Accompanies the executives and managers of real estate functions in their transformation projects
Head of the financial sector of Colombus Consulting, Elsa advises and assists organizations in their transformation projects by coordinating multidisciplinary teams.
She began her career in 1999 at BPCE, before joining Altran as a consultant in 2001. She joined Colombus Consulting in 2005 before being promoted partner in 2012, and then executive director on February 1, 2019.
Elsa is the founder of the Circle Backstage 360, a think tank bringing together leaders and decision-makers around new ways of working and managing within organizations. In this context, she contributes to the development of a culture of data within organizations and the deployment of machine interaction skills. She is also editorial manager of the book Backstage 360, compiling every year the feedback from general managers, HR directors, real estate directors on a theme related to new ways of working and management, treated throughout the year as part of debates and conferences.
Regularly solicited to bring her glance in the media, she is the author of a chronicle on the new modes of management for the magazine L’Usine nouvelle.
In charge of accompanying executives and managers of the energy-environment sector in their transformations
Florence accompanies the players of the energy-environment sector, advises them in their transformations organization by combining her knowledge of the market and her multiple experiences of project management on the whole value chain (production, transport, distribution, trade). Her interventions cover all the dimensions of a transformation : business strategy and challenges, innovation, organizational alignment, information processes and systems, large-scale deployment, change management and mobilization human capital.
Placed at the heart of the digital revolution of companies, she observes and analyzes the new uses enriching the customer experience, the dynamics of professional cooperation and the levers of change management. Florence designs and runs management and leadership seminars. She is also responsible for the talent management at Colombus Consulting.
François-Xavier de Saboulin
Supports companies in their cultural and organizational transformation
François-Xavier support CAC 40 companies with ambitious transformation plan as well ass start-up in their expansion phase. His favourite subjects are innovation, new ways of working, communication, change management, and organizational agility. He is also regularly involved in relocation projects that combine operational and cultural issues.
SBefore joining the consulting sector, François-Xavier began his career with the PSA group’s bank in commercial functions, then in general inspection. He joined Colombus Consulting’s finance sector in 2011 as a senior consultant, before being appointed partner on February 1, 2019.
In 2018, he founded “The Colombus School”, the training offer of Colombus Consulting dedicated to new work and management methods. In this context, he build and delivers training programs for innovation and agility in companies.
In charge of accompanying executives and managers in the banking sector in the transformation projects of their organisations
A graduate of the IEP in Aix en Provence and the IAE in Lyon, François began his career in Lyon before joining Colombus Consulting as a Consultant in 2008. For nearly 15 years, he has been leading consulting missions aimed at transforming public and private organisations in various sectors of activity: energy, insurance, media, hospitals, state agencies….
Since 2018, François has been involved in the banking sector in particular, serving real estate, merger and retail banking transformation projects. He was appointed partner of Colombus Consulting on 1 February 2023.
In addition, François leads the Retail Banking practice of our consulting firm, an internal body dedicated to strategic monitoring and the production of prospective studies on the sector. He also actively participates in the HR policy of Colombus Consulting.
Accompany companies in their projects of innovation and Digital & Data transformation
Since seventeen years, Grégory accompany groups, SMBs and startups in the definition and implementation of their digital strategy and products. Certificated from Toulouse Business School and Data EFREI as an engineer, Grégory starts his career as product owner for telecoms, medias and internet pioneer companies. In 2006, he joins Idaho Consulting as an associate director and takes part in the merging with the group Simalaya in 2014. Following the integration of Simalaya with Colombus Consulting in 2016, Gregory accompany the development of Colombus in France and Europe through his competences combining expertise in companies’ strategy, omnichannel CRM and Data skills.
Expert on the challenges of energy transition and decarbonisation
Nicolas Goldberg is a recognised expert in the world of energy. He graduated from CentraleSupélec in 2008. He joined Colombus Consulting in September 2012 to strengthen the firm’s energy activity and expertise, before being appointed partner on February 1st, 2023. He has been working for more than 15 years in the energy sector on issues of energy forecasting, transformation of the electricity network, integration of renewable energies, opening of the markets, decarbonisation of the economy and increase in the use of renewable gases. He also participates in numerous conferences, media and think tanks to better communicate the issues of access to energy, climate and the functioning of the European energy market.
Aware of the climate challenge facing our entire economic and social fabric, Nicolas is also keen to communicate to teams the extent of the changes that await us, thus sincerely conveying our commitments as a company with a mission.
In charge of accompanying executives and managers in the insurance and social protection sector in the transformation projects of their organisations
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris (1999) and ESCP Business School (2001), Benoît began his career in the banking sector at Société Générale CIB before becoming a consultant at BearingPoint and then in the Paris office of Roland Berger. Benoît joined Colombus Consulting in 2009 as a Manager. He was appointed Partner of Colombus Consulting on February 1st, 2020.
