Areas of expertise:

  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Metering
  • Project Management
Christopher Bailey
Senior Partner
Expert in the management of Smart Grids and international services.
Christopher helps our clients implement their transformation programmes, particulary in contexts with an international dimension, in which intercultural understanding and cooperation are key factors to success. He is also responsible for Colombus Consulting's Energy Group, the...
Christopher helps our clients implement their transformation programmes, particulary in contexts with an international dimension, in which intercultural understanding and cooperation are key factors to success. He is also responsible for Colombus Consulting's Energy Group, the internal network providing intelligence and analysis in the energy and environment sector, and works with clients on smart metering or smart grid projects.

Education & Training :

ESCP
Master of Business Administration
ESCP
ESCP degree
King's College London
Bachelor of Science Mathematics and Management

Areas of expertise:

  • Operational strategy
  • Optimization of industrial assets
  • Programme management
  • Organization
  • Change management
  • Operational excellence
Florence Chapuis
Senior Partner
Guides executives and directors in the energy and environment sector through major changes
Florence supports our clients in the energy and environment sector, using her knowledge of the market and experience of projects throughout the value chain (production, transport, distribution, sale, etc.) to advise them on transformation organization. She is involved in all...
Florence supports our clients in the energy and environment sector, using her knowledge of the market and experience of projects throughout the value chain (production, transport, distribution, sale, etc.) to advise them on transformation organization. She is involved in all areas of transformation: business strategy and challenges ; innovation ; organizational alignment ; information processes and systems ; major rollouts, change management and mobilization of human capital. As the head of Colombus Consulting's Web 2.0 Group, she monitors ans analyses new usage habits that enhance the customer experience and professional cooperation and change management drivers. Florence has designed and led management and leadership seminars. She is responsible for talent management within Colombus Consulting.

Education & Training :

ESSEC
ESSEC degree
ESSEC
MBTI-certified coach

Areas of expertise:

  • Logistics
  • Facility management
Elsa Cuisinier
Senior Partner
Guides executives and directors in the property sector through major changes
As the head of Colombus Consulting's Property Department, Elsa advises and assists senior property managers in their transformation projects. She works to position property management as a key aspect of company strategy. She helps our clients steer their organizations towards mature...
As the head of Colombus Consulting's Property Department, Elsa advises and assists senior property managers in their transformation projects. She works to position property management as a key aspect of company strategy. She helps our clients steer their organizations towards mature processes and practices. Elsa supports property divisions in developing cost reduction programmes, creating international projects and more broadly optimizing operational, financial and environmental performance. Elsa is also a member of the Association of Property Directors (ADI). To structure Colombus Consulting services in this area, the company's Property Department is staffed by consultants with dual expertise : organizational consultancy and property management. Elsa is also involved in financial services. Here she uses the expertise she has gained over the last fifteen years in cost optimization and reorganization, particularly in procurement.

Education & Training :

Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Postgraduate degree in Economics

Areas of involvement:

Transport
Valérie Ader
Chairman
Responsible for the management and strategy of the company
Valérie oversees the development of Colombus Consulting, both in France and abroad. As Chairman, her role is also to attract and develop talent, implement research programmes and build the partnerships that give our clients access to cutting-edge innovation and expertise. She...

Valérie oversees the development of Colombus Consulting, both in France and abroad. As Chairman, her role is also to attract and develop talent, implement research programmes and build the partnerships that give our clients access to cutting-edge innovation and expertise.

She combines her knowledge of business creation with over 25 years experience in providing consultancy services.

Finally, she coordinates the senior management team to define and implement company strategy.

Valérie sits on the Executive Board of Syntec Management Consultancy and this puts her in a unique position to work with leading figures in shaping the future of the consultancy sector.

Education & Training :

École Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et l'Espace
1985-1988 / MBTI Certification

Areas of expertise:

  • Financial markets
  • Deregulation of markets
  • Management of industrial installations
  • Maintenance
  • Programme management
  • Organization
  • Electricity networks
  • Smart grids
Eric Boulin
Senior Partner
Guides executives and directors in the energy, environment and industry sectors through major changes
For 22 years, Eric has helped major groups design and implement the transformation of their organizations. As co-founder and Senior Partner for the last twelve years, he has contributed to structuring and developing Colombus Consulting. He has been involved in the major deregulations...

For 22 years, Eric has helped major groups design and implement the transformation of their organizations. As co-founder and Senior Partner for the last twelve years, he has contributed to structuring and developing Colombus Consulting.

He has been involved in the major deregulations of the finance, electricity and transport markets. He has also provided various services in the context of company mergers and demergers.

Eric specializes in two areas that are vital to our clients' performance: managing industrial installations and improving customer relationship management.

In addition, he is carrying out in-depth research for Colombus Consulting into the strengths and weaknesses of French groups involved in business transformation.

Education & Training :

ISG
International programme
ISG
MBTI

Areas of expertise:

  • IRP management
  • Change strategy
  • Operational efficiency
  • Optimization of bank branches
  • Change management
Catherine Hélaine
Senior Partner
Guides executives and directors in the financial sector through the rollout of new organizations
A company co-founder, Catherine heads the Financial Services Department at Colombus Consulting. In particular, she is involved in operational efficiency, transformation and merger projects in the banking and insurance sectors. With more than twenty years experience in consultancy,...

A company co-founder, Catherine heads the Financial Services Department at Colombus Consulting. In particular, she is involved in operational efficiency, transformation and merger projects in the banking and insurance sectors.

With more than twenty years experience in consultancy, Catherine has worked in many different areas, but favours customer-oriented projects that unite company workforces behind ambitious strategic developments.


Catherine also develops the media consultancy sector within the company.

Ever alert to the need to continue to develop practices, she manages the company's HR and change management services.

Education & Training :

Sciences Po Paris
IEP degree
Sciences Po Paris
MBTI certification

Areas of expertise:

  • Banking and insurance
  • Operational efficiency
  • Business strategy
  • Business development
  • Restructuring
François Marchessaux
Partner
Guides financial companies in the optimization of their strategic resources and development of new business models
François helps the executives and directors of major financial institutions improve their operational performance and develop, transform or restructure their business activities. His clients are banks, insurers, investment funds and financial services companies. His recent projects...

François helps the executives and directors of major financial institutions improve their operational performance and develop, transform or restructure their business activities. His clients are banks, insurers, investment funds and financial services companies.

His recent projects centre on strategy support and involve human resources divisions, which drive transformation : implementing overall cost-cutting plans; simplifying an insurance group's reporting ; creating a procurement department; studying the development and qualification of the creation of shared services centres ; devising, qualifying and overseeing the restructuring plan of an international logistics system ; evaluating the security costs of a major financial institution ; conducting strategic due diligences and developing new payment solutions.

Drawing on joint technological and business expertise, François provides specialist consultancy services to executives and directors of major organizations. His work ranges from ideas generation to the rollout of business projects and includes decision-making support.

François is a CISA-certified auditor and an IHEDN economic intelligence auditor (39th IES).

Education & Training :

HEC Paris
Master of Business Administration
IAE Aix-in-Provence
Postgraduate Degree in Services Marketing