Philippe has 25+ years of experience with strategy consulting in financial services, with a recognized track record of helping change-oriented senior executives and boards transform their financial institutions.

Philippe A. De Backer
Philippe A. De Backer
Managing Partner & Global Practice Leader, Financial Services
About Philippe

Philippe, currently based in Dubai, is a Managing Partner leading the Arthur D. Little’s global Financial Services Practice. He is a core member of the “Strategy & Organization” Practice. 
Philippe is a thought leader  in: 

  • Corporate strategy and strategic planning/implementation
  • Investment & capital deployment/fundraising strategy
  • Business and operating models 
  • Organizational design and effectiveness
  • Mergers & acquisitions

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Philippe worked for Bain & Company, where he served as Partner & Global Head of Financial Services. He worked in leadership positions in its Boston, Brussels, Paris and Dubai offices. From 1993 to 2016, he supported clients across many geographies, with particular emphasis on large-scale bank transformations.

In addition to his consulting experience, Philippe founded a New York-based investment firm and successfully IPO a large SPAC with BlackRock on NASDAQ to deploy growth capital in domestic US community banks.
Philippe holds an MBA from Tuck School at Dartmouth and a BA from Colgate University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 
He is fluent in French, Dutch, and English.
Philippe has published several books on management and financial services, and is widely published. 
Philippe is married and has four children. In his free time, he is an avid skier and passionate Asian art collector.

Past Experience
Bain & Company
Korn Ferry International
Tuck School (Dartmouth)
Master of Business Administration
Colgate University
BA (Magna Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa)