Xavier Mesnard

Lead Partner, Strategic Operations Practice, A.T. Kearney

Xavier Mesnard joined A.T. Kearney in 1996 and has been a partner of the firm since 1998. He advises blue chip clients on strategic and management issues at international level, mostly in the agri-food, consumer goods, pharma and luxury industries.
Mr. Mesnard was elected to A.T. Kearney’s Board of Directors in 2006 and re-elected for a second and last mandate in 2010. During those 6 years, he has served on the Global Partner Selection Committee, the Strategy & Portfolio Committee, and then the People Development Committee. He also led the Consumer Goods and Retail Practice in Europe and our global Operations & Performance Transformation Practice.
He studies and is a frequent speaker on the concept of Operationalization and is the co-author of the Best Companies know how to balance strategy and purpose (HBR 2017).
His other areas of interest and work include digitalization, Industry 4.0, future of jobs and future of production systems. He is A.T. Kearney's Strategy Officer for the World Economic Forum and co-leads the support provided to the WEF Future of Production initiative. He has also been a teacher in Industrial Strategy at the ESSEC Business School and on the Editorial Board of the “Revue Française de Gestion”. He is involved in Educo, a charity aiming at educating underprivileged children in India out of poverty.
Mr. Mesnard received an M.S. in Engineering from the Ecole des Mines (France) and worked as an Artificial Intelligence & Robotics research engineer in the Intelligent Systems Lab of Carnegie-Mellon University (US).