A leading European private equity firm had just acquired a mid-size consumer goods company with operations in Benelux and the UK. We were mandated to assess the 30 top executives of the acquired group and design individual development plans.


We put together a team of four senior consultants with expertise in consumer goods within these regions and used a combination of in-depth interviews, focusing on competencies deemed critical by our client, and selected psychometrics. All executives were assessed and debriefed in just a few weeks.


We provided a clear picture of executives’ key areas of strength and weakness, leading to some reshuffling of the senior management team, as well as concrete recommendations for people to realise their full development potential. Additionally we suggested ways to simplify the organisational structure, clarify roles and responsibilities and improve corporate governance.