Thierry Duvette
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Thierry, who heads our Europe Aerospace and Defense practice out of Paris, is a highly skilled expert with over three decades of hands-on experience, as both an industry executive for 20 years and as a consultant in the sector over the past 14 years. He sees his work as a fantastic platform to live his passion for aerospace and defense and leverage his expertise, intuition, and analytic skills to solve challenging situations with fast decision making. 

I am convinced that the only way to do great work is to love what you do! I am personally passionate about making my clients succeed.

As a trusted advisor, Thierry assists board members and Chief Executive Officers of large international top-tier clients and their suppliers as well as private equity firms to fix underperforming situations in most of the aerospace and defense segments, including air, space, land, and naval.

His clients reach out to him for solving their urgent and high-impact challenges, including large-scale transformations, turnarounds, post-merger integration and carve-outs, operational improvement, and revenue growth. “Top executives trust me for my strong commitment all times, always bringing the best team for the job, my sector expertise and 80/20 results-oriented approach, always caring about people and taking into consideration the company culture,” he adds.

Beyond taking care of his clients, Thierry spends a lot of energy developing younger consultants and helping them succeed. His advice is simple: “Learn by doing, find role models in all fields that inspire you, and search for excellence at all times through hard work and resilience.”

Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Thierry was a Senior Partner with two major international strategy consulting firms for over 14 years, where he was deeply involved in various high-impact aerospace and defense projects, including restructuring projects delivered in a hands-on way.

He started his career at Dassault Aviation where he worked for 20 years in various executive positions. He was responsible for the development of the Air-Air MICA weapon system, Program Director for the Rafale Program, Deputy Vice President of External Relations & Communications, and Vice President, Aircraft Systems purchasing for business jets and military aircraft.

Thierry holds a degree in engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées and an MBA from HEC. He is a member of ARE (Restructuring) Associations and of the Centre d’Etude et Prospective Stratégique (CEPS), the strategic think tank.