L.E.K. Consulting promotes three advisors to Director level in Paris

04 May 2018 Consultancy.eu

The French office of L.E.K. Consulting has promoted three of its advisors to Director level. Andréa Isak, Servane Perrot and Olivier Asset.

Established in 1989, L.E.K. Consulting France (based in the 8th arrondissement of Paris) provides management consultancy and financial advisory services, with a particular focus on clients in the Consumer Products, Energy & Environment, Healthcare, Industrials, Private Equity and Retail sectors.

Building on their performance and client track record in recent years, L.E.K.’s French partner team has promoted three long serving consultants to Director. Andréa Isak (31 years old) joined the consultancy in 2011 – she has since worked on numerous projects for international groups in health and retail as well as for investment funds. Prior to joining L.E.K. Consulting, Isak completed two internships, at Bombardier and Michal Page.

L.E.K. Consulting promotes three advisors to Director level in Paris

The 31-year old Servane Perrot specialises in growth strategy issues for corporates and funds. She joined L.E.K. Consulting in September 2011, after completing a short traineeship at French national carrier Air France. In the past seven years, she rapidly ascended the ranks from Analyst through to Associate Consultant, Senior Associate Consultant, Consultant, Project Leader and now Director. 

The youngest of the three newly promoted advisors, Olivier Asset (29), focuses on clients in the industry, retail and private equity sectors. He joined L.E.K. Consulting at the start of 2013, and following a spell at the firm’s Boston and Chicago offices, he returned to Paris.

L.E.K. Consulting France is led by Arnaud Sergent, who earlier this year succeeded Clare Chatfield as head of the French division. Globally the London-headquartered consulting firm has 1,200 consultants based in 19 offices.

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Rik de Weerd joins Product League as Chief Digital Transformation

19 April 2019 Consultancy.eu

Product League, a digital transformation agency dedicated to the OutSystems platform, has brought Rik de Weerd on board as Chief Digital Transformation.

Based in the Netherlands, Product League is a rapidly growing digital product specialist. The firm helps clients – including the likes of beer brewer Heineken and grocery players Albert Heijn and Coop – build systems, applications and products by combining a rapid application development approach with an agile way of working. To this end, Product League is dedicated to the low-code platform of OutSystems. 

Against a backdrop of a growing need to transform core legacy systems, as organisations embrace emerging technologies to bolster competitiveness and (digitally) navigate change, low-code is seeing a booming uptake by organisations of all sizes. According to one estimate, by a US analyst firm, the market for low code development is set to double in size from its current value of $1.6 billion roughly every two years during the period until 2025. Alongside peers such as Appian and Mendix, OutSystems is at the forefront of the low-code industry.

According to Rik de Weerd, Product League is uniquely positioned to tap into the growing market for OutSystems services, leveraging its specialist and multidisciplinary approach to help clients “deliver winning products”. He elaborated, “there are many good players in the OutSystems market which deliver excellent technical work. Product League goes beyond this, and additionally brings a focus on the strategic level. The firm is not only a strategic partner with the right toolset, but also brings the determination to take clients wherever they need to go.”

Rik de Weerd joins Product League as Chief Digital Transformation

The Dutchman brings a wealth of experience to Product League, as well as a reputation as one of the Benelux’s OutSystems thought leaders in the low-code industry. Before joining the digital consultancy, he worked for OutSystems from their Benelux office as Lead Solution Architect for Northern Europe. During his tenure, he has led a large number of digital transformation projects and has been responsible for resolving complex business and IT issues. Earlier in his career he held several IT consulting and project management roles. 

Asked about his move from OutSystems to Product League, De Weerd commented: “After five years of evangelising low-code, drawing up countless solutions across Northern Europe and battling 'old habits and short-term thinking’, now it’s time to put my money where my mouth is. I had the privilege to be presented with several new business cases every week in different branches and help blueprint the road to value in all of them. Now I’m eager to take that to the next level and drive the programmes that actually transform corporations into the digital age.”

“Low-code has crossed the chasm, the technology is now here to stay. Searching for new, more effective ways of catalysing their digital transformation, leading companies are realising this. Driving digital transformation as a core competency of Product League is now my mission and I believe it will be an excellent fit.” 

He further pointed at Product League’s ability to provide an end-to-end service, “With a team of product owners, business analysts, UX/UI designers and OutSystems developers, Product League can offer clients the full digital experience. But technology can only take you so far – without the right people, the right mindset and the power to execute, IT stays hypothetical. I believe I’ve found all three in Product League.”