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Mews Team

Throughout its growth, our firm has always kept a focus on a fundamental value: team-spirit, whether internally between co-workers, or externally in our relationships with our customers.

Our “Mews spirit” has been acknowledged by the last Happy at Work survey that ranks us first in our category.

Our clients are as appreciative as we are of this trademark, which facilitates the establishment of a trusting relationship, strong commitment to change, and lasting involvement in the implementation efforts.

Working with Mews Partners means to benefit from:

  • the commitment of our partners during our missions
  • our capacity to address at the same time executive management issues and operational implementation
  • our work methods that enable skills transfer
  • consultants that have an experience mixing consulting and on-field experience.

More than a consulting firm, a tribe

Our consultants come from top engineering schools or business schools and share a pragmatic results-oriented approach of consulting.
Pleasure, pride, stimulating environment: 95% of our consultants recommend Mews Partners and feel good here!
Our consultants take part in internal projects such as Mews Home, Mews Booster and Mews Academy. This favors everyone’s implication and skill improvement.


“Giving meaning to a collective project is the objective of Mews Partners management team.”

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Governance and Partnership

Mews Partners is chaired by Flavien Lamarque. He relies on a Board of Senior Partners as well as on a community of Partners to develop the firm’s activity.

The firm has set up a unique and transparent access to capital access policy that encourages intrapreneurship through a collective development project, in France and internationally. Within the partnership of 30 partners, bodies are set up to define the company’s strategy and steer the firm’s operational projects.

An internal and external co-optation process promotes the engagement of consultants who share the firm’s values and project.

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Flavien Lamarque

President / ESTP

Stéphane Gautrot

CEO / Polytechnique

Olivier Feingold

Managing Partner Innovation / ENSEM

Christophe Bressange

Managing Partner Operations / EMLyon

Lothar Weberring

Managing Partner Germany (Munich) / University of Stuttgart

Geoffrey Carpentier

Managing Partner (Paris) / Kent State University

Denis Debaecker

Senior Partner (Paris) / Centrale Lyon

Jimmy Jollois

Senior Partner (Paris) / INSA Lyon

Mikaël Pichavant

Senior Partner (Paris) / ENSTA

Mourad Amarouche

Partner (Paris) / Ecole Polytechnique Alger & Paris-Dauphine University

Pierre Bodin

Partner (Munich) / ICAM/ESSEC

Xavier Brucker

Partner (Paris) / Polytechnique MIT

Patrick Cordes

Partner (Munich) / Technical University Darmstadt

Gilles Cyprès

Partner (Paris) / Mines ParisTech

Sabine Dehais

Partner (Toulouse) / ESCP Europe

Jean-Baptiste Didiot

Partner (Toulouse) / ISAE

Aurélien Frétard

Partner (Paris) / Centrale Paris

Michael Gerstle

Partner (Hamburg) / Leibniz Universität Hanover​

Jean-Sébastien Gros

Partner (Paris) / Polytechnique & Supaero

Americo Jost

Partner (Toulouse) / PUC-Rio & INSA-Toulouse

Antoine Klein

Partner (Paris) / UTC

Nicolas Lambert

Partner (Toulouse) / ENAC

Jean-Baptiste Latour

Partner (Paris) / ICP

Loïc Lepape

Partner (Paris) / UTC

Frédéric Miazga

Partner (Paris) / IEP/ESSEC

Gaël Montrignac

Partner (Toulouse) / ENAC

Markus Ripping

Partner (Hamburg) / Technische Universität Berlin

Frédéric Saffar

Partner (Toulouse) / Arts et Métiers ParisTech

Romain Segrétain

Partner (Paris) / CentraleSupelec

Cyril Soulie-Lafferayrie

Partner (Toulouse) / Arts et Métiers ParisTech & HEC

Charles Thaumiaux

Partner (Paris) / Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

Charles Turri

Partner (Paris) / Mathematics/Finance

Franck Vigilant

Partner (Paris) / CentraleSupelec

Flavien Lamarque

President

ESTP

Flavien is an engineer with a degree from the Civil Engineering School of Paris. For over 25 years, he has been supporting retailers and industrial customers in their transformation, integration and performance programs. He joined Mews Partners in 2010 to develop Supply Chain and performance operations activities. He is also interested in the emergence of new AI & Digital technologies and their impacts on current business models. He chairs the Mews Partners Group.

