L.E.K. Consulting's London office promotes 5 Principals to Partner

11 January 2019 Consultancy.uk

L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, has appointed five new partners in its London office. The new partners will strengthen the expertise that L.E.K. brings to bear for clients across multiple industry sectors and geographies.

The London office of global professional services firm L.E.K. Consulting advises the world’s largest private and public sector organisations, private equity firms and smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses on commercial challenges. From its location near Victoria Station, the firm has been able to foster close relations with a number of City clients, many of whom have been advised by L.E.K. for more than 20 years.

As the UK prepares for a crunch period in 2019, with Brexit finally coming to a head and a global financial slowdown increasingly being discussed beyond that, demand from businesses looking to prepare for this difficult time is set to escalate rapidly. To that end, L.E.K. has completed a spree of Partner appointments across its global operations, totalling 15, with 14 promotions, and this includes five such appointments in its London locale. The new Partners have successfully come through L.E.K.’s Partner Development Committee, which is charged with nurturing development of Principals with ambitions of joining the firm’s partnership.L.E.K. Consulting's London office promotes 5 Principals to PartnerSej Brar is based in London and is a member of the Pharma & Life Sciences practice. Specialising in corporate and commercial strategy, including M&A, business development and investment due diligence, as well as organisational design and alignment, Brar previously had spells with the Monitor Group and Deloitte. During this time he focused on corporate and commercial strategy across the life sciences, consumer goods and niche industrial sectors. Brar holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School degree.

Romain Maitret is part of L.E.K.'s Retail and Consumer Products practice and oversees the sector's data and analytics capability. Having joined in 2011, Maitret works with clients on market entry and strategic positioning, business plan development, customer segmentation, M&A, buy and sell-side commercial due diligence, and ecommerce. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Queensland, a Master of Science in Engineering and Information Technology from ESIEA, and a Master of Business Administration from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Philip Roux is a member of the firm’s Organisation & Performance practice. Roux’s primary focus is on delivering large, complex change programs, including strategy implementation, performance improvement, organizational redesign and post-merger integration. He joined in 2006, and works with a diverse range of clients across the Industrials, Life Sciences, Technology and Media & Entertainment sectors. Roux holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and Biology from Brown University.

Harpreet Singh is a member of the Industrials practice, specialising in the building and construction sectors. His expertise includes growth strategy, transformation, performance turnaround, data-driven decision-marking, customer segmentation, market entry, digital initiatives, and data and analytics, as well as commercial due diligence of buy- and sell-side transactions. Prior to joining L.E.K. in 2013, Singh held various leadership roles at automotive companies and social enterprises. He holds a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.

Katya Zubareva is a member of the Healthcare Services practice. She is also the founder and co-chair of the Women's Network and the Parent's Network in the firm's London office, where she is based. Having joined L.E.K. in 2007, Zubareva specialises in strategy development and transaction support, as well as the use of data and analytics tools to support the decision-making process. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Stuart Jackson, Global Managing Partner, said of all the Partner appointments, "We are delighted to announce our newest L.E.K. partners and recognize their contribution to delivering exceptional results and impact for our clients. We congratulate them and value their expertise as we broaden our capabilities and drive increased demand for our services across a diverse range of businesses and industry sectors worldwide."

The news comes as L.E.K. prepares to pursue an agenda of expansion in the near future. The growth drive will be backed by a financing package from Lloyds Bank, to drive the firm’s expansion plans. Leveraging the capital, L.E.K. aims at investing in high growth consultancy segments, such as digital and innovation, and growing its geographical footprint across its 1,400 professionals and 19 offices worldwide.

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