Olivier Garcia new UK managing director of Chappuis Halder & Co.

05 September 2018 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Chappuis Halder & Co., a consultancy firm for the financial services industry, has admitted London-based advisor Olivier Garcia into its partnership. 

The promotion sees Olivier Garcia rewarded for a successful two and a half year spell at Chappuis Halder & Co., a Swiss-origin management consultancy that today has offices in eight major financial centers*. The company, founded in 2009, works for banks (retail banking, corporate banking, private banking), insurance companies, investment funds, asset managers and private equity firms.

In his new role, Olivier Garcia has been tasked with leading Chappuis Halder & Co.’s UK operation, which launched in 2010 and currently employs a team of 15 consultants. He will lead the firm’s commercial activities, focused on enlarging its footprint at existing clients – the consultancy works with clients such as AXA, Allianz, BNP Paribas, HSBC, Société Générale and The World Bank – and gaining a foothold at new clients. The new UK Managing Director will in the process seek to leverage the firm’s global track record – Chappuis Halder & Co. for instance works with 16 of Europe’s top 20 banking institutions. 

From a services perspective, Chappuis Halder provides offerings in the area of business transformation, operating model design, finance, risk & compliance, customer relationship development, innovation, mergers & acquisitions and post-merger integration. Garcia himself is specialised in capital markets, having been involved with several engagements in the sector focused on client centricity, risk management optimisation, business processes and workflows digitisation. 

Olivier Garcia new UK managing director of Chappuis Halder & Co.

Garcia brings over fifteen years of experience to the top role. Prior to joining the privately held management consulting firm in 2016, he served as a portfolio manager at Nomura in its Equity Principal Strategies Group, and previously led an investment firm focused on Asian markets which he launched in 2010. From 2005 to 2009, Garcia was in charge of Asia Pacific exotic trading at Credit Suisse, and before that he was an exotic derivatives trader at Société Générale, based mostly in Tokyo, where he began his career in 2000. 

Asked about how he believes Chappuis Halder & Co. differentiates itself in UK’s £10 billion consultancy market, Garcia pointed at three factors: the firm’s specialised focus on financial services, its ability to combined traditional organisational consulting skills (process reorganisation, change management, business model analysis) with skills related to innovation and disruptive thinking, and at the so-called ‘CH Alliance’. On top of its own core team of around 250 consultants, CH Alliance, which was founded by Chappuis Halder & Co. in 2016, provides for an international pool of over 300 additional professionals in financial services consulting. In particular in the area of cross-border work, or on specialised topics such as Brexit impact, Blockchain or FinTech, tapping into the network adds valuable expertise and a broader reach to offerings.

Olivier Garcia, who graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and London Business School, where he obtained respectively an Engineering degree and a Master in Finance, becomes Chappuis Halder & Co.’s twelfth partner. The consultancy is led by CEO Stéphane Eyraud, with Garcia joining the likes of Stéphanie Baruk, Bertrand Billon, Patrick Bucquet, Pierre Bustamante, Daniel Corrales, Charles Dally, Benoit Genest and Alexandre Hovette, among others, in the firm’s leadership team.

* Chappuis Halder & Co.’s offices are based in Geneva, Paris, London, New York, Montreal, Hong Kong, Singapore and Budapest.