Stéphane Gautrot

CEO

Polytechnique

Stéphane is an engineer with a degree from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSTA. He started his career at the DGA (Ministry of Defense) in engineering studies and then project manager positions. He acquired experience in a consulting firm and operational experience as technical director of an aeronautical establishment. He strongly contributes to the development of the Innovation, Performance R&D and the Artificial Intelligence and Data offers. He is involved in several projects in these fields, both for large multinational groups and for medium-sized industry companies. He is the CEO of Mews Group.

Olivier Feingold

Managing Partner Innovation

ENSEM

Olivier first held operational positions in industry (energy, electrical equipment) as an industrialization engineer, quality manager, PLM project manager, product development project manager. He joined Mews Partners in 2002. He provides numerous expert assignments relating to the performance of development processes, the implementation of Data Driven organization and information systems management, in the energy, aeronautics, shipbuilding, automotive, electronics and equipment sectors. He manages Mews Innovation.

Christophe Bressange

Managing Partner Operations

EMLyon

Christophe is a graduate of EM Lyon and has more than 15 years of experience in leading supply chain consulting firms. He also held operational management positions for 7 years in the Geodis group and the Casino group. Christophe joined the Operations practice to bring his knowledge of the GIC, Retail, Transport & Logistics sectors, as well as his experience in international supply chain transformation projects. He manages Mews Operations.

Lothar Weberring

Managing Partner Germany (Munich)

University of Stuttgart

Trained as an aeronautical and space systems engineer, Lothar has twenty years experience in both consulting (CSC, Accenture, SAP Consulting) and industry (EADS, British Telecom). Lothar has led the management of major PLM and ERP/SAP harmonization programmes on an international scale. His mission is to develop Mews Partners’ consulting activity in Germany, in order to be as close as possible to our clients and to be able to best meet their needs.

Geoffrey Carpentier

Managing Partner (Paris)

Kent State University

Graduate from Business school and in Political science, with an MBA from Kent State University (USA), Geoffrey has more than 20 years of experience in human transformation consulting in large firms (Accenture, KPMG) and in more specialized firms, which he developed as an entrepreneur (HR Valley, carewan). He has also worked as an organisation development manager for the Danone Group.

Geoffrey joined Mews Partners in the spring of 2021 to co-develop, alongside Jean-Baptiste Latour, the Mews Human Inside practice in order to help the firm’s clients invent, while respecting their singularities, the cultural, organisational and managerial model best suited to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Denis Debaecker

Senior Partner (Paris)

Centrale Lyon

Denis has 30 years of experience in Product Lifecycle Management, including about ten years at Dassault Systèmes and then at PEA Consulting, the Areva Group’s consulting division, where he was Director of the PLM consulting and integration business line (PEA and Euriware). He is currently a partner at Mews Partners. He is the author of the books PLM Collaborative Product Lifecycle Management, PLM through Experience and Vice President of the PLM Lab. He has led numerous PLM projects in the aerospace, defense, high tech, custom, shipbuilding, automotive, energy sectors.

Jimmy Jollois

Senior Partner (Paris)

INSA Lyon

Jimmy began his career in 1999 at Deloitte Consulting, later renamed Kurt Salmon. He has worked on performance improvement issues in the R&D and supply chain fields for clients in the automotive, aeronautics, transport and B2B service industries. He then moved on to digital transformation topics by contributing to the development of the OCMA group consulting firm in 2011. Jimmy joined Mews Partners in July 2015 to develop offerings related to IT performance and digital transformation, including aspects related to IOT and Industry 4.0.

