Our team

Alexandre Benedetti

Senior Consultant, Paris

Alexandre Benedetti is a Senior Consultant with Corporate Value Associates in London. He graduated from the French Engineering School École Centrale Paris. During his studies, he completed an internship with Mazars in audit services in France and another internship with Capgemini Consulting, during which he worked for a leader in environmental services on organisational issues. Alexandre ended his studies with a major in aerospace engineering and an internship in the research department of Dassault Aviation. Since joining CVA in March 2011, Alexandre has worked for major international mining and metallurgical companies and the financial services industry on topics ranging from investment strategy, stakeholder management and B2C value propositions.

Arnaud Bodji

Senior Manager, Paris

Arnaud Bodji is a Senior Manager at Corporate Value Associates in Paris. He graduated from École des Mines de Paris. In CVA, Arnaud has mainly participated in designing business development, industrial and commercial strategies for worldwide firms or governments, covering areas such as: mining and metals industries (steel, iron or non-ferrous ore, precious metals,…), composite materials, aerospace, energy related businesses… Arnaud has also been very active in detailing purchasing strategies at the worldwide level for different types of industries (incl. aeronautics, train manufacturers, automotive Tier1 suppliers, food manufacturers…) from the definition of new sourcing strategies to its operational setup. Arnaud has indeed trained and coached more than 350 lead buyers across various organisations. Before joining CVA, Arnaud worked as a supply-chain consultant in a French consulting firm, on topics such as reduction of rolling stocks or optimisation of logistics networks.

Bruno Salle

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Asia-Pacific

Bruno Salle began his consulting career with Mars & Company in Paris, France. He then spent five years with Strategic Planning Associates (now Mercer Management Consulting) in London, Singapore and the US. In 1989 he joined the newly created CVA and worked in Europe until 1992 when he pioneered the development of the CVA network in the Asia-Pacific region, opening offices in Singapore (1992), Melbourne (1993), Shanghai (1996), Tokyo (1999), Sydney (2000) and Seoul (2001). Throughout his consulting career, Bruno has worked in a number of industries around the world, but his focus during the last decade has been the financial services industry. During this time, he has worked in all aspects of banking; from retail through to institutional, private to government-owned, corporate strategy through to strategic sourcing. His clients have included one of the top 5 financial institutions in most major markets including the UK, US, Australia, France and Korea. Bruno has also overseen a number of projects in other industries including oil, brewing, manufacturing, rent-a-car and telecommunications. Bruno currently lives in Singapore and uses this as a hub to service his clients throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.

Carole Ott

Senior Manager, Paris

Carole Ott is a Senior Manager at Corporate Value Associates in Paris. She holds a degree from the French Business School HEC, with a specialisation in Law & Strategy and a Doctorate in Law from the University of Paris. Carole started her consulting career with CVA and covered a wide range of topics such as portfolio optimisation, growth strategy, M&A, organisation, strategic marketing, transformation programs and cost reduction in both industry and financial services.Carole has a solid experience in financial services in France and in the UK including a 12-months assignment for a global insurance company and a 3-year assignment for a French universal bank supporting the ExCo in designing, launching then implementing its major transformation program (~5 bn€ investment) covering all businesses (Retail Banking, CIB, SFS and Asset Management) and topics (Sales, Marketing, IT, Risk, HR…) in more than 35 countries. On this particular assignment, Carole worked closely with both top executives and technical experts on the field and gained a solid knowledge of banking operating models (IT, sourcing, industrialisation…) and key processes. Besides, Carole has conducted many projects for Private Equity Investors in both pre and post-acquisition situations and in a wide range of sectors including professional services, catering and insurance. Carole works in French, English and German.


Didier Pain

Senior Partner, London

Didier Pain is a Founding Partner of Corporate Value Associates in London. He holds a Doctorate in Law (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Paris Law School and was accepted to the French Bar at the first rank of his Chapter. He obtained an MBA from H.E.C. and the Stanford Graduate School of Business and began his consulting career with the Boston Consulting Group in 1976. In 1979 he co-founded Mars & Co and then launched Mars & Co's office in New York. In 1985 he joined Oliver Wyman in Washington DC as a Partner and Vice President. In 1987, he co-founded Corporate Value Associates in London. Didier is a specialist in Corporate Strategy and, as such, has advised senior management at client companies in the United States, France, Spain, Great Britain and Germany. He has worked in a variety of industries in Manufacturing, Distribution, Durable and Non-durable Consumer Goods," B to B" and "B to C" Services.

