Firm advises corporations and investors in Spain across a range of industries, led by new partners Carmen Morales Garcia and Jacqueline Thompson

LONDON AND MADRID — 7 April, 2021 — To meet growing demand for its management consulting services in Spain, L.E.K. Consulting announced it is now serving clients with a Madrid-based team, which is led by partners Jacqueline Thompson, who is new to the firm, and Carmen Morales Garcia, who has rejoined L.E.K. The local team will provide strategy advice to corporations and investors in Spain as well as to global clients with an interest in the Spanish market, across a range of industries, including consumer goods, healthcare, life sciences, medtech, private equity and retail.

Clay Heskett, head of L.E.K.’s European region, said, “We have long aimed to expand our services to clients in Spain and are delighted to welcome these two experienced senior leaders to the firm. Jacqueline and Carmen each bring nearly 20 years of first-class consulting experience advising clients on some of their most difficult strategic challenges in Spain and internationally.”

“Whilst L.E.K. has been working in Spain for many years, recently we have seen a significant increase in demand and opportunity for our strategy and M&A consulting expertise. We are excited to be investing in Spain under the leadership of two excellent consulting partners.”

Jacqueline’s core areas of expertise include healthcare services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, education, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Jacqueline served as a partner at several different leading advisory firms based in Madrid and also has extensive corporate executive experience, with over 10 years in senior management roles across a variety of industries. Jacqueline has an MBA from INSEAD.

Carmen’s industry experience includes consumer products, retail, business services, and mergers and acquisitions. She previously spent 11 years at L.E.K., based in London, before returning to Spain to continue her consultancy career as a partner at another global advisory firm based in Madrid. Carmen has master’s degrees in Business Administration and Actuarial Science & Finance from ICADE (Universidad Pontificia, Madrid), and is a chartered actuary. 

Carmen and Jacqueline advise in areas including strategic planning, market entry, commercial strategy, and sell and buy side transaction due diligence.

About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,600 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to