Mikaël Pichavant

Senior Partner (Paris)

ENSTA

Mikaël began his career in 1998 at Pea Consulting. After 3 years’ experience in Chain Design, he specialized in Supply Chain and leads both performance improvement missions, in warehouses or factories, and strategic missions to define master plans. He is specialized in retail and e-commerce since the early 2000s and also manages digital transformation offers. Mikaël co-founded the Operations practice in 2010.

Mourad Amarouche

Partner (Paris)

Ecole Polytechnique Alger & Paris-Dauphine University

Graduated from Polytechnic School of Algiers (2009) and Paris-Dauphine University (2010), Mourad started his career in industry at Schneider Electric and PSA before joining Metis Consulting. He has worked internationally on numerous logistics master plans, design and implementation of automated warehouses. Experienced in leading large-scale warehouses projects, Mourad joined Mews Partners early this year (2021) to support our clients in the preparation and implementation of their new generation distribution centers.

Pierre Bodin

Partner (Munich)

ICAM/ESSEC

After a general engineering degree & a master’s degree in International Business, Pierre began his career in Management consulting in 2005. After 10 years at Bearing Point, then Kurt Salmon, he set up the Innovation & Product Development Practice at Weave, and joined Mews Partners in 2016 in order to contribute to the development of our footprint in Germany. Pierre has great experience in the industry, mainly focused on development processes improvement through Agile & Lean methodologies, as well as on Product & Process data management (PLM), from maturity assessment to implementation.

Xavier Brucker

Partner (Paris)

Polytechnique MIT

A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (X 1996), Telecom ParisTech (2001) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT 2002), Xavier combines several international experiences with industry companies and start-ups. After a career in strategy consulting, he led a major defense program at Safran and then became director of the e-commerce and payments division of EquensWorldline. Xavier then spent several years in California, in the heart of start-up companies in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Upon his return to France, Xavier joined a Fintech start-up, which he supported in its growth. Today, within Mews Partners, he develops offers related to data science and artificial intelligence, which have become a real strategic challenge for industry and services. Furthermore, he writes on the topic of the scaling up of AI and smart factory in the blog of the experts from l’Usine Nouvelle.

Patrick Cordes

Partner (Munich)

Technical University Darmstadt

Patrick has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology with a specialization in Mechatronics from Technical University Darmstadt.

He has more then 10 years experience in consulting, first at BearingPoint, then since 2015 with Mews Partners. Patrick supports our clients in their Digitalization & PLM-journey with focus on the topics (model based) Systems engineering, R&D and Process efficiency. He combines knowledge from various industry sectors such as Automotive, high-tech Electronics, Space down to Utilities with his broad skills in the areas  Agile, Lean, Solution Architecture, Business- & Project management as well as Cultural Change Management.

Patrick is leading our Space offer for Germany and working out of Darmstadt for our Munich Office.

Gilles Cyprès

Partner (Paris)

Mines ParisTech

Gilles has an Engineer degree from Mines ParisTech. He started his career in operational management at GrDF, where he was responsible for engineering and works for the Parisian gas distribution network. He chose to move to consulting in operational performance in 2003. Over the last 15 years, he has been supporting key players in sectors such as energy & utilities (nuclear, renewables), railway, automotive, healthcare, engineering and services. He has developed a strong expertise in competitiveness improvement initiatives, leveraging together design & redesign to value cost, operational excellence (Lean) and purchasing actions. Gilles joined Mews Partners in 2018. He is in charge of the offers related to design to value/cost as well as product/project/services performance initiatives.

 

Sabine Dehais

Partner (Toulouse)

ESCP Europe

A graduate of ESCP, Sabine began her career in 1999 at Capgemini Consulting and then Capgemini Aerospace & Defence. During her career, she worked for various industrial sectors: luxury, automotive, energy, dermo-cosmetics, aeronautics and space. Sabine joined Mews Partners in 2012 and is involved in transformation and change management issues. She also works on operational excellence and performance. She develops our offers related to new modes of organization, management and governance.

