BOSTON and NEW YORK (April 15, 2019) – L.E.K. Consulting announced today that Robert Albarano and Ian Watt have joined the global management consulting firm as partners in the Life Sciences & Pharma and Energy & Environment practices, respectively. Albarano is based in the firm’s New York office. Watt is based in Sydney, where he will lead the Energy & Environment practice in Australia.

“The healthcare sector is one of the economy’s most dynamic and challenging business and regulatory arenas. Robert’s deep knowledge and expertise in pharmaceutical pricing and market access, franchise strategy, and broader healthcare market trends strengthens our ability to help clients navigate this constantly evolving and exciting landscape,” said David Barrow, Managing Director and Head of L.E.K.’s Healthcare practice for the Americas.

With more than 20 years of consulting experience, Albarano has advised clients in the pharmaceutical and broader healthcare sector on a range of issues, including growth strategy, pharmaceutical pricing, market access, clinical trial design and franchise opportunities. Prior to joining L.E.K., Albarano held senior roles at IQVIA Consulting Services (formerly IMS Consulting) and Syneos Health (formerly Campbell Alliance). He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in business economics and finance and a Master of Arts in economics from Ohio University. He received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

“We are delighted to welcome Ian Watt to L.E.K. His experience working with utilities to successfully address waves of market disruption and regulatory complexity bolsters our ability to drive value creation for clients,” said Nick Holder, Partner and Head of L.E.K’s Asia-Pacific region and Head of the firm’s Australia practice.

Watt has deep experience working closely in the energy, utilities and industrials sectors across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. Having spent more than a decade in strategy consulting, he has advised clients on operational transformation, growth strategy and long-term future and strategic planning. Before joining L.E.K., Watt was a partner at Strategy& and prior to that he worked in global carbon markets and in the UK and Australian power sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK.

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