Eric Baudson, Guillaume Baril and Nicholas Veg partner at Kearney

23 January 2020 Consultancy.eu

Kearney, formerly A.T. Kearney, has appointed three new partners in its French office. 

Eric Baudson has been hired externally, from Crédit Agricole, where he was CIO for nearly four years. Before that, he was head of the French IT & Digital practice of rival Boston Consulting Group, and worked over two decades in the banking sector at Crédit Agricole, Société Générale and Banque Indosuez. At Kearney, Baudson is a leader in the IT and Digital wing. 

Guillaume Baril has been promoted to partner one year after joining the global consulting firm as a Vice President (the rank just below partner). The 53-year old is specialised in mergers & acquisitions, post-merger integration and performance improvement. He is part of Kearney’s Merger Integration and Private Equity practices in Paris.

Eric Baudson, Guillaume Baril and Nicholas Veg partner at Kearney

Nicholas Veg has been with Kearney for over five years, joining the strategy & operations specialist from boutique French management consulting firm Advention, where he ascended the ranks from junior to manager. Veg is a partner in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisition and Private Equity practices, working mainly for large national and international companies and financial investors. 

The trio of partner appointments comes three months after Kearney admitted Julien Vincent (promoted internally) to its Parisian partnership, and appointed Arnaud Bodji a Vice President (hired from Corporate Value Associates).

Kearney France launched in the mid-60s, at the time one of the earlier international offices of the US-headquartered consulting firm. The French division is led by Nicolas Lioliakis, who has been at the helm for three years now, a role he combines with that of EMEA Leader of the Financial Services practice. 

Last week, Kearney was unveiled as the new name of A.T. Kearney. The consultancy dropped ‘A.T.’ from its name to shift the brand’s attention from its 90+ year heritage to its current operations and future.


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