Economics consulting firm Compass Lexecon, a subsidiary of FTI Consulting, has hired Damien Neven as a Senior Consultant and member of the Compass Lexecon Advisory Committee. Neven works from the Brussels office and brings extensive economic competition experience to the team and the firm’s clients.
Damien Neven is the Professor of Economics at The Graduate Institute, Geneva, as well as teaching at INSEAD, the University of Brussels, the College of Europe and the University of Lausanne. His academic work is focused on applied industrial organisation and competition policy. Previous non-academic roles include Senior Academic Consultant at Charles River Associates and Competition Economist at the Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission from 2006 to 2011, where he led the expansion of the firm’s Chief Economist Team from ten to thirty over a period of four years. In addition, Neven has provided expert advice to the Competition Commissioner on a range of matters, from policy to case assessment.
Neven holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography and a master’s degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain, and a PhD in Economics from Oxford University.
Neven joins Compass Lexecon* as Senior Consultant and member of the Compass Lexecon Advisory Committee. The role will see Neven provide a range of Antitrust & Competition advice to the firm’s team and clients. He will work from the firm’s Brussels office.
Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director of Compass Lexecon, is “delighted” to welcome Professor Neven to the team. “He brings an outstanding and unique blend of academic, regulatory and consultancy experience, ensuring that he fully understands the competition issues facing both companies and governments alike” Padilla adds. “We know that his advice will be of great value to both our team and our clients.”
Neven says that he is “really pleased and excited” to be joining the economics consultancy. “I know from my own experience of their work just how justified their stellar reputation in the competition world is, and I am greatly looking forward to working with Jorge and his team of outstanding economists” states Neven.
* Compass Lexecon, a wholly owned subsidiary of FTI Consulting, was formed in 2008 from the merger of Competition Policy Associates, bought by FTI in 2006, with Lexecon, which was acquired by FTI in 2003. The firm provides law firms, corporations and government clients with clear analysis of complex economic issues, from legal and regulatory proceedings to strategic decisions and public policy debates. The firm has more than 400 staff, including 135 PhD. economists and econometricians and more than 160 other individuals with advanced degrees located in 17 offices.