A.T. Kearney and Roland Berger appoint partners in Paris, France

21 June 2018 Consultancy.eu 3 min. read

Strategy consultancies A.T. Kearney and Roland Berger have both added a new partner to their ranks in France. Bernard Sfeir has been appointed a partner in A.T. Kearney’s French Digital Transformation practice, while Julien Nathan has been admitted into Roland Berger partnership. Both consultancy firms operate out of Paris. 

Bernard Sfeir brings over two decades of experience to A.T. Kearney, which has been active in France since 1967 (the firm’s third international office back then). He most recently served as a partner at research and advisory company Gartner, where he co-led Gartner's consulting business in France and western Europe. Prior to that, he worked as an independent consultant and previously for Cisco for eight years, latterly in the role of Managing Director of the Digital - Internet Business Solutions arm. Earlier in his career, Sfeir worked for Accenture, where he specialised in Financial Services.

Sfeir, who holds a MBA from Kellogg School of Management, strengthens A.T. Kearney’s Digital Transformation unit – tasked with managing large Digital projects at clients, and will head the firm’s ecosystem of digital partners in France. "We are delighted to welcome Bernard as a new Partner,” said Nicolas Lioliakis, Managing Partner of A.T. Kearney France. “His track record and expertise perfectly complements our service offering in France and he will be an invaluable asset for our customers teams.” 

The appointment comes at a time when digital transformation consulting is booming – according to the most recent figures available, revenues of the consulting service line have increased by more than $20 billion since 2016 to a total of $44 billion.

Bernard Sfeir and Julien Nathan

Meanwhile, rival Roland Berger has added 40-year old Julien Nathan to its French partnership. He has over 17 years' experience in consulting, assisting the management of large and mid-sized companies and private equity investors on corporate strategy, operational improvement and restructuring projects. Nathan joins the consulting firm from AlixPartners, where he latterly served as a Director. Prior to that he worked for Booz & Company (currently Strategy&), Roland Berger in his first spell at the consultancy, and Mars & Co, a boutique strategic consulting firm. He started his career in banking, with Société Générale, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions. 

At Roland Berger, Nathan is a member of the firm’s Corporate Performance & Restructuring and the Industrial Product & Services practices. He will serve clients in France and across Europe.

Earlier this year, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company also added senior advisors in France.

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