Aakash Gandhi joins L.E.K. Consulting in its Sydney office

20 May 2019 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read
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Aakash Gandhi has joined the Australian arm of global management consulting L.E.K. Consulting. Gandhi has been appointed a Principal in the firm’s Sydney office.

“We are delighted to welcome Aakash to L.E.K Consulting,” said Nick Holder, a Partner at L.E.K. and Head of the firm’s seven-strong office network in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Gandhi brings more than 20 years of experience in (emerging) technology, digital transformation and cloud computing to the firm. “His experience working with leading tech organisations to accelerate growth in the telco, cloud, data and artificial intelligence domains establishes greater digital capability for our clients,” remarked Holder.

Aakash-Gandhi joins LEK Consulting Australia

L.E.K. Consulting generates the majority of its revenues in the country at leading blue chip companies, financial services players and state / federal government organisations.

Prior to joining L.E.K. Consulting, Gandhi held executive roles at Sydney based technology startup HorizonX (a provider of data analytics platforms), cloud services provider AC3 (formerly known as Bulletproof) and IT services company Infoplex, which he helped scale rapidly before it was picked up by Bulletproof. Before that, he spent over a decade at Telstra, Optus (prior to 2004 known as Uecomm) and Fujitsu. Indian national Gandhi – he left India at the turn of the century to complete his university studies – holds a Masters in Network Systems from Swinburne University of Technology and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Alongside working on digital transformation and technology engagements, with a focus on clients in the telecom and consumer goods sectors, Gandhi will also support the firm’s transaction services offering tech, internet and digital knowhow. 

Elaborating on his ambition at L.E.K, Gandhi said “My mission is to help the C-suite and businesses understand and convert value from both an ever-changing technology landscape, and a world overwhelmed by data chaos.”

Gandhi joins a growing list of senior hires at L.E.K Consulting in Australia in recent months, including Ian Watt (joined from rival Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting subsidiary) and Joseph Sponholz (hired from Australian-origin consultancy Partners in Performance). 

In Australia, L.E.K. Consulting has a team of 13 partners and around 100 staff across two offices: in Sydney (launched in 1987, marking the firm’s entry in the country) and Melbourne (established in 1993). Globally the UK-headquartered management consultancy has over 1,400 employees.