A specialist in transformation and operational efficiency, he has over 20 years of experience in supporting financial institutions. He regularly works with major players in the sector (AXA, Allianz, Société Générale, BNP Paribas, etc.) to support them in the transformation of their organisations, linked to regulatory or organisational changes or technological innovations. Benoît has also developed a CSR offer to support his clients in this beautiful challenge of sustainable development.
In charge of accompanying executives and managers in the banking and public sector in the transformation projects of their organisations
A graduate of Kedge Business School, Guillaume joined Colombus Consulting in 2008 as a junior consultant after starting his career in a Big 4 company as a financial auditor. Guillaume has extensive experience in operational efficiency, change management and digital transformation for players in retail banking, private banking, financial services and the public sector. He was appointed partner in 2020.
Guillaume is in charge of the development of Colombus Consulting’s activities in the retail banking, private banking and public sector.
He regularly appears in the media to share his vision of the bank of tomorrow, at a time of digital revolution and environmental transition when financial institutions have a major role to play.
Anne-Claire Le Ho
In charge of accompanying banking sector companies in their transformation plans
Anne-Claire assists financial services executives and managers in new organizations deployment programs. She excels in change management, governance structuring and program management.
She began her career at Renault as the Executive Secretary of the IT Direction on topics such as operational governance or corporate strategy. Anne-Claire joined Colombus Consulting in 2009 as a consultant and has led missions in the insurance and financial services sector, before being appointed partner on February 1, 2019.
For 10 years, Anne-Claire has been supporting major players in this sector like Edenred, Malakoff Médéric, Euronext, Société Générale and BNP Paribas. She notably led the operational implementation of major transformations such as the dematerialization of Tickets Restaurants ©, the management of information systems convergence, the management of an IPO and the support of managers in transforming their ways of working.
Anne-Claire is also in charge of supporting consultants in their career path and looking for the talents of tomorrow.
In charge of accompanying executives and managers of the banking sector in their projects of organizational transformation
As graduate of ESSEC in marketing and management, Anne-Sophie began her career as a product manager in the pharmaceutical industry for 2 years. In 2005, she joined the management consulting industry, integrating CSC’s Insurance and Health division. She then joined Colombus Consulting in 2007, within the Insurance and Banking team, before being named partner on February 1st, 2019.
Anne-Sophie leads change management missions, organizational transformation projects and operational efficiency programs. She mainly assists companies of the insurance and banking sector on management and organizational subjects. She first started working for several insurance companies to help them transform their health insurance offers.
Today, she helps large banking groups in adapting to the major the sector is facing: business model transformation, faster decision cycles, transversality and agility development, process digitization and cost controlling.
In charge of accompanying companies in their innovation projects as well as their Digital & Data transformation projects
Jean has developed his skills within major B2C and B2B companies and benefits from a recognized expertise on data marketing issues and MarTech and AdTech ecosystems (CRM, CDP, DMP, attribution model, personalization, digital advertising, omnichannel CRM, Next Best Action, Connected Retail …).
Engineer at the National School of Mines of Nancy, Jean is the founder and director of the Colombus Consulting Swiss office. He worked for more than 15 years as a consultant (and later as a director) in consulting firms like Accenture and Capgemini, mainly in the areas of Customer Marketing, Innovation, Digital & Data.
Columnist of the Swiss newspaper Cominmag, Jean regularly shares his point of view on the digital world. His latest publications include “Media Mix: The Basics of Digital Marketing”, “How to Measure a Brand’s Digital Performance on Its Territory” or “Earned Media, or the Gold Nugget of Free Marketing”.
In charge of accompanying executives and managers of the energy sector in the sustainable transformation projects of their organisations
Graduated from ESSEC and the University of Ottawa in Canada, Aurélien is a partner of Colombus Consulting since February 3rd 2020. After several experiences in audit and management control, he joined Colombus Consulting in 2004 as a consultant.
He has been working for nearly 20 years in the energy and utilities sector on operational efficiency and the management of major transformation projects, from upstream framing to user support.
At a time of energy transition, Aurélien regularly works on high-stakes projects to define or implement strategies for major players in the energy sector.
Head of the Operational Performance team at Colombus Consulting, he develops the firm’s commercial offer to support the implementation of performance levers within organisations, from the strategic horizon to operations monitoring.
He also has an internal responsibility for developing the knowledge of our employees, and more generally of our ecosystem, as part of our commitment to our mission.