Eungkon Lee

Case Manager, Seoul

Eungkon Lee is a Case Manager with Corporate Value Associates in Seoul.  He joined CVA in March 2009 and holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Sogang University (Seoul, Korea). His work experiences have covered topics such as marketing strategy, market entry strategy and corporate growth strategy. Prior to joining CVA, Eungkon had several years consulting experiences with IBM GBS and Ernst & Young in Seoul. 

More recently, Eungkon has focused marketing strategy and customer loyalty management program within cosmetics industry.

François Bories

Partner, Paris

François Bories is a Partner at Corporate Value Associates in Paris. He holds an Engineering degree from École Centrale de Paris and an MBA from INSEAD. François started his career as an Engineer with Bertin. After his MBA he began his consulting career with Mars & Co before joining Booz Allen & Hamilton. He participated in the foundation of CVA. During his 27 years in consulting, François has advised companies on strategic and organisational repositioning in a wide range of industries. He has participated in the implementation of strategic recommendations and major structural changes such as re-organisations, cost reduction / efficiency and effectiveness improvement programs (R&D, Engineering, Sourcing & Logistics, Manufacturing & Maintenance, SG&A, Capex), footprint redefinition (Engineering and Industrial). His experience includes work in industries such as Aeronautics, Armament, Automobile (car and car parts manufacturer), Ceramics, Chemicals, Computers, Engineering, Food, IT Services, Multimedia, Non-ferrous Metals, Nuclear Energy, Packaging, Polyurethane, Press, Publishing, Rail Transportation, Real Estate, Satellites, Security and Telecommunications (carrier and equipment manufacturers). François has worked in many regions, including Europe (Western and Eastern), North America and Asia.

Hangil Kim

Consultant, Seoul

Hangil Kim is a Consultant with Corporate Value Associates in Seoul. He holds a master’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and earned BS from Yonsei University, Korea both in Industrial Engineering.  Prior to joining CVA, he interned for IBM global business services and the Boston Consulting Group for SCM application building and business portfolio rearrangement project respectively. He also worked for a start-up company based in Silicon Valley in charge of marketing analyst during last summer, 2010.  He is native in Korean and fluent in English.

Hugh Han

Partner, Seoul

Hugh Han is a Partner with Corporate Value Associates in Seoul. He joined CVA in 2004 and holds a MSc. from London School of Economics UK. Since joining CVA, Hugh has worked extensively on developing alliance strategies, loyalty programs and co-marketing programs for various industries including consumer businesses, telecommunications, finance, loyalty program providers, SME and SOHO. He has also worked on developing integrated marketing strategies for a leading conglomerate in Korea, including co-marketing programs among group affiliate companies, co-marketing infrastructure and identification of priorities among co-marketing initiatives. Prior to joining CVA, Hugh worked with Deloitte.  He speaks fluent Korean and English. 

Jian Lou

Partner, Shanghai

Jian Lou is a Partner with Corporate Value Associates in China.  He joined CVA Shanghai in 2005.  Jian holds a Master of Business Administration from Oxford University in UK and a Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai International Studies University in China.  Since joining CVA, Jian has worked extensively in financial services, telecom, mining & metals, energy & utilities, and auto & transportation industries, serving both large international and leading Chinese clients, and covering topics ranging from corporate strategy, business strategy and organization, to performance improvement and operational efficiency. Jian has also led a number of cross-border market entry and M&A projects in China by working collaboratively with CVA’s overseas offices. Most recently, he has pioneered China practice in convergence topics such as smart grid.  Early in his career, Jian worked as project manager with a financial services conglomerate in Shanghai on project advisory and financial product innovation. Jian has broad experience of working with multicultural teams in and outside China, typically in driving capability transfer programs between foreign client and their Chinese partner. Jian speaks Mandarin and English.

