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Ignacio García Alves

About Ignacio

Ignacio is the Global chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arthur D. Little since 2011 and is based in Brussels and in Paris.

Ignacio joined Arthur D. Little in 1992 as business analyst and climbed all the steps until becoming a Partner in 1998.

He has been heading the TIME practice in France and Globally, became the managing director of Arthur D. Little in France between 2002 and 2007 before leading our offices in the Benelux from 2008 to 2012.

Ignacio led the effort to bring the company back to a private Partnership on the 125th anniversary year of its foundation in 2011. He is the architect of the strong growth and successful transformation of the company and he has been (re-)elected Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer three times since then.

His professional consulting focus is on linking strategy, innovation and transformation for technology-intensive and converging industries. With over 25 years experience in management consulting projects, he led many high-profile projects for high-tech industries (mainly in the telecom and digital space), but also in the transport and energy industries. He is a key member of the TIME (Telecom-Internet-Media-Electronics) global practice, as well as of the functional Strategy & Organization practice.

Ignacio has both an engineering degree (Master’s of Science Magna Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands) and a business degree (European Master’s in Management Magna Cum Laude from ESCP Europe in Oxford, Madrid and Paris).

Ignacio has a true international and multi-cultural profile; he was born in Spain, lived in the Netherlands for 23 years, lived in the UK and in Spain, then 17 years in France, and has been in Belgium since 2008. He speaks 5 languages (Spanish, Dutch, French, English, and German) fluently. Ignacio is member of several prestigious international business forums and boards.

Education

ESCP Europe (Oxford, Madrid, Paris)
European Master’s in Management (Magna Cum Laude)
Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude)

Insights

The CEO - Lost in space and time?
Ignacio García Alves, Rick Eagar, Gregory Pankert, Raf Postepski
Being a CEO today is a very different experience than it was even a decade ago – in the past a new CEO would know the space where their company operated and be given time to effect change. This has been transformed – space has expanded, while time has contracted dramatically. How can CEOs understand this new landscape and successfully plot courses through it?
Arthur D. Little 2017 “Economics of Telecoms” Report
Ignacio García Alves, Julien Duvaud-Schelnast
Every year, Arthur D. Little assists the French Federation of Telecom Operators in evaluating their contribution to the digital ecosystem at a global scale and in France. We more specifically look at revenues, direct employment, investments and taxation to position telecom operators in the economy.
Unlocking GigaWorld Innovation
Gregory Pankert, Ignacio García Alves
The GigaWorld is defining a new internet cycle, with additional network requirements   The second cycle of the internet is reaching maturity. Today’s internet – and its enabling applications such as e-mailing, web browsing and video streaming – require asynchronous and/ or one-way near real-time data transfer. Wider coverage and greater bandwidth have to date defined its value.
Telecoms & Media executive breakfast event
Bela Virag, Dr. Karim Taga, Ignacio García Alves
On March 31, 2017, Arthur D. Little held in London the first of a series of launch events of the latest edition of its annual Telecoms & Media flagship report with an unprecedented attendance of global senior industry executives and key investors, including more than ten leading UK operators, multiple web-majors and OTTs, infrastructure companies, banks, several private equity firms and representatives of the vendor community and UK government advisory bodies.
The chemical industry is already quite advanced in terms of digitalization
Ignacio García Alves
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay, talks about the European Chemical Industry and the development of Solvay.

Ignacio García Alves

Belgium

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About Ignacio

Ignacio is the Global chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arthur D. Little since 2011 and is based in Brussels and in Paris.

Ignacio joined Arthur D. Little in 1992 as business analyst and climbed all the steps until becoming a Partner in 1998.

He has been heading the TIME practice in France and Globally, became the managing director of Arthur D. Little in France between 2002 and 2007 before leading our offices in the Benelux from 2008 to 2012.

Ignacio led the effort to bring the company back to a private Partnership on the 125th anniversary year of its foundation in 2011. He is the architect of the strong growth and successful transformation of the company and he has been (re-)elected Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer three times since then.

His professional consulting focus is on linking strategy, innovation and transformation for technology-intensive and converging industries. With over 25 years experience in management consulting projects, he led many high-profile projects for high-tech industries (mainly in the telecom and digital space), but also in the transport and energy industries. He is a key member of the TIME (Telecom-Internet-Media-Electronics) global practice, as well as of the functional Strategy & Organization practice.

Ignacio has both an engineering degree (Master’s of Science Magna Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands) and a business degree (European Master’s in Management Magna Cum Laude from ESCP Europe in Oxford, Madrid and Paris).

Ignacio has a true international and multi-cultural profile; he was born in Spain, lived in the Netherlands for 23 years, lived in the UK and in Spain, then 17 years in France, and has been in Belgium since 2008. He speaks 5 languages (Spanish, Dutch, French, English, and German) fluently. Ignacio is member of several prestigious international business forums and boards.

Education

ESCP Europe (Oxford, Madrid, Paris)
European Master’s in Management (Magna Cum Laude)
Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude)

Insights

The CEO - Lost in space and time?
Ignacio García Alves, Rick Eagar, Gregory Pankert, Raf Postepski
Being a CEO today is a very different experience than it was even a decade ago – in the past a new CEO would know the space where their company operated and be given time to effect change. This has been transformed – space has expanded, while time has contracted dramatically. How can CEOs understand this new landscape and successfully plot courses through it?
Arthur D. Little 2017 “Economics of Telecoms” Report
Ignacio García Alves, Julien Duvaud-Schelnast
Every year, Arthur D. Little assists the French Federation of Telecom Operators in evaluating their contribution to the digital ecosystem at a global scale and in France. We more specifically look at revenues, direct employment, investments and taxation to position telecom operators in the economy.
Unlocking GigaWorld Innovation
Gregory Pankert, Ignacio García Alves
The GigaWorld is defining a new internet cycle, with additional network requirements   The second cycle of the internet is reaching maturity. Today’s internet – and its enabling applications such as e-mailing, web browsing and video streaming – require asynchronous and/ or one-way near real-time data transfer. Wider coverage and greater bandwidth have to date defined its value.
Telecoms & Media executive breakfast event
Bela Virag, Dr. Karim Taga, Ignacio García Alves
On March 31, 2017, Arthur D. Little held in London the first of a series of launch events of the latest edition of its annual Telecoms & Media flagship report with an unprecedented attendance of global senior industry executives and key investors, including more than ten leading UK operators, multiple web-majors and OTTs, infrastructure companies, banks, several private equity firms and representatives of the vendor community and UK government advisory bodies.
The chemical industry is already quite advanced in terms of digitalization
Ignacio García Alves
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay, talks about the European Chemical Industry and the development of Solvay.