Jean-Baptiste Didiot

Partner (Toulouse)

ISAE

Jean-Baptiste has an engineer degree from Supaero and the DESIA (2002). He started his career as a new technology software developer. He joined Mews Partners in 2005 and leads missions in the aeronautics, space, defense and automotive industries on issues of product data management, industrialization, support and services and deployment applied to complex products for large PLM projects. He is in charge of the Mews Partners PLM offer and PLM repository. He is also developing innovative and disruptive PLM visions, such as the PLM 4.0, the augmented engineering or the Live Product Process Plant.

Aurélien Frétard

Partner (Paris)

Centrale Paris

Graduate from Centrale Paris, Aurélien started his career in the nuclear industry (industrial operations performance, implementation of an Industrial and Commercial Plan (S&OP), planning of BARRACUDA submarines). He then joined the consulting industry and has been working for 8 years with industrial players in the nuclear, space, shipbuilding, defense, and fluid industries. By joining Mews Partners in 2022, he continues to support clients to face the challenges of value/cost optimization in (re)design, the performance of complex developments (systems engineering, Lean, Agile) and the turnaround of large industrial programs.

Michael Gerstle

Partner (Hamburg)

Leibniz Universität Hanover​

Michael studied Mechanical Engineering and holds a PhD in Numerical Simulation from the University of Hanover.

He spent more than 10 years in R&D, Program Management and Operations within Opel/General Motors and Airbus. As Program and Senior Engineering Manager, he collected extensive experience in leading design and build organizations for high technology products.

Convinced by the potential of LEAN management, Michael continued his career by working more than 15 years as (internal) consultant, leading major OpEx transformation programs within various industrial branches (Aerospace TIER 1, Process Industry, Chemical Industry). 

He focused on sustainably improving the operational performance. This includes impacting the company’s DNA and drive towards agile, high performing processes and organizations by changing leadership culture as well as empowering people to unlock their potential. 

Michael has a huge international experience, with a strong footprint in France and Germany. He is based in Hamburg to meet the growing support demands of our customers. 

Jean-Sébastien Gros

Partner (Paris)

Polytechnique & Supaero

Jean-Sébastien is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (X 1995) as well as Supaero (2000) and the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Business Engineering (2000). Passionate about innovation and technology, he began his career in R&D at Sagem Défense et Sécurité, where he was in charge of systems engineering and project management in the aeronautics and optronics sectors. He continued his industrial career at Valeo as project manager for innovative modules in automotive lighting. In 2007, Jean-Sébastien moved into innovation strategy consulting, then in 2013 he joined Mews Partners where he works on R&D and innovation performance, particularly for complex products.

Americo Jost

Partner (Toulouse)

PUC-Rio & INSA-Toulouse

Américo is a graduate engineer from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro and INSA Toulouse. He started his career at Airbus with a year’s break in engineering and worked at Accenture for 12 years in the Aerospace sector, covering several business areas such as R&D, Supply Chain and Digital Transformation. Expert in the Purchasing / Procurement performance processes and passionate about new technologies (about Collaboration and Data), Américo joined Mews Partners in 2020 to develop the “Supply Chain Management” and “Procurement Performance” offers in the Toulouse office, and more broadly in the Aerospace sector.

Antoine Klein

Partner (Paris)

UTC

Antoine started in 1990 in operational consulting in the automotive and luxury sector. He then developed a long collaboration with leaders in the food & beverage industry and cosmetics (Danone, Sodiaal, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal) in the fields of operations strategy and performance in Europe and internationally (China , Russia, USA, Australia, Mexico). After an entrepreneurial experience and 4 years as Partner of a large IT consulting firm, focused on digitalization and its impacts on manufacturing organizations, he joined Mews Partners in 2021 to develop the operations transformation offer and the agri-food / consumer goods segment.

