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Nicolas Cohen-Solal

Partner
Transformation

EDUCATION
Ecole Centrale Paris, masters in mathematics
Language: French, English

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016: Partner, Eight Advisory
2003–2015: Terreal (LBO), Business Unit Director (multiple positions),
Business Development
M&A
Purchasing
Supply Chain
Information systems
Group wide projects
1997–2002: Director, PWC

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
Performance and profitability improvement
PMI, Carve Out and synergies
Operational transformation plans
Turnaround plans
Project Management

OPERATIONAL REFERENCES
Management of the Terreal carve-out project when it exited Saint-Gobain Group and working capital improvement projects
Implementation of cost reduction plans and competitiveness improvement measures
Management of M&A processes including operational due diligence and integration plans
Supply Chain improvement with noted increases in productivity, quality and client service rates
Development of new offers allowing for an increase in addressable market and margins whilst suffering from shrinking demand
Creation of a business unit dedicated to Green Business with a market leading BtoB offer
Operational turnaround

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT REFERENCES
Performance and profitability improvement
Full process and organisation reengineering
Redesign of the upstream supply-chain strategy and implementation of industrial and commercial plans
Redesign of client service policies allowing for cost optimisation and margin improvement
Implementation of an Order to Cash process allowing for significant gains at all stages of the production chain and reduction in Group inventories
Design of the framework of a purchasing platform shared amongst different automotive sector industrials