Bain & Company partner Jenny Davis-Peccoud joins Amsterdam office

23 February 2018 4 min. read
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Jenny Davis-Peccoud, global leader of Bain & Company’s Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility practice and EMEA leader of the firm’s Organization unit, has relocated to the Netherlands to bolster its Amsterdam leadership team.

The new Partner at the Dutch office brings over two decades’ experience in management consulting with Bain & Company . She joined the US-headquartered consultancy in 1992, after receiving her Bachelor in French from Georgetown University* in Washington, DC. Her tenure at Bain & Company has seen Davis-Peccoud hold several leadership positions, including her current role as Head of the Organization practice in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The practice focuses on helping clients organise their structure and people, build a high performing culture, embrace new, agile ways of working, and make their organizations better places to work, among others.

Davis-Peccoud herself focuses on organisation design, culture transformation, decision effectiveness and change leadership matters, serving companies in multiple sectors. In addition to her client work, she has published extensively on the topic, with her articles appearing in publications such as Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Forbes , while she was also a major contributor to Bain's book ‘Decide & Deliver: Five steps to breakthrough performance in your organisation.’ 

In 2011, Davis-Peccoud founded Bain’s global Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility practice, which she leads globally. The business unit works with clients to deliver real change and maximise returns through their ability to seize social and environmental opportunities. Besides advising clients on how to tackle social and environmental issues, she also directs Bain's research endeavors into topics such as the change management challenge of sustainability programs and the role of sustainability in employee engagement. Her work in this area has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, HBR and, among others.  

Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Partner in Bain’s Amsterdam office

One of the research papers released last year by Bain’s Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility team – under the direction of Davis-Peccoud – found that despite all the best of intentions, sustainability transformations remain notoriously hard to realise. Following an analysis of more than 300 sustainability transformations, the authors concluded that only 2% of transitions have managed to achieve or exceed pre-set expectations. Leadership support and employee engagement were identified as the top two factors for success. 

Building on such insights and more, Bain & Company’s research and though leadership capabilities have been recognised as among the top 50 in the world, a feat which is one of the driving forces behind Bain’s admission to the strategic partner programme of think tank World Economic Forum – a privilege exclusive to a select group of 100 leading global companies, alongside the likes of rivals McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, A.T. Kearney, Strategy& and the Big Four. 

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The addition of Davis-Peccoud, who previously worked in Bain’s London and Boston offices, boosts the senior team of Bain’s Amsterdam office, which last year was named the best employer in the Netherlands (an award the consultancy also received in Germany). The office, established in 1998, is led by the Canadian Stephen Bertrand, who himself relocated to the Dutch capital city in December 2014. Other partners of Bain’s Dutch office include Lennert Spek, Fleur van Beem, Michael Jongeneel, Robert Oushoorn, Jeroen Hegge, Allard Vegter, Bianca Bax, Veronique Pauwels and Marc Lino.

Founded in 1973 by William Bain Junior, whose recent passing away at the age of 80 triggered a wave of tributes from the world of business and politics, Bain is one of the globe’s top strategy and management consultancies. The international advisory firm has 55 offices in 36 countries and is led by Manny Maceda, effective March 1, 2018, with the EMEA region falling under the mandate of London-based partner Paul Meehan.

* In 1997 Jenny Davis-Peccoud also obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from Harvard Business School.