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. Founded in London, the firm maintains 22 offices
around the world. Its clients are drawn from a wide variety
of industries and include FTSE 100, Eurotop 300 and Fortune 500
members, major central government departments and smaller more
entrepreneurial businesses. In Europe, the firm has strength in a
number of major industries, including biopharma and life sciences,
retail and consumer products, healthcare, industrial products and
services, media and entertainment, aerospace and defence,
transport, energy and private equity.
Underscoring all its services, says L.E.K., are its data-driven
research capabilities. "Clients depend on our best-in-class
industry, analytical and strategic business insights to help them
achieve tangible, high-impact results. The most valuable service
that L.E.K. provides," the firm says, "is to gather, distill, and
analyse 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 local
communities. For example, the Social Mobility Foundation
(SMF) in the UK aims to help 'A' Level students from
less-privileged backgrounds to realise their potential by helping
them enter university and progress on to a challenging career.
L.E.K. participates in the SMF placement program, which matches
students to internships within leading UK businesses. L.E.K.
London also works closely with a local secondary school to mentor
pupils and give them the opportunity to work at L.E.K., either as a
regular part-time employee, or on short temporary work
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, either. In 2011, it
began publishing a blog, written by current L.E.K. consultants.
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.
IN THE NEWS
L.E.K. Consulting Recruits Consulting Veterans to Head
New Office in Brazil
L.E.K. Consulting named Maurício França and Paulo Vandor as
partners to head the firm's operations in São Paulo, Brazil.
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.
L.E.K. Consulting Named Strategy Consultants of the Year
at 2013 HealthInvestor Awards
L.E.K. Consulting was named 'Strategy Consultants of the Year'
at this year's HealthInvestor Awards. The Awards recognize the
innovation and achievements in the sector, rewarding outstanding
individuals and companies as well as those driving improvement.
Read more here.
L.E.K. Consulting Advises Cinven on the Purchase of CeramTec
L.E.K. Consulting provided commercial due diligence support to
Cinven in its acquisition of CeramTec for a total consideration of
€1.49 billion. CeramTec is a leading global manufacturer of high
performance ceramics for application in the medical, automotive,
industrial and electronic sectors, Read more here.
L.E.K. Consulting Expands into South Korea
L.E.K. Consulting announced the opening of its new office in
Seoul, South Korea, the firm's 22nd office worldwide. The new
office will be led by three new L.E.K. Partners: Seokho Kang,
Jaewon Choi and Youngjun Cho. Read more.
Stuart Jackson Named Global Managing Partner, L.E.K.
Stuart Jackson was named 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