Bain promotes Liam Connolly and Nadja Kendlbacher to partner

08 July 2020 2 min. read
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Bain & Company has promoted two of its senior members in Australia to partner: Liam Connolly and Nadja Kendlbacher, lifting its local partnership to thirty-three. 

Liam Connolly joined Bain & Company in 2012, having previously served PwC’s Consulting division for nearly three years in its Perth office. At Bain, he ascended the ranks from associate consultant through to partner, effective the 1st of July. Connolly has over a decade of management consulting experience under his belt, working with clients across Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.

Perth-based Connolly is a leader in Bain’s Energy & Natural Resources practice, with deep expertise in the global mining sector, having worked across a wide range of commodities. In addition, he has also led assignments in private equity, utilities, telecommunications, financial services and healthcare. He specialises in strategy, operations, performance improvement and procurement.

Liam Connolly and Nadja Kendlbacher, Bain & Company

Nadja Kendlbacher has been appointed a partner in Bain’s Retail & Consumer Products practices. Alongside working for the likes of retail, e-commerce, grocery and fast moving consumer goods companies, Austrian native Kendlbacher also has extensive experience working with private equity clients. She is based in Bain & Company’s Sydney office.

Throughout her tenure with the consulting firm, Kendlbacher has advised both B2B and B2C clients, focusing on strategy, consumer experience and performance improvement. She delivered projects in Australia and New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

With over 8,000 consultants and staff globally, privately-held Bain & Company is one of the globe’s three largest strategic consulting firms, alongside arch-rivals McKinsey & Company and Boston Consulting Group.

In Australia, the Bain & Company operates with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and is led by Sydney-based managing partner Peter Stumbles.

Earlier this year, Bain & Company admitted Olaf Schatteman and Alpha Gould into its Australian partnership.