The global partner team of Arthur D. Little has once again appointed Ignacio García Alves to serve as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Following a period of consolidation and growth, in his second term García Alves aims at accelerating the growth and capitalising on Arthur D. Little’s unique positioning.
Ignacio García Alves has a true international and multi-cultural profile; he was born in Spain, lived in the Netherlands for 23 years, spent a year in the UK and 17 years in France, and has been in Belgium since 2008. After graduating from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), and a short spell at Accenture, he joined Arthur D. Little (ADL) in 1992 as a Business Analyst. At the global strategy & operations firm he grew quickly through the ranks, and become partner in 1998. From 1998 to 2002 he headed the TIME (Telecom, Information, Media and Electronics) Practice in France and was the Managing Director of Arthur D. Little in France between 2002 and 2007. In 2008 García Alves was appointed head of ADL Benelux and since the management buy-out from Altran early 2012* he has been acting as Chief Executive Officer.
During the recent annual partner meeting held in Belgium, the partners have once again expressed their confidence in García Alves, appointing him for a second term. “I am very grateful for this renewed expression of the confidence of the Partners and I am honored to serve and lead Arthur D. Little for a new term,” says García Alves. “We will concentrate in the next three years on accelerating the growth and on realising the potential of our unique positioning” he adds.
Board of Directors
In addition to Garcia-Alves’ appointment, the partner team has also agreed on the setup of the Board of Directors, which consists of the following members:
Ignacio García Alves, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Vincent Bamberger, Managing Partner of France, Saverio Caldani, Managing Partner of Italy, Fabian Doemer, Managing Partner of Central Europe, Thomas Kuruvilla, Managing Partner of the Middle-East, Bo Lenerius, Managing Partner of Nordics, and Nick White, Managing Partner of the United Kingdom.
* After balancing on the brink of bankruptcy, in 2002 Arthur D. Little was bought by Altran. Roughly ten years later the partners decided to buy the firm back from the French-based technology provider. Since the management buy-out (MBO) the firm has grown strongly, adding 25 new Partners to the team. By the end of 2014 Arthur D. Little expects to have fully reimbursed the MBO acquisition fee.