BOSTON, MA (December 15, 2021) – Global strategy consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting has named Robert Rourke to the position of Vice-Chair, Global Industrials. In the new role, he will advise major clients across several industry subsectors on meeting important strategic challenges related to growth, transformation and M&A.

Rourke, a Managing Director and Partner at the firm, helped build L.E.K.’s Building and Construction practice into the industry’s leader. He chaired L.E.K.’s Americas Regional Management Committee and served on the Global Leadership Team. Rourke joined the firm in 1996.

Based in Chicago, Rourke recently completed his three-year term as Head of the Americas Region. Under his tenure in that role, L.E.K. in the U.S. grew by over 50% and introduced new and expanded service offerings related to Organization and Performance Improvement, Digital Transformation and Sustainability. Rourke has been recognized for his Leadership, as honored by Consulting Magazine as one of the top 25 executives in the consulting industry.

“Rob Rourke has been a highly effective member of the L.E.K. team for over 25 years, led the Americas region through a period of intense growth and has helped shape the overall growth and evolution of L.E.K. as the leading strategy-focused advisor to business leaders at key inflection points in their enterprises. The main architect of our renowned Building and Construction practice, Rob helped develop the Industrials practice into one of our largest and fastest-growing areas,” said Clay Heskett, L.E.K.’s Global Managing Partner. “There is no one better suited to the new position of Vice-Chair of Global Industrials than Rob.”

“With the shape of the post-pandemic world becoming clearer, business leaders need to be tackling pressing changes strategically and responding to them with smart decisions. I look forward to helping more clients across the industrials space to position themselves now – and in the future – to create, identify and build on opportunities,” said Rourke.

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