BOSTON, MA (September 30, 2020) – François Mallette, Managing Director at L.E.K. Consulting, has been named among Consulting magazine’s Top 25 Consultants of 2020 for Excellence in Leadership. Based in Boston, Mallette leads the Private Equity practice and Automotive & Mobility practice in the Americas region. He is also a member of L.E.K.’s Americas Board of Directors.

“In helping to build L.E.K.’s Private Equity and Automotive & Mobility practices, François has demonstrated invaluable leadership and consistent results for clients. In the 14 years he’s led the Private Equity practice, it has grown many times over,” said Rob Rourke, President of L.E.K.’s Americas region. “We congratulate him on this recognition and his continued well-earned success.”

François has helped to establish L.E.K. as a leading consulting firm in the private equity sector, working with financial sponsors on acquisitions, divestitures and portfolio company value creation across the firm’s Industrials, Consumer and Healthcare practices. Today, L.E.K. conducts approximately 500 projects per year for private equity firms in the Americas alone. 

In addition, François’ deep interest in cars led him to create L.E.K.’s Automotive & Mobility practice six years ago, helping manufacturers, service providers and investors navigate rapid technology and mobility changes in the industry. 

”I'm honored to be recognized by Consulting magazine as one of 2020's Top 25 consultants.  I have the pleasure of working in two fields that I thoroughly enjoy – M&A and Automotive, supported by incredibly smart and motivated people. I greatly appreciate the recognition of our achievements to this point,” said François.

François holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

He will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony on October 8, 2020.

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