Bain adds experienced duo to Dutch financial services practice

22 November 2021 2 min. read
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Bain & Company has bolstered its Financial Services practice in the Netherlands with two former partners of Roland Berger: Mark de Jonge and Sjors van der Zee.

“I am very excited that Mark and Sjors are joining our team. Their arrival further enhances the competitiveness of our local Financial Services practice, and will also be of great value to our EMEA and global business,” said Véronique Pauwels, Managing Partner of Bain & Company in the Netherlands.

Together, the duo bring more than 30 years of experience in strategy consulting to Bain & Company – one of the world’s leaders in the segment (12,000 consultants and staff in ~40 countries). Both previously were a partner at Roland Berger in Amsterdam and long-time employees of the German-origin strategy consultancy.

Mark de Jonge was a senior partner at Roland Berger, and a leader in the Financial Services practice. He specialises in the banking and insurance segments, and supports clients with business model innovation, growth realisation, operating model performance improvement, and digitisation.

Earlier in his career, De Jong had brief stints at Quintel Strategy Consulting (acquired by Kearney in 2011) and Arthur D. Little (the world’s oldest management consultancy).

Sjors van der Zee started his career in strategy consulting at Roland Berger in 2006, and grew the ranks to become a partner (in 2017). He also specialises in the banking and insurance segments, with a focus on strategic transformations, operating model engineering, cost reductions and commercial due diligence.

The move sees Bain & Company welcome its fifth and sixth new partner to its leadership team in Amsterdam this year, following the previous appointments of Aleksander Lyngvi, Daniëlle Stekelenburg, Daan van Ginneken and Velu Sinha.