Kea & Partners appoints three Senior Partners in home market France

26 September 2018 3 min. read
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French consulting firm Kea & Partners has this year promoted three of its partners to Senior Partner level: François Maisonneuve le Brec, David-Emmanuel Vivot and Olivier Mouton.

François Maisonneuve le Brec (51) has been with Kea & Partners for over six years, joining the firm in 2012 from Oliver Wyman’s Paris office, where he latterly held the role of Associate Principal. Prior to that, Maisonneuve le Brec was a partner at Hemeria, a Paris-based management consultancy specialised in operations in the industrial sector that was acquired by Oliver Wyman in 2008. Maisonneuve le Brec was one of the roughly 80 partners and employees that transferred to the US-origin management consultancy, one of the subsidiaries of Marsh & McLennan Companies and the parent of among others Lippincott (a creative agency) and Cavok (an aviation consultancy).

Maisonneuve le Brec, who graduated from Ensea (1990) and Essec (1992), started his career with Big Four firm PwC. At Kea & Partners, he focuses on helping clients in the production sectors, including automotive, aviation, pharmaceutical and food industry players, with topics such as organisation transformation, operational performance improvement, research & development, supply chain, logistics and lean.

Kea & Partners appoints three Senior Partners in home market France

David-Emmanuel Vivot has been at the strategy and management consulting firm since 2001, the year Kea & Partners was founded. During his tenure, he has played a leading role in supporting the firm’s growth to its current footprint of around 200 consultants in Europe, Americas and Africa, of which 150 are based in home country France. Prior to joining the French consultancy, Paris Tech alumni Vivot had a one year spell at Gemini Consulting, the legal predecessor of Capgemini Consulting, which last week rebranded as Capgemini Invent following an internal regrouping by parent company Capgemini.

Since joining Kea & Partners in 2005, the now 39-year-old Olivier Mouton has rapidly moved up the ranks from Senior Consultant to Manager, Director and now Senior Partner. The Ecole Polytechnique (2003) and Mines ParisTech (2004) graduate focuses on large scale transformations and innovation – Mouton is in charge of Kea & Partners’ partnership with the Innovation Factory, a Paris-based innovation hub which works with dozens of large enterprises and institutions, including Accor Hotels, BNP Paribas, Engie and Sodexho, on future-proofing their business models.

With the trio of appointments, Kea & Partners has broken through the barrier of 20 Senior Partners in France. The firm is led by CEO Arnaud Gangloff, who founded the firm after leaving his Vice President role at Gemini Consulting to pursue his entrepreneurial ambition to build a leading consulting firm in France and beyond.

Kea & Partners is part of The Transformation Alliance, an international consulting network which enables the French consultancy to (for select engagements) join forces with h&z Business Consulting (Germany), MBS Consulting (Italy) and Q5 (UK). Together, the four consultancies have offices in Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Morocco, Switzerland, the UK and US.