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
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.
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
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
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
IN THE NEWS
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital Clues Demystify the Conundrum of
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:
Stuart Jackson Named Global Managing Partner, L.E.K.
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.
L.E.K. leader named as one of 2012's top
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