Joël Poher

Partner, Paris

Joël Poher is a Partner at Corporate Value Associates in Paris. He graduated from ENSAE (Aeronautic Engineering School) and has a Masters Degree from HEC (Paris Graduate Business School). In his consulting career, Joël has led projects in France, Belgium, Germany, the UK and the USA, focusing on: Corporate strategy (Portfolio strategy, M&A, growth strategy, long term trends) and Customer and Marketing innovation strategies (customer segmentation, customer lifetime value, offer  design, marketing positioning, channel strategies, acquisition, retention or pricing strategy). His experience ranges across Energy, Telecoms, Aluminium and the Financial Services sectors.

Judith Guenoun

Associate, Paris

Judith Guenoun is an Associate with Corporate Value Associates in Paris. She holds a degree from the French Business School ESSEC MBA. During her studies, she completed an internship in the Department of Strategy & Development at Pernod Ricard. Prior to joining CVA, she worked as an analyst in Transaction Services at Ernst & Young. Since joining CVA, she has been specializing in the financial services area and developed expertise in retail banking, payments and insurance. In particular, she has been accompanying a major French bank in its transformation plan for a year and a half, now in its execution phase. She also contributed to a project of internal reorganisation of a French insurance company.

Julien Revellat

Partner, Paris

Born in April 1980, Julien earned his engineering degree from Ecole Centrale in Paris, with a specialty in civil engineering.

Prior to joining CVA in 2008, Julien was consultant at Ernst & Young in Paris. As a consultant at E&Y, Julien served private companies and governments in the field of energy and mining industries. In particular Julien led several assignments focusing on organisation, arbitrage, taxes, financial optimisation and public-private partnerships. This journey at E&Y led him to several African countries, Europe and the Central Asia.

At CVA Julien discovered a variety of industries and topics. His experience includes serving transportation, financial services, mining, power and chemicals on growth, operational efficiency, strategy and  M&A assignments.

Since 2010, Julien has predominantly been focusing on mining, metals and materials industries where he took responsibilities as a partner in 2015. Julien latest assignments in the field include supply chain, marketing, sales excellence, capability building, operational efficiency, industrial clusters design, offer design, footprint, organisation…

Also, in the recent years, Julien co-led the development and the anchoring of CVA in the MENA region.

Junichi Imakita


Junichi is a Partner with Corporate Value Associates in Tokyo. began to forge a unique background across the Japanese and Western cultures while still at university. After completing both a bachelors and masters degree in Science and Engineering, Junichi was awarded a scholarship to study at the State University of New York in the USA. After four years working as a Research Engineer for Asahi Glass in Japan, he was awarded the John Swire Fellowship to teach economics as a Visiting Fellow and conduct research for 3 years at Oxford University. Junichi then launched his European career by working for the Battelle Institute in Switzerland as a techno-economics researcher. He then moved on to France working with Renault where he led a new product development team and managed a joint venture with a Japanese company. In the early 80's Junichi began his publishing career in Europe with two books, Business Professionals at Battelle (1983) and The Spirit of a Business Maverick (1988). In 1985 Junichi joined Air Liquide Group and over the next 15 years worked in France, USA, and Japan in positions ranging from General Manager for their electronics related business in the US, Representative Director of Air Liquide Pacific in Japan, to his final position as Director of Investor Relations at the head office in Paris. In 1999 Junichi left Air Liquide Group and joined Corporate Value Associates (CVA) as Managing Director of the Tokyo office. In parallel with his consulting, he continues to be a prolific writer with his most recent publication "Moving to a Vision Beyond Orthodoxy (2004)". He also writes columns for weekly magazines and often gives lectures at top management seminars as an invited guest speaker in Europe and Japan. In 1995, the French Government awarded him the National Order of Merit for his contribution to the promotion of business and academic relations between France and Japan. 

Lizhong ZHANG

Manager, Shanghai

Lizhong ZHANG is a Manager with Corporate Value Associates in China.  He joined CVA Shanghai in 2003.  Lizhong holds a Bachelor of Economics from Fudan University in China.  Since joining CVA, Lizhong has worked in the financial services, stainless steel, logistics, chemical, telecom and other industrial sectors in China.  His work has covered topics such as market attractiveness evaluation, market entry, business model development, due diligence, operational capabilities transfer programs, low cost sourcing, and strategic planning.  Lizhong speaks Mandarin and English.

