Global Product Portfolio and AI Moonshot Operations Director - GAMMA
Hélène Donnadieu is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Financial Institutions practice and the global manager of BCG’s asset management segment.
Since joining BCG in 1997, Hélène has worked extensively with asset managers on issues related to growth, pricing, cost structure, sales force effectiveness, and investment management productivity. She has led multiple projects to develop third-party retail distribution in Europe for European and US asset managers, and she has helped clients define their target product offering, reduce costs, and rethink their operating models and organization structure.
Since assuming the segment manager role in 2006, Hélène has led all BCG proprietary research in asset management, including a yearly global market-sizing of the industry that covers 43 markets. She also manages BCG’s benchmarking effort involving more than 130 players every year and representing more than 50% of all global assets under management; this effort allows BCG to assess operational performance and identify improvement levers for each participant. She has also served as the lead author of BCG's annual global asset management benchmarking study and report for several years.
Prior to joining BCG, Hélène was the marketing manager for a division of L'Oréal in Singapore.
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