L.E.K. appoints Fabio La Mola as new Global Healthcare Co-Head

06 December 2019 Consultancy.asia

L.E.K. Consulting has appointed a number of new global co-leaders in key segments – including partner Fabio La Mola as Global Healthcare Sector Co-Head for Asia Pacific.

Singapore-based L.E.K. Consulting partner Fabio La Mola has been elected co-leader of the firm’s global healthcare practice. La Mola, who also serves as the Executive Director of L.E.K.’s recently established Asia-Pacific Life Sciences Centre of Excellence in Singapore, will share the role together with Ben Faircloth, L.E.K’s European healthcare leader, and US-based Managing Director and Medtech head Jonas Funk.

Now with more than a decade and a half of healthcare & life sciences strategy, organisation and performance advisory under his belt, La Mola first joined L.E.K. Consulting in 2007 (between London and Shanghai), before six years later spending stints with US management consultancy Wilson Perumal and IMS Consulting in Singapore. He returned to L.E.K. as a partner in 2017, bolstering the firm’s growing Southeast Asia healthcare practice.

In an earlier career guise, La Mola also served for four and a half years as a senior consultant in the international tax and transfer pricing division of professional services giant PwC, before going on to earn his MBA in strategy and finance with the Kellogg School of Management and taking up a strategy role with ZS Associates. His latest elevation at L.E.K. is one the firm’s new co-appointments for key sectors.

Fabio La Mola - Global Healthcare Co-Head - LEK Consulting

Following a growing trend toward joint leadership and management roles in the consultancy realm – which has at the highest levels seen Simon-Kucher & Partners recently tap Mark Billige and Andreas von der Gathen as co-CEOs (followed soon-after by another German strategy consultancy; zeb) – the L.E.K. partnership has chosen to elect global co-heads for its Industrials, Consumer, and Healthcare practices.

In addition to La Mola and Funk, Manny Picciola and Dominic Miles, respectively of the firm’s London and Chicago offices, have been named global co-leaders for L.E.K.’s Consumer practice, while partner Jeremy Wheatland (London) and managing director Carol Wingard (Boston) will jointly take on the global Industrials portfolio. Former global healthcare head, Pierre Jacquet, will now serve as vice chairman.

“As L.E.K.’s business grows and as sophisticated corporations rely on us more and more to help them chart their growth and competitive advantage in a complex, fast-changing environment, having global co-heads for our Consumer, Healthcare and Industrials sectors will allow us to focus even more on collaboration across the firm, as well as on developing business and more services to offer clients,” said L.E.K.’s Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson.


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