List of strategy consulting firms in Hong Kong 2011

List of strategy consulting firms in Hong Kong

  1. Accenture
  2. Alvarez & Marsal
  3. Applied Value Group
  4. A.T. Kearney
  5. Bain & Company
  6. Booz & Company
  7. Boston Consulting Group
  8. Deloitte Consulting
  9. Forum Corporation
  10. Global Intelligence Alliance
  11. Hay Group
  12. Hill & Knowlton
  13. IMS Health
  14. Kurt Salmon Associates
  15. Lippincott
  16. McKinsey & Company
  17. Monitor Group
  18. Navigant Consulting
  19. OC&C Strategy Consultants
  20. Oliver Wyman
  21. Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  22. Seabury Group
  23. Value Partners Management Consulting

1. Accenture

Website: www.accenture.com

Address:

Accenture
85/F International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2249 2388

Established in 1989, Accenture operates in more than 120 countries worldwide.

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

2. Alvarez & Marsal

Website: www.alvarezandmarsal.com

Address:

Alvarez & Marsal
11/F MassMutual Tower
38 Gloucester Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 3102 2600

Founded in 1983, A&M operates in 38 cities worldwide.

A&M is an independent global professional services firm which provides leadership, problem-solving and value-creation services to companies across the industry spectrum.

3. Applied Value Group

Website: www.appliedvaluegroup.com

Address:

Applied Value Group
Yuen Kee International Building
3 Queen Victoria Street, 1/F
Central
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2868 0014

Applied Value has offices in Stockholm, Shanghai, New York, London, Hong Kong, Detroit, and Boston.

Applied Value offers strategy, finance, and operations management services.

4. A.T. Kearney

Website: www.atkearney.com

Address: 

A.T. Kearney (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Room 1301, 13/F MassMutual Tower
38 Gloucester Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2501 1400

Founded in 1926, A.T. Kearney operates across 55 locations world wide.

A.T. Kearney’s mission is to help the world’s leading corporations gain and sustain a competitive advantage, and to achieve profound, tangible results for its clients. Services offered include: complexity management, enterprise transformation, operations, procurement solutions, strategic information technology, strategy and sustainability.

5. Bain & Company

Website: www.bain.com

Address: 

Bain & Company (Hong Kong)
30/F, One International Finance Centre
1 Harbour View Street
Central
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2978 8800

Founded in 1973 when Bill Bain and others left BCG to form Bain & Company. Bain operates in 47 offices across 30 countries.

Bain is well-known for offering services like due diligence, IPO preparation, portfolio profit improvement and revenue enhancement geared toward leveraged buyout and venture capital firms.

6. Booz & Company

Website: www.booz.com

Address: 

Booz & Company
Unit 17, Level 18, Wheelock House
20 Pedder Street
Central
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 3650 6100

Founded in Chicago in 1914 by Edwin G. Booz, Booz & Co broke away from Booz Allen Hamilton in 2008. The company operates in 62 offices across six continents.

Booz & Co has its main area of expertise in strategy and technology consulting, working in the commercial sector.

7. BCG

Website: www.bcg.com

Address:

The Boston Consulting Group
34th Floor, Tower Two
Times Square
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2506 2111

Founded in 1963 by Bruce Henderson, BCG operates in 72 offices worldwide.

BCG specialises in business strategy and draws most of its clients from the 500 largest corporations worldwide, as well as working with smaller companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

8. Deloitte Consulting

Website: www.deloitte.com

Address: 35/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Deloitte
35/F, One Pacific Place
88 Queensway
Admiralty
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2852 1600

Founded as an accountancy office in London in 1845, Deloitte has member firms in nearly 140 countries worldwide.

“Deloitte” is the brand under which a collection of independent firms collaborate globally to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services.

9. Forum Corporation

Website: www.forum.com

Address:

Forum Asia-Pacific – Hong Kong
23/F China Online Centre
333 Lockhart Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 3966 7288

Founded in 1971, Forum operates in 10 countries worldwide.

Forum helps senior leaders execute innovative, people-driven solutions that accelerate business growth, corporate change and overall performance.

10. Global Intelligence Alliance

Website: www.globalintelligence.com

Address:

Global Intelligence Alliance Hong Kong
88 Hing Fat Street, Unit 1902
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2107 4299

GIA has 11 offices worldwide.

GIA provides strategic market intelligence and advisory services anywhere around the world.

11. Hay Group

Website: www.haygroup.com

Address:

Hay Group
27/F, 3 Lockhart Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2527 9797

Founded in 1943 by visionary Edward N. Hay, Hay Group operates in 84 offices across 48 countries.

Hay Group is a global management consulting firm that works with leaders to transform strategy into reality.

