Baringa Partners (Baringa), the management consultancy serving the energy, utilities and financial services sectors, has elected Adrian Bettridge as Managing Partner. Adrian steps into the role after seven years as a Senior Partner leading the Financial Services practice. As Managing Partner, he will promote the continued organic growth of the company’s existing practices as well as its expansion into new sectors and geographies.
Adrian has been appointed following a process of consultation with the leadership team and he has transitioned into the role over the last six months. He replaces Mohamed Mansour, a founding member of Baringa, who was appointed to the role in 2007. Mohamed will remain at the company as a Senior Partner until 31 March 2015 after which he will return to his native Canada with his family.
Adrian joined Baringa’s leadership team in 2007 to found the company’s Financial Services practice. This has grown to become a key part of the business alongside its Energy, Utilities and Commodities practice. Adrian aims to build on Baringa’s successes in these and other new sectors while maintaining the culture and core values that have defined the organisation to date: excellent client service and commitment to its employees.
“We’ve set an ambitious goal of becoming the best client service consultancy in our chosen industries. Our growth over the last few years is a natural consequence of our relentless focus on doing a fantastic job for our clients, helping shape, define and deliver strategic change,” Adrian commented. “We plan to continue deepening our reach in our sectors and aim to solve the tough problems and challenges that our clients are facing. In parallel, we are also looking closely at bringing our expertise to adjacent and convergent industries within the next five years, as well as exploring how we better serve our clients on their global change initiatives.”
He continued: “The key to our current momentum and continued success will be maintaining the unique Baringa culture that has been at the centre of our business since 2000. It differentiates us from our competitors and allows us to provide consistently excellent service to our clients. The team at Baringa is truly talented, and their ideas and innovation will define the company’s future. It is my privilege to work with an exceptional partnership team to steer the company into an exciting future!
“I’d like thank Mohamed for his outstanding leadership of the partnership since 2007, and wish him and family luck for their return to Canada in spring next year. He has been inspiring to work with, will be missed by staff and partnership alike, but leaves the business in good health and well placed for the future.”
Baringa is recognised as a business with an award-winning culture: it was placed in the top six of the Great Place to Work awards in each of the last seven years.