"Entrepreneurship, team spirit."
"Opportunities to work with senior people directly and not much politics."
"Being able to directly contribute to the clients."
"Small in size."
"No choice of work unless I get my own by myself."
Corporate Value Associates (CVA) is a boutique strategy consulting firm with a global presence. The firm was founded in 1987 by three French partners, opening offices in Paris, London, Boston and Amsterdam. Since then, it has expanded its global footprint and now has offices in 17 countries spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and the US, while operating in many more.
CVA’s founding tenet is that all value stems from the end customer; hence the challenge of delivering sustainable improvement in business performance should always be addressed from the perspective of the end customer, first and foremost.
Although the world has changed considerably since then, this principle still holds, and CVA continues to provide advice to CEOs, boards and senior executives across the globe to help resolve some of the most critical and complex issues facing businesses today in the areas of strategy, revenue growth and productivity. To do so, the firm has what it believes is a distinctive approach based on first recasting these challenges through a customer lens, using a set of continually updated methodologies and frameworks to structure delivery of practical solutions for clients.
As a boutique firm, CVA provides highly bespoke advice and solutions rather than off-the-shelf process consulting, and aims to develop long term relationships with its clients. These clients include large corporates – often household names – at a national, regional and global level, as well as government agencies and private equity firms.
CVA works in a number of industry verticals including: financial services, energy & utilities, automotive & transportation, 3M (mining, metals and materials), telecoms and the public sector, as well as crossover areas such as new mobility, auto finance and digital innovation. Within these verticals, the firm has specialties that evolve over time as its clients’ needs and priorities change. For example: over the last couple of years within the area of auto finance, it has developed specialist capabilities and know-how in building full service auto leasing business lines; within the 3M vertical, there is a strong current specialism in helping agribusiness and fertilizer players expand internationally. At a senior level, the firm is organized around these industry verticals and areas of specialism, however this remains more fluid for juniors, who can typically expect to gain experience in most of the verticals CVA works in.
While CVA’s consultants tend to have strong academic backgrounds and hail from world class universities, their backgrounds are otherwise quite diverse, with degrees ranging from engineering, finance and physics through to history, languages, and law.
Level 18, 535 Bourke Street
Employer Type: Private
Senior Partner and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific: Bruno Salle
2016 Employees (All Locations): 300
Mining, Metals and Materials
Telecom, Media and Technology
Automotive, Transportation, Defense and Security
Energy, Utilities and Infrastructure
FMCG and Retail