As we approach the mid-year point, major strategy consulting players are consolidating their capabilities through promotions and new specialised hires. Life Sciences and Private Equity see considerable—though expected—movement, while large firms and boutiques alike invest heavily in transaction work.
Keep updated as Patrick Morgan continues to chronicle significant people’s moves in consulting.
Key People Moves
Alvarez and Marsal have strengthened their Corporate Transformation practice in Paris through the hire of Florent Maisonneuve as their new Managing Director within the Aerospace, Defense, and Energy sectors.
Alexander Drummond, formerly a BCG Partner in New York, has joined American Express as Chief Strategy Officer and head of the Strategic Planning Group. Alexander brings over 10 years experience at BCG, leaving the firm as the Head of Payments and Transaction Banking for North America.
After 25 years at Oliver Wyman, Scott McDonald, President and Chief Executive of Oliver Wyman, has been appointed CEO of the British Council.
Ankura continues to expand their global presence with a new Frankfurt office, hiring former KPMG Partner Uwe Heim and Director Markus Domin who will be building out their Investigations capabilities.
More so, Ankura have hired Gary Davies in London, who is experienced in Global Forensics and Disputes, with previous experience at Alix Partners and, most recently, Alvarez and Marsal.
Yannick de Kerhor has started his own venture, EKEM Partners, after spending 5 years at EY. EKEM specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions, serving a range of clients including large corporates, private equity, small & medium sized companies, as well as start-ups.
Greg Cox joined FRP’s Corporate Finance team as a Director, after spending 9 years at Deloitte in their London office. He specialises in advising a variety of clients, including family/privately owned and private equity-backed businesses on a range of transactions.
Eight Advisory appointed Philippe Martin Senior Advisor on the IT Advisory team, joining the firm after 18 years at EY.
Altman Solon US hired Shahar Sinvani, former EY-Parthenon Vice President, as a Director to specialise in technology value chain, and more specifically in enterprise software, cybersecurity, and automation.
Alvarez and Marsal have strengthened their US healthcare practice with the hire of three new Managing Directors and a Senior Director. Roland Andersson (ex-Epiodyne), Edric Engert (ex-Abraxeolus Consulting) and Josh Schiffman (ex-IBM) are the new Managing Directors and Rich Rieger (ex-Huron) is the new Senior Director.
Arafat Mlika leaves McKinsey Switzerland to join AWS (Amazon Web Services) as a Global Accounts Manager within the Life Sciences sector. Arafat joins after spending 9 years at McKinsey, where he focused on strategic projects within Life Sciences.
Cristina Almeida and Ignacio Basagoiti join Alvarez and Marsal’s Global Transaction Advisory Group in Spain. Both Managing Directors are joining from Deloitte, with Cristina leading the practice.
Martin Hurst joins boutique advisory firm EOS Deal Advisory in London. He brings a vast amount of experience within the Transactions space, including 22 years at EY as a Partner.
Alvarez and Marsal in Germany have appointed Jens Nawrath as their latest Managing Director, who will lead the Debt Advisory practice in Europe. Jens will be based in Frankfurt, joining from Deloitte.
Saeeda Jaffar, former Partner and Head of Middle East for Alvarez and Marsal has joined Visa as a Senior Vice president for GCC region, bringing a vast amount of experience within the Financial Services and Payments sector.
Vittorio Bonori joins Bain Italy as an Expert Partner, recently having left as the CEO of Publicis Groupe. He will be focusing on advanced analytics and customer experience topics, working in multiple industries and across the EMEA region.
Symphony have appointed Amit Kumar, based in India, as their new Executive Director and CEO. He was previously a Partner at KPMG with a focus on the Consumer Products sector and specialises in Business Transformation and Profitability Improvement.
Former Bain Partner Michael Jongeneel has announced that he will be leaving to join the Dutch development bank FMO from September 1st.
The former Microsoft Vice President Marianne Dahl joins BCG in Denmark. She has over 20 years of experience in technology, digital, and transformation industry and will be joining as a Partner and Managing Director.