Arthur D. Little appoints Pierre Mariani as Partner in Financial Services practice
April 2021

Arthur D. Little (ADL) today announced that Pierre Mariani has joined the company as a Partner in its FSG (Financial Services) practice. Bringing over 35 years’ experience as a CEO, board member and consultant in the financial services industry, Pierre has in-depth knowledge of sectors including Retail Banking, Asset Management, Investment Banking, and Insurance and Private Equity, and has an impressive M&A track record as a principal and advisor. He will be based out of the company’s Dubai office.

Prior to joining ADL, Pierre was a Managing Director at Alix Partners and a Senior Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He also ran his own company while acting as a Senior Advisor to Bain & Company and Roland Berger. Previously, he was CEO and board member of Dexia Group, and deputy CEO of BNP Paribas, where he led international retail banking activities after having run the Group’s M&A and private equity business. He started his career in France’s Ministry of Finance.

Thomas Kuruvilla, Managing Partner at ADL Middle East, comments: “Pierre is a veteran of the financial services industry who I’m sure will make a major contribution to ADL’s FSG practice. He has tremendous international experience through management, board positions and consulting activities in Europe, Middle East Africa and United States, while his areas of expertise include development, transformation and restructuring strategies. I look forward to working with him as part of our team here in the Middle East.” 

Pierre Mariani, Partner at ADL, adds: “As with all other industries, financial services is still adapting to the new age of digitalization. While technology promises operational efficiencies through quicker decision-making and a reduced need for physical presence, the financial ecosystem is more competitive than ever, with new players and convergent industries threatening to erode the market share of traditional institutions. Banks and financial services companies need to reshape the organizational structure of their businesses, and I believe that ADL is particularly well-placed to help them achieve this.” 

Pierre is a graduate from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), holds a Law degree, and is an alumnus of Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

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