nedelchev, who specialises in performance improvement, joins Strategy&’s Deals practice in Germany.

Roula Harfouche, a Valuation and Damages Expert Witness, who has worked at FTI, EY, Arthur Andersen and, most recently, Accuracy, has joined HKA. HKA has over 500 consultants who provide consulting and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process, and technology industries.

Accenture’s former Technology lead in the UK&I, Zahra Bahrololoumi, has joined Salesforce as the CEO of their UK&I business. Zahra’s role will commence at the beginning of March, when she will be tasked with sustaining the company’s strong growth.

Deloitte have hired and appointed Charlotte Warburton as their new Consulting Transport Lead, which sits within their Public Sector Practice. Charlotte joins after working in the Middle East and, most recently, for PA Consulting in their London office.

Alvarez & Marsal are continuing their growth in the Nordic region by hiring former EY Partner, Kristoffer Ståhlbröst, who is now Head of Restructuring in the Nordic region. The hire is set to cement the firm’s commitment to enhance their capabilities.

The former Head of UK Restructuring, Richard Heis, who left KPMG in 2017, has rejoined the firm after a 2 year stint at Steinhoff International.

Lloyds appoint former McKinsey Senior Partner, Charlie Nunn, as their new CEO. The hire adds to McKinsey’s list of alumni who have been appointed as senior stakeholders in major financial institutions.

Ursula Morgenstern has left her role as Head of Central Europe at Atos to join Cognizant as Global Growth Markets leader. The former KPMG Partner will oversee key business changes, as the business plans on diversifying their revenues and expanding into growing markets.

Arthur D. Little has enhanced their capabilities in Brussels with Michael Majster’s hire. Michael has made the move after 16 years with Accenture and will be joining ADL’s Technology & Innovation Management practice.

Mark Field, the former MP for the City of London, who was a Member of Parliament for 18 years, has now joined Buchler Phillips as a consultant. Buchler Phillips is a specialist restructuring and Turnaround firm which has been operating since the 1930’s.

Nils Breuer, a Healthcare expert, has decided to join PwC’s Strategy& in Germany after 6 years with KPMG.


Charlene Burridge specialises in assisting clients with transaction advisory services and has recently been promoted from Director to Partner at Accuracy.

Florence Westermann has been based at Accuracy’s Paris office since 2006, working in the restructuring practice, and has been promoted to Partner as of January 2021.

Graham Tatham has been a member of Simon-Kucher & Partners’ Life Sciences practice in the UK for over 10 years and has just recently been promoted to Partner.

Bain Partner Veronique Pauwels has been appointed leader of their Amsterdam office, following Stephen Bertrand stepping down from the role after 6 years.

Stephen Roper, a strategy consultant in L.E.K’s UK Healthcare practice, has been promoted to Partner after 10 years at the firm.

Tomasz Marciniak succeeds Marcin Purta, four years into his role, as McKinsey’s Head of their Poland office.

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