12. Hill & Knowlton

Website: www.hillandknowlton.com

Address:

Hill & Knowlton Asia Headquarters
36th Floor, PCCW Tower, Taikoo Place
979 Kings Road
Quarry Bay
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2894 6321

Founded in 1927, Hill & Knowlton is headquartered in New York and has 80 offices in 44 countries worldwide.

Hill & Knowlton is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients.

13. IMS Health

Website: www.imshealth.com

Address:

IMS Hong Kong, ChinaMetrik Ltd.
16/F, 80 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2581 1802

Founded in 1954, IMS is headquartered in Connecticut andhas 86 offices worldwide.

IMS is the leading provider of information services for the healthcare industry. Services offered are grouped into 3 categories: healthcare measurement, analytics & services, and consulting.

14. Kurt Salmon Associates

Website: www.kurtsalmon.com

Address:

Kurt Salmon Associates
99 Queen’s Road
66/F, The Center
Central
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 3960 6448

Formed by the merger of Kurt Salmon Associates and Ineum Consulting, Kurt Salmon has offices in 15 countries across five continents.

Kurt Salmon is a global management consultancy.

15. Lippincott

Website: www.lippincott.com

Address:

Lippincott
26th Floor Central Plaza
18 Harbour Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2301 7552

Founded in 1943 as Lippincott & Margulies, Lippincott has offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, New York and Paris.

Lippincott crafts authentic brand stories and memorable experiences that transform perception, enrich connections and drive change.

16. McKinsey & Company

Website: www.mckinsey.com

Address:

McKinsey & Company
40 Floor, ICBC Tower
3 Garden Road
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2868 1188

Founded in Chicago in 1926 and operating in Hong Kong since 1985, McKinsey is the world’s most prestigious consulting firm and operates in 101 locations worldwide.

McKinsey is a global management consulting firm, and trusted advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions.

17. Monitor Group

Website: www.monitor.com

Address:

Monitor Group Hong Kong Limited
Suite 219, 2/F, Shui On Centre
6-8 Harbour Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2824 8322

Founded in 1983 by six entrepreneurs, including Harvard’s Michael Porter, Mark Fuller and Joseph Fuller, Monitor operates in 17 countries worldwide.

Monitor works with organizations to help them grow.  For corporations, that often means developing strategies for revenue growth. For governments, it means working on national economic development. For non-profits, it means helping to grow their social impact.  Monitor addresses all the problems that are involved in growth: strategy, marketing, pricing, innovation, product development, organization, leadership, economic competitiveness.

18. Navigant Consulting

Website: www.navigant.com

Address:

Navigant Consulting
108 Gloucester Road, Dah Sing
Financial Centre, Suites 2901-2904, 29th Floor
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2233 2500

Navigant is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has offices throughout the world, including core offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

Navigant has industry expertise in Energy, Healthcare, Construction and Financial Services, and has significant technical expertise in Disputes & Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting.

19. OC&C Strategy Consultants

Website: www.occstrategy.com

Address:

OC&C Strategy Consultants
18/F Fu Fai Centre
27 Hillier Street
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2201 1700

Founded in 1987, OC&C Strategy Consultants has 11 offices worldwide.

OC&C helps clients across a wide range of industries find a creative, practical and actionable solutions to the challenges they face.

20. Oliver Wyman

Website: www.oliverwyman.com

Address:

Oliver Wyman
26th Central Plaza
18 Harbour Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2506 0767

Formed through a long list of mergers since 1970, Oliver Wyman operates in 50+ cities across 25 countries.

Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development.

21. Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Website: www.rolandberger.com

Address:

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
16/F, Nexxus Building
41 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 3757 9480

Founded in 1967, Roland Berger has offices in 31 countries.

Roland Berger is one of the world’s leading strategy consultancies. Its expertise includes branding, corporate finance, corporate responsibility, financial & risk effectiveness, IT, manufacturing, marketing, organization, real estate management, research and development, restructuring, sales, strategy, and supply chain management.

22. Seabury Group

Website: www.seaburygroup.com

Address:

Seabury Group
9/F, Somptuex Central
52-54 Wellington Street
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 9836 1556

Seabury Group has 10 offices worldwide.

Seabury Group is a global advisory and investment management group providing investment banking, restructuring, management consulting, IT development, and human capital advisory services.

23. Value Partners Management Consulting

Website: www.valuepartners.com

Address:

Spectrum Value Partners
1402 Harcourt House
39 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2103 1000

Founded in 1993, Value Partners Management Consulting has offices in 9 countries worldwide.

Value Partners has turnaround and change management expertise working with industrial and service multinationals.

Management consulting – where did it begin?

EXECUTIVES often rely on the advice of expert management consultants. Was it always this way? Where did it all begin?