Nicolas Lambert

Partner (Toulouse)

ENAC

Nicolas is a graduate engineer from the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile. He began his career in 2001 at Aeroconseil as an aircraft cockpit design engineer and then moved on to entity management (department, division, division), project & portfolio management and business development. He also has several years of experience at Airbus Defence & Space as head of an engineering department, where he led a transformation of the entity (positioning, organization, agility, quality). He joined Mews Partners in 2013 to develop the Agile & Lean Product Development activities, particularly in the Aerospace sector. He is now a Partner, developing our R&D performance offer, with a focus on complex product design and Design to Value stakes. He is also in charge of the development of the Agriculture & Food sector.

Jean-Baptiste Latour

Partner (Paris)

ICP

Philosopher, entrepreneur and consultant, Jean-Baptiste’s atypical personal background has helped him structure his thinking and perspective in order to respond to his clients’ challenges. He founded ViTi-Coaching which offers a remote co-development solution for fragmented teams. After working as a consultant at IDRH, Alixio and Carewan, he co-founded the Mews Human Inside practice with Geoffrey Carpentier to support companies in their human transformation.

His driving force is to decipher the changes taking place in organisations and their ecosystems, and to highlight the opportunities and risks they present.

By taking a step back and putting the long term in perspective, he helps the teams he accompanies to shift their point of view in order to envision genuinely innovative solutions… and above all, solutions that are their own.

Loïc Lepape

Partner (Paris)

UTC

Graduate from UTC, Loïc has more than 15 years of experience in management consulting firms. After 5 years in product development in a technology start-up, he joined a firm specialized in Design to Cost/Design to Value. As an entrepreneur, he took part in the launch of Effidyn in 2008, supporting industrial clients in the performance of their R&D and their offers competitiveness. He also developed a long-lasting collaboration with the construction industry and contributed to the development of Lean Construction. Loïc joined Mews Partners in 2021 to develop the value proposition for the construction sector and large infrastructure projects.

Frédéric Miazga

Partner (Paris)

IEP/ESSEC

A graduate of the IEP of Paris (1983) and the ESSEC (1986), Frédéric first held operational and management positions at IBM France for 9 years, before accompanying industrial and energy clients at IBM Global Services and Capgemini Consulting for 17 years. He joined Mews Partners in 2013 to launch the practice Management, bringing his experience in transformation projects and performance research, as well as his knowledge of the manufacturing industry.

Gaël Montrignac

Partner (Toulouse)

ENAC

A graduate of the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, Gaël began his career in 2000 at Aéroconseil. Initially an aircraft performance engineer, he took a broader interest in air transport, and became head of the Flight Operations department, then of the Customer Support & Air Transport Business Unit. Gaël joins Mews Partners in 2014 to work on innovation and R&D performance improvement issues in industrial sectors such as aeronautics and space. He is currently developing our offers around Agile and Lean approaches, to support transformation programs, as well as the development of services or hardware and/or software products.

Markus Ripping

Partner (Hamburg)

Technische Universität Berlin

Markus has a Master of Science in Aeronautics, Astronautics & Transportation Technologies from Technische Universität Berlin.

He spent 13 years in Consulting at Prostep and Accenture working in cross-domain PLM, (Engineering) Process Optimization and Business Process Outsourcing, DMU & VR/AR. Markus focusses on international & multi-site collaboration, extended enterprise and M&A/PMI and their impact on Engineering and IT. His primary Industry know-how lies in Aerospace, Shipbuilding & Life Sciences. In the two and a half years before joining Mews Markus worked at Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a manufacturer of bio-pharmaceutical supplies and lab instruments, as Global PLM Process Owner and Manager “Idea to Product”.

He is currently an Associate Partner for Mews in Germany leading our Hamburg office.

