L.E.K. Consulting

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IndustryManagement consulting
Founded1983; 36 years ago (1983)
HeadquartersLondon, England
Key people
Iain Evans, Global Chairman Stuart Jackson, Global Managing Partner
ProductsManagement consulting services, including strategy, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, life sciences, and retail
Number of employees
1,400 employees worldwide[1]

L.E.K. Consulting is a management consulting firm. Headquartered in London[2] and Boston, MA (for its US counterpart),[3] L.E.K. was founded in 1983 by three individual partners from Bain & Company: James Lawrence, Iain Evans, and Richard Koch. The company's primary service lines consist of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and operations.[4][5] It employs a generalist model across all major industries, including a large presence in defense, aviation, life sciences, healthcare, energy, entertainment, transport, retail, consumer products and financial services. The company also has a large private equity practice.[6]

It employs over 1,400 individuals across 19 offices worldwide,[1][7] and in 2017, was ranked as the most desirable management consulting employer for MBA students, as well as the 2nd most desirable employer overall for MBA students.[8]

In 2012, the company was also ranked as amongst the Top 25 of the world's most challenging companies to interview for.[9]


In 1983, three partners from Bain & Company - James Lawrence, Iain Evans and Richard Koch - founded L.E.K. Consulting in London.[2] Some of L.E.K.'s major project milestones have included strategic and commercial advice for the U.K. government on the privatization of passenger train operating companies in the mid-1990s, assisting the launch of one of the world's first pure direct Internet banks in 1996, being the sole strategic adviser on the world's largest airline merger in 2007 and the transformation of a mid-tier global pharmaceutical company into an industry leader in 2009. In 2008, L.E.K. became the first global major management consulting firm to hold 'carbon neutral' status.[10]


L.E.K. Consulting employs over 1,400 consultants across 19 offices worldwide.[1][7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

L.E.K. Consulting has won a number of awards within the management consulting industry. They were named 'Strategic Consultants of the Year' at the 2015 Health Investor Awards, following on from awards in 2013, 2012 and 2011.[11] In 2007, L.E.K Consulting won a "Queen's Award for Enterprise" in the category of International Trade.[12] In 2016 L.E.K. was recognized in the 2016 Excellence in Social & Community Investment Awards.[13] In 2006, L.E.K. was named Due Diligence Adviser of the Year by Acquisitions Monthly and Specialist Adviser of the Year by Acquisition Finance. L.E.K. Consulting was ranked #11 in Consulting Magazine's 2016 Best Firms to Work for list, placing #4 in the compensation and benefits category.[14]

Notable former employees[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "London | L.E.K. Consulting". www.lek.com.
  3. ^ "Boston | L.E.K. Consulting". www.lek.com.
  4. ^ "L.E.K. Consulting-Company Profile". Vault.com.
  5. ^ "Consulting Services and Industries - L.E.K. Consulting". www.lek.com.
  6. ^ "High profile Due Diligence deals win L.E.K. Private Equity award". theConsultant.eu.
  7. ^ a b "Global Offices - L.E.K. Consulting". www.lek.com.
  8. ^ "The Best (And Worst) Companies For MBAs". Poets&Quants. 27 September 2017.
  9. ^ "25 toughest companies for job interviewees". Fortune. August 15, 2012.
  10. ^ "Environmental Responsibility - L.E.K. Consulting". www.lek.com.
  11. ^ "Press & Events - L.E.K. Consulting". www.lek.com.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". www.lek.com. Archived from the original on 2016-02-13. Retrieved 2016-09-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "The 2016 Excellence in Social & Community Investment Awards". Consultingmag.com.
  14. ^ "Consulting Magazine - September 2016". Consultingmag-digital.com. 2016-09-07. Retrieved 2018-07-20.

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