Markus Collet

Partner, Paris

Dr. Markus Collet is a Partner at Corporate Value Associates in Paris. He has an engineering degree from University of Stuttgart and Telecom Paris combined with a Ph.D from HEC / Stern School of Business-NYU).  Markus has worked as a consultant for about 14 years, most recently with Roland Berger. He started his career as an academic expert and co-founded a consultancy in strategic management alignment. He has worked on numerous projects in France and abroad with an emphasis on consumer finance and retail banking.  Markus has also worked on profitable growth issues in other areas such as tourism and telecommunications. 


Matthieu Crest

Senior Manager, Paris

Matthieu Crest is a Senior Manager at Corporate Value Associates in Paris. He graduated from the French Business School HEC and from the Political Studies Institute of Paris (Sciences-Po). He also holds a degree in Economic geography. Matthieu joined CVA in October 2004. He has worked in the telecommunications, energy and banking sectors in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom and has covered marketing segmentation, portfolio strategy, growth strategy, pricing, and activity based on costing topics.

Neel Ganu

Associate, Melbourne

Neel Ganu is an Associate with CVA in Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Systems from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance from the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining CVA, Neel worked for IBM Australia as a Sales Analyst where he undertook sales forecasting and modelling. During his time at CVA, Neel has worked extensively in the Asia-Pacific region and in Eastern Europe.  His versatility has led him to work in industries as diverse as financial services, coal trading, insurance, telecommunications and postal and courier services. Neel has worked closely with clients on range of issues, including trade benchmarking, new market strategy and industry economic modelling. Neel speaks fluent English and Marathi.

Olivier Vitoux

Senior Manager, Paris

Olivier Vitoux is a Senior Manager with Corporate Value Associates in Paris. He holds a degree from the French Business School Essec MBA. Before joining CVA, Olivier worked in an internet start-up that he founded in 1999. Olivier started his career in consulting in 2004 with CVA and worked on various topics; including strategy design, diversification, pricing, retention, transformation programs, business development and production optimisation. He has worked for companies from various sectors such as banking, mining, steel and energy and transportation in Europe and in North Africa. More specifically, Olivier has been involved in customer retention project for the energy industry, offer and business development for the energy commercialisation industry and large project structuration for the nuclear industry.

Pascale Guasp

Partner, Paris

Pascale Guasp is a Partner at Corporate Value Associates in Paris. She holds a degree from French Business School HEC, with a specialisation in Finance. Pascale started her consulting career in 1989 with CVA. She has worked in various sectors ranging from industry to services, with a specific focus on Energy and Industrial operations (Non-Ferrous Metals, Building Materials, Packaging, Industrial Diamonds, Mechanical Engineering). Her focus is on strategy projects including portfolio management, growth and M&A activity. She has extensive experience in managing large-scale operational improvement programmes. She is also heading the CVA Sustainable Growth practice and advises her clients on how to embed sustainability concepts, tools and actions into their strategy and organisation.

Paul-André Rabate

Founder & Managing Partner

Paul-André Rabate began his consulting career with the Boston Consulting Group. In 1979 he co-founded strategic consultancy Mars & Company.He spent two years with Strategic Planning Associates (now Mercer Management Consulting) in London as Vice President and Partner, Head of European Insurance Practice.In 1987 he co-founded Corporate Value Associates.As a partner of CVA, SPA and Mars & Co., Paul-André has advised Chief Executives and their boards in a wide variety of businesses.Paul-André has extensive experience in the financial services industry.He has been a guest speaker at many conferences on retail, insurance, retail banking and information technology. He has also directed work and reported at Board level principally for clients in sugar, retailing, consumer goods - both mass and luxury, turbines, chemicals, non-ferrous metals, publishing, packaging, pharmaceuticals, electronics, telecommunications and software.

