Axys Consultants appoints ex-EY exec Alexandre Viale as head of Asia

25 March 2019 3 min. read
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Axys Consultants has appointed consulting veteran Alexandre Viale as the new head of its Asia division.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Axys Asia is the regional arm of Paris-based Axys Consultants – a more than thirty-year old management firm focused on business transformation, serving among others the insurance and banking, industry, media, retail, energy, automobile and transport sectors with lines in procurement, finance and performance management, digital transformation, marketing and commerce, and data and change management.

Led by director general Paul Strippe, who has been with the firm for the past 24 years, Axys Consultants has a headcount in excess of 200 specialists and last year launched a New York-based subsidiary Axbility Consulting to serve the North American procurement advisory market – part of an expansion effort which began in 2017 with the establishment of Axys Asia in Hong Kong. And now, the firm’s Asian business has a new leader: Alexandre Viale-Berthélier.

Viale-Berthélier joins the firm as a partner and Head of Asia within its digital marketing & business practice, and brings over two decades of experience at big name consulting firms, kicking off with a two year stint at A.T. Kearney in supply-chain transformation. From there, he joined Arthur Anderson Consulting in Paris – which would become BearingPoint – spending eight years as a senior IT architect at the firm before its management buyout in 2009.Axys Consultants appoints consulting veteran Alexandre Viale as head of Asia

Following his departure from BearingPoint, Viale-Berthélier spent nine years at Ernst & Young, most recently as a Director in its Financial Services Advisory division in Hong Kong – overseeing some of the Big Four firm’s largest retail & luxury, transportation, and wealth management accounts. Earlier, he had served for nearly four years as EY’s Global Operations Manager, IT Advisory Services, based initially in London before moving to Hong Kong in 2011.

“The appointment of Alexandre to our office in Hong Kong, demonstrates our commitment to support our growing portfolio of international clients and to expand the reach of our services in Asia,” said Axys Group CEO Strippe. “Alexandre’s mission will be to build a diverse and inclusive team and I trust his ability to help our team and our clients to reach their full potential.”

In addition to other Axys Consultants subsidiaries Neosight (for SAP consulting) and Axys Odyssey (concentrating on business travel optimisation), Axys Asia’s primary focus is in the areas of digital transformation, innovation, customer-relationship management (CRM) and analytics – with the firm serving clients in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan from its base in Hong Kong.

“I am honoured to join Axys Asia,” Viale-Berthélier said of his appointment. “The reach and impact of Axys Consultants services in France are amazing. The firm is taking a very strong international direction, supported by greatly talented consultants. I am excited to build on this strong foundation and deliver our performance improvement services to a larger set of local and international clients.”