Arnaud Jouron and José González partner at Arthur D. Little

21 September 2020 Consultancy.eu

Arthur D. Little has appointed two new partners in Europe: Arnaud Jouron in France and José González in Spain.

Ignacio García Alves, the Chairman and award-winning Chief Executive Officer of Arthur D. Little, said that the promotion of the two seniors is fully deserved, on the back of their expertise, track record and ability to deliver cutting-edge advice and solutions to clients, “even in today’s difficult climate.”

He added, “Arnaud and José are true assets to the team, I wish them every success as they embark on their new roles as partner.”

Arnaud Jouron re-joined Arthur D. Little in March last year as an Associate Director, and has since helped the firm land several high-profile clients in France and internationally, mainly in the steel, aluminum, automotive, manufacturing, and private equity sectors. Jouron is a Partner in Arthur D. Little’s Operations Management practice.

Arnaud Jouron, Jose Gonzalez, Athur D Little

Prior to joining the consultancy, he worked seven years at McKinsey & Company, latterly as an Associate Principal in its French team, and several years for Bossard Consultants (acquired by Capgemini Consulting in 1997) and Arthur D. Little. In between his consulting spells, the Frenchman served among others as CFO of ArcelorMittal Long Carbon and ArcelorMittal Stainless (now Aperam) and CEO of ArcelorMittal Tubular, and President of the automotive and packaging division of Constellium. 

Earlier this year, Arthur D. Little strengthened its French partnership with Guillaume Picq, who joined from Monitor Deloitte.

Meanwhile, in Spain, José González (not be mistaken with another Madrid-based partner Juan José González), has been promoted to Partner in Arthur D. Little’s Financial Services practice. González joined the firm in 2018 as a Principal to lead its newly formed Financial Services unit, and together with his team, he has build a growing practice and positioned the firm as a frontrunner in niche – the convergence potential between players of the telecoms and insurance industries.

Prior to Arthur D. Little, González was Head of Strategy and Governance at Zurich Santander, responsible for the firm’s Americas markets of Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Previously, he spent five years at strategy giants McKinsey & Company and Boston Consulting Group, and some four years at Deloitte, where he started his professional career.