A.T. Kearney opens new office in Bogota, Colombia

18 October 2013 Consultancy.lat 2 min. read
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In light of their expanding clientele in Latin America, management consultancy A.T. Kearney has opened an office in Bogota, Colombia. The office, which is the firm’s 58th office worldwide and the third in Latin America, will act as a nucleus for its operations in the rest of Latin America as well.

A.T. Kearney has found a large chunk of its operations gravitating towards South America. In addition to substantial business in the region, the consulting firm has selected Colombia as the location for its Global Business Policy Council’s annual CEO retreat for 2014. The conference will be held in Cartagena, and will be attended by delegates from across the world.

In order to facilitate the business in the region, the firm has now added a new office in Bogota, which will join forces with its other offices in Mexico City and Sao Paolo. The three locales will also cater to the firm’s extensive clientele in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and Panama.

Maria Eugenia Fanjul

The new office will be headed by Maria Eugenia Fanjul, who has been a Partner at the firm since 2008, after relocating from their Madrid Office. Fanjul, who has a background in the construction sector, has been with the firm since 1995, covering a range of projects in the infrastructure and transport sectors.

A.T. Kearney opens new office in Bogota, Colombia

Commenting on the new presence, Johan Aurik, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board at A.T. Kearney said, “Colombia is very favorably positioned in the region with almost uninterrupted 4% to 5% annual GDP growth since 1982, sound economic and monetary policy, democratic stability and market-oriented policies. In recent years our business in and related to Colombia has increased to the point where it is now an opportune time to establish a formal presence consistent with our global growth aspirations.”

On her new role, Fanjul commented, “This is a dynamic market with a significant number of large domestic and international companies. We see opportunities to assist our global clients and Colombian companies in numerous sectors, particularly infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, financial institutions, health, consumer products and retail.”

Meanwhile, Head of the firm’s Americas region, Daniel Mahler added, “An expanding middle class and growing consumption patterns put Latin America front and center on the strategy agendas of many international companies. Expanding our footprint to Colombia gives Colombian and international companies access to our best resources from around the world as they seek to achieve both an immediate impact and lasting, growing advantage across their operations in the region."