Head of Europe, Ben Faircloth, welcomes consulting industry leaders Jean-Philippe Grosmaitre and Claudio Molinaro

London (11 Apr. 2022) — L.E.K. Consulting, the global strategy consultancy that has guided business leaders over the last four decades, announces Jean-Phillippe Grosmaitre and Claudio Molinaro have joined as Partners of L.E.K. Consulting in Paris. Jean-Philippe and Claudio will be further reinforcing L.E.K.’s growing Organization & Performance practice. Together, they bring a combined 35 years of expertise in Strategic Transformation and Value creation.

Commenting on the two appointments Ben Faircloth, Head of L.E.K.’s European region, said

“We are immensely pleased to welcome these two highly experienced, senior and well-known practitioners. We are looking to expand substantially our client offering in Europe and Jean-Phillippe and Claudio will play a key role in this.” 

Maxime Julian, Paris Head added:

“It is a great next step for L.E.K. and the Paris office to have Jean-Philippe and Claudio join us and drive growth in our Organization & Performance practice.”


Maxime Julian
L.E.K. Consulting

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Jean-Philippe Grosmaitre
Jean-Philippe is a Partner in L.E.K.'s Paris office and a member of the global Organization & Performance (O&P) practice. With over 17 years consulting experience and 10 years in Corporate Management for Private Equity-owned and listed companies, Jean-Philippe has led many transformational projects for small, mid-sized and large companies in an international context, in industries such as food & agribusiness, life sciences and pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace and business services. Jean-Philippe’s experience includes M&A value creation, performance improvement and operational turnaround. He regularly assists Private Equity funds on sell/buy-side value creation assessment and portfolio improvement projects.

Prior to joining L.E.K., Jean-Philippe was a lead Partner of M&A Operations at Deloitte Financial Advisory. Before that, he worked with Alvarez & Marsal as a Director, at Chargeurs as M&A Director and Chief Restructuring Officer and CPI as Managing Director.

Jean Philippe received a Master of Science from École Centrale Paris and a Master of Business Administration at INSEAD.

Claudio Molinaro
Claudio is a Partner in L.E.K.'s Paris office and is a member of the global Organization & Performance (O&P) practice. He brings 18 years of experience in consulting and industry roles. He has led complex transformation and performance improvement projects for both large corporates and Private Equity portfolio companies in a variety of industry sectors, including building materials, metals, business services, chemicals and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Claudio’s experience includes performance improvement, cost takeout and operational turnaround in both SMEs and large group environments. With his operational and financial background, Claudio also conducts Operational Due Diligence assignments for Private Equity funds focusing on defining value creation opportunities and managing execution risks.

Prior to joining L.E.K., Claudio was a Partner at Deloitte Financial Advisory. Before that, he worked with FTI Consulting as a Managing Director in Corporate Finance and Restructuring, with Schüco and ArcelorMittal. Claudio started his career at L.E.K. where he was a consultant between 2004 and 2007.

Claudio has a degree in Business Administration from ESSEC.

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