Arthur D. Little appoints new partners in Italy and Spain

02 October 2023 2 min. read

Arthur D. Little has appointed two new partners in its Southern European region: Alessandro Barmettler (Italy) and Francisco Velasco (Spain).

A member of Arthur D. Little’s Automotive & Manufacturing Goods practice, Alessandro Barmettler brings over 17 years of experience in management consulting to the firm, all of which he gained at Italian-based firm Value Partners.

During his career, he has worked with clients in areas including strategy, turnaround, marketing and commercial issues. Barmettler is based in Arthur D. Little’s Milan office and focuses on clients in the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

Alessandro Barmettler and Francisco Velasco - Arthur D Little

Francisco Velasco has meanwhile joined Arthur D. Little in its Madrid office. He also has worked in consulting his entire career, previously serving EY, where he was a partner and leader of its Financial Services practice in Spain, and PwC, BearingPoint, and Arthur Andersen.

Velasco has over 30 years of experience in financial services, working with banks, insurers, regulators and other financial institutions on topics such as strategy, business transformation, risk & compliance, and digital transformation.

150 partners

With the addition of Barmettler and Velasco, Arthur D. Little has hit a long-craved landmark: 150 partners worldwide – within three years of breaking through the 100-partner mark.

Ignacio García Alves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arthur D. Little, commented: “This represents a major milestone for the firm! And it’s a reflection on our entrepreneurial spirit, reputation for consultancy of the highest caliber, and ability to attract talented professionals from the market. Arthur D. Little continues to pursue a dynamic growth path.”

Founded in 1886 in the US, Arthur D. Little is generally recognised as the world’s oldest management consulting firm. Booz Allen was founded in 1914, while McKinsey and Kearney were both incepted in the 1920’s. Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, and Roland Berger, among others, were all established after the 1960’s.