Arthur D Little

Arthur D. Little is the first management consulting firm in the world.

New Fetter Place West, 2nd Floor, 55 Fetter Lane, EC4A 1AA

Industrial Goods & Services Strategy Innovation

Our mission is to bring businesses and organizations from the era of productivity to the new era of creativity. We offer innovative solutions to help our clients deal with major disruptions.

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Team Size 500+
Established 1886

Our mission is to bring businesses and organizations from the era of productivity to the new era of creativity. We offer innovative solutions to help our clients deal with major disruptions.

While we have invented management consulting, we have very much remained focused on innovation, and believe the current times are extremely exciting, as we are entering an era in which success will be predicated on creativity.

Our culture, our people, and the way we operate are geared towards excellence in delivering value to our clients when it comes to Anticipate, Innovate, and Transform.

Today, Arthur D. Little continues to provide ground-breaking thought leadership, including notably through Prism, its biannual journal that touches on emerging industry trends, strategic thinking and operational excellence.

Our firm’s deep industry knowledge, linked to our strong expertise in strategy, innovation, and transformation, helps us solve our clients’ most complex business issues while delivering sustainable results to their businesses.

We are not fond of replicable solutions, as we recognize that each client’s problem is unique to its industry, its internal culture and organization, and its DNA. Our clients recognize this value and seek us out when faced with new, uncharted challenges.

We continue to expand our presence and take on projects that enrich our professionals; the next 100 years of Arthur D. Little will be just as exciting as its first century!

Founders & Leaders

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Nick White

Managing Partner, United Kingdom

ick is a Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little in the United Kingdom. Most of his career has been in consulting with energy-company clients, after an early career in the UK Department of Energy, working on economic issues in the North Sea oil and gas sector. He has been with Arthur D. Little since 1984, apart from a five-year period working as a consultant in another firm. Nick has over 35 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry and the European gas and power industries. He is heavily involved in dispute resolution work relating to gas-price review arbitrations, building on his experience with negotiation of fiscal terms and GSAs, as well as studies of the market value of gas in various European markets and prefeasibility studies of new gas infrastructure such as pipelines, LNG projects & power plants. Other than his client work, Nick’s main responsibilities are growing Arthur D. Little’s business in the United Kingdom.

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Ignacio García Alves

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Arthur D. Little

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. 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. He is a key member of the TIME (Telecom-Internet-Media-Electronics) global practice, as well as of the functional Strategy & Organization practice.

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Frédéric Duval

Global General Manager

Frédéric is the global general manager of Arthur D. Little, and a member of its executive committee. He was previously the chief financial officer of the company since it became a partnership in 2012. Before that, Frédéric spent a great part of his career at Altran Technologies, a European leader in technology and innovation consulting. Starting as a financial controller in 1999, he became director of finance at Altran UK from 2001 to 2006. He then started to work at Arthur D. Little, reporting both to the CEO and to the CFO of Altran Technologies, which was shareholder of Arthur D. Little at that time. He cumulated this function with that of international chief financial officer at Altran Technologies from 2009 to 2012. A graduate of Paris Dauphine University, Frédéric started his career as accountant and controller for Ciments Français, a French international cement producer, and as auditor and controller for Europcar International, the car rental company.

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Dr. Karim Taga

Managing Partner Telecommunications, Information Technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Karim is the Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Austria and leads the TIME practice globally. He has 20 years of experience with ADL in the telecommunication area. He previously worked with a leading global telecom supplier. In Arthur D. Little, Karim’s work focuses primarily on three functional areas: Growth strategies and business transformations Corporate Finance – Transaction support, mainly working with Private Equity firms and Banks Boardroom presentation and facilitation Besides his management consulting assignments with clients in 4 industries: He acts as Jury member for several Telecom & Media prize award ceremonies in Asia, Europe and in the US. Before joining ADL he worked for several years for Ericsson and was a research assistant professor at the University of Technology in Vienna.

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Introduction to Arthur D. Little, an international management consulting firm.


  • Client first - Delivering value for the client is priority number one.
  • Innovation & thought leadership - We live and breathe innovation.
  • Independence - Our only vested interest is in our clients’ success.
  • Personal growth - The skills, intelligence and creativity of people are our key assets.
  • Quality - We go the extra mile to always exceed clients’ expectations.
  • Teamwork - We work closely together with each other and with our clients.
  • Integrity & ethics - We live according to the highest standards of professional conduct.
  • Practical implementable - Recommendations grounded in reality.
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