Bain, Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey add senior advisors in France

23 April 2018 5 min. read

The trio of US-origin strategy consulting firms – Bain, BCG and McKinsey – have bolstered their senior ranks in France. Bain & Company and Boston Consulting Group appointed one and two new partners respectively, both located in Paris, while McKinsey & Company added five new partners to its French leadership, of which four are based in Paris and one in Lyon. 

Bain promotes Matthieu Vigneron

Bain & Company, which launched its Paris office in 1985, has promoted Matthieu Vigneron to partner in its Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) practice. “In the digital age, many leaders in the TMT sector are facing major pressures to redesign their organisations and reinvent their business models, explained Domenico Azzarello, CEO of Bain & Company in France since January 2014. “Matthieu helps our clients with designing and developing such major transformations.”

Vigneron, who has been with Bain for thirteen years, has extensive experience serving clients in Europe and North Africa – besides working in France, Vigneron also worked from Bain’s offices in London (UK), Stockholm (Sweden), Milan (Italy) and Algiers (Algeria).

Five senior appointments at McKinsey

Rival McKinsey & Company has meanwhile hired Julien Revellat as an associate partner. Revellat joined from Corporate Value Associates, a management consulting firm with 17 offices globally, where he worked for over seven years in areas such as growth, restructuring, operational efficiency, organisation, marketing & sales and supply chain. Revellat, who was one of the six partners of Corporate Value Associates in Paris, started his career with EY, where he spent four years, part of the Energy & Utilities division.

Also appointed an associate partner, Dominique Trancart joined from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He has over two decades of experience in the consulting sector and industry. Prior to his spell at BCG, Trancart worked for Roland Berger in Paris and French insurance group AXA, where he was Deputy Head of Strategy. Earlier in his career he worked for Faurecia (which recently partnered with Accenture to tap into the connected car market), and management consultancies A.T. Kearney and Arthur D. Little. Trancart advises private equity funds and industrial companies on topics such as business planning, operational efficiency, due diligence, joint ventures, sales force effectiveness, post-merger integration, organisation and digital.

Bain, Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey add senior advisors in France

The French arm of McKinsey & Company further added three partners to its team, as it pushes for growth in France’s consulting market. Henri de Combles de Nayves works for the firm’s Financial Services practice, which serves corporate and investment banks, retail banks, asset managers and insurance companies. He assists clients in France, Europe and North Africa with strategy, organisational and operational excellence. Before joining McKinsey, he worked at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking as an Equity Derivatives Trader. 

Pierre de la Boulaye has been with McKinsey since 2006, and has been promoted from associate partner to partner. He works mainly with consumer goods and financial services companies, and heads the firm’s Procurement & Supply Chain Management practice in France. During his 12 year tenure at McKinsey, De la Boulaye has been involved with around 150 engagements for 40+ companies across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. 

The third new partner, Thomas Morel is based in McKinsey’s Lyon office. He joined the consultancy as an Associate in 2011, and has since been promoted to Engagement Manager in 2012 and Associate Partner in 2014, prior to making the latest jump at the start of this year. Morel focuses mainly on the automotive sector – he leads McKinsey's research on R&D and innovation, and has contributed to many initiatives related to autonomous driving and electric vehicles.

BCG adds two partners

The third of the ‘MBB’, The Boston Consulting Group, has appointed Céline Boyer-Chammard as a partner and managing director in its Paris office. The French native – she graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees and obtrained an MBA at INSEAD – relocated from Germany, where she from the firm’s base in Cologne led BCG’s Insurance industry group. In France, Boyer-Chammard is member of the firm’s Financial Institutions, Insurance and Technology Advantage practices. 

Loïc Mesnage joined BCG as a partner and managing director from PwC, where he was a partner and worked for sixteen years. He has 20 years of experience in among others the Aerospace & Defense, Energy Utilities and Consumer Goods industries, specialising in business transformation enabled by technology. Mesnage bolsters BCG’s Technology Advantage wing, which helps clients with digitisation, data analytics, agility, operating model change, IT due diligence and IT implementations. 

Last year fellow strategy consulting rival Roland Berger added two partners to its French team: Thierry Duvette and Cyrille Vincey.