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Arthur D. Little

At a Glance

“Great collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit.”

“Many growth opportunities.”

“A global footprint.”


“Long business development cycles.”

“Startup mode amplifies the cyclical nature of the business.”

“Most growth and training must be self-driven.”

The Buzz

"Great name and heritage."

"Decent firm."

"A great start-up environment."

About Arthur D. Little

Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of innovation since 1886. It is an acknowledged thought leader in linking strategy, innovation and transformation in technology-intensive and converging industries. The firm helps its clients to anticipate, innovate and transform; in so doing, the company supports clients in building innovation capabilities and transforming their organization. 

ADL is looking for consultants who possess strong practical industry experience combined with excellent knowledge of key trends and dynamics. Arthur D. Little puts emphasis on not only strong analytical skills, client orientation and teaming, but also on creativity, entrepreneurial attitude, and communication. Arthur D. Little is present in the most important business centers around the world. 

Founded in Boston in 1886, Arthur D. Little lays claim to the dual titles of first and oldest management consulting firm in the world. The pioneering spirit of the founder who lent the firm its name is the stuff of legend--and the firm he founded is still going strong, even after completing a journey that has seen it go from private entity to public corporation, and back to private following a 2011 management buyout by the partners. Since then the company has experienced steady growth in revenue and margins every single year and has invested in key markets (of which the US is one).     

The consultants it employs today find themselves operating in Europe, Asia and the Americas offering tailored services to clients in in a range of industries across five main functional practice areas.  Consultants operate across a matrix structure of functional practices and industry practices which provide opportunities to work on a range of industries and functional areas.   

Industry Practice Areas

  • AMG (Automotive and Manufacturing)

  • CHEM (Chemical)

  • ENER (Energy and Utilities)

  • HC (Health Care)

  • TIME (Telecom, Information, Media, Electronics)

  • T&T (Travel and Transportation) 

Functional Practice Areas

  • Strategy & Organization

  • Technology & Innovation Management

  • Operations Management

  • Risk Management

  • Information Management / Digital 

Today, Arthur D. Little is an established consultancy with a lot of brand equity in most markets it operates in. The firm has further developed its reach by opening new offices, and has a clear positioning revolving around Strategy, Innovation, and Transformation; this translates into 3 key themes: Anticipate (identifying trends early on), Innovate (make the changes to business, products, eco-systems), and Transform (adapt the organization). 

Recruitment and internship enquiries should be addressed through the country offices via the ADL website. 

In the Americas

In the US, ADL has long operated offices in Boston and Houston and has opened an office in San Francisco as part of a growth plan to boost its US presence.  We also have project offices in New Jersey and Southern California.  Other offices are planned in the near future as ADL grows and implements additional industry practices in North America.

The Boston office has a strong tradition in product development, R&D organization projects and technology driven due diligence as well as supporting the introduction of new innovative products and services for international clients.

The firm's health care and life sciences offerings (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, providers, diagnostics, lab instrumentation, etc.), are delivered throughout the country, with teams located in San Francisco, Southern California, New Jersey, and the Boston area.

Houston has a strong focus on serving the US and is the hub of the firm's Latin American operations, with a strong focus on energy and utilities, telecom, internet, media and electronics. In addition, this office also serves the financial services industries, with a strong focus on strategy, operational improvement and technology and innovation activities. From it, the firm has recently completed a number of projects to assist leading energy companies in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. It has also completed recent work for a number of international oil and gas companies based in Houston such as Conoco, Chevron, CITGO and Aramco Services.

ADL also has an office in Buenos Aires that employs an active energy and telecoms team serving the Latin American market and has recently invested in Bogota.

Regardless of office location, ADL recruits its entry level staff (Business Analysts) with technical backgrounds from the leading schools in the US (Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Brown, UPenn, Yale, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Stanford) and Latin America. More experienced staff are expected to have significant relevant private sector industry experience as well as an MBA or Ph.D. or similar qualifications.

Arthur D. Little

Avenue du Bourgetlaan 42
Brussels 1130
Phone: +32 2 761 72 00


Employer Type: Private
Global CEO: Ignacio Garcia Alves

2017 Employees (All Locations): 1,050

Major Office Locations

Brussels, Belgium (HQ)
Buenos Aires
San Francisco

Major Departments & Practices

Strategy & Organization
Technology & Innovation Management>
Operations Management