Sia Partners appoints two new managing directors

02 October 2023 2 min. read
More news on

Global management consultancy Sia Partners has bolstered its senior ranks in the Middle East with the appointment of two new managing directors.

For Jaroslav Patrick Holzer the step up to managing director level is the icing on the cake of his long career at the firm. Meanwhile, for Filipe Lyrio, the appointment marks a return to the world of consulting.

“We are delighted to welcome Jaroslav and Filipe to our team. They bolster our expertise and capabilities across areas of high demand. We are confident they will make a major contribution to our clients and the continued evolution of Sia Partners in the region,” said Amancio Torres, Middle East leader at Sia Partners.

Sia Partners appoints two new managing directors

After graduating from Hult International Business School, Jaroslav Patrick Holzer started his career at Sia Partners in the Middle East (then still operating as ShiftIN Partners). Now celebrating his sixth promotion at the firm, Holzer specialises in topics including growth strategy, innovation, business & digital transformation, customer experience, and performance management.

During his career, he has delivered engagements across multiple sectors such as culture & tourism, real estate, oil & gas, financial services, agribusiness, and transportation & logistics. He has worked on projects in the region, and beyond – spanning the likes of China and the United Kingdom.

Crossing from ADNOC, Filipe Lyrio is one of Sia Partners’ most senior industry hires to date, with the firm traditionally grooming its most senior talent from within its own ranks. A notable exception, Lyrio brings over 15 years of experience to the firm spanning a multitude of strategic, financial, and operational transformation roles. He previously also worked for oil & gas majors Repsol and Shell.

In between his time in industry, Lyrio spent three years at Big Four firm EY, where he delivered projects in business process optimisation, risk management, shared services design, and digital transformation.

At Sia Partners, his focus is on the energy and oil & gas sectors, with particular expertise in the hydrocarbon value chain.

Founded in 1999, Sia Partners currently has 3,000 consultants working from 40+ offices in around 20 countries. The Paris-headquartered group has been on a strong growth trajectory over the past years, in part thanks to a buy-and-build campaign focused across key markets North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.