Bain & Company appoints five Partners in London office

03 February 2020 5 min. read
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Over the course of 2019, Bain & Company appointed five new Partners in the United Kingdom. Marine Bellanger, Sarah Bole, Som Holliday,Christos Karaolis, and Giovanni Battista Miani were promoted as part of 94 global promotions at the strategy consultancy.

The first month of the year traditionally sees a bumper list of promotions announced across the consulting industry. January 2020 was no exception to this, with Oliver Wyman appointing four new Partners in its London office, FTI Consulting promoting seven Senior Managing Directors in its UK wing as part of 34 similar promotions globally, and AlixPartners promoting three new Managing Directors in its office in the capital.

Now, Bain & Company has announced its own campaign of Partner elevations within its international branches. In the MBB strategy giant’s London locale, this has seen five new Partners named, having been privately promoted throughout 2019.

Bain & Company appoints five Partners in London office

Marine Bellanger becomes Partner at Bain alongside being a leader in the firm’s UK Private Equity practice. Throughout her tenure at Bain, Bellanger has primarily advised clients on consumer products, retail and travel and leisure.

Sarah (Bole) Applebey has been with Bain since 2010, having joined following a four-year spell as an Associate Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. Since then, Applebey has been working with both corporate and private equity clients in the consumer products and retail sectors – becoming a Principal in 2016.

Som (Sowani) Holliday joined Bain in 2007, and has since specialised in portfolio, business unit and brand strategies in consumer products and retail. She was made a Principal in 2018, and holds a degree in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.

Christos Karaolis is an expert in the firm's financial services and performance improvement practices. With more than 12 years’ experience in the consulting industry, he focuses on helping clients solve their most critical problems, primarily within the financial services sphere. Karaolis studied law at the University of Oxford and achieved a BVC in Law from Inns of Court School of Law.

Giovanni Battista Miani meanwhile has been promoted to Partner in Bain’s private equity and healthcare practices. Since joining Bain in 2005, he has advised clients on topics including strategy, M&A, commercial excellence, performance improvement and organisation across a wide range of geographies.

Worldwide Managing Partner Manny Maceda said of the news, “We congratulate these next-generation leaders and celebrate their accomplishments, including both extraordinary client results and standout examples of coaching, mentoring and building great teams within our firm. We wish all our new partners continued success as they assume their new leadership responsibilities.”

The San Francisco-based professional added, “More than 30 percent of our recent promotes are women: this reflects continuing progress on our diversity objectives and reinforces our mission of extraordinary teams and the world’s best business talent in pursuit of client results.”

The promotions came as part of a global announcement, with 40 out of Bain & Company’s 58 global offices represented. The full list of the 94 promotions is as follows:

Partner promotions:


Jordan Barnett, Toronto


Andreas Becker, Berlin

Stefano Brentel, Milan

Melchior Bryant, Frankfurt

Santiago Casanova, Madrid

Paolo Cerini, Milan

Mauro Colopi, Milan

Cira Cuberes, Madrid

Mathieu Dangotte, Brussels

Arnaud Dubois, Paris

Stefano Fenili, Milan

Johan Fritz, Copenhagen

Oleg Geyler, Moscow

Andrea Gondekova, Paris

Caroline Grauwels, Brussels

Wren Kabir, Stockholm

Christian Langel, Zurich

Tobias Hürlimann, Munich

Rosangela Pacifico, Milan

Giancarlo Picchi , Zurich

Erik Pot, Amsterdam

Grete Röd, Oslo

Karl Strempel, Dusseldorf

Lauri Tumm, Helsinki

Stavros Tzavidas, Zurich

Stefan Woerner , Zurich

Nikolaus Zacher, Munich

Carina Sponholtz, Copenhagen

Laure Maddens, Brussels


Amanda Adler, New York

Steven Breeden, New York

Greg Callahan, Boston

Andy Capanyola, Atlanta

Mike Cashman, Boston

Emily Criste, New York

Graham Eckert, New York

Francine Gierak, San Francisco

Hannes Grassegger, Washington DC

Christophe Guille, Los Angeles

Matthew Harris, New York

Ken Fraser, Boston

Elizabeth Karl, New York

Andrew Kunkel, Chicago

Maria Kurenova, New York

Kyle Kinsell, Atlanta

Allison Kahler, Chicago

Mansoor Kazi, Chicago

Laurence Lemaire, San Francisco

Nicole Magoon, Los Angeles

Sinead Mullen, Chicago

Bill Radzevych, Los Angeles

Kat Shaul, San Francisco

Michael Short, Houston

Or Skolnik, New York

Jennifer Smith, Boston

Kelly Swaintek, Dallas

Mike Tonelli, Boston

Andrew Welch, Houston

Greg Olwell, Boston


Alpha Gould, Sydney

South Africa

Onyinye Ibeneche Avbovbo, Johannesburg

Stephen York, Johannesburg