Roland Berger Partners Philippe Chassat and Alain Le Couédic have been jointly promoted to co-lead the firm’s Financial Services Practice in the APAC region. The co-leaders take responsibility for growth within the fast growing and transforming region.
Philippe Chassat became a Partner at Roland Berger in 2005, working for the firm’s Financial Services Practice in France. In 2006 he moved to Belgium, taking on a Partner position in the firm’s Belgium Financial Services unit. Roughly five year later Chassat moved to Asia (based out of Singapore) to serve as the firm's Financial Services Head for South East Asia. Chassat holds a Master of Arts in Economy & Finance and an Master of Science in Capital Markets & Corporate Finance from Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris. He also attended the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Prior to joining Roland Berger in 2010, Alain Le Couédic worked at The Boston Consulting Group as a Partner and Managing Director, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Le Couédic was a Principal at A.T. Kearney, he worked at the firm for more than seven years, based out of New York and then Hong Kong. Le Couédic started his consultancy career at Arthur Andersen in 1990, where he rose to the level of Senior Consultant. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering and Economics from the AgroParisTech, Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l’environnement and a Master of Business Administration from the Columbia University - Columbia Business School.
The promotion of Chassat and Le Couédic sees the Partners take on joint leadership of the firm’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) region Financial Services Practice. Both bring 20 years of experience to the role, as well as extensive regional experience. They take responsibility for the expansion of the firm’s regional business, which continues to be under pressure from the Chinese market slowdown, by offering a range of solutions to current and new regional clients. Across the board the outlook for the region is bright however, found an analysis by Roland Berger's APAC team released late last year.
Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO at Roland Berger, says, "As a global business consultancy we have been expanding our business in Asia for over 30 years and the region now represents a significant share of our total business. Alain and Philippe will leverage our global reach, European roots and large Asian presence to serve our clients in the region even better.”
Knut Storholm, Partner and Global Head of the Financial Services Competence Center at Roland Berger, adds, "The financial services industry in the region is going to experience a massive transformation shaped by global trends and the differing development stages of each country. In their new role, Alain and Philippe will benefit from their longstanding experience of global markets and in-depth knowledge of the region to drive our teams and help our clients through this evolving landscape. We see plenty more opportunities in the region and this new setup reflects our commitment and ambition to grow with our local and global clients.”
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