Ares & Co

Our team

Single minded, collaborative and results-oriented

Since its creation, Ares & Co has delivered impact in client organisations working tirelessly with clients teams to devise, challenge and execute a range of strategic, operational and transactional projects. To do this, Ares & Co draws on the strength of its employees.

Our employees share a common goal to act in our client´s best interests at all times. They do so in an open, honest and collaborative way with the client´s interest remaining central in all our endeavours.

To deliver the impact we promise to our clients, all prospective Ares & Co employees are subject to the same rigorous hiring process where candidates´ strategic thinking, commercial acumen and analytical skills are thoroughly tested. On joining Ares & Co, we then know that all our employees will share our common goal to act in the best interests of our clients with confidence, integrity and creativity.

A platform for individual and collective excellence

At Ares & Co, we believe that creativity and talent can only flourish in an environment that respects individuals, celebrates diversity and promotes free-thinking and entrepreneurialism.

We therefore encourage each of our consultants, regardless of his or her background or seniority, to challenge working hypotheses, conventional wisdom and the status-quo.

We firmly believe in the strength of the team and as such, no single employee retains exclusive intellectual ownership of any concept, method or project. We believe that the contribution and performance of each individual should be assessed through a rigorous and transparent process and rewarded appropriately in line with the contribution of the individual to the collective goals of the firm.

At Ares & Co we view our corporate social responsibility as a strength. In all our engagements we strive to link our client´s problems or key questions with outcomes that are beneficial to society. Additionally, we manage our own business responsibly to ensure that we are socially, environmentally and ethically conscious in everything we do.

After undergoing a rigorous hiring process, Ares & Co consultants work together, with creativity and confidence, to provide their clients with highly specialised and innovative services. Their testimonials provide insight into who they are and why they decided to join Ares & Co.

Eric

Ali

Michaël

Michaël

Michaël graduated from ESCP-EAP in Paris. He began his career in Bank and more specifically in Trading. He joined then a consulting firm engaged in many Organizational and Change management projects. After few years, he decided to reconnect with Financial Services joining Ares & Co.

Antoine

Antoine

Graduated from Supélec (France), Antoine holds a Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Georgia Tech (Atlanta, USA). With more than 15 years of experience in strategy advising in Financial Services, Antoine gained an extensive knowledge in risks strategy, regulation, operational Excellency and means of payment.

Ismaïl

Ismaïl

After graduating from École nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (French National School of Civil Engineering), Ismaïl began his professional career in bank, focused on trading activities. He joins then the Inspection Team before starting a new career in strategy consulting.

Eric

Eric

After studying at l´Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy (France), Eric began his professional career on multiple financial services projects. In 2015, he joined Ares & Co with the desire to be more involved in all aspects of running a consultancy project and to be at the centre of the business in Financial Services.

Thomas

Thomas

Graduated from ENSIMAG, the University of Bristol, the University of Paris Dauphine and HEC PARIS, Thomas started his career in a bank in New York. Prior to joining Ares & Co, Thomas spent years in a major consulting firm with roles in strategy, post-merger integration or operationnal excellency projects. He joined Ares & Co to strengthens and share his banking expertise on risks, asset management and private banking.

Etienne Flichy

Partner

Etienne Flichy

Partner

Etienne graduated from Telecom Paris. He is also an actuary and holds an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs. He has more than 25 years of experience in strategy consulting, acquired within famous consulting firms as Bossard Consultants, Capgemini Consulting, CVA or Arthur D. Little. Specialized in retail banking and CIB,  Etienne is leading the quantitative analytics department of Ares & Co.

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Roberto Ruffini

Senior Advisor

Roberto Ruffini

Senior Advisor

Roberto has about 30 years experience in assisting Financial Services companies in issues related to strategy, operations and Information Technology. He began his career in the Advisory services of KPMG and then moved to Gemini Consulting, leading the Financial Services practice in Italy. He then joined a leading outsourcing and IT services company listed in the New Market in Italy as Executive Board Member, developing new business ventures with FS clients. Later he joined Capgemini Consulting to manage major FS clients and led the acquisition and the integration of an important local IT company in Italy. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rome University and a specialization in Management from NY University.

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Amira

Amira

Amira graduated from ESSEC Business School in Paris. Prior to joining Ares & Co, Amira started her career in Retail Banking and Corporate & Investment Banking. She joined Ares & Co to work closely with executives to tackle their most strategic issues.

Olivier Dupin

Partner

Olivier Dupin

Partner

With over 20 years of consulting experience, Olivier Dupin held the position of Vice President at Capgemini Consulting France and was in charge of Financial Services before being appointed Associate in charge of the Financial Services Department within Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Specializing in retail banking, Olivier Dupin has spearheaded numerous international projects focusing on strategy and operational efficiency. He establishes Ares & Co in 2009 with Antoine Desjars.

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Antoine Desjars

Partner

Antoine Desjars

Partner

With over 20 years of consulting experience, Antoine Desjars gained extensive experience in strategic program management, specifically in the aerospace and defense sector, before embarking on a career in the financial services industry. In 2003 he began assisting a major French bank in its efforts to implement large-scale strategic transformational programs, including Basel II, PMI, and risk appetite. He establishes Ares & Co in 2009 with Olivier Dupin.

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