Jane Cohen returns to strategy consultancy Bain as a partner

28 May 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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A decade after leaving Bain & Company, Jane Cohen has returned to the strategy consulting firm as a partner. 

Appointed a partner per June 1st, Jane Cohen brings more than two decades of experience, both in consulting and senior executive roles. She started her career at Bain & Company in 1998, and spent twelve years at the consultancy, growing the ranks to principal level.

During this period, Cohen advised businesses (mainly ASX 50 companies) on corporate, business and marketing strategy, performance and operational improvement, organisation and process redesign, customer advocacy and net promoter score, transformation program management and mergers & acquisitions. She also completed a secondment at Pacific Equity Partners (a Sydney-based private equity firm) and an MBA at Melbourne Business School.

Jane Cohen, Partner, Bain & Company

Fast forward eleven years and she will at the start of next month join Bain’s partner team in Melbourne – one of the firm’s three offices in Australia alongside Sydney and Perth. “Jane brings extensive experience to the firm and has a deep understanding of the our practices and principles,” said Bain & Company’s Australia Managing Partner Peter Stumbles

In between, Cohen worked six years for Australia Post (among others as General Manager for Corporate Strategy), two years for Pacific Brands (also as Corporate Strategy leader), and most recently, she spent two years at KPMG as a partner and leader of its Global Strategy Group in Australia. 

At Bain & Company, she will focus on: corporate and customer strategy, digital service and product management, marketing, category management, merchandise buying and customer insights, innovation and new product development, ecommerce and last mile delivery networks, serving customer across the consumer products and retail, government, utilities and industrial industries.

Despite a challenging year, Bain & Company recently booked its best six months in history, according to worldwide managing partner Manny Maceda. While Bain doesn’t release details on country performance, Stumbles did note that Cohen’s addition will contribute to “the continued growth of our business in Australia and New Zealand.”