Peter Vaupel

Manager, Berlin

Peter VAUPEL is a Manager with Corporate Value Associates Germany. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration / Management from HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Before joining CVA, he has been engaged as an intern with CVA and gained further work experience at Merrill Lynch, Washington D.C. Since Peter joined CVA he worked in the areas of Financial Services, Media, Public Transportation and Metals & Mining. Peter was involved in modelling and identification of saving potentials in services and sales of a European full service bank, in the development of new product and offering structures for a large out-of-home media company. He worked also on several strategic and organisational themes in the public transportation industry. Peter is fluent in German (native) and English.

Seoyoung Park

Senior Manager, Seoul

Seoyoung Park is a Senior Manager with Corporate Value Associates in Korea. Seoyoung holds a BA in Business administration and completed the Master course of Business Administration from the Seoul National University. Prior to joining CVA, Seoyoung worked for Nemo Partners Strategy Consulting Group for 5 and a half years and Accenture for 2 years where she accumulated broad experience in manufacturing, construction, financial service and telecommunication industry. Her work has covered development of corporate vision & long term strategy, marketing strategy, turnaround strategy, CRM strategy, new business development strategy and due diligence for M&A. She speaks fluent Korean and English.

Simon Vessey

Partner, London

Simon Vessey is a Partner with Corporate Value Associates in London. He heads the financial services practice in London and is also closely involved in our work on security & defence, and in the automotive sector.  He has advised clients across a wide variety of industries, and in addition to the above has worked in the public sector, energy & utilities, telecommunications and the hospitality industry. Simon brings to bear experience across diverse strategy topics, ranging from top level corporate strategy and portfolio management, through more customer-focused work around offer design, distribution strategy and pricing, to cost reduction and business efficiency improvement, and has worked for clients in a number of European countries, Japan, South Korea and North America.He joined CVA on completing a BA in natural sciences and a PhD in radio astronomy at Cambridge University, and has been with the firm for 16 years.


Takashi Ohara

Manager, Tokyo

Takashi Ohara is a Manager with Corporate Value Associates in Tokyo.  He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Tokyo.  Since Joining CVA in 2007, Takashi has worked in diversified industries including energy & utilities, pharmaceutical, electrics & electronics, automotive and office equipments.  His experience covers topics of strategic marketing, shareholder management strategy, long-term dynamics analysis, mission-vision design, portfolio analysis and cross-border M&A strategy.  Prior to joining CVA, Takashi spent four years working for Pasona Inc in Tokyo.  He initially worked in the Sales Division for Financial Institutions and then worked in the Investor Relations Department.  Takashi speaks Japanese and English.  

Wenwen Mei

Consultant, Shanghai

Wenwen Mei is a Consultant with Corporate Value Associates in China. She joined CVA Shanghai in 2010. Wenwen holds a Bachelor of Economics degree in Finance from Fudan University in China. Since joining CVA, Wenwen has worked in industries including financial services, energy & utilities, mining and materials. Her work has covered topics such as industry analysis, business strategy, business organization, strategic response to competitors, and total offer value. Prior to joining CVA, she worked in business risk services with a focus on internal control, covering major business processes in both financial and manufacturing industries. Wenwen speaks Mandarin and English. 

Wolfgang Lehmacher

Partner & Managing Director (Greater China & India), Hong Kong Office

Wolfgang Lehmacher is Partner and Managing Director, CVA Greater China and India. Prior to joining CVA, Wolfgang was the President and CEO of GeoPost Intercontinental as well as a member of the Board of GeoPost, La Poste’s express parcel holding. He has over 30 years of experience in transportation and logistics, having held senior management positions at Groupe La Poste and TNT, where he led a number of initiatives to deliver change and innovation to the industry such as the acquisition and supervision of a broad range of businesses, joint ventures and partnerships, the development and launch of new products, and the management of regional and global investment and expansion strategies. Wolfgang has had speaking engagements at various summits, a number of which have been held by the World Economic Forum, and leading business schools around the world.

Yosuke Ouchi

Consultant, Tokyo

Yosuke Ouchi is a Consultant with Corporate Value Associates in Tokyo. He completes his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Tokyo.  Prior to joining CVA, Yosuke worked as a consultant for Japan Management Systems on various topics including budget planning process, new market entry, business DD, and personnel system reform.