Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little has named Petter Kilefors – the firm’s youngest partner ever – the new Managing Partner of its Nordics business. Kilefors succeeds Bo Lenerius, who helmed the firm for the past fifteen years.
Petter Kilefors joined Arthur D. Little in 1997, after gaining his MSc. in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). At the consulting firm, he grew the ranks in record time, and was named partner at the age of 28 – a feat that to date has been unparalleled at ADL. Most recently, Kilefors served since 2007 as the leader of the Global Strategy & Organisation, Private Equity and Corporate Finance Practice of Arthur D. Little. His professional focus is on strategy & organisation and financial advice to private equity and industrial investors pre and post transactions (e.g. due diligence, valuation, strategy, change management, post merger integration) and governance-related issues. Kilefors’s industry focus lies within the telecom, media, healthcare and public sector sectors.
Kilefors succeeds Bo Lenerius, who from his base in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been leading Arthur D. Little’s Nordic region for 15 years. "Petter is an exceptional advisor with deep knowledge of the investment environment, strategy and innovation issues and corporate governance. I look forward to continued cooperation," comments Lenerius. The new regional head has been tasked with two key objectives: expanding the firm’s footprint in the region, and further boosting its reputation in the marketplace and quality of service offerings.
In a reaction to his new role, Kilefors says he is “exited to be taking over at an exciting time”, commenting: “Businesses in the Nordics are increasingly looking for quality advisors who master the combination of strategic and innovative issues for competitiveness, growth and efficiency.”
Global Board of Directors
Lenerius will remain within the company and stay an integral part of the Nordic leadership team; however, he will devote the majority of his time to business and client development. He in addition holds a seat in the firm’s Global Board of Directors, headed by the recently appointed Spaniard Ignacio García Alves.
Global Board of Directors of Arthur D. Little.
In November last year Arthur D. Little – generally recognised as the globe’s first modern management consultancy – was named one of the 20 most prestigious management consulting firms in Europe.