Dominique Cerutti to become Chairman & CEO of Altran

27 April 2015 Consultancy.uk

The Altran Group has announced the election of Dominique Cerutti as its upcoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), starting his duties on 29 July 2015. Cerutti joins Altran with extensive international management experience, having fulfilled several leadership roles at IBM and currently acting as the Chairman of the Managing Board and CEO for Euronext, and is expected to strengthen Altran’s position as international leader in innovation and R&D.

Dominique Cerutti will join Altran from financial services firm Euronext, a company he joined a year and a half ago and where he currently acts as Chairman of the Managing Board and CEO. Prior to this, he was the President and Deputy CEO of NYSE for four years. Cerutti spent 20 years of his career at IBM, having fulfilled several roles. He started as Executive Assistant to Chairman & CEO in 1996, after which he progressed to different leadership roles for both IBM and IBM Global Business Services in Europe and the Middle East/African region.

Dominique Cerutti

Cerutti brings extensive international leadership experience and a proven track record of achieving transformation and growth to Altran. The firm expects that his strategic vision will bring a new dynamic to the firm, to be reflected in the 2016-2020 strategic plan. The plan, which will be defined and implemented under his leadership, aims at strengthening the position of Altran as the global leader in innovation and R&D.

Commenting on his appointment, Cerutti says: “This appointment is an honour for me, and I am eager to join the great team at Altran and its 23,000 Innovation Makers, who have made the Group the leading consultancy for innovation and high-tech engineering. Altran boasts a unique position in serving companies well-known for their innovation and development processes. It is a remarkable asset that will be leveraged in order to define and execute an ambitious 2016-2020 strategic plan worldwide.”

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The appointment of Dominique Cerutti as the new Chairman and CEO of the Altran Group as of late July has been approved by the Board of Directors on recommendation of the firm’s Appointment and Remuneration Committee.

Cerutti will succeed Philippe Salle, who became the firm’s CEO in 2011 and decided to leave the firm in April. To ensure a smooth transition, Olivier Aldrin, Altran’s Executive Vice-President and CFO, will act as the Group’s interim CEO, and Gilles Rigal, a member of the Board, will act as the interim Chairman until Cerutti’s arrival in July.

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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.