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Consultor has already expressed all the good things that we thought of Kea. So much so that we were suspected of bias. When we tempered our enthusiasm to try to describe this different firm more factually, more criticism: “your description of Kea isn’t too sexy.” Yet Kea is a sexy firm, if you aren’t addicted to brands, to glory, to Excel spreadsheets until midnight and to money.
For the rest, since 2001 Kea & Partners has been offering an approach to consulting that mixes strategy and culture and steers clear of some of the field’s traditionally inherent vices: race to the upside, rather inactive senior partners, closed capital, male management…
Kea covers a wide range of missions with general management, within most sectors, and operates internationally since 2010 through The Transformation Alliance, present in seven countries, and with two offices, in Morocco (Casablanca) and Brazil (São Paulo).
Since its inception, the company has offered its employees reaching the senior level (3 years experience) the opportunity to become shareholders. The partnership works well and the company's transmission process is well established, shareholders leave the partnership at 57 years... Hervé Lefèvre and Marc Smia, two of the founders, are already gone.
Moreover, in the “Women partners” ranking, Kea is in second place behind McKinsey.
An original style that is reflected in its premises in Malakoff – which don’t leave people indifferent, an approach to consulting inherited from Bossard Consultants and a boutique reputed to be more humanistic: “An organization can only change in a profound and lasting way if the rational aspects of its strategy are combined with the more emotional aspects of its culture, and if they lean against a shared vision,” Kea’s motto.
Kea has 130 consultants in Paris, including 17 senior partners:
Arnaud Gangloff (Chairman), Hervé Baculard, Christophe Bonnet (Secretary General), Damien Chambonnière, Céline Choain, Stéphane Dalla Libera, Jérôme Danon, Christine Durroux, Frédéric Fontaine, Benoît Gajdos, Wilfrid Legendre, Stéphanie Nadjarian, Jorg Ohleyer, Yves Pizay, Anne Risacher, Olivier Tézenas du Montcel, François Zoetelief Tromp.
Worth noting: Hervé Baculard is, since 2010, chairman of Consult'in France (formerly Syntec management consulting).
Last updated: October 2015
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