L.E.K. Consulting Asia

Getting to like L.E.K.

Founded in 1983, L.E.K. Consulting is a strategy consulting firm that offers five major capabilities to its clients: strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operations and organizational development, shareholder value management, and marketing and sales consulting. The firm maintains some 22 offices around the world, while its clients are global companies that are leaders in their industries, ranging from Fortune 500 members to small businesses. Globally, the firm has strength in several major industries, including: aviation, building products, biopharma and life sciences, retail and consumer products, energy, healthcare, transport, defense, media and entertainment, MedTech and private equity. 

In the Asia-Pacific region, L.E.K. opened in Australia in 1987 and has continued to open offices across the region, most recently adding an office in Seoul in 2013. Today, the firm has additional locations in Auckland, Beijing, Chennai, Melbourne, Mumbai, New Delhi. Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo. 

Digging in

Underscoring all its services, says L.E.K., are its data-driven research capabilities. "The most valuable service that L.E.K. provides," the firm says, "is to gather, distill, and analyze vast amounts of data." The firm's data-crunchers dig into the numbers to provide clients with clear, actionable recommendations using advanced research, benchmarking, modeling, analysis and strategy development methods. 

Offering a helping hand

L.E.K. takes its responsibilities-especially its social responsibilities-seriously. As part of its environmental and social responsibility program, the firm works with charitable organizations on projects to improve the environment and to strengthen social services. One such client is Medicines for Humanity (MFH), a nonprofit that helps local health care partners implement effective health care initiatives for children and become self-sustaining organizations. L.E.K. worked with MFH to develop a business model that combines health care services and microenterprise lending. 

And, when it comes to going green, L.E.K. is more than just talk, working with clients on issues related to climate change, such as policy and regulation, green investments and developing low-carbon business strategies. In January 2008, L.E.K. became carbon neutral, making it the first major consultancy to implement such a policy across its global operations.

The firm's outreach doesn't stop there. In 2011, it began publishing a blog, written by current L.E.K. consultants, on life at the firm. Called the L.E.K. Advisor (http://ask.lek.com), the blog serves as a window into both the company and the consulting profession for those who may be considering applying.



August 2013

Breaking Ground in Brazil

The firm opened an office in São Paulo, Brazil, its first location in South America. Heading up the office as partners will be consulting industry veterans  Maurício França and Paulo Vandor. "L.E.K.'s goal is to build a long-term presence in Brazil, which represents the world's seventh-largest economy," said Peter McKelvey, President, L.E.K. Americas. "Our new leadership team will bring invaluable expertise to our clients' critical business challenges and high-value opportunities." Read more.


July 2013

Airline Fees Keep Climbing

John Thomas, head of L.E.K.'s global aviation practice, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the impact of ancillary revenues for airlines.


June 2013

Setting up Shop in South Korea

The firm announced the appointment of Manhyun Han and Joonho Lee as partners and co-heads of its recently-established Seoul office in South Korea. "These appointments are particularly timely because we have seen great demand for exceptional talent since we first opened our South Korean office in March," said Simon Barrett, region head of L.E.K. Asia. "Both Mr. Han and Mr. Lee bring to L.E.K. best-in-class global talent who will serve as trusted advisors to our clients." The firm established its South Korea office in March 2013. Read more.


June 2013

Honoured by the Queen

L.E.K. founder and chairman Iain Evans was honoured by Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to the Review of Defence Acquisition and the Consultancy Industry. Read more.


May 2013

Digital Clues Demystify the Conundrum of Catalogs

In a piece for chainstoreage.com L.E.K.'s Dan McKonehighlighted two core questions retail executives are forced to answer if they want to succeed in this new digital era:

  • How do we reduce direct marketing costs without putting the business at risk?

  • How and where do we invest to ensure an impactful surrogate for the catalog?


January 2013

Stuart Jackson Named Global Managing Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

Stuart Jackson was name Global Managing Partner of L.E.K. Consulting. A 30-year veteran of the firm, Jackson has spent most of his career in North America, and most recently served as leader of the firm's North American practice. Read more here.


May 2012

L.E.K. leader named as one of 2012's top consultants

Stuart Jackson, President of L.E.K. Consulting's North American practice, was named one of Consulting Magazine's 2012's Top 25 Consultants for Excellence in Leadership. The magazine identified Jackson's leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to help his clients achieve positive outcomes; out-of-the-box thinking on time management principles; and for playing a pivotal role in L.E.K.'s continued growth.

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L.E.K. Consulting Asia

Floor 23, CITIC Square
1168 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai 200041
Phone: +86 21.6122.3900
Fax: +86 21.6122.3988


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Co-Founder & Chairman: Iain Evans
  • Global Managing Partner: Stuart Jackson
  • 2013 Employees: 1,000

  • Employment Contact


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Marketing & Sales

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Operations & Organization

    Shareholder Value Management


Major Office Locations

  • London (World HQ)
    22 offices in 16 countries

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