BCG promotes three Senior Partners in its Paris office

30 June 2015

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has promoted three Partners to Senior Partner in its Paris Office: Stéphane Cairole, Nicolas Harlé and Hadi Zablit. According to the firm, the appointments are in line with its aim to keep developing and growing the French business.

Stéphane Cairole joined BCG in 1999 and was named Partner in 2008. At the firm, he is responsible for the Consumer & Retail Practice in France, North Africa and Israel. Prior to joining BCG, Cairole worked for high-tech company Sagem for one year between 1998 and 1999. Cairole has a Master degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and one in Business Strategy Management from HEC Paris.

Stephane Cairole, Nicolas Harle, Hadi Zablit, BCG

Nicolas Harlé has been with BCG for 19 years, having joined in 1996, and was named Partner in 2006. Harlé is specialised in the financial sector, working with banks and insurers. Before joining BCG, he worked in the banking sector in Asia. He has a degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

Hadi Zablit started his career at the firm in 2000 and made Partner in 2009. At BCG, Zablit is responsible for the automotive division for East Europe, West Europe and North Africa and is one of the firm’s global experts on globalisation of R&D. Prior to working for BCG, he worked in the Engineering Division of Renault for six years. Zablit has a degree from Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole des Mines de Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

BCG's Paris office was established in 1973, and currentlly is one of the largest offices in BCG's European network, serving a French consulting market valued to be worth just over €4 billion.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

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.