Key People Moves – October

Key People Moves – October
1 November 2021 Angelos Andreou
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October sees a flurry of activity as major consulting players strengthen their financial capabilities, particularly within Restructuring, and Private Equity funds hone in on long-term investments within priority sectors. There are also significant moves into Industry to support exponential growth in a year that has thus far been characterised by cautiously optimistic economic recovery.

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Key People Moves

Ankura have strengthened their Data & Technology team with seven new Senior Managing Directors across their London, Dubai, Mumbai, and Hong Kong offices. Of them, Brian Stuart in the UK brings 25 years’ experience working across numerous challenging multi-jurisdictional cases for notable corporations and law firms, and Muthmainur Rahman, based in Dubai, bolsters the EMEA and Asia team through 14 years’ experience of building and leading Forensic Technology teams in the UK and Middle East.

Nick Neil-Boss joins Eight Advisory as a Partner in the UK, leaving AlixPartners, where he was a Managing Director specialising in Performance Improvement. In his new role, Nick will focus on value creation at the due diligence stage, planning and delivering synergies, carve-outs, and value creation and turnaround plans, capitalising on almost 30 years of experience.

Robert Bailey rejoins Oliver Wyman in London after 17 years. He is a Partner in their Insurance & Asset Management practice, after working for the likes of Marsh & McLennan, Chatham House, and Oxfam.

Rebecca Rennison made a move from PwC to EY in Manchester, securing a promotion from Director to Partner within their Corporate Finance team.

Oliver Wyman has hired Stephen Whitehouse to bolster the capabilities within their Payments, Retail, and Business Banking practices from Kearney in London.

Michael Magnay joins Alvarez & Marsal’s Manchester office, becoming a Managing Director within their Restructuring practice. He will bring with him 20 years of experience in helping stabilise businesses, assessing available options and implementing strategies to protect and enhance value.

Robert Stein joins Gilde Healthcare in Frankfurt, after 5+ years at Arcana Capital. Robert will join the Private Equity fund, bringing 25 years of experience and expertise in ‘Mittelstand’ companies in the DACH Region and Europe.

Alvarez & Marsal continue to further expand their Financial Restructuring capabilities with the hire of James Dervin, based in London. James specialises in advising and supporting financiers, borrowers, and other stakeholders in stressed and distressed situations.

Dr. Michael Wagner joins Oliver Wyman as a Partner in their Munich office, after 7+ years at Strategy&. He will focus on growing their performance and organisation transformation platform.

Daniel Trujillo makes a move into consulting, leaving Walmart after 9 years and joining McKinsey as a Partner and Chief Compliance Officer.

Christian Kaspar joins Strategy& after 10+ years at Accenture, bringing his deep expertise in Pharma and Life Sciences. Strategy& has also hired Christian von Tschirschky from EY Germany; he will focus within the Energy, Utilities and Resources space, providing transformation, growth, and M&A advice.

EY-Parthenon strengthens the Strategy & Transactions team in their Birmingham office through Claire Gambles, who joins after 19+ years at Deloitte. She will be joining their Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy practice.

Oliver Wyman in Germany have bolstered their Chemicals/Energy capabilities with the hire of Nils Naujok, Iris Herrmann, and Dr. Matthias Witzemann, all from Strategy&. Nils joins as the new leader of their Energy practice in EMEA. Iris joins Oliver Wyman as a Partner focusing on Chemicals and Sustainability. Matthias joins to bolster their Energy and Natural Resources practice.

Will Rhode transitions from BCG, where he has spent the past seven years, to EY-Parthenon as a Partner specialising in Financial Services, with a special focus on wholesale banking, private equity, risk, and financial technology. His work involves strategy, business and portfolio review, due diligence, and integration support.

Fleur van Beem joins VodafoneZiggo as an Executive Director in Digital Transformation, after 17 years at Bain in Amsterdam.

Eight Advisory are expanding their capabilities within Paris, hiring Emmanuel Riou from Grant Thornton, who will be responsible for developing the Financial services franchise with a focus on transactions.

Santosh Singh leaves Novartis to join EY as their new Legal Managed Services Delivery Leader. Santosh will be tasked with expanding EY’s Legal Managed Services practice, utilising his 20+ years of experience in strategy, service delivery, and change management.

FTI Consulting in Germany have hired two new Senior Managing Directors, Christoph Schlossarek and Ricardo Gomez, both to join their Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice. Christoph joins after being an executive at Rungis Express, a subsidiary of German multinational Metro. Ricardo joins FTI after 6+ years at EY as the Market Segment Leader Consumer Products and Retail for the GSA region.

Svante Zetterqvist joins Simon-Kucher & Partners in Stockholm, where he will be co-leading the Stockholm office, along with Andreas Jonason.

Lucy Lopez has joined Spencer Stuart as the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, based in their New York office. She joins after 23 years at McKinsey, where she left as the Deputy General Counsel & Head of Legal for the Americas.

Rebecca Rennison made a move from PwC to EY in Manchester, securing a promotion from Director to Partner within their Corporate Finance team.

Damian Sicaud makes a move away from consulting, leaving BCG to join Salesforce as a Director in Strategic Accounts Advisory.

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