Efficio promotes Middle East Director David Mooney to vice president

25 April 2018 Consultancy-me.com

Global procurement consulting firm Efficio has announced the promotion of David Mooney to vice president. Mooney, an experienced supply chain consultant, has been Efficio’s regional head for the Middle East and Africa since 2015. Mooney brings over 25 years of senior executive and management experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to the role.

Founded in 2000, London-based procurement consultancy has ten primary global offices, including outlets in Abu Dhabi and Riyadh. The consultancy has a long track record of helping organisations derive greater value from their procurement processes. Efficio provides focused consulting engagements, as well as long-term managed services. The firm is also a leader in procurement technology, with its eFlow app helping its clients – a mix of blue-chip multinationals, private equity firms and SMEs – achieve effective procurement project delivery.

In February, the firm announced that it had promoted Middle East and Africa head David Mooney to vice president. In his role as regional head, Mooney successfully developed relationships with clients in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and helped deliver significant value to the bottom line of oil & gas firms, reinforcing Efficio’s reputation as procurement experts.David Mooney, Vice President - efficioMooney is an experienced procurement and supply chain expert. Previously, he was Group Supply Chain Manager at Tullow Oil for six years, where he was responsible for building and delivering the oil company’s supply chain function. Prior to that, Mooney was a Senior Managing Consultant with PwC and IBM for over eight years, managing and advising on oil & gas supply chain projects in complex environments including Russia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Commenting on Mooney’s promotion, Efficio CEO Jens Pedersen said, “We are delighted to welcome David to the leadership team. The promotion recognises his efforts to support the company’s global ambitions by developing long-term client relationships and driving strategic business growth. His contribution has been significant, and the promotion is well-deserved.”

Efficio was recently named one of the UK’s leading management consultants of 2018 in an analysis from Statista and the Financial Times. The rankings were based on two online surveys – with consultancy partners and executives in one group of respondents, and senior executives who worked with consultancies in the other. Efficio was recognised for its work in the sectors of construction and infrastructure, energy, utilities, and environment; the firm was also recognised in its main service area of expertise – operations and supply chain.


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Carlos Ghosn's daughters get their career starts in strategy consulting

16 April 2019 Consultancy-me.com

With the Ghosn affair taking yet another twist, this time concerning allegations in Oman, the world’s media remains gripped.

A highly celebrated figure in Lebanon, the case of ex-Nissan and now ex-Renault head Carlos Ghosn has captivated the media round the world, with his re-arrest and detainment in Japan on further embezzlement charges last week – this time concerning allegations in Oman – delivering the latest twist in the saga. For his part, Ghosn continues to deny the charges, labeling the latest allegations of financial impropriety as “outrageous and arbitrary”.

Much of the media fascination stems from Ghosn’s remarkable story. Born to Lebanese immigrants in Brazil, Ghosn spent much of his youth in Lebanon before moving to Paris to pursue an engineering degree – and in almost no time arriving at the very top of the global automotive industry as a feted turn-around specialist, having rescued both Renault and Nissan from probable ruin. The other factor; a cultivated lifestyle of celebrity glamour.

Front and centre in that image was Ghosn’s young family, including a son Anthony and three daughters – Caroline, Maya and Nadine – who have all grown into their own spotlight in the international business and entrepreneurial worlds. And in line with that A-list background, all three of his daughters got their career starts at the crème de la crème of the strategy and management consulting world; prestigious MBB firms McKinsey & Company and BCG.The Ghosn family affair with the international consulting sector  The eldest Ghosn daughter, Caroline, joined McKinsey in 2007 following a BA in International Relations at Stamford University – before founding professional career network Levo in 2011 with three of her McKinsey associates. Her husband, Nicholas Flanders, CEO and co-founder of carbon reduction tech-company Opus 12, (and former COO of Levo), is likewise an alumnus of McKinsey – serving for three and a half years alongside Ghosn in the firm’s New York office.

Carlos Ghosn’s second daughter got her start at Boston Consulting Group.  A regonised name in luxury fashion as the founder and creative director of Nadine Ghosn Fine Jewelry, her brand counts and Beyoncé and the recently deceased fashion icon Karl Largerfeld among its celebrity clientele. At BCG, Nadine, who also graduated Stamford, served as an associate in the firm’s luxury and consumer goods practice before joining a management programme at Hermès.

Like her eldest sister, Ghosn’s youngest daughter Maya joined McKinsey’s New York office – spending over three years there as an engagement manager before departing in 2016. Maya is now Manager, Housing Affordability for the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan to promote social equality. Incidentally, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, a former McKinsey consultant, has been a mentor to Caroline and also founded Leanin.org, where Maya first started out as an intern.

Carlos Ghosn’s son Anthony – who has now been embroiled in his father’s affair with accusations of money being funneled via Oman toward his financial services start-up, Shogun (where he is CEO but has not been accused of any direct involvement) – didn’t get his break at an MBB, but his step-brother, Anthony Marshi, the son of Carlos Ghosn’s second wife Carole Nahas, is a partner with BCG in New York according to French newspaper Le Figaro.