Alexander is a Manager based in our Stockholm office. He joined Strategy& as an Associate in 2017 after finishing his MSc in Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, and after working two years at a small Stockholm-based private equity firm.
MSc in Finance – Stockholm School of Economics – 2017
Promotion to Senior Associate in 2019 and Manager in 2022
The core consultant skillset is very important, e.g. business acumen, technical capabilities, leadership skills and global mindset. However at Strategy& I’ve also learnt how to more effectively leverage relationships; exploring ideas and hypotheses with the team, interacting and downloading expertise from experts, and guiding and consulting clients.
It was a 10 week project where we were tasked with the reorganization and development of a new corporate strategy and operating model for a large firm with ~4,000 employees. Through complex financial modelling we got a better understanding of the client than the client had ever had. We then supplemented the quantitative model with qualitative input from a host of counterparts both within and outside the client, to understand potential future growth paths and risks. The work of our small team led to large scale change programs being implemented across the firm – leading to changes to their product portfolio, organization, processes, systems and governance structure.
When I am not in the office you’ll probably find me cooking dinner at home for my friends, or maybe having a beer or two somewhere in Europe.