Laurent Thomas “is the co-founder of Consulting Quest, and the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Transformation of Novecare, a Global Business Unit of Solvay, the global chemicals company. A visionary leader, he is committed to helping businesses by spearheading transformation initiatives that can enable substantial progress. His professional background which blends consulting and operational experience has led him to the realization that tremendous value can be unleashed through consulting if procured and managed properly.
Over the course of his career, his focus on greater value creation coupled with his consulting expertise has led to the sourcing and selling of millions of dollars of consulting services. In addition to being a co-founder at Consulting Quest, he is an Advisory Board Member, and believes the innovative startup providing services to executives, consultants and buyers of consulting services will introduce a much-needed transformation in the consulting space.
At Novecare he is responsible for developing and implementing the GBU strategy, Transformation, Digital Roadmap, Open Innovation, and M&A activities. Prior to joining Solvay, he was a senior partner at Oliver Wyman where he led the North American Organizational Transformation Practice serving clients in industries ranging from aerospace, to financial services and manufacturing.
To finance his engineering studies, Laurent created his first business when he was 18-years-old. He holds an engineering degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, one of the foremost engineering schools in Paris.
He is an amateur computer programmer, and a passionate reader. He enjoys collecting management books and playing rugby. ”