Arthur D. Little appoints Florian Forst as Partner and Head of Financial Services in Central Europe
April 2021

Arthur D. Little (ADL) today announced that Florian Forst has joined the company as a Partner and Head of Financial Services for Central Europe. Based in Munich, Florian has over 20 years of experience advising Financial Services senior executives and decision makers in strategic changes, enabling them to achieve tangible results.

Although a lawyer by training, Florian started his career with McKinsey & Company in 2000, supporting leaders of financial institutions across Europe and the UK. In 2007 he moved to UniCredit Group, where he developed and lead their inhouse consulting unit supporting the Group across Europe in highly demanding growth, restructuring and change projects. In 2016 he joined zeb consulting, where he advised senior leaders of International and European universal banks, German private banks, financial services infrastructure providers, and private equity firms investing into financial services.

Ignacio García Alves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ADL, comments: “I am sure that Florian’s in-depth financial services experience is going to be a huge asset to ADL’s Financial Services practice. Florian has worked extensively in this area and across multiple geographies. As we look to maintain steady growth in this area, Florian’s leadership and knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to advise and guide our clients through challenging times.”

“Financial services are handling an increasing number of challenges, from technology impact and digitalization to financial stability,” comments Florian Forst, Partner at ADL. “In the next 10 years, we expect the industry to change radically as big data, smartization and digitalization grow in importance. Facing this new competitive environment will require a new innovation ecosystem, and I believe ADL is crucial to enabling success in this new age.”

Florian studied at the Universities of Munich and Oxford, and holds a PhD in Company Law from the University of Munich.

Contacts:
Cate Bonthuys
Tel: +44 7746546773
cate@catalystcomms.co.uk