L.E.K. Consulting adds Kanji Ojima to Japanese Healthcare practice

09 September 2016 Consultancy.uk

L.E.K. Consulting in Japan has hired management consulting veteran Kanji Ojima as Principal in the firm’s Healthcare Services, Life Sciences, MedTech and Private Equity practice, who joins from Deloitte. Ojima brings 15 years of sector experience to the role, whereby the firm boosts its practice capabilities and cultural understanding of the sector.

Prior to joining L.E.K. Consulting, Kanji Ojima was a Managing Director at Deloitte within its Financial Advisory practice. Ojima Provided financial advisory and management consulting services to the Life Science & Health Care. Previously, from 2013 until the start of 2016, Ojima was a Senior Vice President at the firm. Prior to that, he worked at Accenture as a Senior Manager for almost two years from 2011. Earlier roles include almost three years as a Manager at Keio University Hospital; Senior Manager at KPMG in its Healthcare practice for almost five years; and Manager at PwC where, in 2000, he started his career in management consulting. His earlier career, of around 10 years, was in finance and banking.

Ojima holds a Bachelor of Laws in Criminal Process Law from Keio University, an academic institution located in central Tokyo.

Kanji Ojima - L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting’s announcement sees Ojima join the firm as Principal and lead of its Japanese Healthcare Services, Life Sciences, MedTech and Private Equity practice. The addition of Ojima to the firm, boosts its regional capability in healthcare and hospital planning with 15 years of experience in among others, marketing strategy, financial advisory, hospital back office transformation and M&A transaction services, as well as broadening the firm’s understanding of Japanese healthcare and the enterprise culture.

Ray Fujii, Managing Director and head of L.E.K.’s Tokyo office, says that the firm is “pleased” to welcome Ojima-san to its Tokyo team and growing practices. He adds, “It is an opportune time for the growing L.E.K. Tokyo office to add his expertise in financial advisory for M&A, strategic and market planning, hospital back office transformation, and due diligence to help grow our already strong team of consultants.”

In July this year L.E.K. Consulting added Yong Teng to its office in Shanghai, China, while two months prior to that the business advisory poached Strategy& partner Fernando Fernandes – he is based in São Paulo.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.