The very first management consulting firm was Arthur D. Little, founded all the way back in 1886 by a professor at MIT whose name was (funnily enough) Arthur D. Little.

Almost 30 years later, Booz Allen Hamilton was founded in 1914. Booz was the first management consultancy to serve both industry and government clients.

Interestingly, McKinsey & Company was the world’s first pure management and strategy consulting company. Founded in 1926, McKinsey is is now the world’s most prestigious consulting firm.  The culture of the firm was heavily influenced by a man named Marvin Bower, who served as managing director from 1950 to 1967. Bower believed that management consultancies should adhere to the same high professional standards as lawyers and doctors. To this day, the core guiding principle at McKinsey is professionalism.

Boston Consulting Group, arguably the world’s second most presigious consulting firm, was founded in 1963 by Bruce Henderson. It all began when Henderson left Arthur D. Little to accept a challenge from the CEO of the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company to start a consulting arm for the bank.

Ten years later, in 1973, Bill Bain and others left the Boston Consulting Group to form Bain & Company, which is also one of the world’s leading consulting firms.

#1 McKinsey – an overview of the top four consulting firms 2008

APPLYING for a job as a consultant can be a difficult and daunting task. Consulting jobs are highly sought after and the competition is intense. The process of polishing your resume, writing applications and preparing for case interviews can be exhausting and time consuming. Over and above the time actually spent in interviews, each consulting firm you apply for will require hours of research and preparation. Before you set out along that long are arduous path, it is probably a good idea to know who the top consulting firms are and understand a little bit about them. This will help you to focus your effort.

In 2008, the Vault Guide ranked the top 50 most prestigious consulting firms in the world. I have provided an overview of the top four firms, ranked as follows

  1. McKinsey & Company
  2. Boston Consulting Group
  3. Bain & Company
  4. Booz Allen Hamilton

All of these firms have significant global operations and have a strong presence in Sydney. All the information here was obtained from the Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2009 Edition (Vault Career Library), Wikipedia and the respective firm websites.

1. McKinsey & Company

Organisation type

Private company

Headquarters

New York, New York, USA

Key people

Ian Davis, Managing Director

Size

7,500 consultants (13,000 employees) in 90 offices across 51 countries

Revenue

$4.37 billion (2007, Forbes estimate).

Mission

To help clients make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in their performance and to build a great firm that is able to attract, develop, excite, and retain exceptional people.

Operational structure

Although being a private company, McKinsey operates under a decentralised partnership structure.

McKinsey organises its business into six functional practices and 18 industry practices. Functional practices include business technology office, corporate finance, marketing and sales, operations, organisation and strategy.

Clients

McKinsey works internationally in a broad range of industries with large private sector institutions, governments and other non-profit institutions.

Culture

The core guiding principle at McKinsey & Company is professionalism.

Maintaining client confidence is very important. McKinsey does not trumpet the names of its clients or highlight its major engagements.

Career development is intensely feedback oriented.

McKinsey operates under a practice of “up or out,” in which consultants must advance in their consulting careers within a time frame, or else leave the company.

The firm has an endemic ‘long hours’ culture.

Consultants are often required to travel to work with a client in another city.

Publications

Periodicals: McKinsey Quarterly (published six times a year); McKinsey on IT; and McKinsey on Finance.

Books:
– The Alchemy of Growth: Practical Insights for Building the Enduring Enterprise
– Creative Destruction: Why Companies That Are Built to Last Underperform the Market–And How to Successfully Transform Them
– The War for Talent
– In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies (Collins Business Essentials)

Brief history

1926 Firm founded in Chicago by Prof. James McKinsey

1933 Marvin Bower joined the firm in 1933 and served as managing director from 1950 to 1967. He is widely credited with being the founder of professional management consulting. Bower established many of McKinsey’s guiding principles.

1959 London office opens

1990 McKinsey Global Institute established

2001 The McKinsey Institute on the Non-profit Sector launched

2003 Shanghai office opens

Nota bene

Vault consulting firm rankings:

· Ranked most prestigious consulting firm in the world in 2008 for the last five years running; and

· Ranked best energy consulting and financial consulting firm in 2007.

The firm serves three of the world’s five largest companies and two-thirds of the Fortune 1000.

Jeff Skilling, the now disgraced ex-CEO of Enron, was a former McKinsey consultant. Enron received strategy advice from McKinsey.

Careers information

Associates and analysts with at least one year of McKinsey experience can apply to the firm’s Community Fellows program, working exclusively on non-profit projects for 6 to 9 months.

McKinsey places heavy emphasis on the use of the case interview in order to assess your capabilities and potential in four main areas.

1. Problem solving,

2. Achievement,

3. personal impact, and

4. leadership.

Website

http://www.mckinsey.com/