Louis Besland

Partner, Middle East at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

Louis Besland

Louis Besland

Partner, Middle East at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Louis Besland is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and is a member of the Industrial Practice. He leads the chemicals and oil and gas sectors for Europe.

With more than 30 years of consulting and operational experience and an ability to drive change and deliver tangible results, Louis has built a strong reputation as a trusted advisor to corporate boards, management teams, government organizations, as well as private-equity firms in the areas of business transformation, operations improvement, change management, organization, and strategy. Louis is a seasoned professional and leader in the fields of oil & gas, chemicals, diversified industries, utilities and consulting.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Louis was managing director and co-head at AlixPartners, responsible for the European and Middle East energy, oil, gas, and chemicals practice.

Previously, Louis was partner at A.T. Kearney for 12 years in Europe and the Middle East, leading the firm’s energy practice. Prior to that, he was a partner at Gemini Consulting and PA Consulting group, respectively. Louis has run his own company, ExpertConsultant, a consulting marketplace.

He began his career as a deck officer in the French Navy.

Education:

Louis earned a master’s degree in electrochemical engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.

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Managing Partner, UK & Ireland at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Managing Partner at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Partner, Americas, Analytics Service Practice at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Partner, Americas at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Senior Partner Emeritus at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Partner, Private Equity Practice-Europe, Middle East & Africa at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Former Chairman & Managing Partner at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Head of Asia Pacific at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Founder at A.T. Kearney, Inc.

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Partner, Middle East at A.T. Kearney, Inc.
Education
Master's Degree in Electrochemical Engineering

The Grenoble Institute of Technology is a French technological university system consisting of six engineering schools

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Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. is a leadership advisory company. It provides executive search and leadership consulting services, which includes succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and mergers and acquisitions human capital integration consulting. Heidrick & Struggles International was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Partner, Middle East
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A.T. Kearney, Inc. engages in the provision of management consulting services. Its services include strategic, operational and technology consulting executive search services. The company was founded by Andrew Thomas Kearney in 1926 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Member, Global Partner Selection Committee
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A.T. Kearney, Inc. engages in the provision of management consulting services. Its services include strategic, operational and technology consulting executive search services. The company was founded by Andrew Thomas Kearney in 1926 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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