Consulting firm Eden McCallum has added Jan-Willem Weggemans to its team in London. Weggemans, who joins from PwC and previously served Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group and A.T. Kearney, has been appointed as Associate Partner.
After obtaining a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, Jan-Willem Weggemans started his career with TNT Express, one of the largest parcel delivery and logistics firms of the globe*. In 2001 he left the company to join A.T. Kearney as Associate, and after nearly four years with the consultancy Weggemans moved to The Boston Consulting Group, also based in the Netherlands. In the role of Project Leader he contributed to several engagements in the area of strategy and operations, including commercial strategy, operational excellence and post-merger integration.
In 2007 Weggemans exchanged BCG for rival Bain & Company, joining the firm as a Case Team Leader in London, where he led a variety of consulting engagements, as well as contributing to business development opportunities and internal practice development. After approximately 10 years in the consulting industry, Weggemans moved to Barclaycard, the credit card subsidiary of Barclays, where he spent three years in a leadership role, mainly responsible for strategy development and implementation in the US and Europe. For the past 3.5 years Weggemans worked as a Director for PwC, where he developed the firm’s Retail and Commercial Banking practice in London and Amsterdam.
Opting to stay within strategy consulting, last month Weggemans joined Eden McCallum, a consulting firm with offices in London (established 2000), Amsterdam (since 2008) and Zurich (launched in April this year). At the advisory, he will continue to focus on Financial Services, bringing to the table expertise in digital, payments, and strategic transformation, across Retail and Commercial Banking as well as Insurance. “At a time of great change in the industry we’re seeing enormous demand from our clients, particularly in the digital context. We’re thoroughly excited to have Jan-Willem on board to help us develop one of our biggest practices even further”, comments Christopher Humphry, one of the partners leading Financial Services at Eden McCallum.
“Knowing Eden McCallum by reputation,” says Weggemans, “I was intrigued by a business that cuts to the quick of what matters in consulting, both for clients and for consultants. I’m thrilled to be part of the team, and looking forward to working with clients in such an innovative way.”
Earlier this year Eden McCallum bolstered its London-based partner team with Michael Edwards. He joined from McKinsey & Company, where he spent nine years, and prior to that worked for Accenture. For PwC’s London-based Strategy unit, Weggemans represents the second high-profile departure in recent weeks – last month Tim Longstaff left the Big Four to join Roland Berger.
* In April TNT was acquired by FedEx for €4.4 billion, although the deal still needs clearance from regulatory authorities, with closing expected in the first half of 2016. Two years ago, UPS tried to take over TNT but its €5.2 billion bid was blocked by European competition authorities.