Arnaud Jouron joins Automotive practice of Arthur D. Little

16 March 2020 3 min. read
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Nearly two decades after leaving the firm, Arnaud Jouron has re-joined Arthur D. Little in Paris. 

After working three years for Bossard Consultants (acquired by Capgemini Consulting in 1997), Jouron joined Arthur D. Little in 1996 as a Senior Manager, working for the firm’s clients across France and beyond on topics including strategy & operations, organisation, finance, outsourcing and digitisation. 

The Frenchman has now returned to the global management consultancy, bringing nearly ten years of executive management and a further decade of consulting experience to the firm. In the past two years, he worked as an independent consultant focused on strategy, due diligence and operations improvement, serving mainly private equity funds across large transactions and portfolio rationalisation programmes. 

Previously he spent seven years at McKinsey & Company, latterly as an Associate Principal in its French practice, leading engagements in the private equity, chemicals, steel, cement, telecom, production and security sectors. 

Arnaud Jouron joins Arthur D. Little in Paris office

In between, Jouron worked ten years at ArcelorMittal, rising the ranks to become CFO of ArcelorMittal Long Carbon and ArcelorMittal Stainless (now Aperam) and CEO of ArcelorMittal Tubular. Following ArcelorMittal, Jouron led the automotive and packaging division of Constellium. 

In his new role at Arthur D. Little, appointed an Associate Director in its Automotive Manufacturing & Operations Management practice, Jouron has been tasked with serving the firm’s automotive clients, and with expanding the practice’s remit in the market. The practice offers a range of services including competition & regulation, marketing & sales excellence, transaction services, digital transformation and new mobility services.

Commenting on his challenge, Jouron said, “The automotive industry is at an exciting time, with development of autonomous cars and alternative fuels. I am looking forward to leading the Arthur D. Little team as these areas progress, and helping companies enhance their own offerings and operations.” 

Ignacio García Alves, the Chief Executive Officer of the global consulting firm, added, “Arnaud has many years of experience in consulting and the automotive and operations industries. He has shown his expertise in developing new products and supporting companies in their business endeavors. We look forward to seeing his work with our Paris office.”

Earlier this year, Riccardo Maltoni joined Arthur D. Little as a partner in Italy, based in its Milan office.