Expert in transformations resulting from energy & digital transitions in the energy sector
Florian supports executives and managers in transformation projects that combine energy transition and technological breakthroughs. He supports departments in their projects within all their dimensions to facilitate the transformation and to profit from the value created by the energy systems digitization.
As graduate of the School of Mines of Saint-Etienne, Florian joined Colombus Consulting in 2008 as a consultant, before being named partner on February 1, 2019. For more than 10 years, Florian has supported major energy programs such as Linky, the implementation of market flexibilities, the digitalisation of networks and projects related to the development of electromobility.
In addition, he leads the Colombus Consulting Energy College in charge of strategic monitoring, prospective studies and training on this particular sector. He also teaches at the CentraleSupelec School a course on “Companies transformation in the context of the energy transition”. He is regularly asked to expose his strategic perspective in external events or in the media. His recent publications include several letters to the editor such as “The integration of new skills at the heart of innovation Smarts Grids” published in L’Usine Nouvelle, “What conditions to make 2017 the year of Smart Grids?” published in The Energy Review or “An intelligent network for my city” published in Cleantech Republic and La Tribune.
Expert in information systems management, passionate about complex projects with human and technical issues
As a graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers and a specialized Master’s degree from ESSEC, Anthony has worked for major players of the energy and transport industry for more than 15 years. The support to IT directions constitute the red thread of his path: support to governance for a water distribution actor, securing the IT purchasing department for a chemical group, organization and operational efficiency for a public transport network, engagement report for an ERP recasting project for a major player of the energy sector and Agile at Scale framework of an industrial Information System recast program for an electricity transmission system operator.
Agile and resolutely turned towards the new ways of work, Anthony is responsible for our commercial offer “Agility of organizations of the energy and transport sector”.
In 2018, Anthony became an intrapreneur by founding the Columbus Hub, a specialized subsidiary dedicated to the operational management of IT and digital projects. He was appointed partner of Colombus Consulting on February 1, 2019.
Supports Leaders of the financial industry in their transformation projects
Guilhem mainly leads Change Management related assignments in Banking, Insurance, HealthCare and Pensions. After he joined Colombus Consulting in 2006, he supported large companies and organisations in transforming their activities and managing large in scale programs.
Graduated from Lasalle Beauvais engineer school and from ESSEC in food industry management, he started his career at Carrefour as a purchaser. Later, he co-founded DROM Technologies in which he took care of Marketing and Business development. He joined Colombus Consulting en 2006 as a consultant before he was appointed Partner on February 1st, 2018.
Guilhem has supported major companies from the financial industry, such as Euronext to steer and deploy the Universal Trading Platform, as well as the new Optiq trading system; from Media, such as Agence France Presse, to deploy worldwidely and towards all the journalists its new Content Management System. He is also in charge of developing and adapting to organisations new ways of working derived from agile methodologies.
In charge of accompanying companies in their innovation projects as well as their Digital & Data transformation projects
David has been working in the digital marketing sector for 20 years. Graduated from a Master’s degree in Management Sciences, he started his career at British Telecom, then moved to several consulting firms specialized in the digital market first as a consultant and later as a director. In 2004, he created Idaho Consulting and developed the company until its merger with the Simalaya group in 2014. Following the integration of the company into Colombus Consulting in 2016, David is now in charge of our offer “Customer Value and Data” for the French office.
Thanks to his interventions on all communication channels (physical, telephone, mobile, Internet), all market maturities (creation, development, turnaround) and across all dimensions (strategic, financial, operational, studies), David has extensive experience in Telecom, Media and Digital issues. He is particularly interested in connected retail and, more generally, the issues raised by the Internet of Things.
David regularly shares his points of view in the media and we count among his recent interventions, an interview exposed in the article “Does The Data Management Platform (DMP) experience a return to grace? » published in Alliancy The mag and the letter to the editor « The marketing attribution to conquer the point of sale » published in LSA Consumption.
Senior Advisor and Co-founder of Colombus Consulting
Partnering executives and senior managers in the energy, environment and industry sectors as they undergo major transformations.
For over 30 years, Éric has been helping major companies to improve their performance by taking all stakeholders into account. Co-founder of Colombus Consulting, he helped structure and develop the firm as Managing Director.
Since 2001, Eric has led studies and projects targeting issues that are critical today: reducing greenhouse gases and preserving biodiversity
He was involved in the major deregulation movements in the financial markets, electricity and transport sectors. He has also accompanied major changes in the water and waste markets.
He has also worked extensively on the levers that enable a transformation project to deliver its promised quantitative and qualitative ROI. Eric is currently Senior Advisor at Colombus Consulting and Treasurer of the Rewilding France association (which aims to encourage the return of biodiversity).