Frédéric Saffar

Partner (Toulouse)

Arts et Métiers ParisTech

A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Frédéric began his career at BearingPoint and then Thales. He has worked on performance improvement issues in the fields of Innovation, R&D and Supply Chain. He then moved on to organizational transformation issues, integrating the contributions of Digital, Lean and Agile. Frédéric joined Mews Partners in 2012 to develop the industrial sector, above all space and automotive sectors.

Romain Segrétain

Partner (Paris)

CentraleSupelec

Graduated from Centrale Paris, Romain began his career at Rio Tinto Alcan as a process engineer in Canada, before joining Mews Partners in 2008. Romain developed the Lean Product Development offer and worked on performance stakes on R&D projects in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy/Oil & Gas and Life Sciences sectors. He then moved on to manage major Transformation Programs of companies (Business Plan, Governance, Organization, Processes, etc.), requiring Change Management skills.  He is currently in charge of Mews Partners Business Development in the Life Science and Oil & Gas sectors.

Cyril Soulie-Lafferayrie

Partner (Toulouse)

Arts et Métiers ParisTech & HEC

An Arts & Métiers ParisTech engineer and a graduate of HEC, Cyril began his career at KPMG in Paris and then in London for operational performance assignments in the industrial and telecoms sectors. He joined Thales Communications & Security in 2007 as Operations Manager in charge of deploying Lean in French industrial sites and then in engineering (R&D, laboratories, design offices). In 2010, Cyril joined Mews Partners where he led numerous operational performance missions in the aeronautics, space, high-tech and services sectors on topics of agile transformation, collective agility, managerial innovation and digital transformation.

Charles Thaumiaux

Partner (Paris)

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

Charles is a graduate of Ponts et Chaussées (03L). Formerly from Atford Consulting, he was a Director at KPMG France until he joined Mews Partners in 2021. Specializing in operational performance in industry and services with a technical component, he has been working for more than 16 years on high-stakes business transformation projects, from the definition of strategic orientations and performance diagnostics to the effective implementation of recommendations and the achievement of proven results.

Charles works mainly on statistical process control issues (Six Sigma) and performance of Production and Maintenance functions in industrial environments, as well as on the performance of engineering projects and securing infrastructure projects.

His main sectors of activity are rail transport, infrastructure, chemicals, nuclear, mineral extraction and agribusiness.

Charles Turri

Partner (Paris)

Mathematics/Finance

A graduate in Mathematics and Finance, Charles has ten years’ experience at Axelboss Consultants, followed by three years at the Open digital services specialist and two years at PEA Consulting. He joined the Operations practice in 2014 to bring his experience of international supply chain projects and his knowledge of the retail, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors. Specialist in forecasting and planning topics, Charles also teaches at Paris Dauphine University since 2003, and today more specifically for the Master 2 in Supply Chain.

Franck Vigilant

Partner (Paris)

CentraleSupelec

A graduate of Supélec, Franck began his career at PSA Peugeot Citroën, where he held various positions in engineering and vehicle projects for 10 years, which confronted him with the challenges of modular policy and value/cost optimization in design. He joined Mews Partners in 2012 to develop business expertise on engineering performance and promote advanced design methods. For the past 5 years, he has been supporting industrial players in the space, naval and energy sectors, in the upstream phases of major programmes or on transformation projects related to Lean Engineering and System Engineering.

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International growth is at the heart of our strategy. Our priorities for the coming years are the opening of offices in North America and Asia.

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Non-profit commitment

Access to education and  medical research: we are committed to several organizations involved in the defense of basic human rights. We wish to raise awareness among our collaborers and the general public to contribute to the development of these projects and support more and more people.

Since 2004, Mews Partners has been supporting SEA Solidarité Enfance Asie

SEA is a French humanitarian association that offers some of Nepal’s poorest children the opportunity to escape poverty through quality education.

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Since 2016, Mews Partners has been supporting ADAAT Alpha1-France

ADAAT Alpha-1 France is an association that brings together people with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a rare genetic disease.

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