Our Team

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Denis Chabaneix

Founding Partner

35+ years as a partner in leading global strategy consulting firms in the US, Europe, Africa, Brazil, and mainland China.

Denis Chabaneix

Specialist of corporate strategy, Denis practiced for more than 35 years as a partner in leading global strategy consulting firms such as Mars & Co, Oliver Wyman and Bain & Company in the US, Europe, Africa, Brazil, and mainland China.

Denis is a recognized Expert at identifying opportunities, developing new ventures and start-ups, validating with stakeholders innovating strategies, bringing in financial partners and actively participating in developing or turning around companies in special situations all around the world.

Denis held an MBA from Harvard Business School and is graduated from HEC.

Professional experience

Co-founder and Partner of Mars & Co in Paris and New York

Co-founder and Partner of Oliver Wyman, in New YorkLondonMadrid and Paris

World leader of Bain & Company for over ten years as a Senior Partner and Member of the World Board of Directors

  • World, Global coordinator of the financial sector and investment funds
  • Responsible for the creation of several international offices and the development of the Paris office
  • Responsible for several large companies worldwide in the distribution sector, banking, insurance, financial services, industry, food, energy and environmental services

Founder of Helix International

  • Turnaround Advisory to specialized team of banks, investment funds and businesses in special situations
  • Strategic and financial advisory to large corporate, private equity and financial institutions internationally
  • New ventures: Participated in the creation and fund raising of a retail specialist in the battery and electrical devices business

Other activities: Original Member of the ARE, the French Association of Turnaround specialists. Former Advisor to the Association of Italian Banks

Field assistant to Harvard University Professor Michael Porter and Nobel Prize in Economics, Pr. Michael Spence

Business sectors

  • Financial Services
  • Services Retail
  • Industry
  • Agribusiness


  • Strategy
  • Private Equity/M&A
  • New ventures
  • Large & mid-cap advisory: Growth strategy, M&A,Performance improvement, International
  • International markets: US, Europe, Africa, China


  • Harvard Business School – MBA Strategy
  • HEC Paris – MSc Management
  • London Business School and New York University Stern School – joint degree in International Finance


  • English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin