Roland Berger boosts leadership of Aerospace and Defence team

28 January 2022 2 min. read
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Roland Berger has boosted the leadership team of its Aerospace and Defence practice with three seasoned consultants: Elvie Lahournere, Lewis Kenney and Susanna Mason.

Elvie Lahournere joins the team of the global management consulting firm as a Principal, and brings fifteen years of experience across Asia and Europe to the role. This includes serving Roland Berger for two years in the firm’s Beijing.

In between, Lahournere served as APAC Digital and Innovation director for Natixis (based in Hong Kong), in the role leading the company’s digital transformation, data and innovation agenda. Earlier in her career, she founded and managed Alten in China and spent six years at Airbus Helicopters where she was responsible for offset implementation in Indonesia and flight test program management for Tiger helicopter.

Elvie Lahournere, Lewis Kenney and Susanna Mason - Roland Berger

Lahournere’s expertise in aerospace and defence spans strategy, operations, new product development, manufacturing, supply chain and technology.

Lewis Kenney and Susanna Mason have both been appointed as Senior Advisor. Kenney has been working in the Middle East as a defence expert for over twelve years. His track record includes advising and working with professional services firms (including Aecom and PwC), defence companies and government regulatory bodies on large scale defence programmes.

Having held roles as a consultant, commercial manager and programme manager, Kenney has experience with the commercial, contractual, financial and technical aspects of programmes.

Mason has broad international experience working with governments on major defence equipment acquisitions and exports in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. She has held leadership roles with major entities such as the UK Ministry of Defence, IBM and PwC focusing on major transformations, localisation and the development of the defence ecosystems in various countries in the region.